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The Vibe Will Be Different at This Year’s Oscars—and That’s a Good Thing
No one knows what our next new normal will look like, but the Oscars are determined to set one bejeweled sandaled foot into it, no matter what
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The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Those Who Found No Justice
When Judge Peter Cahill read the verdict that Derek Chauvin was guilty on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd I imagined ghosts dancing around the courtroom. They leapt from chair to chair. Shouting, laughing, and crying all at once. They were the dead who haunted this trial—Black people, across generations, who died…
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The ‘America First Caucus’ Is Backtracking, But Its Mistaken Ideas About ‘Anglo-Saxon’ History Still Have Scholars Concerned
"Everything's sort of layered on a false understanding of history"
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What Will Office Life Be Like After the Pandemic? This Australian Fintech Company May Have the Answer
As companies in the U.S. and elsewhere look to reopen their offices, Australia's Brighte may offer a template for success
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The Death Penalty Declines As Global Recorded Executions Reach Lowest Level in a Decade
Globally, at least 483 people are known to have been executed in 2020. Shocking as this figure is, it’s the lowest number of executions recorded by Amnesty International in at least a decade, marking a decrease of 26% compared to 2019, and 70% from the peak of 1,634 executions in 2015. It’s clear to see…
‘A Giant Step Forward.’ Joe Biden Pledges Police Reform After Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris praised the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, but cautioned that the fight for racial justice in the United States is nowhere near complete. “This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America,” Biden said…
Black Citizens of Minneapolis Have Been ‘Living in a Perpetual State of Trauma.’ Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Only Begins to Relieve It
If a city had a pulse, Minneapolis’ collective heart would have been racing
Why Letting in More Refugees Could Work for President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden’s job approval rating has hovered around a healthy 53% since he took office. Americans largely approve of his handling of the economy and the pandemic, polls show. But he’s gotten low marks in recent weeks for his response at the southwest border as an increasing number of unaccompanied children from Central America…
To Protect the Next George Floyd, We Must Remove the Threat of Police Violence from Everyday Life
The accountability provided by the conviction of Derek Chauvin is both necessary and insufficient. Necessary because public systems worthy of trust can never take root without accountability. Insufficient because no trial outcome can repair the devastation that George Floyd’s killing visited upon his family, the Minneapolis community, and everyone forced to grieve yet another loss…
Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd, in a Milestone for America’s Reckoning on Race
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murdering George Floyd—a historic moment for the racial justice movement in a nation where law enforcement officers are rarely found guilty of killing civilians. An outpouring of emotion erupted outside the tightly fortified Minneapolis courthouse where a jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree…
European Soccer’s American Owners Tried to Form a U.S.-Style ‘Super League.’ It Hasn’t Gone Well
The Super League leans heavy on American sports principles.
Biden Wants a Deal with Brazil’s Far-Right President to Protect the Amazon. But Can Bolsonaro Be Trusted?
“The U.S. should not strike an agreement with the federal government because it won’t be fulfilled”
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The Pandemic Has Been Tough for Extroverts. Here’s How I Managed to Make Friends Anyway
I did not start walking around my neighborhood to meet people. I went outside for the same reason Pleistocene-era humans did: air, food and cave-fever. But I also did not start walking around my neighborhood to not meet people. I understood the necessity and luxury of working from home, but I dreaded the dreariness. There…
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Why a 9/11 Commission-Style Panel Isn’t Winning Backers — Yet
This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. “We need something to head off public speculation or Congressional hearings of the wrong sort.” It was November 24, 1963, and that was the message from the Justice Department’s…
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Will Trust in the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recover? Europe’s AstraZeneca Experience Suggests Not
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended stopping use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine on April 13, they declared the action a “pause”—a brief intermission as the government investigates a possible link between the vaccine and blood clots in a small number of recipients. The…
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3 New Stoner-Friendly TV Series to Watch on 4/20
In 2021, even the tamest, most Middle American TV franchises are looking to 4/20 as an opportunity for brand expansion
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Global Carbon Emissions Set for Second-Largest Annual Increase in History in 2021 Despite COVID-19 Restrictions
Global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use are set to rise by 5% in 2021 compared to 2020, the second highest year-on-year increase in history, according to a report published April 20 by the International Energy Agency (IEA). In 2020 carbon emissions fell by a record 5.8% as restrictions placed on daily life to slow…
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These Women Are Transforming What Climate Leadership Looks Like. Here’s What They Learned From the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, like the climate crisis, is amplifying existing racial and gender injustices in our society. TIME editors Naina Bajekal and Elijah Wolfson moderated a conversation with two women working to create a more inclusive climate leadership space: American author, strategist and teacher Katharine Wilkinson, who co-founded and leads The All We Can Save…
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The Case for Abandoning ‘Corporate Responsibility’ When We Judge Company Practices
In an earlier era, green referred to grass and trees and jealous eyes. But over the past half-century, green has taken on a life of its own. The Green movement deals with the collisions and contagions of the contemporary world—how to view them, and how to cure them. The book from which this essay is…
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PBS’s Fascinating Philly D.A. Poses a Crucial, Timely Question: Can Our Broken Criminal Justice System Really Be Fixed?
What might the day-to-day work of dismantling systemic racism, mass incarceration and police power actually look like?
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Will Japan’s Low Immunization Rate Pose a Problem for the Olympics?
With less than 100 days to go before the Tokyo Games, anxiety is mounting
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Journalism Is Partly or Completely Restricted in 132 Countries, a New Report Says
Authoritarian regimes have used the pandemic to perfect "totalitarian control of information," according to RSF
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Murder Case Against Derek Chauvin in the Death of George Floyd Goes to the Jury
The jury of six white members and six Black or multiracial ones was sent off to begin deliberating after nearly a full day of closing arguments
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‘The Putin Regime Is Trying to Kill Him.’ Alexei Navalny’s Ailing Health Is Worrying the World
The Russian opposition figure was moved into a prison hospital on Monday after doctors warned he was in extremely poor health
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The Biden Administration Is Trying to Kickstart the Great American Electric Vehicle Race
American tailpipes have played an outsized role in global warming. In 2019, transportation accounted for 29% of the country’s human-generated emissions, the most of any sector tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency—and the U.S. is the world’s second-largest carbon emitter. The Biden Administration wants to clean up transportation’s dirty reputation, and make America the global…
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