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    In a First, Researchers Discover a Pregnant Egyptian Mummy

    “It’s like finding a treasure trove while you are picking up mushrooms in a forest,” an archaeologist said. “We are overwhelmed with this discovery.”

    New York reports its first case of the troubling variant that is dominant in Brazil.

    Health officials worry that variants will become the dominant source of infection soon as thousands of cases continue to be reported for other variants found in Britain, South Africa and Brazil.

    The first confirmed U.S. case of a variant discovered in Brazil is found in Minnesota.

    The variant, known as B.1.1.28.1 or P.1, shares many mutations with one first identified in South Africa and is thought to be more contagious.

    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.
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    156,677,623
    Total confirmed cases
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    Italy
    4,082,198
    Total confirmed cases
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    Spain
    3,559,222
    Total confirmed cases
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    Total confirmed cases
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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.