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U.S. Leisure Travel Is Back at Pre-Pandemic Levels for the First Time
People are heading off on vacation, despite a surge in cases and higher airfares globally
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‘I’m Just Waiting for Someone to Knock on the Door.’ Parents of Trans Kids in Texas Fear Family Protective Services Will Target Them
Parents of transgender youth in Texas are stuck in limbo after a new statement issued by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) on Thursday suggested the Department will continue investigating parents who may have provided gender-affirming care to their children. On May 13, the Texas Supreme Court narrowed a statewide injunction to stop…
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How Celebrity Cases Like the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial Have Shaped the National Conversation About Abuse
"Something as dramatic as this cracks through a lot of the denial," one advocate told TIME in 1994
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The House Passed a Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism. It Wasn’t Unanimous.
Rep. Thomas Massie’s rigid libertarianism often puts him far afield from his fellow Republicans.
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Oklahoma Approves the Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Ban
The bill is one of at least three anti-abortion bills sent this year to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who has indicated he'll sign it. 
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Johnny Depp’s Former Associates Testify About His ‘Unprofessional’ Behavior and Jealous Streak
Several former friends and employees of Johnny Depp testified on Thursday in the ongoing $50 million defamation trial against Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard. The high-profile trial, which is being held in Fairfax County, Va., is in its fifth week. Depp’s team rested its case on May 3 and, since then, Heard’s legal team has been…
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Biden’s Moves on NATO Come Amid Fear Russian War Will Expand Past Ukraine
The president is getting progressively bolder in his efforts to support Ukraine and bolster NATO.
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Three Factors Drive Rightwing Violence. We Can’t Solve the Problem Without Addressing All of Them
By some counts, the horrific attack at a Buffalo supermarket was the second terrorist attack, and the 202nd mass shooting, that happened in the United States this year. Given Americans’ easy access to weapons, growing political divisions, racism, and rates of mental illness, there will almost certainly be more. So understanding why this is happening…
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Millennials and Gen Z Invested When It Was Fun. Now They’re Riding Out a Crash
“Being open to crypto astrology might literally change your life,” says Maren Altman. She’s a 23-year-old astrology influencer with over 1.2 million TikTok followers, and she believes the study of celestial bodies can be a valuable tool for making sense of cryptocurrency. “I’m tracking planetary cycles,” she says. “So I look at the positions of…
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High Gas Prices are Oil Companies’ Fault says Ro Khanna, and Democrats Should Go After Them
Inflation is rankling voters, and the conventional wisdom in Washington is that sky high gas prices are a big liability for Congressional Democrats, who are already expected to lose seats in the fast-approaching midterm elections. Republicans have tried to place the blame for higher costs on the Biden Administration’s green agenda—never mind that Democrats have…
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The Small, Local Election With Potentially Major Climate Change Significance
Next week’s primary election in Georgia has made national news as a potential bellwether of how voters view former President Donald Trump and his false claims that the 2020 presidential election in the state, which he lost, was stolen. Far from the national news, lower down the ballot, that same election on May 24 will…
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Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Soared During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stress, isolation, and the closing of essential services all played a role
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A Third of U.S. Should Be Considering Masks, Officials Say
Right now, about a third of the U.S. population lives in areas that are considered at higher risk — mostly in the Northeast and Midwest.
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What Is Monkeypox and Should You Be Worried?
Monkeypox is a rare, usually mild infection, and health authorities in North America and Europe are monitoring a smattering of cases
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Anti-Black Violence Has Long Been the Most Common American Hate Crime—And We Still Don’t Know the Full Extent
Since the FBI began tracking hate crime, Black Americans have been its most common victims—but the data likely fail to show the full picture
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The Ukrainian Musicians Fighting Russia Through Song
When Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in a recorded video before the tuxedoed glitterati gathered in Las Vegas for the Grammy Awards ceremony in April, he spoke of how the brutality Russia had inflicted upon Ukraine brought something else with it: silence. The silence of dead soldiers and civilians; the silence of abandoned, destroyed cities.…
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Two Million Cases: COVID-19 May Finally Force North Korea to Open Up
North Korea’s massive COVID-19 outbreak may be making the hermit state amenable to external assistance
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The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Has Signed a Historic Equal Pay Agreement. Here’s How It Happened.
The U.S.A. becomes the first country to split soccer World Cup prize money evenly between women and men
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$255 Million in Prize Money. Phil Mickelson’s Implosion. Saudi Arabia’s Influence on Golf Raises Concerns
Phil Mickelson won't defend his PGA Championship title, after speaking out about LIV Golf, a Saudi-backed breakaway tour.
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Amber Heard’s Former Best Friend Testifies: ‘I Was Worried for Her Physical Safety’
“I was scared for Amber,” Raquel Pennington said in a video deposition played for the jury today in the ongoing defamation suit between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Pennington, who is Heard’s former best friend, is one of the witnesses called by Heard’s team this week. Another, podcaster and producer iO Tillett Wright, also testified.…
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Pennsylvania Republicans Nominated an Election Truther for Governor, Putting the Swing State on Shaky Ground for 2024
Republicans handily nominated Doug Mastriano, who Trump endorsed.
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Why Madison Cawthorn Lost His Race
About 95% of members of the U.S. House get re-elected for subsequent terms. North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn, a 26-year-old scandal-ridden Republican, became a rare exception when he lost his primary race on Tuesday. In one of the most high-profile races in the country, Cawthorn conceded defeat to Chuck Edwards, a North Carolina Republican State…
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TIME Announces Editorial New Hires and Promotions
TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal sent the following note to staff on Wednesday:   Team TIME, Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on the 18 promotions below and in welcoming 11 new editorial staffers. You may have met some of these new arrivals within your groups already. But with so many of us…
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As the Virus Evolves, COVID-19 Reinfections Are Going to Keep Happening
After the Omicron variant caused massive numbers of infections this past winter, lots of people looked on the bright side, hoping it would be “a free shot for the country,” says Eli Rosenberg, deputy director for science at the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Public Health. Even though lots of people got…
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I Thought I Had to Breastfeed My Babies. Then I Lost My Breasts
I clutched the swaddled newborn in the crook of my arm. Only a few hours old, she was asleep, for which I was thankful. I knew when she woke, she would want to feed. A young doctor stood at the foot of my bed. I had a question but didn’t know if I could get…
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What the Buffalo Shooting Says About Black America’s Fraught Relationship With Guns
The Buffalo community in upstate New York is still mourning the senseless massacre that occurred on May 15, when a gunman entered a local grocery store and killed 10 people in a racially motivated attack. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden traveled to the city and condemned the incident as “violence inflicted in the service of…
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‘The Hate of Men Will Pass.’ Volodymyr Zelensky Makes an Emotional Appeal to the Power of Cinema at Cannes
The opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival is generally, not to put too fine a point on it, a snooze. A highly polished actor or entertainer steps out to host. This year—the festival’s 75th edition—it was Virginie Efira, the Belgian-French actress who played a salacious, miracle-performing nun in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta. Watching the simulcast…
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One Million Americans Have Died From COVID-19. Here Are Some of Their Stories
Each death was more than a number.
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Sri Lanka Default Hints at Trouble Ahead for Developing Nations
The island’s saga is starting to be seen as a bellwether for emerging markets
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Welcome to the Era of Unapologetic Bad Taste
In 2022, pop culture is doing the most. ­Consider some of the most memorable images to come out of the entertainment industry recently: Mr. Big campily keeling over on his Peloton in And Just Like That… Nicole Kidman baring an impossible 3 feet of midriff on the cover of Vanity Fair. The sight of dopey,…
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