Vaccine pause

Use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine was paused byline  the U.S. government after six women who received it developed a rare and severe form of blood clotting. The Biden administration said the move would not significantly hinder its current vaccination campaign, but as with the AstraZeneca's vaccine, the move adds to hesitancy among those wary of vaccination.The side effect, while extremely rare, is getting new attention. Here is the latest on the pandemic—David E. Rovella 

Bloomberg is tracking the progress of coronavirus vaccines while mapping the pandemic globally and across America

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U.S. President Joe Biden will withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that precipitated the American invasion that ousted the country’s Taliban leadership. A grinding, slow-motion 20-year war followed, leaving thousands upon thousands dead.

Smoke billows from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, after two hijacked airplanes hit the twin towers in New York City. Almost 3,000 Americans were killed that day.

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U.S. consumer prices jumped in March by the most in almost nine years as the end of lockdowns triggered a rebound in travel and commuting that pushed up the cost of gasoline, car rentals and hotel stays.

U.S. stocks climbed to yet another record high and bond yields fell as investors bet that a higher-than-forecast rise in inflation won’t be enough to slow the effect of massive pandemic bailouts. Here is your markets wrap. 

Who will succeed her? Bavarian Premier Markus Soeder presented himself as a force for change who can revive the fortunes of Germany’s conservatives as he made his bid to follow Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Markus Soeder

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Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup, is going public in the U.S. through the largest-ever merger with a blank-check company.

White Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kimberly Potter, who shot and killed an unarmed Black man, quit her job, as did her boss. Rusten Sheksey, a White Kenosha, Wisconsin cop who shot a Black man multiple times in the back, faced no prosecution or even disciplinary proceedings, because, the Kenosha Police Department said, shooting Jacob Blake was “consistent with training.” Blake was paralyzed for life. 

In Minneapolis, lawyers for Derek Chauvin, the White Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on an unarmed Black man’s neck for almost 10 minutes, called another former police employee to testify in his defense. Barry Brodd, formerly with the Santa Rosa, California police department, said Chauvin, on trial for the alleged murder of George Floyd, acted properly.

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How to Quietly Build a Board Game Empire

Dusting off old board games or buying new ones over the past year in your effort to avoid watching Bridgerton, you might have noticed something about Catan, Pandemic, Game of Thrones, Ticket to Ride, Specter Ops, Agricola, 7 Wonders, and Lord of the Rings. If you’d bought them a decade ago, they would have come from a half-dozen producers. Today, those titles are made by a single company: Asmodee Holding.

Settlers of Catan

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