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Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed a Black Army Medic Is Fired, Officials Say
US

April 12, 2021

Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed a Black Army Medic Is Fired, Officials Say

Joe Gutierrez, who is accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop in Windsor, Va., has been dismissed, the town said.

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Officer Near Minneapolis Kills Motorist, and a Crowd Confronts the Police
US

April 12, 2021

Officer Near Minneapolis Kills Motorist, and a Crowd Confronts the Police

A young man pulled over for a traffic violation was shot in Brooklyn Center, near where an officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd.

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Will Smith’s production pulls out of Georgia, citing the state’s voting law.
BUSINESS

April 12, 2021

Will Smith’s production pulls out of Georgia, citing the state’s voting law.

The film, ‘Emancipation,’ which is being produced and financed by Apple Studios, is the first major production to cite the law as a reason to leave the state.

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Chinese official acknowledges low effectiveness of Covid vaccines.
WORLD

April 11, 2021

Chinese official acknowledges low effectiveness of Covid vaccines.

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A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok
US

April 12, 2021

A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok

John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.”

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Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic
TECHNOLOGY

April 11, 2021

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

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The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.
US

April 12, 2021

The C.D.C. director says Michigan needs to shut down, not get extra vaccine, to slow its virus outbreak.

The remarks rebuff efforts by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to secure an extra supply of vaccine doses as Michigan is seeing a worst-in-the-nation surge of coronavirus infections.

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When Anti-Asian Parody Targeted BTS, the Boy Band’s Fan Army Mobilized
WORLD

April 12, 2021

When Anti-Asian Parody Targeted BTS, the Boy Band’s Fan Army Mobilized

A global outcry fueled by a sketch on a Chilean comedy show reflected a growing sensitivity to racist, particularly anti-Asian, speech.

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Excessive Drinking Rose During the Pandemic. Here Are Ways to Cut Back.
WELL

April 12, 2021

Excessive Drinking Rose During the Pandemic. Here Are Ways to Cut Back.

Many Americans increased their alcohol intake during the pandemic, with women and parents of young children disproportionately affected.

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Major, one of Biden’s German shepherds, will be sent away for training after biting incidents.
US

April 12, 2021

Major, one of Biden’s German shepherds, will be sent away for training after biting incidents.

The younger of the Bidens’ two dogs will undergo “a few weeks” of training at a facility in the Washington area after biting at least two people at the White House.

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Trouble in Titletown
SPORTS

April 12, 2021

Trouble in Titletown

Georgia’s Valdosta High School, a longtime football powerhouse, is awash in a scandal involving race, funny money, allegations of improper recruiting and a one-armed booster named Nub.

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Fed Chief Says U.S. Economy Is at an ‘Inflection Point’ as Risks Remain
BUSINESS

April 12, 2021

Fed Chief Says U.S. Economy Is at an ‘Inflection Point’ as Risks Remain

“It’s going to be smart if people can continue to socially distance and wear masks,” Jerome Powell said on “60 Minutes.”

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Parents, Stop Talking About the ‘Lost Year’
HEALTH

April 11, 2021

Parents, Stop Talking About the ‘Lost Year’

Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.

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Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58
ARTS

April 11, 2021

Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58

Her dreamlike “genius” films about figures like Emily Dickinson and Buckminster Fuller hovered between documentary and experimental cinema.

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Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says
US

April 12, 2021

Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says

Officials from Brooklyn Center said that the fatal shooting was an “accidental discharge,” and released body-camera video of the encounter.

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A Clash of Wills Keeps a Leonardo Masterpiece Hidden
ARTS

April 11, 2021

A Clash of Wills Keeps a Leonardo Masterpiece Hidden

The Louvre inspected the “Salvator Mundi” and certified it as the work of Leonardo da Vinci. But it kept those findings secret after a squabble with the painting’s owners.

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New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.
NYREGION

April 12, 2021

New York ends requirement to quarantine for international travelers, but recommends they still do so.

The change was intended to bring the state in line with travel recommendations issued earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus
HEALTH

April 8, 2021

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

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A Guide to Neopronouns
STYLE

April 8, 2021

A Guide to Neopronouns

Are you a person, place or thing? We have good news.

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Black Army Medic Pepper-Sprayed in Traffic Stop Accuses Officers of Assault
US

April 10, 2021

Black Army Medic Pepper-Sprayed in Traffic Stop Accuses Officers of Assault

Second Lt. Caron Nazario was in uniform when two Windsor, Va., police officers ordered him to stop his car, pointed their weapons at him and doused him with pepper spray.

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