Jake Johnson, staff writer
A Palestinian health worker gives a dose of the Russian Sputnik coronavirus vaccine in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip on February 24, 2021.
The U.S. senator from Vermont denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sending spare vaccines overseas "while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A view of the unlawful Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev in the illegally occupied West Bank of Palestine. (Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)
The groups said that the previous administration's order "runs counter to the...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A new report by WWF International and 15 other groups warns nearly one in three freshwater fishes are at risk of extinction (Photo: Camilo Díaz/WWF Colombia)
"Humanity can't afford to lose any more of the world's forgotten fishes or the...


Marking an unholy milestone, the COVID death toll in the US topped 500,000 Monday - specifically, 500,054, though by the time Joe Biden addressed the nation that evening to mourn and remember "each person and the life they lived," the number was up to 500, 071. Foregoing talk of the criminal failures behind that carnage, Biden spoke poignantly about grief and loss, telling survivors "I know what it's like" and urging, “Let this not be a story of how far we fell, but how far we climbed back up."

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