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‘Afghan Girl’ From 1985 National Geographic Cover Takes Refuge in Italy

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Sharbat Gula, who became an international symbol of war-torn Afghanistan after her portrait at a refugee camp was published on the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1985, was evacuated to Rome after her country fell to the......

Alice Waters Helps a Museum Cater to the Tastes of Art Lovers

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LOS ANGELES — As the Hammer Museum emerges from last year’s pandemic shutdown, it has assembled a lineup of big names that it hopes will draw crowds back to its campus down the street from the University of California, Los Angeles: Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec. And Waters. That would be......

Chaos for passengers in Amsterdam is one sign of a scattershot response to the variant.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here On Saturday, fear of Omicron arrived nonetheless, as officials in Britain reported two cases of the variant, and Germany and the Czech Republic investigated suspected cases. The numbers of confirmed cases outside southern Africa remain small, but there......

Michigan Upsets Ohio State, Forcing Buckeyes From Playoff Race

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Alan Blinder Shaw delivered the ball to his own 22, a far finer place than Ohio State had started from when it last had possession. The Buckeyes began another northward march, toward Michigan’s student section and its band and almost too many maize-shaded pompoms to fathom, much less count. For......

A Tale of Culinary Reconciliation, Beside the Eiffel Tower

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PARIS — A couple decades ago France suffered a severe shock. A Spanish restaurant called El Bulli, on the Catalan coast north of Barcelona, led a culinary revolution so bold that French cuisine suddenly looked stilted, a self-satisfied tradition stuck in a cloying bed of butter and cream. In an......

Democrats Struggle to Energize Their Base as Frustrations Mount

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Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats acknowledge that a significant part of the challenge facing their party is structural: With slim congressional majorities, the party cannot pass anything unless the entire caucus agrees. That empowers moderate Democrats like Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia to block some of the biggest......

As Omicron Variant Circles the Globe, African Nations Are Blamed and Banned

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Nations in southern Africa protested bitterly on Saturday as more of the world’s wealthiest countries cut them off from travel, renewing a debate over border closures from the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic and compounding the problems......

The Disconnect Between Biden’s Popular Policies and His Unpopularity

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Over the past few years, many Democrats argued that there was a simple secret to electoral success: enact popular legislation. President Biden tried to make that theory a reality. He enacted a big stimulus plan, a bipartisan infrastructure bill and he’s made progress toward pushing through an ambitious $2 trillion......

Afghan Economy Nears Collapse as Pressure Builds to Ease U.S. Sanctions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Racing down the cratered highways at dawn, Mohammad Rasool knew his 9-year-old daughter was running out of time. She had been battling pneumonia for two weeks and he had run out of cash to buy......

The Netherlands finds 61 Covid cases in air arrivals from South Africa, and is checking for the variant.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Sixty-one people from two flights from South Africa to the Netherlands have tested positive for the coronavirus, Dutch health officials said early Saturday. It was unclear as of late morning local time if the cases were linked to......

After detecting the Omicron variant, South Africa feels ‘punished’ by global travel bans.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JOHANNESBURG — As the United States and European countries close their borders over fears over the recently detected coronavirus variant, many South Africans say they feel as if they are being “punished” for alerting global health authorities. Hours......

New ‘Variant of Concern’ Fuels Global Fear of Another Virus Surge

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The world reacted with alarm on Friday to the highly mutated new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa, as the United States, the European Union and nations across the globe imposed new travel restrictions, financial markets swooned and......

United States will bar travelers from 8 countries in southern Africa.

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He said there had been some breakthrough infections among those who had recovered from the Delta variant, and among those who were vaccinated. But at the same time, he said, scientists do not know the severity of the infections caused by the new variant. It is entirely possible that it......

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