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The Pandemic Has Your Blood Pressure Rising? You’re Not Alone.

Last year was a tough one. Americans grappled with a global pandemic, the loss of loved ones, lockdowns that splintered…

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World

The Variant Hunters: Inside South Africa’s Effort to Stanch Dangerous Mutations

NTUZUMA, South Africa — A few months ago, Sizakele Mathe, a community health worker in this sprawling hillside township on…

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Politics

What Does the U.S. Owe Separated Families? A Political Quandary Deepens

The Trump administration’s family separation policy drew condemnations when it came to public light in 2018, not only from Democrats…

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World

Aung San Suu Kyi Falls, but Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes Move On

When a court in Myanmar on Monday sentenced Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in custody, it closed…

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World

In New Zealand, the Fishhook Pendant Called Hei Matau

The Maori, New Zealand’s Indigenous people, navigated to the country from Polynesia by sea, some arriving as early as the…

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World

Your Monday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering Omicron’s rapid spread, Afghanistan’s looming starvation crisis and Syria’s state-supported drug trade. An ...

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Business

This Is a Tight Labor Market, Not a Loose One

Everything in the November jobs numbers Friday was good except for the number that usually gets the most attention. The…

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World

Fatalities Reported After Military Truck Rams Protesters in Myanmar

A military vehicle drove through a group of protesters in Myanmar on Sunday, resulting in fatalities and leaving at least…

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World

In Cyprus, Pope’s Plea for Migrants Clashes With Island’s Tensions

NICOSIA, Cyprus — On the Greek Cypriot side of this divided island, Pope Francis celebrated an open-air Mass on Friday…

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New Zealand’s biggest city ends its 107-day lockdown.

Nightclubs, restaurants and cinemas in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, reopened to vaccinated customers on Friday, more than 100 days…

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