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The historical pitfall Biden should avoid with the global vaccination push

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced that the United States will donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine worldwide, dramatically building on a previous commitment to share 80 million vaccines. "This is about our responsibility, our humanitarian obligation, to save as many lives as we can," Biden said. The statement comes on the heels of a concerted vaccination push in the US, and now more than 50% of the US population has already gotten at least one shot.

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Opinion: The unjustified perk airlines are giving to first-class passengers

The news about the passenger who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face contained a revealing aside about class in America. One hardly needs to be reminded how the pandemic has showcased some of humanity at its worst, with excesses of selfishness, indifference and scapegoating. One version getting increasing attention concerns flight crews suffering from belligerent passengers.

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NASA's new chief on SpaceX's Mars rocket, UFOs and going back to the moon

Former Florida Senator and veteran of spaceflight, Bill Nelson, has taken the helm at NASA. The space agency has the ball rolling on plans to return humans to the moon for the first time in a half century (including the first woman and the first person of color), private companies like SpaceX are working more actively than ever on otherworldly rocket technologies, and there's the typical smattering of evergreen space controversies. Are UFOs evidence of alien life? Will NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket ever fly? Can NASA really get people back to the moon in 2024, as the Trump administration had promised? And how much will this moon program cost taxpayers, anyway?

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Opinion: Biden's continuation of this cruel Trump policy is an outrage

President Joe Biden ran for office on a platform that included respecting science, promoting public health and restoring humanity to the rule of law to our immigration policies. During his first 100 days in office, he rightly focused on restoring public trust in both government and science and placed confronting the global rising tide of authoritarianism at the center of his foreign policy.

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In America, is bodily autonomy a human right?

So far this year, according to legislative tracker Freedom for all Americans, 22 state legislatures have considered bills to prohibit or impede transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming care.

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Opinion: My company has lost 4 employees to Covid in India. This has been our response

I got a somber call from my head of human resources on the morning of April 15th. It was the height of the second wave of the pandemic in India and one of our employees, Santosh Chalke, had died from Covid-related complications. Santosh had been working for my organization, Borosil, for more than 15 years. His main job was in housekeeping and offering snack service to employees and visitors to the office. He had an ever-smiling and easy-going personality.

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Analysis: Yes, democracy *really* is in danger

There's a natural human tendency to assume that politicians (and people more generally) exaggerate -- especially when it comes to how bad things are at any given time. We are all prisoners of the current moment.

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Expert reveals why human lifespan has doubled in 100 years

CNN's Bianna Golodryga speaks to Steven Johnson, author of "Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer," about some of the discoveries and innovations that have led to the average human life expectancy almost doubling over the last century.

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Google urged to abandon Saudi cloud project

Dozens of campaign groups are urging Google to abandon a cloud computing project in Saudi Arabia, saying the company is at risk of being "complicit in future human rights violations."

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