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Members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus leave the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 3. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is shown to be extremely effective in young teenagers. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Race To Immunize Tightens As Cases Rise; Promising Vaccine News Released

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Calls For An Open Investigation Into The Possibility COVID-19 Leaked From A Lab

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Biden Administration Considers Whether To Continue Trump's Hard Line Against Huawei

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In Mexico, The Death Of A Woman At The Hands Of Police Has Caused An Uproar

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Young people gathered Wednesday by the Seine River in Paris, largely without masks and without social distancing. French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered the country into a third lockdown because of the continued spread of COVID-19. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Commuters wait to board a suburban train on Tuesday at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus prior to the night curfew that has been introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Mumbai. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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India Reports Its Highest Daily Number Of COVID-19 Deaths So Far This Year

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The Russian Embassy in Rome on Wednesda. Italy has ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught the Italian allegedly giving classified documents to one of the Russians in exchange for money. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) officers carry the memory unit from a cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crashed Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ 182 at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta on Wednesday. Anton Raharjo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Migrant Facility Was Severely Overcrowded, AP Reporter Says

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China Urged To Withdraw Ships From Reef In South China Sea

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Joyette Jagolino (second from the right) in critical-care nurse training with her class at Saint Paul University in Manila Courtesy of Joyette Jagolino via The Atlantic hide caption

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U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Karen Pierce, pictured in a previous role in 2018, talked with NPR about the country's outline of its future foreign policy. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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U.K., U.S. Working Closely On Countering 'Almost Gangsterish' Russia, U.K. Envoy Says

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Political Crisis Deepens In Brazil As 3 Military Commanders Are To Be Replaced

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The Paris Opera Ballet Is Undergoing A Racial Reckoning

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