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A wounded victim of the suicide bombing in Kabul. Photo: Khalilur Rahman Salahshoor/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

At least 15 people were killed and more than 25 wounded in Kabul on Saturday in a suicide bombing, just as parliamentary election voting was wrapping up, Reuters reports.

The big picture: The elections in Afghanistan have been overshadowed by major security concerns. Per Reuters, the polls were kept open longer than they were meant to on Saturday to cater to the "large numbers of people who had been unable to vote." There have been no claims yet for the attack, though the Taliban has been active in warning that election centers could be attacked.

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J&J and Merck to partner for COVID vaccine production to boost supply

Empty vials that contained a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19. Photo: Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden will announce Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help Johnson & Johnson manufacture its newly authorized coronavirus vaccine to boost supply, a senior administration official tells Axios.

The big picture: The development has the potential to vastly increase supply, possibly doubling what the J&J could make on its own, the official said. The company has run into challenges while trying to expand its vaccine production to a global scale.

Casinos throw cash at sports betting media

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Casinos are investing millions on sports betting content to lure bettors to their online and in-person sportsbooks.

Why it matters: It’s a mini gold rush for some sports media companies that were struggling in the pandemic.

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Newly released data show that global CO2 emissions had returned to pre-pandemic levels by the end of last year and surpassed them in some major economies.

Why it matters: The International Energy Agency warned that clean energy efforts are falling short.

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