Angela Merkel’s Party Chooses a New Leader

Angela Merkel’s Party Chooses a New Leader

BERLIN — Germany took its first step into a new era on Saturday, choosing the next leader of Chancellor’s Angela Merkel’s conservative party ahead of fall elections in which she will not be on the ballot. In normal times, Armin Laschet, the longstanding Merkel ally who was elected to lead the party, the...
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How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant

How British Scientists Found the More Infectious Coronavirus Variant

LONDON — All at once, the coronavirus seemed to change. For months, Dr. Steven Kemp, an infectious disease expert, had been scanning a global library of coronavirus genomes. He was studying how the virus had mutated in the lungs of a patient struggling to shake a raging infection in a nearby Cambridge h...
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