A Covax tag is displayed on a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax global vaccination program, at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Ghana received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
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"For me, queer nightlife spaces have always been these places of possibility, of world-making, of learning to style yourself," says Madison Moore, professor of queer studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. What are queer bars and clubs doing to survive, and what happens to communities if they don't?
What We're Losing If More LGBTQ Nightlife Spaces Close
The logo of Bitcoin digital currency is pictured on the front door of an ATM in Marseille, southern France.
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"Many, many, many people have student loan debt, but might not have finished their degrees and therefore aren't reaping the benefits of a degree," says The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey.
The Future Of Student Loan Forgiveness
Customers wait in line to enter Frontier Fiesta in Houston, Texas. A winter storm has caused power outages and water disruptions for many people in Texas and the surrounding area.
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Texas continues to deal with the aftermath of a winter storm that left millions without power and disrupted water service to the state. The Biden administration projects any American who wants the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get one by the end of July. Meanwhile, protests in Myanmar continue, as well as the World Health Organization's vaccination efforts. We got to those stories and more on the News Roundup.
The News Roundup For February 19, 2021
Transmission towers and power lines lead to a substation after a snowstorm in Fort Worth, Texas.
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"The weather is playing a huge role in this situation. Our infrastructure isn't built to handle this much demand for heating under these conditions," says Joshua Rhodes, energy researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.
What The Texas Snowstorm Tells Us About America's Energy Infrastructure
Anna Malaika Tubbs' new book is "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped A Nation."
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"I decided to focus on mothers because of this further erasure that happens to mothers. Motherhood is so overlooked," says Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped A Nation."
The Mothers Who Raised Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin
A local newspaper the Richmond Free Press, with a front page featuring top Virginia state officials embroiled in controversies, sits for sale in a newsstand near the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia.
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"[FOIAs] are vital to my work...we've written dozens of stories in the past months alone, based on emails between public officials or reports from universities," says Andrea Gallo about the hundreds of public records requests she's filed during her years as a journalist.
Local Spotlight: The Power Of FOIA
Delroy Lindo attends "The Good Fight" World Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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