Monday, June 21, 2021
1 Eliminated and 5 Injured in Shooting Near Lake Merritt in Oakland

1 Eliminated and 5 Injured in Shooting Near Lake Merritt in Oakland

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OAKLAND, Calif. — A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, though it wasn’t known whether the violence was connected with the event, police said. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a hospital after gunfire erupted Saturday evening near Lake Merritt, said…
U.S. Sends Out Taiwan 2.5 Million Vaccine Doses

U.S. Sends Out Taiwan 2.5 Million Vaccine Doses

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — The U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning. The shipment arrived on a China Airlines cargo plane that had left Memphis the previous day. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and Brent Christensen,…
Alabama Auto Accident ‘Likely’ Triggered By Storm Eliminates 10: Authorities

Alabama Auto Accident ‘Likely’ Triggered By Storm Eliminates 10: Authorities

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(ATLANTA) — Eight children in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate that also killed a man and his baby in another vehicle, the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed 13 lives in Alabama as it caused…
Celebrity Cruises’s CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Navigates COVID-19, Vaccine Wars, as Travel Rebounds

Celebrity Cruises’s CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo Navigates COVID-19, Vaccine Wars, as Travel Rebounds

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(The interview below was delivered to the inbox of Leadership Brief subscribers on Sunday morning, June 20. To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) Moments after two passengers on Celebrity’s Millennium cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19 in early June, the phone of Celebrity’s CEO, Lisa…
Americans Can Pack Bags for Europe, as EU Lifts Travel Curbs

Americans Can Pack Bags for Europe, as EU Lifts Travel Curbs

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The European Union lifted travel restrictions for U.S. residents, in the latest step toward a return to normal flying despite concerns over the spread of potentially dangerous coronavirus variants. Albania, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Macau, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Taiwan were also added to a so-called “white list” of countries from which non-essential travel is allowed.…
Afghanistan Lacking Oxygen as COVID-19 Rise Worsens

Afghanistan Lacking Oxygen as COVID-19 Rise Worsens

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s is racing to ramp up supplies of oxygen as a deadly third surge of COVID-19 worsens, a senior health official told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday. The government is installing oxygen supply plants in 10 provinces where up to 65% of those tested in some areas are COVID positive,…
Guinea States End to Newest Ebola Break Out That Killed 12

Guinea States End to Newest Ebola Break Out That Killed 12

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DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has declared an end to an Ebola outbreak that emerged in February and killed 12 people, according to the World Health Organization. The latest outbreak was the first to emerge in Guinea since a deadly outbreak from 2014 to 2016 killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa. That originated in…
Hurricane Claudette Brings Rain and Floods to Gulf Coast

Hurricane Claudette Brings Rain and Floods to Gulf Coast

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NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as it chugged inland Saturday, threatening flash floods and possibly tornadoes along its soggy course across the Southeast. The National Hurricane Center declared Claudette organized enough to qualify as a named storm at 4 a.m. Saturday, well after…
Taiwan Recruits TSMC, Foxconn to Protect BioNTech Vaccines

Taiwan Recruits TSMC, Foxconn to Protect BioNTech Vaccines

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen expanded efforts to buy vaccines from Germany’s BioNTech Friday, meeting with leaders of two tech giants in an attempt to reach a deal hindered by complications involving China. Tsai met with Mark Liu, chairperson of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. founder Terry Gou Friday afternoon to…
The Unorthodox Priest Leading Poland’s Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The Unorthodox Priest Leading Poland’s Fight for LGBTQ Rights

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This year, like every year for the past 20, Szymon Niemiec will wear a rainbow-colored stole at the Equality Parade in the Polish capital of Warsaw on June 19. “I won’t have a banner because I will be leading the entire parade. I can’t keep my hands full,” says Niemiec. The 43-year-old has seemingly contradictory…