As nations turn inward, global institutions founded decades ago flail on the sidelines

The post-World War II international order that was supposed to organize and manage coherent responses to crises has seemed paralyzed.

Bill Gates calls WHO funding cut during pandemic ‘as dangerous as it sounds’

“Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them," Gates tweeted early Wednesday.
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As humans stay indoors, wild animals take back what was once theirs

Wild boars in Barcelona. Goats in Wales. With billions of people around the world in isolation and city streets emptied, nature is pushing back.

Grocery delivery was supposed to be the ultimate pandemic lifeline. But it’s falling short.

Consumers are reporting weeks-long waits on Instacart, Shipt and other leading platforms as demand far outpaces the supply of available workers and groceries.

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is under investigation for stock trades he made as the U.S. braced for the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Thom Tillis is his Republican colleague from North Carolina.
The agency is burdened by hundreds of billions of dollars in debt and falling revenue, and Congress and the White House have signaled an unwillingness to grant more funding without major restructuring.

This is Joe Biden’s big moment. Why does he feel so small?

“I would like to see more of him,” said one self-described “enthusiastic” Biden supporter. “I’ve started to wonder if Cuomo should run for president.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorses former vice president Joe Biden

The move follows endorsements from former president Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders as Biden aims to to present a united front against President Trump as the campaign turns to the general election in November.
Officials said the cell had scouted U.S. Air Force bases and obtained firearms and ammunition.
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Hotels sit vacant during the pandemic. But some locals don’t want homeless people moving in.

After an outbreak among San Francisco's homeless, advocates worry smaller communities that have resisted using hotels to ease crowding at shelters will also experience a similar rapid spread of the virus among vulnerable populations.
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