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    A ‘Masculinity Crisis’? China Says the Boys Are Not All Right

    The Education Ministry plans to beef up gym classes after a top official said female teachers and pop culture had made boys “weak, inferior and timid.”

    I❤️NY in Crisis: How Do Tourist Shops Survive With No Tourists?

    After the coronavirus lockdown wiped out tourism in the city, souvenir stores remain empty.

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    Widespread contagion, a deep bench of scientists and a robust vaccine-making infrastructure have made Brazil an important player in the quest to find a vaccine.
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    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An unequal global recovery.

    As the Virus Ravages Poorer Countries, Rich Nations Are Springing Back to Life

    Despite early vows, the developed world has done little to promote global vaccination, in what analysts call both a moral and epidemiological failure.

    They Were Promised a Socialist Paradise, and Ended Up in ‘Hell’

    Lee Tae-kyung has campaigned tirelessly in South Korea to share the story of the 93,000 people who migrated from Japan to North Korea from...

    Blinken and G-7 Allies Turn Their Focus to ‘Democratic Values’

    A growing global competition with China and Russia looms over a gathering of foreign ministers in London.

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    Pfizer reaps big profits from the vaccine.

    Subway Train Derails in Mexico City; Scores Are Injured, Reports Say

    The derailment occurred at a station in the city’s southeast, the authorities said.