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    Children Trapped by Colombia’s War, Five Years After Peace Deal

    Despite a 2016 peace deal with the FARC, Colombia’s long internal conflict continues. Seldom has that been as evident as this month, when the government bombed a rebel camp full of young people.

    Children’s Screen Time Has Soared in the Pandemic, Alarming Parents and Researchers

    “There will be a period of epic withdrawal,” warned one addiction specialist, once schools, activities and social life return to normal.

    Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said vaccinations for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases had fallen by as much as 26 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

    One in Three Children Have Unacceptably High Lead Levels, Study Says

    “Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.
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    156,681,524
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Italy
    4,082,198
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Spain
    3,559,222
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Iran
    2,610,018
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am
    Germany
    3,486,462
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on May 7, 2021 3:12 am

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    Scenes of Scotland, as It Weighs Its Future Within Britain

    If the pro-independence vote surges in Thursday’s elections for the Scottish Parliament, momentum for an another referendum on independence may become unstoppable.

    Your Thursday Briefing

    A breakthrough announcement on vaccine patents.

    State Department approves voluntary departure of nonemergency personnel from India.

    The United States is also urging its citizens to leave the country.

    Colombia, Strained by Pandemic and Economic Hardship, Explodes in Protest

    The eruption of anger in Colombia, where at least 24 have died as the government cracks down on the protests, could spread to other...

    Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

    Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified...

    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An unequal global recovery.