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Jul 17 2021 - 10:03 AM
Daily News From Around the World: 7/17/21

Good morning and here are a few of today’s headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Biden’s Pre-K and College Plan Aims to Be a Ladder to Success


Democrats agreed to include in their $3.5 trillion budget blueprint universal pre-K and tuition-free community college. These and other progressive items have a real shot at passing so long as the entire Democratic Senate caucus remains united through a legislative procedure known as budget reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority to pass.


President Biden may push through progressive legislation considered impossible to pass by pundits and analysts not so long ago


The Wall Street Journal, Published in New York, NY

Retail Spending Bolsters Signs of Recovery


Retail spending picked up in June as inflation reached its highest annual rate in 13 years (5.4%).


The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Covid Surge Sparks Calls to Halt ‘Dangerous’ Opening Up


Over 1,200 scientists have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to halt the lifting of lockdown restrictions that were scheduled for Monday as Britain faces a surge in Covid cases, with new infections reaching 50,000 a day.


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Delta Variant Tightens its Grip


The weekly average for new Covid cases saw a 70% increase (bringing the daily average of new cases to about 26,300) as the highly infectious Delta variant spreads throughout the country. 


Health officials are urging Americans who are not vaccinated to do so


The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Kanto Braces Itself as Tokyo Cases Surge


The Delta variant is also causing an increase of Covid cases in Japan’s capital region. On Friday, Tokyo reported 1,271 new cases, reaching highs not seen since January.


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President Biden, courtesy of Wikimedia

Vaccine, courtesy of Wikimedia

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