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President Vladimir Putin said Russia would stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 2060, but it continues to invest in heavily polluting industries. Sakhalin, a 600-mile-island near Japan, is seeing the country's climate contradictions play out. nyti.ms/3pcB37P
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‘When I Was Playing, No One Really Talked About Mental Health.’ nytimes.com/2021/10/19/sport… Jonathan Martin, at the center of a @nfl bullying scandal in 2013 with the @dolphins, speaks out on the need to destigmatize treating mental health. @NYTSports
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Pacific island nations have achieved some of the highest rates of vaccination against the coronavirus. Many of the isolated countries closed their borders early in the pandemic and benefited from shots supplied by New Zealand. nyti.ms/2Z5Jzdy
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Critical race theory is a complicated and expansive academic framework encompassing decades of scholarship. It has also become a hot-button political issue. Here’s what to know. nyti.ms/3DLDBhg
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Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks was suspended by the NHL for violating the league’s Covid protocol, officials said. The NHL did not say how he had broken Covid rules, but several news outlets reported that he had used false evidence of vaccination. nyti.ms/3AVbES8
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“For older people with a medical condition, the vaccines both sharply reduce the dangers of Covid and still leave Covid as a meaningful threat,” @DLeonhardt writes. What can the U.S. do to protect them? Read The Morning newsletter. nyti.ms/3C00flt
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Colin Powell had a trailblazing career that spanned three presidencies, but he expressed a fear that he would be remembered for a single event: his role in backing the Iraq war. Today's episode of The Daily looks back on his achievements and setbacks. nyti.ms/3n6xmhp
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The Taliban government agreed to restart a door-to-door polio vaccination program in Afghanistan, which has been called the “world’s polio capital.” It will also allow women to be frontline workers in the drive, the WHO and UN Children’s Fund announced. nyti.ms/3AZmBSO
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The FDA is moving to allow people to get a different Covid vaccine as a booster than the one they initially received. The "mix and match" approach could be authorized this week, when the agency is expected to greatly expand the eligibility for boosters. nyti.ms/3n0nkOI
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Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, have galvanized civil rights groups to press for change. They say the immigration system has long been broken and treated Black migrants especially harshly. nyti.ms/3lTdAGw
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An informal network of veterans is working to fulfill a pledge to save Afghans who risked their lives for the U.S. “We broke a promise, and I just feel terrible,” one Marine veteran said. nyti.ms/3lSalz5
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The overuse of lights and sirens, combined with speeding, pose heightened risks to emergency responders and civilians while having little impact on patient outcomes, some experts say. They pose a “public health dilemma,” one researcher said. nyti.ms/30GQhrx
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Breathing may be a bigger contributor to the spread of tuberculosis than coughing, a team of South African researchers found, upending centuries of medical dogma. The report echoes findings about how the coronavirus spreads in aerosols. nyti.ms/3n7CRwb
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Evergrande, the Chinese property giant, is on the edge of collapse and videos of angry home buyers have flooded social media. But you wouldn’t know it from reading the China’s front pages, as officials try to avoid panic and send a message to other firms. nyti.ms/3aO2BrG
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In Opinion "A glance behind the rhetoric reveals hypocrisy everywhere," the writer, researcher and activist Eleanor Salter writes in this guest essay. nyti.ms/3n9Zn7y
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Joe Biden, unprompted, asked his advisers last week for latest details on the UK-EU showdown over Northern Ireland and told them to relay to Boris Johnson US concerns about not jeopardizing the Good Friday Agreement. nytimes.com/2021/10/18/world…
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After more than two decades, the official wizard of Christchurch, New Zealand, has lost his job. He was believed to be the world's only wizard on a government payroll, paid $10,000 annually by the city for "acts of wizardry and other wizard-like services." nyti.ms/3FWr3p8
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NEW from me and @noahweiland: Health officials have been arguing for “mix and match” flexibility for weeks. Experts generally have voiced support but one said the messaging could be “very, very messy.”nytimes.com/2021/10/18/us/po…
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