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She Used a Male Doll in a Joke. Now She’s Accused of Sexual Harassment.

Park Na-rae, a comedian, grabbed a male doll, placed its plastic arm between its legs and made a suggestive remark. By the standards of Western comedy, the stunt on her YouTube show in March would have hardly seemed offensive. But the skit became a scandal in her home country, South …

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A popular vacation destination in India faces a devastating surge of infection.

NEW DELHI — Just a few months ago, the southwestern state of Goa was welcoming tourists from across the rest of India who were drawn to its picture-perfect beaches, an ideal source of relief from coronavirus rules in other regions. Group celebrations, many without masks, were common. Life appeared to …

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The State of the Pandemic

A few months ago, there was widespread talk about the possibility of a “fourth wave” of Covid-19 in the U.S. this spring. Many states were relaxing restrictions, and many Americans, tired of sitting at home, were beginning to expose themselves to greater Covid risk even though they weren’t yet vaccinated. …

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