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    Brexit Customs Checks Make a Quiet Debut at U.K. Ports

    Starting the new rules on a holiday helped, with some predicting more confusion and backups in the days ahead.

    Brexit, Finalized

    And what else you need to know today.

    Brexit Deal Done, Britain Now Scrambles to See if It Can Work

    Britain is finally departing from the European Union, but its formal exit is only the beginning of a high-stakes experiment to unstitch commercial relations across an integrated continent.

    In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes

    Boris Johnson and the European Union’s president are preparing their domestic audiences for either a landmark accord requiring compromise or a breakdown that will disrupt cross-channel trade.

    With Brexit Clock Ticking, Boris Johnson Vows, Again, to Walk Away

    The prime minister blew up over what he called Europe’s insistence that Britain make all the compromises. But Europe says it still wants to talk.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    After some visitors went sledding on graves at the former Nazi concentration camp, the foundation running the memorial stepped up security this week.

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    President-elect Joe Biden’s vaccination push is colliding with the reality of limited supplies, a scarcity that has dashed hopes for a federal stockpile.