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May 22 2021 - 01:48 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 5/22/21

Good afternoon! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. As always, here are a few headlines from English publications around the world. Also as always, the headlines come to us courtesy of Newseum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

A rush to restore federal staffing


After four years of budget cuts, federal government agencies and departments are seeking to build back their staff numbers. The Biden administration is hoping to increase the size of the federal bureaucracy with a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

In Gaza, Surrounded by a Sea of Rubble


While a fragile ceasefire has been reached, it will take some time to return to whatever semblance of normalcy there once was in Gaza due to the scale of the destruction by Israeli airstrikes from the ten day offensive.


A homeless couple sit in the wreckage of a building during the 2008-09 war


The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Approvals see Japan’s vaccine arsenal grow


Japan has approved Moderna and AstraZeneca Covid shots, increasing the supply of much needed vaccines in a country with the slowest rollout in the developed world. 


The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY

Boko Haram Leader Dies


Abubakar Shekau, leader of the terrorist organization Boko Haram, died after detonating a suicide vest to avoid capture from rival insurgents.


Boko Haram insurgents


Chicago Tribune, Published in Chicago, IL

Police, jail funding target of resolution


Cook County commissioners are set to debate a symbolic resolution calling on federal funding for policing and incarceration to be withheld. The resolution has no legal authority, but has been proposed as a show of protest against a criminal justice system that is not working for the most marginalized members of society.


Images

Gaza, courtesy of Physicians for Human Rights at Flickr

Boko Haram, courtesy of Think Defense at Flickr

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