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China-on-the-Run – A teen who says she is a US permanent resident and her fiancé is on the run again from the threat of extradition to her homeland, China In a sign of Beijing’s long reach over alleged dissidents abroad. Sent: 1,300 words, pictures.
Gaza-cost-of-war-trauma-portraits — the human cost of Gaza War: The Fourth Israel-Hamas War killed 66 children and wounded countless others. With schools closed due to war, the virus and the heat, Gaza’s children have little to do as they wade through the rubble. By Aya Batravi and Felipe Dana. Sent: 2,300 words, pictures.
Public health officials say the virus-outbreak-life-expectancy–a year-and-a-half drop in US life expectancy in 2020, is the biggest one-year drop since World War II. For both black Americans and Hispanic Americans the shortfall was even worse: three years. The decline reported by the CDC is primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials say is responsible for a nearly 74% drop in overall life expectancy. More than 3.3 million Americans died last year, far more than any other year in US history, with COVID-19 accounting for about 11% of those deaths. by medical writer Mike Stobe. Sent: 670 words, photo.
War-on-Drugs – Fifty Years Ago This Summer, President Richard Nixon Declared war on drugs. Today, as the US is caught in a deadly opioid epidemic that did not end during the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic, it is questionable whether anyone won the war. Yet the loser is clear: black and Latino Americans, their families, and their communities. Posted by Aaron Morrison: 3,070 words, photos.
WESTERN-WILDFIRES – Wildfires in the American West, including a fire burning in Oregon that is currently the largest in the US, are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as massive inferno of up to six miles Smoke and ash spew into the air in the pillars. high. Skies were hazy over New York City as smoke from high winds blowing east from California, Oregon, Montana and other states. Oregon’s bootleg fire grew to 606 square miles—half the size of Rhode Island. by Gillian Flacus. Sent: 840 words, photos, videos.
Biden-Infrastructure – Bipartisan infrastructure deal Senators brokered with President Joe President Biden A crucial test is hanging precariously ahead of the vote as senators struggle to pay nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freaking. Sent: 950 words, pictures. Next: The vote is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. with Biden—six months—that Biden marks six months in office.
Europe-Floods – Germany’s cabinet is meeting last week to decide on a package of immediate aid for flood victims and to consider long-term plans to rebuild the devastated areas. Sent: 220 words, pictures.
NBA-FINALS – Giannis Antetokounmpo capped one of the greatest NBA Finals of all time by 50 points Milwaukee Bucks Defeated the Phoenix Suns in six games, winning their first championship in 50 years. By basketball writer Brian Mahoney. Sent: 1,090 words, pictures.
WHO-VIRUS-CASES – The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because it is impossible to eliminate the risk, the head of the World Health Organization told sports officials as events began in Japan . by sports writer Graham Dunbar. Sent: 380 words, photo.
TOKYO-DEFINIENT-DRINKERS – On the eve of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, the government’s efforts to stem the coronavirus surge by targeting drinkers are drowning in alcoholism, desperation and apathy. Sent: 540 words, pictures.
Start of the Games – Hosts Japan opened to victory when the Tokyo Olympics began after a year’s delay as the Japanese beat Australia 8-1 in softball. By baseball writer Ronald Blum. Sent: 580 words, pictures. With the Tokyo Olympics – the latest.
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BLUE-ORIGIN-BEZOS-REBUKE — Bezos comments on workers after the spaceflight rebuke. Sent: 490 words, pictures.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-MCCONNELL — Sen. McConnell urges Americans to: “Get vaccinated” as cases rise. Sent: 270 words, pictures.
California Wildfires—Gender Disclosure – Couple accused of fire in California sparked by gender disclosure. Sent: 350 words, pictures.
China-floods – China detonated a dam to divert floods, killing at least 12 people. Sent: 170 words, pictures.
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Media-fighting vaccine – Despite assurances from doctors and scientists that the vaccine is safe and effective, doubts about COVID-19 vaccination are a common theme in the media appealing to conservatives. by media writer David Bouder. Sent: 1,230 words, photo.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-SOUTH-KOREA – South Korea reported a new high in daily coronavirus cases, as the spread beyond the capital puts pressure on officials to expand their toughest distancing rules. Sent: 220 words, pictures. WITH VIRUS-OUTBREAK-The-latest.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-GUATEMALA-US-VACCINES – Three million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the United States have arrived in Guatemala. Sent: 100 words, pictures.
Biden-Ohio – Biden travels to Ohio to advance his economic policies, the only state he has lost that he has visited multiple times. Sent: 850 words, pictures. Next: 990 words after the speech at 5:40 pm.
Republican-Right-Wing Challenges – Ultra right-wing challengers in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Idaho are tapping into anger among Republicans over Donald Trump’s electoral losses and coronavirus-related lockdowns. Sent: 990 words, pictures.
Norway-Attack-Memorials – A memorial to the victims remains a construction site on the 10th anniversary of the July 22 attack that killed 77 people in Norway. Sent: 920 words, pictures.
serbia-fight-noise – Serbia’s capital is vibrating with nightlife again after more than a year of pandemic restrictions, but the accompanying loud music and other noises are a bustle for Belgrade residents. Sent: 720 words, pictures.
Japan-US-South-Korea – The United States, Japan and South Korea reaffirmed their commitment to work together on North Korea’s denuclearization and other regional threats, but no progress in bringing the two American allies closer together of. Sent: 420 words, pictures. With Australia-Japan-China – Japanese envoy says Tokyo “struggles every day” with China.
UN-Myanmar – Myanmar’s military rulers are again seeking to replace the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, who on February 1 opposed the removal of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the government’s takeover. Sent: 710 words.
MICHAEL-AVENATTI-EMBEZZLEMENT – Michael Avenatti, recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in New York in a $25 million extortion case, Michael Avenatti is expected to face trial in California, which collected millions from his clients. embezzled. Sent: 540 words, photo.
Abortion Ban-Arkansas — A federal judge blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. Sent: 590 words, photo.
Financial Markets – Asian stock markets were mixed after Wall Street rebounded and Japanese exports rose as investors try to figure out how rising coronavirus infections will affect the global economy. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. Sent: 370 words, pictures. With Japan-trade – Japan’s exports, imports zoom amid world pandemic recovery.
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