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Live updates: Global coronavirus numbers edging back up after weeks of decline, says WHO

After six weeks of decline, cases around the world are on the rise again, probably because of virulent new variants and loosening restrictions.

Biden to announce ‘historic partnership’: Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, officials say

The Biden administration brokered the arrangement amid concerns about Johnson & Johnson's production delays.

Welcome to the new normal. Let’s see your immunity passport.

After the pandemic, life won’t be entirely the same.

Community colleges at a crossroads: Enrollment is plummeting, but political clout is growing

Unsung public colleges, crucial for economy, are high on the Biden administration agenda.

New Orleans Archdiocese warns Catholics to avoid ‘morally compromised’ Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The Archdiocese of New Orleans said Catholics should avoid the Johnson & Johnson vaccine "because of its extensive use of abortion-derived cell lines."

Trump received the coronavirus vaccine before leaving the White House, adviser says

The rolling seven-day average of infections has stagnated around a worrisomely high daily rate of 75,000 after weeks of declines.

Raymond Cauchetier, who photographed French New Wave, dies at 101 of covid-19

His photos, notably on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless,’ captured the cinematic movement’s iconoclastic spirit.

Biden meets with Mexican president amid growing pressure on immigration

President Biden held a virtual conversation with Andrés Manuel López Obrador as he faces criticism from liberals for not fixing a broken immigration system faster — and from conservatives who say he is recklessly opening the border.
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Fauci: U.S. must stick with two-shot strategy for Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna vaccines

Delaying a second dose to inoculate more Americans creates risks, infectious-disease expert says.

D.C. Council explores measures that would provide more education oversight, curtail mayor’s power over schools

Any changes in the governance structure, even slight, are still a long way off.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine deepens concerns over racial and geographic inequities

Governors weigh ease of use against the perception of a two-tiered system if the new coronavirus vaccine is deployed primarily to harder-to-reach communities.

Massive investment in social studies and civics education proposed to address eroding trust in democratic institutions

There’s broad backing for a government-funded road map to address failures in teaching government and history.

St. Elizabeths’ delayed response to coronavirus contributed to 18 deaths, report says

D.C.’s public psychiatric facility again came under criticism from advocates who allege it didn’t do enough to protect its patients.

J&J vaccine to boost supply in Maryland, Virginia this week as appointments remain scarce

A vaccine wait list for D.C. teenagers with qualifying conditions closed after just one day because of high demand.

What you need to know about the coronavirus variants

The new variants are highly transmissible and have sparked concerns that vaccines may be less effective against them.

Much of the world is seeing coronavirus cases fall. But Brazil’s outbreak is worse than ever.

Hospitals are at capacity, a virus variant is rampaging, and vaccines are slow to come.

Other nations have reopened theaters — why not us? With ‘The Comeback Project,’ two stage directors scour the globe for answers.

“Reopening Theaters: Lessons From Countries Who’ve Done It” is the kickoff discussion on Thursday.

More than 1 million coronavirus cases reported in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

About 1 in every 15 people have tested positive for the virus a year into the pandemic.
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A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
Dec. 16 was a day of relief at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Health-care workers lined up and some even teared up when they received a vaccine.
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