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    16 Global Design Concepts for an Unpredictable Future

    The challenges of the past year gave designers every reason to recede into the shadows, but creativity won’t be denied.

    The global vaccination campaign is getting a new boost.

    White House officials said the United States would donate $4 billion to the campaign over the next two years and the pharmaceutical company Novavax committed to eventually sell 1.1 billion doses of its vaccine.

    A Global Tour of a Record-Hot Year

    Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.

    U.S. Will Revive Global Virus-Hunting Effort Ended Last Year

    A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.
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    138,199,138
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on April 14, 2021 2:21 pm
    Italy
    3,793,033
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on April 14, 2021 2:21 pm
    Spain
    3,376,548
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on April 14, 2021 2:21 pm
    Iran
    2,118,212
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on April 14, 2021 2:21 pm
    Germany
    3,031,836
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on April 14, 2021 2:21 pm

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    Your Wednesday Briefing

    An end to America’s longest war.

    Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

    Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

    Anti-Gay Bias Hindered Toronto Police as Serial Killer Roamed

    An inquiry found that systemic discrimination within the Toronto police interfered with efforts to catch a serial killer who targeted gay men, mostly of...

    A Ramadan Closer to Normal for 2021

    Compared with last year, when mosques around the world were closed because of the coronavirus, this Holy Month has limits, but friends and family,...

    Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

    Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was...

    Your Tuesday Briefing

    Britain starts to reopen.