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FBI photo of the crime scene after the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery. Photo via Netflix

Premiering Wednesday on Netflix ... "This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist," a four-part documentary series from director Colin Barnicle taking viewers back 30 years to St. Patrick's Day weekend in 1990.

  • "[L]egendary works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others worth over half a billion dollars today were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston."

The series covers "the leads, dead ends, lucky breaks and speculations that characterized the investigation of this still unsolved mystery."

  • The bottom line, from @BarnicleBros: "500 million dollars worth of stolen art and a 10 million dollar reward for whoever finds it. ... #ThisIsARobbery."

The Guardian writes: "The project, five-plus years in the making, takes a comprehensive a look at a case barely thawed in 30 years; it consults crime scene photos and evidence logs, interviews key journalists and legal figures, and studies several theories."

  • "Barnicle and his brother, Nick, Boston-area natives long fascinated by the case, began investigating in 2014 and shooting in 2015, a process which involved years of combing the local web of investigators."
Missing for 30 years: Rembrandt’s "Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee." Graphic design (background and framing): Ellie Sisler. Photo courtesy Barnicle Brothers

Go deeper: Watch the trailer.

  • All 13 missing pieces of art are featured on @barniclebrothers Instagram, with the story behind each work.
A map of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, highlighting the alarms that were set off in each room during the robbery. Photo: Netflix
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Starbucks drops worker vaccine mandate after SCOTUS ruling

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Starbucks announced in a memo to employees Tuesday that it has dropped plans to implement a vaccine mandate for all U.S. workers, AP reported on Wednesday.

Why it matters: The company's decision comes in response to the Supreme Court's ruling last week to block the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement for large employers.

55 mins ago - Health

Omicron hits American hospitals disproportionately hard

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Data: Our World in Data; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

America is seeing more COVID hospitalizations than other wealthy countries during the Omicron surge, according to Our World in Data.

Why it matters: Vaccines keep the vast majority of COVID cases out of the hospital, but vaccination rates are also lower in the U.S. than these other countries.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Omicron dashboard

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

  1. Health: The end of the Omicron wave is in sight — Transplants rebound from COVID lull.
  2. Vaccines: WHO: No evidence that healthy children, teens need boosters — Kids' COVID vaccination rates are particularly low in rural America.
  3. Politics: Biden to announce plan to distribute 400 million masks for free — Government website for free COVID tests launches early.
  4. World: WHO: COVID health emergency could end this year — Greece imposes vaccine mandate for people 60 and older.
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