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World's Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens

World's Growth Cools and the Rich-Poor Divide Widens

By Patricia Cohen and Alan Rappeport

The International Monetary Fund says the persistence of the coronavirus and global supply chain crisis weighs on economies.

Hundreds of Police Officers Have Died From Covid. Vaccines Remain a Hard Sell.

Hundreds of Police Officers Have Died From Covid. Vaccines Remain a Hard Sell.

By Mitch Smith

Far more law enforcement officers in the U.S. have died from Covid-19 than from any other work-related cause in 2020 and 2021. Even so, police unions are fighting vaccine mandates.

Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease may face serious side effects if they start a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin.

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The Body Collector of Spain: When Migrants Die at Sea, He Gets Them Home

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The Body Collector of Spain: When Migrants Die at Sea, He Gets Them Home

By Nicholas Casey and Leire Ariz Sarasketa

Martín Zamora, the owner of a funeral parlor near Gibraltar, has found an unusual line of business among the relatives of those who drown trying to reach Europe.

An Ocean Away, I Found Some Common Sense on Mask Wearing

Opinion | Guest Essay

An Ocean Away, I Found Some Common Sense on Mask Wearing

By Alec MacGillis

A look at life in Germany, where common-sense Covid measures aren't politicized.

Today's Videos

Coroner Issues Report on Death of Gabrielle Petito

Video Video: Coroner Issues Report on Death of Gabrielle Petito

Dr. Brent Blue, the Teton County, Wyo., coroner said that the young woman had died by strangulation and determined her death to be a homicide. Ms. Petito's disappearance attracted national attention after she was reported missing in September.

Macron Unveils France's 2030 Investment Plan

Video Video: Macron Unveils France's 2030 Investment Plan

By The Associated Press

President Emmanuel Macron of France said his country would spend $34.6 billion on developing small nuclear reactors, green hydrogen power and other strategic investments over the next five years to revitalize and decarbonize the French economy.

I.M.F. Lowers Economic Growth Forecast for 2021

Video Video: I.M.F. Lowers Economic Growth Forecast for 2021

By Reuters

The International Monetary Fund lowered its global growth forecast to 5.9 percent, down from the 6 percent projected in July.

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