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Janez Jansa Kicks Off a Culture War in Slovenia’s Museums

The directors of publicly funded museums in Slovenia serve five-year terms, and many were scheduled to come up for renewal shortly after Mr. Jansa took power. “On the one side there’s people who want museums to be responsible, relevant and ethical, and places of understanding and tolerance especially of minorities,” said Kaja…

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Survivors get a vaccine on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Hundreds of survivors of the Holocaust are set to be vaccinated this week in Austria and Slovakia as part of vaccine drives organized in observance of the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, a day known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. More than seven decades after one of…

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The Filibuster Fight

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Why is there a big debate over the filibuster? Because it benefits one political party much more than the other. If you examine the history of the filibuster — a Senate rule requiring a supermajority vote on many bills, rather…

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Farmers Protest in New Delhi

new video loaded: Farmers Protest in New Delhi transcript Back bars 0:00/0:49 –0:49 transcript Farmers Protest in New Delhi Thousands of farmers protesting new farm laws poured into New Delhi on Tuesday and stormed the historic Red Fort in Delhi. [crowd shouting] Recent episodes in International International video coverage from The New…

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How Travel Restrictions Work

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Travel restrictions have been one of the most effective pandemic responses — if they’re strict. One of the biggest lessons of the pandemic has been the success of travel restrictions at reducing its spread. And this is a moment when…

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BRUSSELS — Despite pressure from some European Union countries on Monday to sanction Russia further after the arrest of the Kremlin critic Aleksei A. Navalny and thousands of his supporters, the bloc’s top foreign policy official will go ahead with a visit to Moscow early next month and meet with Russian officials…

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Five Past Vaccine Drives and How They Worked

Scientists developed vaccines less than a year after Covid-19 was identified, a reflection of remarkable progress in vaccine technology. But progress in vaccine distribution is another story. Many questions that arose in vaccine rollouts decades ago are still debated today. How should the local and federal authorities coordinate? Who should get vaccinated…

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Song Yoo-jung, a South Korean Actress, Has Died at 26

Song Yoo-jung in 2014. She appeared in several Korean television dramas and also acted in music videos.Credit…Dong-a Ilbo, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A 26-year-old actress was found dead on Saturday in Seoul, South Korea, the latest loss of a young performer in the country’s entertainment industry, which has faced a reckoning…

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French Roosters Now Crow With the Law Behind Them

PARIS — The crow of a rooster and the ringing of a church bell at dawn. The rumble of a tractor and the smell of manure wafting from a nearby stable. The deafening song of cicadas or the discordant croaking of frogs. Quacking ducks, bleating sheep and braying donkeys. Perennial rural sounds…

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

In desperate times, there are many ways to stretch vaccines and speed up inoculation campaigns, according to experts who have done it. Splitting doses, delaying second shots, injecting into the skin instead of the muscle and employing roving vaccination teams have all saved lives — when the circumstances were right. During cholera…

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Coronavirus Variant May Have Higher Death Rate, Johnson Says

new video loaded: Coronavirus Variant May Have Higher Death Rate, Johnson Says transcript Back bars 0:00/1:12 –1:12 transcript Coronavirus Variant May Have Higher Death Rate, Johnson Says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the new variant of the coronavirus, first detected in England, may be associated with a higher degree of…

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