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More than 130 countries on Friday agreed to set a global minimum corporate tax rate, a proposal spearheaded by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, seen here at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Sept. 30. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Over 130 countries clinch a deal that could radically reshape how companies are taxed

The agreement would set a 15% minimum tax rate for companies around the world, but it would need to be passed by a closely divided Congress.

Journalist Maria Ressa talks to reporters on March 29, 2019, after posting bail at a trial court in Metro Manila, Philippines. This Friday, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ressa and journalist Dmitry Muratov for the fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and in Russia. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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The Nobel Peace Prize goes to journalists in the Philippines and Russia

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A person wearing a mask walks past posters encouraging census participation in Seattle in April 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted not only last year's national head count, but also a critical follow-up survey that the U.S. Census Bureau relies on to determine the tally's accuracy. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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How many people of color did the 2020 census miss? COVID makes it harder to tell

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Protesters storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The White House authorizes the National Archives to share documents with Jan. 6 panel

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The Postal Service says the predicted slowdown is caused in part by the agency's decision to rely less on moving mail by air and more by ground transportation. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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The Postal Service is slowing the mail to save money. Critics say it's a death spiral

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In No Time to Die, Daniel Craig shows us a James Bond who's gone fishing. Nicola Dove/© 2021 DANJAQ, LLC and MGM. hide caption

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Daniel Craig is the bookend Bond, giving 007's story a beginning — and an end

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What's next for Louisiana's LaPlace Parish residents after weathering repeated storms

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More than 130 countries on Friday agreed to set a global minimum corporate tax rate, a proposal spearheaded by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, seen here at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Sept. 30. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Over 130 countries clinch a deal that could radically reshape how companies are taxed

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A view in The Valley of the Gods, part of the area that was removed from the national monument when Trump reduced it's size by 85% in 2017. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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From Valley of the Gods to an ancient Anasazi site, see the grandeur of Bears Ears

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Cimafunk's 'El Alimento' blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with classic American funk

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