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China’s Evergrande puts on a brave face. But will Beijing bail it out?

China’s Evergrande puts on a brave face. But will Beijing bail it out?

Evergrande’s chairman promised his employees Tuesday that they will “walk out of the darkness” caused by the embattled Chinese conglomerate’s historic debt crisis. But what happens next for the company is still anyone’s guess, and the lack of guidance from the company and authorities in Beijing about how the crisis will be resolved is creating…MORE

Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly

Biden set to address world leaders at the UN General Assembly

President Joe Biden on Tuesday is set to deliver his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly since taking office, where he’s expected to present his long-term vision for the global community, defend the withdrawal from Afghanistan and emphasize the importance of reestablishing alliances. Biden’s appearance at the assembly in New York comes as…MORE

A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory

A Texas school board proposes the non-renewal of a contract for a principal accused of promoting critical race theory

A Texas school district board voted unanimously to give notice of a proposed non-renewal of the contract of a principal at the center of controversy over critical race theory. James Whitfield, principal of Colleyville Heritage High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was placed on paid administrative leave in late August, a month after a…MORE

Bitcoin falls as crypto gets caught up in Evergrande selloff

Bitcoin falls as crypto gets caught up in Evergrande selloff

Bitcoin is falling as fears of the Evergrande crisis sweep through global markets. The digital currency has dropped 5.7% in the last 24 hours, and was trading at $42,955 per coin as of 2:43 am ET on Tuesday, according to cryptocurrency tracker Coindesk. Earlier, it was down as much as 12%. Other cryptocurrencies are tumbling,…MORE

FBI cart away possible evidence from Gabby Petito’s fiancé’s home as the search for him continues

FBI cart away possible evidence from Gabby Petito’s fiancé’s home as the search for him continues

After many hours spent and many items removed, the FBI’s search of the family home of Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in Florida ended Monday. But authorities are continuing to look for the man who, according to his family, disappeared a week ago, three days after Petito was reported missing. On Sunday, human remains that…MORE

The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The FDA could authorize Covid-19 vaccines for young children in weeks, expert says

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could soon authorize a Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for young children, experts said — a development that offers hope in the midst of a dangerous time in the pandemic for kids, who account for a quarter of all cases reported last week. “It is conceivable that by Halloween, we…MORE

Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber

Cleaning out the attic, journalist discovers two letters written to him by the Unabomber

As part of a pandemic project suggested by his wife, Jack Epstein began last month going through his papers that were taking up space in their attic. While cleaning out old letters from readers of his budget travel book on Latin America, the journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle made an unexpected discovery, that he’d…MORE

A nurse’s training didn’t protect her from vaccine misinformation. Now, she’s one of the victims of Covid-19

A nurse’s training didn’t protect her from vaccine misinformation. Now, she’s one of the victims of Covid-19

Natalie Rise was a registered nurse in Idaho who loved her job as a home health care worker before she decided to stay at home with her special-needs twins, according to her brother, Daryl Rise. But her science-based training to become an RN was apparently no match for the disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines being shared…MORE

A new focus of news coverage: Are there double standards for Covid protocols?

A new focus of news coverage: Are there double standards for Covid protocols?

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Monday was a day full of pandemic dissonance. Tuesday probably will be, too. On the same day we learned about a major step forward for public health — Pfizer saying that its Covid-19 vaccine is…MORE

Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, has been missing for a week. Here’s why it’s been so hard to find him

Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, has been missing for a week. Here’s why it’s been so hard to find him

Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of Gabby Petito, has been missing for almost a week. His disappearance comes after he and Petito embarked on a cross-country trip in June, only for him to return alone in September. The search for Petito has made national headlines with daily developments, and Laundrie’s disappearance has only added to the…MORE

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