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Climate Change Threatens to Spread Viruses Through an Unprepared World
The control of illnesses like malaria and cholera is under threat without more ambitious climate plans, the Lancet says
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FDA Authorizes Moderna and J&J Booster Shots
The decision means boosters are authorized for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the US
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The Biden Administration Halted Workplace ICE Raids, But the Fear Lingers
Every day for more than two years now, Hilda Jorge Perez has been on pins and needles, waiting for a call, a letter in the mail or a knock at the door that will determine her family’s fate. On August 7, 2019, she and her husband Antonio Lopez Agustin were arrested, along with dozens of…
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China Allegedly Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Weapon. Now What?
Revelations over a secret Chinese weapon test have stoked fresh fears in Washington that the two nations are approaching a strategic crossroads amid a sweeping build-up of Beijing’s nuclear arsenal. The Chinese military, in the midst of a complete modernization of its strategic forces, is expected to at least double its number of nuclear warheads…
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‘Turned Down Because of Who I Am.’ Woman Accuses Biden Administration of Anti-Gay Discrimination in Foster Program
Kelly Easter wanted to help. Like many Americans, she watched the news in 2020 in dismay at the conditions awaiting unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Easter, a 47-year-old realtor, lives alone in her two bedroom apartment in Nashville, Tenn. “I have the resources. I thought, ‘Why not? Let me help,’” she tells TIME.…
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Democrats Struggle to Keep Faith in Joe Biden During Spending Negotiations
As Democrats try to reach a deal on trillions of dollars in spending for infrastructure and social programs, some involved in the process are growing impatient and struggling to keep faith in President Joe Biden’s talk-it-through approach. Biden spent the day Tuesday meeting with key players from the Senate and the House. In a meeting…
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Congress Holds the Key to the Virginia Governor’s Race
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. The most important strategy sessions for Terry McAuliffe’s comeback bid in Virginia took place yesterday—and he wasn’t invited. In twin meetings at the White House, President Joe Biden met…
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Prince Andrew is Being Sued by a Victim of Jeffrey Epstein for Sexual Abuse. Here’s What to Know About the Lawsuit
During an interview with the BBC in 2019, Giuffre described being ordered by Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's then-girlfriend, to ​​"do for Andrew what I do for Jeffrey".
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Amid a Labor Shortage, Companies Are Eliminating Drug Tests. It’s a Trend That Could Create More Equitable Workplaces
Experts say it's a trend that could level the employment playing field by removing a job requirement that's a poor indicator of work performance
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Why Netflix Investors Should Care About Its Chappelle Controversy
Co-CEO Ted Sarandos struck a note of contrition while speaking to journalists on the eve of a planned worker walkout
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Why Filmmakers From David Lynch to Denis Villeneuve Have Struggled to Adapt Dune
Frank Herbert's 1965 novel is not so much unfilmable as it is merely uncontainable
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Data Drives the World. You Need to Understand It
'Millions of us have traded security and privacy for convenience. That’s a dangerous bargain,' Richard Stengel writes
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Why Flying Carbon Class To COP26 Is More Expensive Than Taking the Train
A version of this story first appeared in the Climate is Everything newsletter. If you’d like sign up to receive this free once-a-week email, click here. In less than two weeks, leaders from 196 countries and around 25,000 delegates, activists and protestors will descend on the Scottish city of Glasgow for the United Nation’s 26th…
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Business Travel’s Demise Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences
In 2019, Jason Henrichs took 46 flights for business, traveling to cities where he stayed at hotels, dined at local restaurants, and sometimes even visited tourist attractions like the Liberty Bell. In 2020, he took just three flights. The traveling life has its perks—Henrichs, the CEO of Alloy Labs, a consortium of community banks, has…
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Jan. 6 House Committee Votes Unanimously to Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt
(WASHINGTON) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. Still defending his supporters who broke into the Capitol that day, Trump has…
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Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign…
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NYC to Mandate Vaccines, Scrap Testing Option for Workforce
Starting Wednesday, all employees who get their first shot at a city-run site will receive an extra $500 in their paycheck
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Negotiations Drag on Over 17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
The kidnapping is the largest of its kind in Haiti in recent years
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Xi Jinping Eyes Innovation and Oversight to Grow China’s Digital Economy
China has identified the digital economy as a key driver for growth and made tech self-sufficiency a top priority
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How Only Murders in the Building Grapples With the Thorny Ethics of True-Crime Podcasting
The Hulu series is savvy in its depiction of true crime podcast hysteria, ethical quandaries and all
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Facebook Settles U.S. Claims That It Reserved Jobs for Foreigners With Temporary H-1B Visas
The company agreed to pay as much as $14.3 million in separate settlement agreements
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An NYC Commission Voted to Remove a City Hall Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Where It’s Going Remains Unclear
(NEW YORK) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York’s City Council chamber by the end of the year, a little-known city commission voted Monday, but it’s unclear where it will go. Some members of the 51-member New York City Council have called for years for the statue to be…
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Colin Powell Reflects on His Mistakes in This Unpublished TIME Interview
General Collin Powell died on October 18. His legacy, as Phillip Elliott writes, was complicated, and the General knew it. TIME interviewed Powell in 2012, on the occasion of the publication of his book on leadership It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership. The interview was edited and condensed at the time, but to…
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Johnson & Johnson Hike 2021 Profit Forecast as COVID-19 Vaccine Sales Grow
The pharmaceutical giant says its net income climbed 3% to $3.67 billion in the recently completed quarter
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Need a Check up? Controversial Fitness Company CrossFit Wants to Be Your Doctor
CrossFit CEO Eric Roza would like to know if I have a primary care doctor. When I sheepishly tell him that I do not, he grins. I’ve just helped prove his point that the traditional primary care system, the one rooted in doctor’s offices and hospitals, isn’t working as it should. My lack of a…
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It May Be Too Late to Find the Origin of COVID-19. The WHO Is Trying Anyway
Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still not clear exactly how, where or when the SARS-CoV-2 virus began infecting people. Many experts believe the virus jumped from animal hosts to humans, but researchers continue to investigate the possibility that it escaped from a laboratory. It’s not clear which, if either, of those theories…
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Barney Frank Looks Back—And Forward—After Decades of LGBTQ Advocacy
In 1987, Congressman Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, made history when he told the Boston Globe, “If you ask the direct question: ‘Are you gay?’ The answer is yes. So what?” The interview made Frank the first member of Congress to choose to come out while in office, and propelled him into becoming one…
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For Onboarding Hires These Days, How a New Job Starts Might Be Why It Ends
Conveying a company’s culture is always hard, and often in-office interactions offer cues that no handbook can capture
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