Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

We’re covering Japan’s name-and-shame virus strategy and an investigation that found that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had sexually harassed women. Japan’s new virus strategy: Name and shame As Japan strains to control its coronavirus outbreak, and rein in cases at the Summer Olympics, the government is trying a new tactic: public shaming. On Monday,… Continue reading Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

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Macron Answers Covid Vaccine Questions on TikTok and Instagram

In the videos, Mr. Macron tried to dispel worries and counter falsehoods about the vaccines, although it was unclear whether he was answering questions submitted by actual social media users. Understand the State of Vaccine Mandates in the U.S. “If you don’t do it merely for yourself, do it for those close to you,” he… Continue reading Macron Answers Covid Vaccine Questions on TikTok and Instagram

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Covid-19 and Vaccine News: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know:At McSorley’s Old Ale House after restrictions eased in Manhattan, in May.Credit…Andrew Kelly/Reuters Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday morning that New York City will require proof of vaccination for people participating in indoor activities, including at restaurants, gyms and performances, his latest attempt to spur more vaccinations. The mandate… Continue reading Covid-19 and Vaccine News: Live Updates

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Missing Belarusian Activist Is Found Dead in Park in Ukraine

A Belarusian antigovernment activist was found dead in a park near his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday, and the police there said they had begun an investigation into whether it was a murder or a suicide. The activist, Vitaly Shishov, went missing on Monday after going out for a morning jog, said… Continue reading Missing Belarusian Activist Is Found Dead in Park in Ukraine

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California’s Pandemic Recall – The New York Times

California Republicans began the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom before the pandemic upended everything. But without a doubt, the pandemic enabled the recall: The courts gave organizers more time to collect the necessary signatures, and Newsom’s handling of the pandemic, including his visit to a swanky restaurant in wine country amid his own lockdown… Continue reading California’s Pandemic Recall – The New York Times

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Karate’s Big Question in Its Olympic Debut: Is It a Sport or a Martial Art?

TOKYO — It would be hard to find anyone more qualified to lead Japan’s national karate team than Rika Usami. She is a third-degree black belt and won a 2012 world championship. She is a bona fide celebrity in the sport, with videos of her performances racking up tens of millions of views. She even… Continue reading Karate’s Big Question in Its Olympic Debut: Is It a Sport or a Martial Art?

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Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

Germany plans booster shots As concerns grow over the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, Germany has become the biggest Western country to announce that it will offer vaccine booster shots to a wide range of people considered potentially vulnerable. Israel, Russia, Hungary and France already are offering boosters to specific populations. In Britain,… Continue reading Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

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U.S. Hits 70 Percent Vaccination Goal, Four Weeks Late

The United States on Monday finally reached President Biden’s goal of having 70 percent of eligible adults at least partly vaccinated. The milestone came a month later than the president had hoped as the country faced the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. There was no celebration at the White House. The announcement… Continue reading U.S. Hits 70 Percent Vaccination Goal, Four Weeks Late

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