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CNBC World NewsApr 22, 2021
Biden to propose capital gains tax of 39.6% to fund education and child care, reports say
Biden will seek an increase in the tax on capital gains to 39.6% for those Americans earning more than $1 million, according to reports.

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Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions (Int'l Herald Tribune)

FT.com - EuropeApr 22, 2021
Biden seeks to spur climate action with new US emissions target
President attempts to persuade more countries including China to follow suit

ABC NewsApr 22, 2021
Oregon: CDC investigating woman's death after J&J vaccine
Oregon health authorities say federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

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California's public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine (ABC News)
South Africa, Like E.U., Moves Forward With Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (Int'l Herald Tribune)

NPR Topics: NewsApr 22, 2021
UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes
The CSU Chancellor called the directive "the most comprehensive and consequential university plan for COVID-19 vaccines in the country." It will affect more than 1 million students and employees.

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
China 'Ready' to Help India Fight COVID-19 Crisis Amid U.S. Vaccine Materials Ban
"The COVID-19 pandemic is a common enemy of all mankind that necessitates international solidarity and mutual assistance," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said.

NYTimes GlobalApr 22, 2021
Climate, Taxes, Johnson & Johnson: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
Covid-19: India's cases surge and jab uptake in England's over-50s at 95%
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 22, 2021
As At-Home Coronavirus Tests Hit Pharmacies, What Role Can They Play In The Pandemic?
Rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at pharmacies in the U.S. Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health says these can help people wondering if they are infectious right now.

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Coronavirus latest: Intel beats projections with strong PC sales during pandemic (FT.com - Europe)

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
Democrats Defeat GOP Effort to Add College Admissions Discrimination to Asian Hate Crimes Bill
Before passing legislation to curb hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Island Americans, Senate Democrats stopped Republicans from including discrimination against Asian Americans in college admissions.

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Kansas State Senator Vows to Keep Pushing Transgender Sports Bill Until it Passes After Veto (Newsweek)
Senate Resoundingly Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes (Int'l Herald Tribune)

NYTimes GlobalApr 22, 2021
Ohio Man Pleads Guilty in 2016 Killings of 8 in Same Family
Edward Wagner, 28, who prosecutors said had been in a custody dispute over his daughter, apologized for the Rhoden family murders.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 22, 2021
Columbus Activists Call For Federal Probe Of Police After Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting
"I have an 18-year-old ... and I tell him, unfortunately, never called the cops for anything because ... things can unfortunately end up like this," a neighbor said.

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Ma'Khia Bryant's Death Keeps Columbus Grappling With Police Shootings (Int'l Herald Tribune)

CNN WorldApr 22, 2021
Russia orders troops back to base after massive buildup near Ukraine border
Russia ordered its top military brass to return troops to their permanent bases from Friday, saying it had concluded a "snap inspection" of its forces in the country's east and west, near the Ukrainian border.

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Russian Defense Minister Shoigu Orders Heavy Weapons to Remain Near Ukraine Border Even as Troops Pull Out (Newsweek)

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
Josh Hawley Only Senator to Vote Against COVID Hate Crimes Bill Against Asian Americans
In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the Senate voted 94 to 1 to pass the COVID Hate Crimes Act on Thursday.

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US Senate backs bill targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans (FT.com - Europe)

NPR Topics: NewsApr 22, 2021
How India Went From A Ray Of Hope To A World Record For Most COVID Cases In A Day
India's COVID-19 caseload plummeted to record lows in February. Now a startling spike is causing health systems — and possibly law and order — to break down. What went wrong?

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
Asian Americans Report Rise in Attacks As Senate Readies Vote on Hate Crime Bill
A new poll found 81 percent of Asian Americans believed attacks against them were on the rise in the U.S.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
Covid: India sees world's highest daily cases amid oxygen shortage
The country records 314,835 new daily cases as Delhi hospitals fear running out of oxygen in hours.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 22, 2021
Dementia Risk After Age 50 Increases With Less Sleep, Study Says
The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.

NPR Topics: NewsApr 22, 2021
GOP Arizona State Senator Rejects Controversial Voting Bill Pending Election Audit
A Republican Arizona state senator broke ranks and voted against a GOP-backed measure that could remove tens of thousands of voters from the state's early ballot mailing list.

CNBC World NewsApr 22, 2021
Surging Covid cases globally send medical supplier stocks higher in Singapore
The Singapore-listed shares of Top Glove, the world's largest medical glove maker, have risen 18.4% so far this month.

ABC NewsApr 22, 2021
Bill to purge early voting list unexpectedly fails in GOP-controlled Arizona Senate
The failure comes as Republicans across state legislatures introduce hundreds of bills which would restrict access to the ballot box.

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Republican Sen. Tim Scott Will Deliver GOP Response To Biden Address (NPR Topics: News)

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
New York, California Capital Gains Tax Rates Would Top 50 Percent in Biden Proposal
Under a proposal to raise federal rates reportedly being considered by President Joe Biden, the wealthiest residents of California would pay a combined top capital gains tax rate of 56.7, while the richest New Yorkers would pay 52.22 percent.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
One Covid vaccine cuts infection risk in all age groups
Real-world data found the AZ and Pfizer jabs worked equally well in over-75s and younger people.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
European Super League: Why were there no teams from Germany?
There's growing interest in the German model, where fans hold a controlling stake in the clubs.

CNBC World NewsApr 22, 2021
Dow closes more than 300 points lower following reports of Biden eyeing capital gains tax hike
Growth stocks, which could come under selling pressure on higher capital gains taxes, led the intraday decline on Thursday.

NPR Headline NewsApr 22, 2021
House Passes D.C. Statehood Bill — But The Senate Might Be Harder To Convince
The House of Representatives passed a bill to make the District of Columbia the U.S.'s 51st state. The cause has unprecedented levels of political support but meets an uphill battle facing the Senate.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 22, 2021
How Europe's Soccer Super League Fell Apart
Frantic phone calls, secret meetings and high-stakes threats: The inside story of how a billion-dollar European soccer superleague was born, and then collapsed, in less than a week.

NYTimes GlobalApr 22, 2021
Newborn Twins Are Found Dead in an Apartment in Queens
The mother of the infants, a boy and a girl, was in custody but had not been charged in the deaths, officials said.

NYTimes GlobalApr 22, 2021
Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find
The research adds to a growing number of findings suggesting the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants identified so far.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 22, 2021
Republicans Look to Slash the Size of Biden's Infrastructure Plan
Working to avoid being cut out of the process, they presented a $568 billion blueprint that is a fraction of the size of President Biden's proposal.

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 22, 2021
Afghanistan: Have things improved since the Taliban?
With foreign forces due to leave later this year, what progress have Afghans seen in their lives?

FT.com - EuropeApr 22, 2021
Intel faces profit squeeze as turnround effort begins
Chipmaker enjoyed boost from PC sales but margins are under pressure

NYTimes GlobalApr 22, 2021
At Daunte Wright Funeral, Minneapolis Mourns the ‘Prince of Brooklyn Center'
The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy for Mr. Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., last week.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
Alexei Navalny urged to end hunger strike immediately
Russia's opposition leader could die, warn the doctors who had treated him before he was jailed.

CNBC World NewsApr 22, 2021
Intel revenue and profit drop slightly from last year
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced earlier this month that the company plans to invest $20 billion in new microchip manufacturing plants.

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 22, 2021
'As good as the top boys' - Leicester see off West Brom to boost Champions League hopes
Leicester open a four-point gap to fourth place in the Premier League with victory over relegation-bound West Brom.

CBC Top StoriesApr 22, 2021
Family, friends, spectators gather to mourn Daunte Wright, the 'Prince of Brooklyn Center'
A funeral service for Daunte Wright saw him remembered as a beloved father, brother and son, as hundreds gathered to honour the life of the 20-year-old man who died at the hands of police following a traffic stop in Minnesota.



Washington Post World NewsApr 22, 2021
The United States isn't the only country where killings quickly returned after pandemic lull
In recent weeks, as mass shootings across the United States dominated headlines, many Americans have observed that the country seems to be returning to something like a pre-pandemic state — shootings included.

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What it means for the United States to recognize massacre of Armenians as genocide (Washington Post World News)

Washington Post World NewsApr 22, 2021
Doctors for jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny urge him to end hunger strike after medical exams
Navalny, who has been on hunger strike for more than three weeks, was taken to a civilian hospital Tuesday for tests.

NPR Headline NewsApr 22, 2021
Hundreds Gathered At The Funeral Of Daunte Wright, Who Was Fatally Shot By Police
Hundreds of people gathered in the Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis Thursday for the funeral of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, killed April 11 when he was shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer.

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
Indian Court Urges Officials to 'Beg, Borrow or Steal' Oxygen as COVID Spike Causes Shortage
"The bodies were everywhere, they were being cremated on sidewalks meant for walking. I have never [seen] such a flow of dead bodies in my life."

CNN WorldApr 22, 2021
See the world leaders invited to today's climate summit
• This company is selling mystery bags of food to combat restaurant waste • Go There: Fred Pleitgen reports from Moscow as Putin and other leaders attend climate summit

NPR Topics: NewsApr 22, 2021
Countering Biden, Senate Republicans Unveil Smaller $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan
The five-year spending outline is much more narrowly focused on traditional infrastructure than the president's sweeping proposal.

Int'l Herald TribuneApr 22, 2021
Biden's Climate Summit Won't Save the World
There is only one way for the Biden administration to make good on its emissions commitments.

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
Vets Caught Giving Dog Coronavirus Vaccines to Humans
Two veterinarians in Chile have been fined after it was discovered they had administered canine coronavirus vaccines to dozens of people, which does will not actually protect them from COVID.

Christian Science Monitor--worldApr 22, 2021
Can the United States halve emissions by 2030? Biden says yes.
Today is Earth Day, and 40 world leaders are participating in a virtual climate summit. President Joe Biden opened the event by pledging to cut fossil fuel emissions by more than half by 2030 - the most ambitious U.S. climate effort yet.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
Uyghurs: MPs state genocide is taking place in China
More than a million people are estimated to have been detained at camps in the region of Xinjiang.

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 22, 2021
Tesla's Autopilot 'tricked' to operate without driver
A Model Y made multiple trips on a test track without a human in the driver's seat, engineers found.

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
800,000 California College Students Could Require COVID Shots Before Fall
The two California school systems would likely be the first public universities in the U.S. to make the vaccine mandatory.

BBC News Front Page | WorldApr 22, 2021
Australia resists calls for tougher climate targets
The country remains out of step with other major nations by refusing to commit to deeper emissions cuts.

NYTimes GlobalApr 22, 2021
The Drop in Republican Support for Voting Rights
A Pew poll shows that the party's voters increasingly oppose measures that would expand access to the ballot.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
Daunte Wright: Hundreds attend Minneapolis funeral of man shot by police
The death of Daunte Wright, who was shot near Minneapolis earlier this month, sparked mass protests.

BBC Front PageApr 22, 2021
Covid: Final India flight before 'red list' travel ban arrives in UK
It comes as a further 55 cases of the so-called India coronavirus variant are reported in the UK.

NewsweekApr 22, 2021
White People Given Special Instructions When Entering George Floyd Square in Minneapolis
"This is where George Floyd took his last breath under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, under the watch of three other officers," a sign reads.

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When Climate Breakdown Hits Home: ‘Our Small Town Now Has a Rush Hour' (Int'l Herald Tribune)

CNBC World NewsApr 22, 2021
Revolut, Europe's $5.5 billion digital bank, is expanding into India
With a population of 1.3 billion people and growing acceptance of digital payments, India would be a huge market for Revolut.

UN WomenMar 10, 2021
This is what leadership looks like: Nan Zar Ni Myint empowers migrant domestic workers in Thailand amidst the pandemic
Women have been hit harder by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. This includes migrant domestic workers. Nan Zar Ni Myint is a domestic worker from Myanmar and a volunteer in her community based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has mobilized her network of domestic workers to support other domestic workers in Thailand, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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