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The Future of Voting Rights

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The struggle over voting rights heads to the Supreme Court. In dozens of states, the Republican Party has responded to Donald Trump’s defeat by trying to change election laws, often to make voting more difficult. The Democratic Party is struggling…

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The E.U. will propose a vaccine passport system for Europe.

The European Union will propose issuing a certificate called a Digital Green Pass that would let people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus travel more freely, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, said on Monday. “The Digital Green Pass should facilitate Europeans’ lives,” Ms. von der Leyen…

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Iran Rejects Nuclear Deal Talks With U.S. Proposed by Europe

Iran on Sunday rejected an offer to negotiate directly with the United States in an informal meeting proposed by Europeans to revive the nuclear deal that President Donald J. Trump exited nearly three years ago. A spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said recent actions taken by Washington and Europeans had…

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C.D.C. Panel Affirms Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, as Expected

A committee of expert advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted as expected on Sunday afternoon to recommend distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to all adults in the United States. The committee’s approval echoed the Food & Drug Administration’s decision Saturday evening to authorize the vaccine for…

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Saudis Say They Intercepted Houthi Missile Attack Over Capital

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted a missile attack over its capital and bomb-laden drones targeting a southern province, the latest in a series of airborne assaults it has blamed on Yemen’s rebel Houthis. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen’s yearslong war said the Iran-allied Houthis…

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‘Captain Tom,’ British Pandemic Hero, Is Honored at Funeral

new video loaded: ‘Captain Tom,’ British Pandemic Hero, Is Honored at Funeral transcript Back bars 0:00/1:41 –1:41 transcript ‘Captain Tom,’ British Pandemic Hero, Is Honored at Funeral Tom Moore, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, raised millions for Britain’s National Health Service during the pandemic by walking laps in his garden. He…

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U.S. Officials Warn Governors Against Easing Restrictions

The federal government warned impatient governors against relaxing pandemic control measures on Friday, saying that a recent steep drop in U.S. coronavirus cases and deaths “may be stalling” and “potentially leveling off at still a very high number” — a worrisome development that comes as more cases of concerning new variants have…

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W.H.O. Warns Wealthy Countries Are Undermining Covax Program

new video loaded: W.H.O. Warns Wealthy Countries Are Undermining Covax Program transcript Back bars 0:00/1:03 –1:03 transcript W.H.O. Warns Wealthy Countries Are Undermining Covax Program The head of the World Health Organization said some of the vaccine manufacturing deals wealthier countries were entering took away from the number of vaccines available to…

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