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Jan 20, 2021

What Biden plans to do and undo right away

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Plus, Biden picks Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. And, in advanced economies, just how many people are actually worse off than their parents?

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Biden's nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine sends signal about LGBTQ health protections

Jan 20, 2021
If confirmed, Levine, a transgender woman, would take a top health care role as assistant secretary of health.
Incoming President Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Courtesy of Biden transition team

Two-thirds of people in advanced economies are poorer than their parents

Jan 20, 2021
A McKinsey report points to accelerating inequality in the U.S. and elsewhere.
"We found that two-thirds of people living in the advanced economies had seen their incomes stagnate in the decade between 2005 and 2015," says James Manyika, chairman and director of the McKinsey Global Institute.
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Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
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Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director