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    11 Students on a First Day of School Like No Other

    Students across the country discussed math, masks and managing anxiety as the year begins.

    Australia’s First Recession in Decades Signals Tougher Times to Come

    The battle against Covid-19 has ended an impressive growth streak, but other challenges will make it hard for the “Lucky Country” to match its past success.

    First Documented Coronavirus Reinfection Reported in Hong Kong

    The patient did mount an immune response to the new infection, however, and did not experience symptoms.

    U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

    The launch is raising concerns about the growing number of nuclear programs in the volatile Middle East.
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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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