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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern implored people to only speak the names of those who died in the mosque attacks, rather than the suspect's — as she vowed never to mention his name.

What she's saying: "He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist," Ardern said in Parliament in Wellington on Tuesday afternoon local time. "He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing — not even his name."

The latest: Post-mortems have been completed on all 50 victims of the attacks, with 21 identified and in the process of being returned to their families. Another 27 are expected to be identified by midday Wednesday local time.

  • Christchurch Hospital was treating 30 patients — 9 in a critical condition, Canterbury District Health Board said.
  • A 4-year-old girl remained in critical condition in an Auckland children's hospital. Her father's condition was no longer considered serious, and he was now stable in Auckland City Hospital.
  • The Christchurch Shooting Victims Fund raised almost $5 million by Tuesday evening.

Go deeper: New Zealand PM announces inquiry into attacks, swift gun law changes

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The "war on nature"

A resident stands on his roof as the Blue Ridge Fire burned back in October in Chino Hills, Calif. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

Apocalyptic weather is the new normal because humans are "waging war on nature," the UN declared on Wednesday.

What they're saying: "The state of the planet is broken," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, reports AP. “This is suicidal.”

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Health: Nursing homes are still getting pummeledU.S. could hit herd immunity by end of summer 2021 if Americans embrace virus vaccines, Fauci says.
  2. Politics: Pelosi, Schumer call on McConnell to adopt bipartisan $900B stimulus framework.
  3. World: U.K. clears Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for mass rollout — Putin says Russia will begin large-scale vaccination next week.
  4. Business: Investors are finally starting to take their money out of safe-haven Treasuries.
  5. Sports: The end of COVID’s grip on sports may be in sight.

Pelosi, Schumer call on McConnell to adopt bipartisan $900B stimulus framework

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Nov. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to use a $908 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief framework as a basis for jumpstarting negotiations.

Why it matters: The framework, introduced by a group of bipartisan senators on Tuesday, calls for significantly less funding than Pelosi had previously demanded — a sign that Democrats are ready to further compromise as millions of Americans endure economic hardship.