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May 17, 2021

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Rural Areas Are Looking for Workers. They Need Broadband to Get Them.

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As a manufacturer of asphalt paving equipment, Weiler is exactly the type of company poised to benefit if the federal government increases spending on roads and bridges. But when Patrick Weiler talks about infrastructure, the issue he brings up first has next to nothing to do with his company’s core......

After Helping Her Husband Gain Freedom, Maya Moore Savors Her Own

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Kurt Streeter When you speak with Maya Moore and her husband, Jonathan Irons, a single word comes up with drumbeat constancy. Freedom. “It’s everything to us,” Moore said during an interview last week. She wasn’t talking just about the fact that Irons is out of prison after serving 23 years......

The C.D.C. director offers a stark reassurance: Only unvaccinated people are at risk by unmasking.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, facing blowback over the agency’s new liberalized mask guidelines, offered a stark reassurance on Sunday: Only unvaccinated people are at risk if they take off their masks. “If......

Tens of Thousands Evacuated in India Ahead of Cyclone Tauktae

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in India as a severe cyclone barreled toward landfall on India’s northwest state of Gujarat Sunday evening. Heavy rainfall and winds from the Cyclone Tauktae, which originated......

How Eric Adams, Mayoral Candidate, Mixed Money and Political Ambition

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In interviews, several figures in the real estate industry said contributions to Mr. Adams’s campaign were not simply transactional but reflective of his overall support. Understand the N.Y.C. Mayoral Race Who’s Running for Mayor? There are more than a dozen people still in the race to become New York City’s next......

Tel Aviv, Israel’s Bustling Financial Hub, Shaken as Rockets Rain Down

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TEL AVIV — Tel Aviv’s city hall launched a playful social media campaign this month declaring itself a vaccinated city eager to welcome back international travelers on their first post-coronavirus trips abroad. That was before the rockets began......

In New Vaccination Push, Biden Leans on His ‘Community Corps’

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At the Temple of Praise, a predominantly Black church in southeast Washington, D.C., clergy, church volunteers and local doctors and pharmacists have worked to vaccinate more than 4,000 people, many in the congregation. The church is still using up its weekly allotments of the Moderna shot, with lines snaking through......

A Scratched Hint of Ancient Ties Stirs National Furies in Europe

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LANY, Czech Republic — In a region long fought over by rival ethnic and linguistic groups, archaeologists in the Czech Republic have discovered something unusual in these turbulent parts: evidence that peoples locked in hostility for much of......

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