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Replying to @motokorich: Everyone thought it would go like this: one octogenarian replaces another. But then three young women raised their voices o…

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JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Dollar General and other companies are offering paid time off or bonuses for employees who get a Covid-19 vaccine.

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The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. remains about as low as it’s been since late October. But after weeks of improvement, there are signs that reports of new infections are leveling off.

Here’s what to know about the pandemic this week:

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Replying to @ktbenner: NEW: FBI pinpointed Officer Sicknick's assailant, a man seen on video wielding bear spray.
Murder looks unlikely, but prosecu…

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Everyone thought it would go like this: one octogenarian replaces another. But then three young women raised their voices on social media, and showed that generational change might slowly start to come to Japan

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Breaking News: A confidential U.S. report found that Ethiopian officials and militia fighters are leading an ethnic cleansing campaign in the war-torn Tigray region.

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Loretta Whitfield, who created one of the first realistic mass-produced Black dolls during the Cabbage Patch Kids craze of the 1980s, has died at age 79.

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Attacks against Asian-Americans in New York City have soared since the pandemic began, terrifying many and stoking fears of targeted violence. The xenophobia is also compounded by the economic fallout of the pandemic and fears of the coronavirus.

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Despite the fact she jokes about transphobia onstage, Bethany Black, a trans comedian, said the debate in Britain around transgender people has taken a toll. Also tiring are the comedians and TV shows that make lazy jokes about trans people, Black said.

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Read more about the experiences of transgender comedians in Britain.

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Stepping onstage as a trans comedian, Jen Ives said she sometimes felt like she had to represent an entire community, when she would prefer to just tell jokes.

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With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians say they are often just trying to assert their humanity.

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Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. The rules are outdated, critics say, especially given the spread of more infectious coronavirus variants and the abundance of masks that are gathering dust in warehouses across the U.S.

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Freeze these desserts for later. Your future self will be grateful.

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NEW: FBI pinpointed Officer Sicknick's assailant, a man seen on video wielding bear spray.
Murder looks unlikely, but prosecutors could build a case around assaulting an officer, w.seriously increased penalties because Sicknick died. w.@adamgoldmanNYT

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More than a third of the leads in Netflix's original films and series in 2018 and 2019 were from underrepresented groups, according to a new study commissioned by the streaming platform.

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In Israel, the pandemic revealed and heightened long-existing tensions between secular and ultra-Orthodox communities. The political consequences could be felt for years to come, Ronen Bergman reports in @NYTMag.

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Breaking News: Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine was greenlit by FDA advisers. Formal agency authorization is expected Saturday, and distribution within days.

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Replying to @kylebuchanan: Put up some Golden Globe projections! I’m predicting a shock Jared Leto win if only to hex that from happening. https://t…

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A struggling school system. An oil bust. A marching band determined to keep playing through a pandemic. This is the story of one Texas high school in crisis — and trying to reopen its doors. Listen to “Odessa,” a new audio series from The Daily.

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Lee Isaac Chung's “Minari,” a semi-autobiographical tale of growing up Korean-American in rural Arkansas, has generated plenty of awards-season buzz. Ahead of the Golden Globes, Chung talked to The New York Times about how the film came to be.

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Put up some Golden Globe projections! I’m predicting a shock Jared Leto win if only to hex that from happening.

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