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Afghan refugees in US need legal status clarified

  • Seven months after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, more than 76,000 Afghans have entered the US in search of safety. Many Americans have welcomed them and the new arrivals are gradually adapting. However, much uncertainty remains regarding their future. As the US prepared to leave Af...
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US politics in 2021: Polarization, the pandemic and the economy

  • The last year in US politics has been both intense and noticeably calmer compared to the Trump administration. President Joe Biden promised a return to more civil, supposedly normal politics. To some extent, he has delivered, avoiding Donald Trump’s intentionally heated rhetoric. However, the c...
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US aims to pass Russia, China in vaccine diplomacy race

  • The US may have joined the vaccine diplomacy race late, but it is trying to outdo Russia and China, both of which had head starts. Amid a focus on vaccinating its own population first, the US domestic vaccination campaign has been fairly successful, with 48 percent of Americans now fully inoc...
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Learning lessons from COVID-19 hotspots

  • While coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rates are declining in some countries with high vaccination rates, many countries continue to struggle with the pandemic. As Colombia nears 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, Latin America is the world’s current hotspot. Meanwhile, some other countries — suc...
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A year of pandemic has changed the trajectory of our world

  • On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis an official pandemic. One year later, the pandemic has changed our world in innumerable ways. Some of those changes are reversible; others are not. Most importantly, COVID-19 has killed mo...
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Reading fiction offers many benefits during the pandemic

  • Psychology studies demonstrate that reading literary fiction has multiple positive effects. (Reuters) This has been a stressful year for many around the world, particularly due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its associated social and economic impacts. As people look f...
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How personal experience of COVID-19 shapes leaders’ views

  • Donald Trump appears on the Truman Balcony of the White House after being hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment, Oct. 5, 2020. (Reuters) In the last week, several members of US Vice President Mike Pence’s staff reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Arou...
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Natural disasters an increased threat during pandemic

  • NBC News cameraman Tim Walton covers the LNU Lightning Complex Fire as it engulfs trees and brush in Lake County, Cal., U.S., Aug. 23, 2020. (Reuters) The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its economic impacts have made life difficult for people around the world. Unfort...
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Women’s voices key to COVID-19 recovery plans

  • Staff nurses welcome nurses arriving from around the US to help treat COVID-19 patients at the Long Island Nursing Institute, New York. (Getty Images) While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is causing suffering around the world, some groups of people are more vulnerabl...
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George Floyd protests: This summer will change the US — hopefully for the better

  • A protester carries a US flag upside down, a sign of distress, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo) The US is in crisis. Like the rest of the world, Americans have experienced the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the subsequent economic crisis within a few short months. In ...
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