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埃隆-马斯克(Elon Musk)提议的SpaceX在南德克萨斯州的扩张正在使当地居民产生分歧。一些人认为,这家航空航天公司可能是该地区发展和就业的门票,而另一些人则说这是对社区和环境的威胁。#WSJWhatsNow

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2021 年 第 21 周归档(05.24 - 05.31)

Vaccinated consumers were less likely to go out to restaurants, salons and entertainment venues than those who don’t plan to get the vaccine, April spending and survey data show (on.wsj.com)
Inflation-protected U.S. savings bonds are super-safe. They have no fees. They protect against both inflation and deflation. They're exempt from state and local taxes. "I’m buying I bonds," says @jasonzweigwsj, "and so should you." (on.wsj.com)
Americans are buying lots of deodorant, teeth whiteners and cosmetics as they prepare to socialize anew (on.wsj.com)
Last year, people were so desperate to get hand sanitizer that distilleries started making it. Now stores are having a hard time getting rid of it all. (on.wsj.com)
A Canadian west-coast indigenous community says it discovered the remains of more than 200 children it believes attended a state-run school, reopening wounds about the country’s centurylong mistreatment of its indigenous people (on.wsj.com)
Coinbase, which has made billions running cryptocurrency markets, is facing competition from a new breed of upstarts that look less like the New York Stock Exchange and more like Napster (on.wsj.com)
Police in England went looking for a marijuana farm and instead found a warehouse full of computers using stolen electricity to create bitcoin (on.wsj.com)
Two weeks after delivering a healthy baby boy, a Wall Street Journal reporter found herself back in the hospital battling a life-threatening infection. Her experience shows the gaps in U.S. postpartum healthcare, doctors say. (on.wsj.com)
Why so many in the millennial generation are falling prey to impostor syndrome (on.wsj.com)
Review: For all its weepiness, "Friends: The Reunion" on HBO Max is an emotionally satisfying reminiscence featuring not only the original cast members but a number of guest "surprises" (on.wsj.com)
Richard Branson has spent the pandemic living on his private island, which he calls heaven on earth: “Yesterday, we were out swimming with humpback whales.” The Virgin Group founder speaks about swearing off beef and why it’s “offensive” to not take notes. (on.wsj.com)
Colombia's president ordered troops deployed across a swath of the country to bring order after a month of antigovernment protests that have left more than 25 people dead (on.wsj.com)
Last year, people were so desperate to get hand sanitizer that distilleries started making it. Now stores are having a hard time getting rid of it all. (on.wsj.com)
Here’s why some parts of the U.S. have red-hot labor markets and others are still thawing from the pandemic (on.wsj.com)
Two college roommates who met in 1971 found themselves on competing sides of the race to find a Covid-19 shot—one for Pfizer, the other Moderna (on.wsj.com)
A new law has sparked controversy in Oklahoma over teaching students about the race massacre in Tulsa’s Black district of Greenwood (on.wsj.com)
Last year, cities upended their budgets to defund the police. With crime up and new funds coming in, many are rethinking those cuts. (on.wsj.com)
Jeff Bezos is bringing 007, the world’s most famous secret agent, into the Amazon fold. But as in any James Bond film’s third-act reveal, there is a more powerful entity that controls the empire behind the scenes. (on.wsj.com)
A Canadian west-coast indigenous community says it discovered the remains of more than 200 children it believes attended a state-run school, reopening wounds about the country’s centurylong mistreatment of its indigenous people (on.wsj.com)
Chelsea upset Manchester City, 1-0, to win the Champions League final for the second time in the club's history (on.wsj.com)
Will Jerome Powell be reappointed or replaced as Fed chairman? The answer will be critical to Biden's presidency (on.wsj.com)
Vaccinated consumers were less likely to go out to restaurants, salons and entertainment venues than those who don’t plan to get the vaccine, April spending and survey data show (on.wsj.com)
Last year, 27 scientists condemned "conspiracy theories" suggesting that Covid-19 didn't have a natural origin. Now some support a fuller probe of a Chinese lab. (on.wsj.com)
Business owners often dealt with restrictive insurance policies from a patchwork of providers following the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Okla. (on.wsj.com)
A 20% tax break for high-income owners of closely held businesses was on President Biden’s chopping block during the campaign. His budget doesn’t touch it. (on.wsj.com)
Inequality in developing countries is set to deepen as people—already battered by job losses caused by lockdowns—face the high cost of medical treatment for Covid-19 (on.wsj.com)
Urbanites get ready to share the city again; "New York is coming back to New York." (on.wsj.com)
Some 42% of consumers in a survey said they had started or stopped using a brand in the past year because of its response to protests against racial injustice (on.wsj.com)
One hundred years ago, white mobs burned Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood to the ground in one of the worst massacres of Black people in American history. Thirty-five blocks were leveled, and as many as 300 people were killed. (on.wsj.com)
You can learn a lot about America’s business culture by looking at who owns Hollywood studios. In the mid-20th century, conglomerates reigned. Recently telecoms and tech giants have arrived. (on.wsj.com)
Alexander Lukashenko’s increasing political and economic isolation from the West is pushing the leader dangerously close to Russia (on.wsj.com)
Pep Guardiola has always built irresistible attacking machines. But as Manchester City heads into the Champions League final against Chelsea, he has now built a defensive juggernaut too: No Pep team has ever conceded fewer goals in Europe. (on.wsj.com)
The U.K. is accelerating its vaccination drive as officials estimate that as many as three quarters of new Covid-19 cases in the country could stem from a coronavirus variant first identified in India (on.wsj.com)
“Young patients are requiring high-flow oxygen and ICU care." Why a new variant could be driving the severe cases of Covid among young people in India. (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Over 3,000 kids never saw their parents again after 9/11 and victims’ remains were still being recovered years later. On Jan. 6, Congress returned within hours, writes Debra Burlingame. (on.wsj.com)
Essay: In the early 1960s, NASA and the Air Force offered rival visions for America's future in space. Then came John Glenn's historic flight on Friendship 7. (on.wsj.com)
Police in England went looking for a marijuana farm and instead found a warehouse full of computers using stolen electricity to create bitcoin (on.wsj.com)
You can learn a lot about America’s business culture by looking at who owns Hollywood studios. In the mid-20th century, conglomerates reigned. Recently telecoms and tech giants have arrived. (on.wsj.com)
Teenagers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 don’t need to wear face masks or physically distance at summer camps, the CDC says (on.wsj.com)
The owners spent more than four years and over $7 million creating a house that blends two distinct architectural styles. The result: A property that helps tell the story of Austin. (on.wsj.com)
Why is Covid-19 hitting young people so hard in India? Doctors in the trenches say they think a rapidly spreading variant is more powerful. (on.wsj.com)
The SEC sued a group of cryptocurrency promoters who helped raise over $2 billion from investors with the promise of 40% monthly returns, in one of the largest cases brought over digital assets (on.wsj.com)
U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the federal government said Friday (on.wsj.com)
The San Jose gunman who killed nine people Wednesday was detained years ago by law enforcement who found he had books about terrorism and notes about hating his workplace where the shootings occurred, a government memo says (on.wsj.com)
Consumer spending rose 0.5% in April. After months of buying goods, many Americans are now shelling out more for services, dining out and traveling. (on.wsj.com)
Teenagers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 don’t need to wear face masks or physically distance at summer camps, the CDC says (on.wsj.com)
U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the federal government said Friday (on.wsj.com)
A pioneering new pill to treat lung cancer was approved by the FDA. The drug from Amgen targets a common mutation long considered "undruggable." (on.wsj.com)
A first baseman’s blunder—and a runner’s canny awareness—creates a Hall of Fame comedic highlight in a Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, writes @JasonGay (on.wsj.com)
President Biden’s $6 trillion budget proposal signals an expansive government role in the economy and the lives of Americans (on.wsj.com)
The benefits of preschool have long been debated, but one conclusion now seems clear: Its impact lasts far beyond childhood (on.wsj.com)
Nike split with soccer star Neymar last year after the company began investigating an allegation by an employee that he had sexually assaulted her, people familiar with the matter say. He denies the allegation. (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: Senate Republicans blocked the creation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. The bill fell six votes short of the 60 needed to advance. (on.wsj.com)
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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may ultimately have no intrinsic value, but humanity’s love for useless things means they aren’t necessarily worth nothing, says @jonsindreu #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
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Soccer star Neymar was the face of the Nike brand in South America, but the company ended its relationship with him in 2020 amid a sexual-assault probe #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
President Biden’s first budget request will likely reflect many of the priorities he outlined on the campaign trail to spend more than $4 trillion on infrastructure and social programs. Here's what to expect. (on.wsj.com)
The lawyer leading the New York attorney general’s criminal investigation into Donald Trump and his business is a former Manhattan prosecutor who is a veteran financial-crimes investigator with a reputation for tenacity (on.wsj.com)
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President Biden is expected to propose a budget plan worth $6 trillion that would boost spending on infrastructure, education, healthcare and social services #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
In our streaming guide this week: The "Friends" reunion on HBO Max, Emma Stone as "Cruella" on Disney+, the coming-of-age film "Plan B" on Hulu, and more (on.wsj.com)
Former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan argued that the future of the GOP needs to be about more than former President Donald Trump (on.wsj.com)
Luka Doncic is already one of basketball’s best players—and he’s only 22 years old. The first week of the NBA playoffs made it clear that the league's next big superstar has arrived. (on.wsj.com)
Costco reports $45.28 billion in revenue for latest quarter, up almost 22% from the same period last year, as the U.S. economy gains steam (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: Nike split with soccer star Neymar last year after the company began investigating an allegation by an employee that he had sexually assaulted her, people familiar with the matter say. He denies the allegation. (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: The San Jose gunman who killed nine people Wednesday was detained years ago by law enforcement who found he had books about terrorism and notes about hating his workplace where the shootings occurred, a government memo says (on.wsj.com)
Biden’s budget assumes his proposed capital-gains tax rate increase started in April, which would limit investors' ability to avoid it, people familiar with the matter said (on.wsj.com)
The backup power network that "keeps us from going back to the Stone Age” has big flaws. They were exposed in Texas. (on.wsj.com)
President Biden is expected to propose a $6 trillion budget on Friday that would lay the foundation for his plans to modernize the nation’s infrastructure and expand the government’s role in providing healthcare, education and other social services (on.wsj.com)
French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged his country’s “terrible responsibility” in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide and asked for forgiveness in a bid to reset relations with the East African nation (on.wsj.com)
In a private letter, Ryanair's CEO angrily condemned Belarus and its account of the diversion of one of the airline's planes, calling it a “premeditated and unlawful” hijacking (on.wsj.com)
Jeff Bezos is bringing 007, the world’s most famous secret agent, into the Amazon fold. But as in any James Bond film’s third-act reveal, there is a more powerful entity that controls the empire behind the scenes. (on.wsj.com)
This election season in Mexico is shaping up as the most bloody in recent memory as criminal gangs compete for control by intimidating or killing candidates (on.wsj.com)
Rush Limbaugh's talk radio time slot will be taken over by Clay Travis and Buck Sexton. The new show is slated to begin airing in hundreds of markets on June 21. (on.wsj.com)
Facebook has stopped removing posts that say Covid-19 was man-made. The reversal reflects a deepening debate over the origins of the pandemic. (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: The dam has finally broken on the evidence that the coronavirus may have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The shame is that it took so long because the suspicious facts have been apparent from the start. (on.wsj.com)
Babies and pregnant women are dying from Covid-19 at alarming rates in Brazil—a tragedy researchers largely blame on a coronavirus variant that first emerged in the Amazon (on.wsj.com)
Former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a speech this evening, plans to argue that the future of the GOP needs to be about more than former President Donald Trump (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
Vice President Kamala Harris will spotlight the agreements of Microsoft, Mastercard and others to invest in Central America as part of an effort to deal with a surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Two days after Vladimir Putin’s proxy in Belarus forced a passenger jet to land in Minsk, the White House announced President Biden will meet with Mr. Putin next month, elevating the Russian dictator’s global status (on.wsj.com)
Shell and Exxon lost landmark decisions on the same day, demonstrating how dramatically the landscape is shifting for oil-and-gas companies as they face increasing pressure to transition to cleaner forms of energy (on.wsj.com)
Facebook has ended its ban on posts asserting Covid-19 was man-made or manufactured, reflecting a deepening debate over the origins of the pandemic (on.wsj.com)
President Biden has asked the U.S. intelligence community to report to him within 90 days on questions surrounding the origins of Covid-19 (on.wsj.com)
Australian defense officials are reviewing whether a 99-year lease granted to a Chinese company to manage Darwn Port is a national security threat ? (on.wsj.com)
Amazon's $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM stands out as the boldest example yet of a tech giant tempting fate with lawmakers and regulators at a time when many have loudly expressed the belief that the company is already too powerful (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
Alice Waters, who opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., continues to publicly advocate for sustainable production and cooking. “It’s a crime to have children, before they’re 6, addicted,” she says, of the excess fat, sugar and salt many kids’ diets. (on.wsj.com)
Last year, cities upended their budgets to defund the police. With crime up and new funds coming in, many are rethinking those cuts. (on.wsj.com)
A new restaurant opening in New York City in June is designed with accessibility in mind—from the wheelchair-friendly floor plan to the reasonably priced menu and wine list (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: HSBC will exit its U.S. retail and small-business banking operations, as it shifts focus to wealth management and international banking (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
A Covid-19 antibody drug from Vir and GlaxoSmithKline was authorized by the FDA, becoming the latest option for treating patients early in the course of their disease at high risk of developing serious cases (on.wsj.com)
The beloved children’s author and illustrator whose classic “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other works gave millions of kids some of their earliest and most cherished literary memories has died at age 91 (on.wsj.com)
Last year, cities upended their budgets to defund the police. With crime up and new funds coming in, many are rethinking those cuts. (on.wsj.com)
Ford said it plans to boost spending on electric-vehicle development to $30 billion by 2025, roughly one-third more than it forecast earlier this year (on.wsj.com)
Positive marijuana tests rose among job seekers and employees in 2020 against a backdrop of expanding legalization (on.wsj.com)
Tesla said all data generated from cars it sold in China would be stored in a new data center there, a move that follows Elon Musk's assurance that his company would never pass such information to the U.S. (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: In a landmark decision, a Dutch court ruled that Shell is partially responsible for climate change and ordered the company to reduce its carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
A half-century ago, two college roommates launched water balloons off the dorm roof. Last year, they helped lead the race to find Covid-19 vaccines. (on.wsj.com)
Photos of the total lunar eclipse overnight show the moon bathed in an eerie reddish glow as it passed through Earth’s shadow (on.wsj.com)
The operator of New York City’s subway says it plans to spend $2.2 million a month on private security guards to address crime and quality-of-life issues in the sprawling system (on.wsj.com)
French counterintelligence authorities are investigating whether the Russian government was behind an attempt to pay high-profile health and science bloggers to sow public doubts about the safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. is calling for new studies into when, where and how the Covid-19 pandemic began, while China says scrutiny should turn to other countries (on.wsj.com)
WhatsApp filed a lawsuit in India to stop new government rules that would require the company to trace users’ encrypted messages (on.wsj.com)
Manhattan prosecutors have convened a special grand jury in their investigation of former President Donald Trump and his company (on.wsj.com)
The U.S. and China took sharply opposed positions on how to trace Covid-19's origins at a WHO gathering, with Washington calling for a new round of studies (on.wsj.com)
Sen. Bernie Sanders will no longer try to force a Senate vote aimed at stopping a $735 million weapons sale to Israel, after learning that the State Department had already cleared the sale, an aide said (on.wsj.com)
President Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, the White House said (on.wsj.com)
Scientists say humidity data revealed in 5G signals could provide earlier detection of tornadoes (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Clarence Thomas isn’t chief justice, but the court’s decision to take up gun-rights and abortion cases is evidence of his growing influence, writes @wjmcgurn (on.wsj.com)
A federal judge dismissed an indictment against ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon, declining an unusual request by prosecutors to keep the charges in place despite a presidential pardon (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: The Supreme Court has a rare and valuable chance to reaffirm the principle of racial equality if it decides to hear the appeal in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard (on.wsj.com)
Amazon's desire to acquire the fabled MGM movie and television studio is the latest sign that the e-commerce giant is renewing its emphasis on entertainment and seizing an opportunity to possibly fast-track growth for its video-streaming offerings (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: If you get cancer today, you are much better off than you would have been 10 years ago. If you get cancer in 2030, you will fare even better, writes Robin L. Smith. (on.wsj.com)
Two college roommates who met in 1971 found themselves on competing sides of the race to find a Covid-19 shot—one for Pfizer, the other Moderna (on.wsj.com)
From @WSJopinion: Anti-Semitism can be a signal of a wider disturbance in a society’s soul. That’s the sense one gets from the rash of assaults across the U.S., writes @gerardtbaker (on.wsj.com)
Sexual-misconduct allegations against Canadian military leaders have sparked a public outcry and led to an investigation into the culture of Canada’s armed forces (on.wsj.com)
French counterintelligence authorities are investigating whether the Russian government was behind an attempt to pay high-profile health and science bloggers to sow public doubts about the safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine (on.wsj.com)
The great work-from-home experiment hasn’t just held up—most workers have thrived. So why do so many bosses think remote employees are slackers? (on.wsj.com)
President Biden met with the family of George Floyd to mark the first anniversary of his killing, as lawmakers in Washington voiced optimism about prospects for police-overhaul legislation despite missing the president’s timeline to pass a bill (on.wsj.com)
It took months for bosses and employees to adjust to working remotely in the pandemic. The next era of work might be even more messy. (on.wsj.com)
A pilot aboard a Ryanair jetliner forced to land in Belarus over the weekend repeatedly questioned air-traffic controllers about their request to reroute the plane amid a purported bomb threat, according to a partial transcript released by Belarus (on.wsj.com)
Federal and state officials are working to develop two wind farm sites off the coast of California, which they say could ultimately generate enough electricity to power about 1.6 million homes (on.wsj.com)
Half of adults in the U.S. are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, say federal health officials, a sign of progress in fighting the pandemic after vaccinations got off to a rocky start (on.wsj.com)
If you’re ready to rush back to France and spare no expense when it reopens in June, set your sights on Le Grand Contrôle, a new 14-room hotel situated on the grounds of the Château de Versailles, Louis XIV’s royal residence (on.wsj.com)
The “super flower blood moon”—to be visible across western North and South America, Oceania and eastern Asia, weather permitting—combines three lunar phenomena: a supermoon, a total lunar eclipse and a blood moon (on.wsj.com)
Last year, people were so desperate to get hand sanitizer that distilleries started making it. Now stores are having a hard time getting rid of it all. "Nearly every family has two to three bottles of it." (on.wsj.com)
President Biden wants to spend $20 billion over 10 years to renovate 500,000 homes in low-income neighborhoods, with the inspiration coming from a program in Detroit (on.wsj.com)
Indian police visited Twitter’s office in New Delhi to investigate the company’s labeling of tweets from a ruling party spokesman as misleading (on.wsj.com)
A trip by mountain bike to a disused mine in China. Questions from the police. We dig into the hypothesis that Covid escaped from a Wuhan lab. (on.wsj.com)
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Movies such as “Rocky” and the James Bond franchise could be heading to Amazon Prime as the e-commerce giant is nearing a deal to buy MGM for almost $9 billion #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
Blinken is in Jerusalem to help expand economic opportunities for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and preserve a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (on.wsj.com)
Moderna plans to ask regulators next month to approve its Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 17-year-olds after a study showed it was effective in adolescents (on.wsj.com)
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People rallied in St. Paul, Minn., calling for police accountability as the U.S. marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd. President Biden is set to host Floyd’s family at the White House Tuesday. #GeorgeFloyd #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
Citing the pandemic, the U.S. State Department raised its travel advisory for Japan to its highest level two months ahead of the Tokyo Olympics (on.wsj.com)
Amazon is nearing an agreement to buy the Hollywood studio MGM for almost $9 billion including debt. The deal would mark Amazon’s second-largest acquisition, behind its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods in 2017. (on.wsj.com)
Biden wants to spend $20 billion over 10 years to renovate 500,000 homes in low-income neighborhoods. Inspiration came from a program in Detroit. (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
A year after George Floyd was killed, Americans remain roiled by a debate about race that is playing out in classrooms and boardrooms, in communities and at dinner tables, and in sports and Hollywood (on.wsj.com)
Scientists are making dramatic strides toward a goal that once seemed almost unimaginable: Restoring limited vision to people affected by a previously irreversible form of blindness (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (www.wsj.com)
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that prohibits tech platforms from banning Florida political candidates and outlaws censoring or de-platforming journalistic enterprises based on content (on.wsj.com)
Texas lawmakers approved a bill allowing people to carry handguns without a license, joining nearly two dozen states that permit some form of unregulated carry of a handgun (on.wsj.com)
The National Guard, deployed to secure the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob, will end its mission there Wednesday, the Pentagon says (on.wsj.com)
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India went from a country that was doing relatively well during the pandemic to having record numbers of cases and deaths. We take a look at what led to the fast-growing wave. #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
“You can tell that the masks are coming off”: Americans are buying lots of deodorant, teeth whiteners and cosmetics as they prepare to socialize anew (on.wsj.com)
Last year, 27 scientists condemned "conspiracy theories" suggesting that Covid-19 didn't have a natural origin. Now some support a fuller probe of a Chinese lab. (on.wsj.com)
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People attempted in vain to redirect the course of lava as it flowed toward their homes following the eruption of Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
New Jersey is dropping its indoor-mask mandate and lifting other restrictions put in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 as infections fall and vaccinations tick up, state officials said (on.wsj.com)
Last year, people were so desperate to get hand sanitizer that distilleries started making it. Now stores are having a hard time getting rid of it all. “Nearly every family has two to three bottles of it." (on.wsj.com)
The European Union agreed to impose new sanctions on Belarus and ban its airlines from EU airspace after it forced a Ryanair plane to land in Minsk (on.wsj.com)
Twenty-one runners in a mountain ultramarathon died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race (on.wsj.com)
In 2012, six miners fell sick with a mysterious illness and three of them died after entering a mine deep in the mountains of southwest China—the subterranean home of the closest known virus to the one that causes Covid-19 (on.wsj.com)
“A case of state-sponsored hijacking”: Ryanair's CEO said the airline believes members of Belarus’ secret service were aboard one of its airliners when the plane was forced by a Belarus jet fighter to divert to the country’s capital on Sunday (on.wsj.com)
Simone Biles became the first female gymnast to perform a “Yurchenko double pike”—a vault that isn’t currently in the women’s rulebook and scoring system (on.wsj.com)
Breaking: Amazon is nearing a deal to buy Hollywood studio MGM for almost $9 billion, people familiar with the matter said, with an agreement potentially coming as soon as this week (on.wsj.com)
Phil Mickelson’s historic victory at the PGA Championship was the edgy kind of ride that defined his career. @jasongay on the 50-year-old’s triumph. (on.wsj.com)
Vaccinated consumers were less likely to go out to restaurants, salons and entertainment venues than those who don’t plan to get the vaccine, April spending and survey data show (on.wsj.com)
Israel, the U.S. and other foreign governments are looking for ways to rebuild the devastated Gaza Strip without channeling funds to Hamas (on.wsj.com)
When a Belarusian journalist and activist’s flight was diverted so that he could be detained in Belarus, it sent a chilling message to opposition supporters: Nowhere is safe from the reach of President Alexander Lukashenko (on.wsj.com)
Three Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could add to calls for a fuller probe of whether the Covid-19 virus may have escaped from the lab (on.wsj.com)
Why do some bosses think remote workers aren’t as committed as office dwellers? Recent comments from prominent executives raise the question of whether those who choose to continue working from home will have to fight long-held stigmas associated with it (on.wsj.com)
Coinbase, which has made billions running cryptocurrency markets, is facing competition from a new breed of upstarts that look less like the New York Stock Exchange and more like Napster (on.wsj.com)
Heard on the Street: Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin may have no intrinsic value, but humanity’s love for useless things means they aren’t necessarily worth nothing (on.wsj.com)
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Thousands fled the eastern Congolese city of Goma after Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades (on.wsj.com)
Three Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could add to calls for a fuller probe of whether the Covid-19 virus may have escaped from the lab (on.wsj.com)
More of the energy we use will come from the electric socket. And we aren’t ready. (on.wsj.com)
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Take an early look at the front page of The Wall Street Journal (on.wsj.com)
Belarus forced a commercial aircraft to land in the nation’s capital, where a Belarusian journalist and opposition activist was detained (on.wsj.com)
Investors were happy to dismiss Elon Musk’s tweets about bitcoin as harmless noise when it was going up. Now with prices down, many are outraged. “He knows he holds a lot of influence and has demonstrated just how much he likes to play with it.” (on.wsj.com)
A cable-car disaster in the Italian Alps killed 14 people, shocking a country where tourism and other pleasures of everyday life were just reopening after lengthy pandemic restrictions (on.wsj.com)
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Elon Musk’s proposed SpaceX expansion in South Texas is dividing local residents. Some believe the aerospace company could be the region’s ticket to development and jobs while others say it’s a threat to the community and the environment. #WSJWhatsNow (twitter.com)
From @WSJopinion: There’s reason to hope that more Americans look at the practical benefit—no more masks—and decide to make that appointment to get vaccinated, writes @ScottGottliebMD (on.wsj.com)
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This YouTuber is cashing in on a growing trend of luxury home tour videos on the platform and getting access to some of the nicest homes on the market #WSJWhatsNow (on.wsj.com)
Phil Mickelson became golf's oldest major champion, winning the PGA Championship at age 50 (on.wsj.com)
Palestinians, dispersed among Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, are finding common purpose. “After the events of this month, there are no more borders between us.” (on.wsj.com)
Skeptical CEOs of startups say they are turning down offers from SPACs, deleting their solicitous emails and tapping the brakes on merger deals amid nosediving shares and disappointed investors (on.wsj.com)
Issa Rae, co-creator of HBO's "Insecure," is about to enter what might be her busiest chapter yet. (on.wsj.com)
Three Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care, according to a U.S. intelligence report that could add to calls for a fuller probe of whether the Covid-19 virus may have escaped from the lab (on.wsj.com)
This Covid-19 test comes with a wagging tail: Coronavirus-sniffing dogs are being deployed around the world as research shows they can accurately detect cases of infection (on.wsj.com)
“Students have found a way to cheat and they know it works." Remote learning spurs an eruption of cheating, and educators fear there's no going back. (on.wsj.com)
Rooms going vacant because there’s no one to clean them. Managers making beds. Hotels say they’re struggling to hire enough hourly workers ahead of an anticipated upswing in leisure travel. (on.wsj.com)
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Coffee prices are rising and experts are predicting the trend will continue, due to pandemic supply chain woes and climate change #WSJWhatsNow (on.wsj.com)
Last year, people were so desperate to get hand sanitizer that distilleries started making it. Now stores are having a hard time getting rid of it all. “Nearly every family has two to three bottles of it." (on.wsj.com)
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Investors were happy to dismiss Elon Musk’s tweets about bitcoin as harmless noise when it was going up. Now with prices down, many are outraged. (on.wsj.com)
“This is the antithesis of the Victoria’s Secret strategy”: How Gen-Z brands like Parade are radicalizing the underwear market (on.wsj.com)
Hospitals used to negotiate rates in secret with insurers, leading to a confusing tangle of different prices for the same procedure. A new federal regulation is forcing providers to make those deals public. (on.wsj.com)