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Relief for the COVID-19 Pandemic: SNF Gives More Than $90M in Aid Since 2020

ATHENS — Since announcing a $100 million relief effort for the global pandemic in April 2020, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has given more than $90 million to try to alleviate some of the suffering and hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As global vaccination efforts and new variants of the virus continuously shift the landscape of the pandemic, the Foundation continues to focus on meeting urgent needs for vulnerable populations across five continents in a way that also lays groundwork for recovery. See what our partners have achieved in a year of socioeconomic crisis.

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Democrats Eye Supreme Court Pick to Revive 2022 Prospects

Democrats stung by a series of election year failures to deliver legislative wins for their most loyal voters hope they'll be buoyed by the prospect that President Joe Biden will name the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

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