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The Heroine of This Korean Best Seller Is Extremely Ordinary. That’s the Point.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The new, often subversive novels by Korean women, which have intersected with the rise of the #MeToo movement, are driving discussions beyond the literary world. “These books exposed Korea’s dirty little secret, which is that despite being seemingly......
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Why Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Flourish. And Why It Matters.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus has given rise to a flood of conspiracy theories, disinformation and propaganda, eroding public trust and undermining health officials in ways that could elongate and even outlast the pandemic. Claims that the virus is a foreign......
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Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Days after closing for the first time in its 200-year-history, Claridge’s, the storied luxury hotel in London’s Mayfair district reopened on April 3 to 40 doctors, nurses and other National Health Service workers responding to the coronavirus pandemic.......
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As Europe Confronts the Coronavirus, What Shape Will Solidarity Take?

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — As a poorer, battered south asks a richer, frugal north for solidarity, you’d be forgiven for thinking the coronavirus is throwing Europe back into last decade’s economic catastrophe. You’d be wrong. This time is set to......
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China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — For months the Chinese government’s propaganda machine had been fending off criticism of Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and finally, it seemed to be finding an audience. Voices from the World Health Organization to......
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Wuhan, Where Coronavirus Emerged, Lifts Lockdown After 11 Weeks: Live Coverage

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Wuhan lifts its lockdown, as Europe charts its next moves. The Chinese city of Wuhan, the birthplace of the coronavirus pandemic, lifted its lockdown on Wednesday, allowing 11 million residents to leave their homes without special authorization for......
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‘What Rhymes With Purell?’ Franglais Rappers Push Language Boundaries in Quebec

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MONTREAL — As pungent pot smoke filled the air in a bunkerlike, dimly lit basement recording studio in Montreal, the Quebec rapper Snail Kid pondered a question befitting these pandemic times: What word rhymes with Purell? Mulling how......
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Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here JERUSALEM — Singing outdoors. Participating remotely in a relative’s Zoom Seder. Leaving apartment doors open so solitary neighbors can hear the recitations. Israeli Jews are seeking novel ways of celebrating this week’s Passover holiday, traditionally a festival of......
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Turkey Orders All Citizens to Wear Masks as Coronavirus Infections Rise

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ISTANBUL — Turkey has ordered all citizens to wear masks when shopping or visiting crowded public places and announced that it will deliver masks to every family, free of charge, as coronavirus infections increase in the country of......
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Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A few years ago, the kind of double-digit drop in oil and gas prices the world is experiencing now because of the coronavirus pandemic might have increased the use of fossil fuels and hurt renewable energy sources like......
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Virus Relief Funds

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Chinese authorities had sealed off Wuhan, an industrial hub of 11 million people, in late January, in a frantic attempt to limit the outbreak’s spread. At the time, many outsiders saw it as an extreme step, one......

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