June 13, 2021

Month: June 2021

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FDA Details Failures at Baltimore Plant That Spoiled Vaccine Doses

A Baltimore factory that rendered useless 75 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson failed for weeks to seal off a preparation area for vaccine ingredients and allowed production waste to be hauled through the area, the Food and Drug Administration said in a memorandum analyzing the plant’s operations. The memo, […]

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Baseball’s Sticky Situation With Ball Doctoring

Since the season began in April, Major League Baseball’s umpires and league officials have been collecting baseballs by the thousands. Balls from games are inspected, with the most suspicious specimens being sent to an independent laboratory for analysis. A forensic investigation found that a majority of those balls had some kind of illegal foreign substance […]

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Humpback Whale Nearly Eats a Lobsterman, Then Thinks Better of It

It was sunny and clear on Friday morning and the water was calm off the coast of Provincetown, Mass., where Michael Packard was diving for lobsters. His longtime fishing partner, Josiah Mayo, was following him in their fishing vessel, the J&J, tracking him through the bubbles that rose from Mr. Packard’s breathing gear to the […]

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Opinion | Zoos Are Bad for Animals

After being captives of the pandemic for more than a year, we have begun experiencing the pleasures of simple outings: dining al fresco, shopping with a friend, taking a stroll through the zoo. As we snap a selfie by the sea lions for the first time in so long, it seems worth asking, after our […]

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In Pictures: President Biden’s Trip to Europe

June 10, 2021 President Biden, in his first presidential trip abroad, arrived in Europe on Wednesday with a daunting agenda: to reassure allies that the hostility of the Trump years was a momentary aberration in U.S. policy, coax them toward coordinated policies on Russia, China, climate change and the coronavirus, and then confront Vladimir V. […]

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How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes

There were two weeks left in the Trump administration when the Treasury Department handed down a set of rules governing an obscure corner of the tax code. Overseen by a senior Treasury official whose previous job involved helping the wealthy avoid taxes, the new regulations represented a major victory for private equity firms. They ensured […]

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Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young. June 12, 2021 Walking around Lower Manhattan on a recent weeknight, a middle-aged, slightly graying man wasn’t sure if it was […]

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