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Here's what's in Biden's $1.8 trillion American Families Plan

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A month after he laid out a roughly $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at helping the nation recover from the coronavirus pandemic, President Joe Biden is set to unveil an additional $1.8 trillion federal investment in education, child care and paid family…


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Fed's Powell says economic recovery clouded by racial, education gaps - Reuters

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The U.S. economy is doing better but is "not out of the woods yet," Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Monday in remarks that flagged an upcoming central bank study documenting the disproportionate blow suffered by the less educated and working paren…


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Fed's Mester says economic outlook is brightening - Reuters

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The U.S. economy still has a long way to go to fully recover from the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which fell hardest on minorities and people with lower levels of education, but the outlook is improving, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President…


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Israel rescinds outdoor coronavirus mask requirement - Reuters

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Israel rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors and fully reopened schools on Sunday in the latest return to relative normality, boosted by a mass-vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.


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One in six Latin American youths left work since pandemic's start - Reuters UK

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Across Latin America and the Caribbean, one in every six people aged 18 to 29 has left work since the coronavirus pandemic began, forcing many to abandon their studies, a report said on Thursday.


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Members of a CDC advisory committee say the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks from rare blood clots

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Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Friday to recommend resuming use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.


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U.S. schools turn focus to mental health of students reeling from pandemic - Reuters

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As COVID-19 upended education during the past year, Pennsylvania middle school teacher Jennifer Lundberg often began her English lessons gauging the mental wellbeing of her students.


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U.S. schools turn focus to mental health of students reeling from pandemic - Reuters

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As COVID-19 upended education during the past year, Pennsylvania middle school teacher Jennifer Lundberg often began her English lessons gauging the mental wellbeing of her students.


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The associate job market took a wild ride in 2020. Is it over yet? - Reuters

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This time last year, law firm associates were a skittish bunch. With firms making cuts to conserve cash in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, junior lawyers were afraid of layoffs and hesitant to switch jobs.


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U.S. minority children lag whites in full-time classroom learning -education secretary - Reuters

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A much lower percentage of Black, Hispanic and Asian secondary school students are enrolled in full-time, in-person learning in the United States than their white peers, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said on Thursday.


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Roshan the camel brings books to homeschooling children in rural Pakistan - Reuters

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Plodding his way through the desert in remote southwest Pakistan, Roshan the camel carries priceless cargo: books for children who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus lockdowns.


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FACTBOX-How Biden's proposed tax hikes for the wealthy would fund childcare, community college - Reuters

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President Joe Biden is expected to announce a sweeping "American Families" proposal next week to invest in government-funded childcare, universal pre-kindergarten education, and paid leave for workers - and make the wealthiest Americans pick up the tab.


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Afghanistan: Have things improved since the Taliban?

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With foreign forces due to leave later this year, what progress have Afghans seen in their lives?


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Biden's infrastructure plan tests his definition of bipartisanship

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The Biden administration often says that though their policies are not getting bipartisan support in Congress, they're widely supported by Americans across the country. But as President Joe Biden embarks on a multi-state tour to promote his sweeping infrastru…


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Working from home during pandemic found widening U.S. inequality - Reuters

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Longstanding inequalities in the U.S. labor market have worsened amid the coronavirus pandemic with working from home fuelling the divide, according to a Gallup report released on Wednesday.


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Factbox: Biden to push free childcare, college financed by taxes on rich - Reuters

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Here is how President Joe Biden will propose on Wednesday raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans to pay for pre-kindergarten and community college education and paid leave for healthcare, based on sources familiar with his plans and past comments he has ma…


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Factbox: Biden to push free childcare, college financed by taxes on rich - Reuters

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Here is how President Joe Biden will propose on Wednesday raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans to pay for pre-kindergarten and community college education and paid leave for healthcare, based on sources familiar with his plans and past comments he has ma…


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GRAPHIC-Fewer waiters, more scientists if pandemic job trends stick, U.S. study shows - Reuters

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The U.S. economy is reopening and confidence is coming back. But air travel is still stuck at roughly 60% of where it was before the coronavirus pandemic, and on many days restaurant dining is not faring much better.


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GRAPHIC-Fewer waiters, more scientists if pandemic job trends stick, U.S. study shows - Reuters

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The U.S. economy is reopening and confidence is coming back. But air travel is still stuck at roughly 60% of where it was before the coronavirus pandemic, and on many days restaurant dining is not faring much better.


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Biden to push trillions in investment, plead for police reform in Congress speech - Reuters

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U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a sweeping $1.8 trillion package for families and education in his first joint speech to Congress on Wednesday, as he stresses the need to invest to compete with China, senior White House officials say.