Biden eyes $80 billion boost for IRS to help fund family initiative: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will seek an extra $80 billion to fund U.S. tax collections that would help pay for his plan to bolster childcare, universal pre-kindergarten education and paid leave for workers, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks speaks during

Opinion | What Do You Do When the Kids Are Still Unvaccinated?

There will be more than one reasonable way to approach the risks of family activities. By David Leonhardt Mr. Leonhardt is a senior writer at The Times and writes The Morning newsletter, where he has been covering Covid-19. Many families will soon face a complicated choice about how quickly to

Vaccination decline: One in 10 children miss out on disease protection

One in 10 children in some areas didn’t get vaccinated against dangerous diseases because their parents declined treatment. The Ministry of Health data provides insight before the historic Covid-19 vaccine rollout – and related information campaign starting this month -because it shows how many families declined to give their child

Children among at least seven dead after explosion at religious school in northwest Pakistan

At least seven people are dead – including four children – following an explosion at a religious school in northwest Pakistan, with 70 others reported injured. The blast happened while a lecture was being given at the seminary by a cleric on the teachings of Islam. Police officer Waqar Azim

Opinion | Let Kids Have Halloween

Of course we want everyone, including children, to be safe during the pandemic. We canceled school in the spring, camps in the summer, vacations, sleepovers, and more. My daughter turned 14 in June, and her friends drove by in cars, wishing her happy birthday while she waved from the lawn.

Millions of children risk missing vaccines – UN

Millions of children risk missing “life-saving” vaccines, the UN has warned, after a “massive backlog” of shipments built up due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak has had a huge impact on the air industry, drastically reducing commercial and charter flights. Dozens of countries are at risk of running out

Nepal blast: Four children killed by unexploded device in mountain village

An old explosive device – believed to have been left from a decade-long Maoist insurgency – has killed four children in a remote mountain village in Nepal. The children, aged between five and 13, found it in a jungle and were playing with it when it exploded, government administrator Navaraj

Four US Amish children killed in buggy accident

Officials in Kentucky say four children were killed and one is missing after their horse-drawn buggy was washed away while trying to cross a stream. The Amish family of six were crossing a low water bridge when their horse was swept away by the current, police say. The incident occurred