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Biden Signs Policing Order on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death
Floyd's family was in the audience at the White House as the president declared that “what we do in their memory matters.”
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The NRA’s Power is Waning. Opposition to New Gun Laws Isn’t.
For years, proponents of tougher gun restrictions have placed much of the blame for America’s crisis of gun death on the National Rifle Association. So it was no surprise that in the aftermath of the mass murder at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, President Biden and former President Obama both pointed to the “gun…
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TikTok Live’s Subscription Program Wants to Compete With Twitch
Live video is one of the fastest-growing areas of social media, and the gap between the two apps is increasingly narrow.
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What the Artists Behind George Floyd Murals Around the World Want Us to Remember
From Bethelehem, Palestine to Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reality TV Star Josh Duggar Gets 12 Years in Child Porn Case
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was sentenced Wednesday to about 12 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks to give the maximum term of 20 years to Duggar, whose large family was the focus of TLC’s…
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The Uncertain Future of George Floyd Square
The intersection remains the subject of an ongoing debate over how to memorialize a man whose death jolted the nation out of complacency
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‘It’s F-cking Nuts to Do Nothing About This.’ Democrats Vent as Congress Remains Gridlocked on Guns After Uvalde
The sense of frustration and impotence among Democrats in the Capitol was palpable on Wednesday.
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After Uvalde Massacre, Senate Hearing for Biden’s ATF Nominee Displays Rigid Partisan Divide on Guns
Less than 24 hours after a shooter killed 19 children and two teachers in a Texas elementary school, lawmakers grilled President Joe Biden’s pick to become the nation’s chief regulator of guns. Frustrations over the intractable gun control debate in Congress spilled over into the pre-scheduled hearing for Steven Dettelbach, Biden’s nominee to be director…
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What Trump’s Bad Night in Georgia Really Means
Whilte many of them eschewed his endorsements, Republicans in Georgia still love Trump.
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Texas’ Gun Laws Have Become Looser in Recent Years. The Uvalde School Shooting Likely Won’t Change That
Texas’ gun laws—among the most permissive in the country—have come under heightened security after an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed at least 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. Six mass shootings have occurred in Texas since 2016, and the gun control advocacy group Giffords: Courage To Fight Gun Violence rates Texas…
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Beta O’Rourke Confronts Texas Gov. Abbott About Gun Control During Uvalde Press Conference
O’Rourke is challenging Abbott in a long-shot bid for the Texas governor's mansion
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Twitter Shareholders Meet Amid Elon Musk’s Takeover Drama
The scheduled shareholder meeting didn't include a vote on Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social platform.
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These Are the Victims of the Uvalde, Texas, School Shooting
The Uvalde elementary school shooting is now the third deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, with 21 victims
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How to Help Victims of the Texas School Shooting
On Tuesday, a gunman killed at least 19 children and two adults, leaving at least 17 more injured, in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The community of Uvalde—a small, predominantly Hispanic city nestled between San Antonio and the U.S.-Mexico border—is mourning. So is the rest of the nation, as a…
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Kate Moss Testifies that Johnny Depp ‘Never Pushed’ Her Down Stairs In Defamation Trial
British model Kate Moss took to the stand Wednesday morning as a witness for Johnny Depp’s legal team in the defamation case against his ex-wife, actor Amber Heard. During her short testimony over a video call, Moss refuted a rumor that Heard had mentioned about Depp pushing Moss down a flight of stairs while they…
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A Handful of Climate-Focused Independents Just Upended Australia’s Political System. Here’s What Comes Next
"It’s clear that Australians will no longer stand for a government that won’t act on climate change"
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China’s Big Climate Pledge At Davos Sounds Promising, But Experts Are Skeptical
China intends to plant and conserve 70 billion trees by 2030 in its efforts to fight deforestation and climate change, the nation’s special envoy on climate Xie Zhenhua told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday, as the world’s worst polluter ramps up attempts to rebrand itself as an environmental champion. The pledge…
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Mask Mandates Are Returning to Schools as COVID-19 Cases Surge
School districts in Philadelphia, Providence, R.I., and Brookline, Mass., are requiring students and staff to wear masks again—though they are the exception, rather than the rule
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School Shootings Confirm That Guns Are the Religion of the Right
Sometimes calls for America to return to God are couched in the language of consolation. Especially after a mass shooting. When 19 children were killed at school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, tweeted that “It is in times like these that we should, as individuals, communities, and…
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How Atlanta Director Hiro Murai Helped Bring Surrealism to Prestige TV
In the early 2010s, Hiro Murai was a Los Angeles-based music-video director, working regularly with the local Odd Future music collective—which included Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, and Tyler, the Creator, among others—as well as making the occasional video for musicians like Death Cab for Cutie, Usher, Lupe Fiasco, St. Vincent, and the Shins. Much of…
Herschel Walker’s Win in Georgia Complicates Republican Efforts to Retake the Senate
National Republicans had been fretting for weeks that the Senate primary in Georgia would end exactly the way it did.
For Teens, Saving Each Other From Social Media Is a Team Effort
TIME spoke with three teens who are working to help keep their peers safe online
Americans Need to Examine Their Relationship to Images of Black Suffering
Thirty years ago, all four Los Angeles Police Department officers involved in the beating of Rodney King were acquitted. Less than a year ago, the officer who killed George Floyd was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Both cases involved video seen by millions. The videos are so ghastly and so widely…
Why Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Calling ESG a ‘Scam’
Electric car maker Tesla lost its place this month on an index dedicated to companies excelling at ESG.
U.K. ‘Partygate’ Report Blames Culture of Boris Johnson’s Office
A separate police investigation resulted in 83 people getting fined, including Johnson.
Two Years After George Floyd’s Murder, Minneapolis Is Still Struggling to Redefine Policing
"We can’t put our trust in a government system where, when they make a mistake, they can choose when they want to protect us and choose when they don’t want to protect us.”
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Has Been Proclaimed President-Elect of the Philippines
His ascent dismantles the remnant legacy of a democratic revolt that ousted his dictator father from office in 1986
Greene and McBath Win U.S. House Races With Cuellar in a Tight Runoff
Tuesday’s primary elections in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota and Texas offer a glimpse of what the next Congress could look like
Now is the Time to Address the Global Health Equity Gap
While the world has been preoccupied with COVID-19, deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continue to impact poor nations at an alarming rate. Each year around the world, more than 15 million people die from NCDs between the ages of 30 and 69, and 85% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In…
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Wins the Republican Gubernatorial Nomination Without a Runoff
The unexpectedly tough race pushed a candidate known for folksiness far to the right