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G-7 pledge money for global health, green energy, infrastructure

G-7 summit leaders promised more than 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations, and to help those countries grow while fighting climate change.
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With French Open win, Novak Djokovic has 19 Grand Slam titles

After losing two sets, Novak Djokovic came back to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his second French Open championship.
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After 12 years of Netanyahu, Israel set to swear in new government

The new government is promising a return to normalcy after a tumultuous two years that saw four elections, an 11-day Gaza war last month, and a coronavirus outbreak.
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Readers write: Local journalism and responsible gun ownership

Letters to the editor for the June 14, 2021 weekly magazine. Readers discuss newspaper subscriptions and how to incentivize firearm training.
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Boston Harborfest 2021

Boston Harborfest is a proud summer tradition celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history. With hundreds of activities over Independence Day week at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-…
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Viewpoint: Alcohol companies are making billions, while prevention efforts are starving for cash

A BU researcher who has studied the relationship between alcohol marketing and youth drinking behavior for the past 20 years has calculated how much money underage drinkers are spending and, importan…
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Vaccine passports: Why Europe loves them and the US loathes them

Vaccine passports could become the new normal in Europe, even as the U.S. balks at the idea. The difference comes down to circumstances and values.
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Inheritance, fairness, and the billionaire class

Asking the rich to pay more in taxes has long been broadly popular, in the name of fairness. President Biden kindles new debate over how to do it.
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Reporter’s notebook: How Biden’s 5 predecessors fared on NATO stage

How President Biden’s five predecessors have performed at NATO summits has molded and influenced how Europe views the alliance leader – and the U.S.
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J.P. Licks landlord sues for back rent

The longtime local ice cream chain J.P. Licks is being sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged unpaid rent. Zooephebe Realty Trust, which owns J.P. Licks’ headquarters and flagship reta…
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Boston footwear company iSlide makes its brick-and-mortar debut

Boston footwear maker iSlide, which got its start selling slide sandals online, is now making a go of it in the brick-and-mortar world. The company is opening on Newbury Street — in a storefront dir…
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The world’s response to Ethiopian famine

A war in the Tigray region, where fighters have targeted food production, has led the U.S. and Europe to invoke a new tool of international humanitarian law.
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