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Yale Accused by Justice Department of Discriminating Against Asian American and White Applicants
Yale violates federal civil rights law by showing bias against applicants based on race and national origin, the U.S. said
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President Trump Says He Wants to Block Post Office Funding to Stop Mail Voting
President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on mail voting on Thursday, when he seemed to say clearly what he has insinuated for months: that his opposition to funding the U.S. Postal Service, and additional election resources, is part of a deliberate effort to make it more difficult for Americans to vote by mail in November.…
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Trump Says He Opposes Additional U.S. Postal Funding That Would Help Anticipated Mail-In Ballot Surge
The USPS' new leader has instituted operational changes that have led to delivery delays across the U.S.
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‘We’re Pawns In This Game.’ Mayors Worry Trump’s Operation Legend Is More About Politics Than Law Enforcement
When President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr talk about sending more federal agents to U.S. cities to help stop violent crime, they use dire terms. There has been “a shocking explosion of shootings, killings, murders, and heinous crimes of violence,” Trump said at the White House on July 22, referring to Operation Legend,…
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‘We Opened Up Too Soon.’ Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Wants Georgia to Roll Back Reopening
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was sued by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp over the city's mask mandate last month, says the state opened up too soon, is not ready for schools to reopen with in-person classes and that it should roll back its lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
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A New Wave of Horror Films About Women’s Deepest Anxieties Is Perfect Viewing for Our Summer of Discontent
A fresh crop of horror films made seen through women’s eyes suggest that the things that scare women the most are already inside them
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Kamala Harris’ First Event With Biden Shows Just How Different Politics Is Without an Audience
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. Kamala Harris’ debut as the Democrats’ presumptive vice-presidential nominee on Wednesday ran headlong into the same challenge that anyone who feeds off being in front of a live audience…
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Israel and UAE Agree to Establish Diplomatic Ties as Part of Deal to Halt Annexation of Disputed West Bank Territory
The agreement was a part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land in the West Bank, sought by the Palestinians
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Why the U.S. Is Losing the War On COVID-19
Failed leadership, a distrust of scientists, and cultural attitudes have combined to result in an inadequate response
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What the Freemasons Taught the World About the Power of Secrecy
Who could resist the promise to join an élite in possession of occult truths?
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The U.S. Can Only Defeat COVID-19 Through Global Solidarity
“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” Those are the words of my grandfather, Nelson Mandela. Today, these words can be an urgent call to action for the world to stay focused on the imperatives of social justice even at a time when our…
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How U.S. Sanctions on Hong Kong Could Leave Banks Caught in the Middle
Finance houses operating in the global financial hub find themselves in a very difficult position.
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This Year’s Primaries Were a Mess. Here’s What Needs to Happen for November to Be Better
Pennsylvania’s primary elections on June 2 weren’t a disaster, but they didn’t go off without a hitch, either. Even before COVID-19, the state had been working to make it easier for residents to vote without leaving their homes. With the pandemic raging and the streets filled with protesters, an unprecedented number of people—nearly 2 million—chose…
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Facebook Takes Steps Against Misinformation Ahead of U.S. Election
New labels will direct readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election
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Bhutan Imposes Coronavirus Lockdown for the First Time
The government issued a stay-at-home order for its approximately 750,000 people
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Prisoners for Peace: Trump Administration Mulls Releasing Taliban Drug Kingpin in Push for Afghan Peace Talks
In 2005, Taliban financier and Afghan drug lord Haji Bashir Noorzai flew from Dubai to New York City to strike a deal with American officials seeking peace with the Taliban. Or so he thought. It was a trap. DEA officials met him, and arrested him for his global heroin trafficking operations that had been funding…
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Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk
Reporting for this article was supported by a grant from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. In a small hut in the village of Bubisa, a young bride named Tunne sits alone on a makeshift pallet bed. Smoke from a smoldering indoor cook fire stings the eyes and obscures the air, and a single beam…
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How Joe Biden’s Enduring Grief For His Son Helped Lead Him to Kamala Harris
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. As Joe Biden was mulling his choice of a running mate, there may have been one important question in the back of his mind. Sure, the polling and focus…
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‘It Was a Planned Attack.’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Looting Was Organized
A day after looters smashed-in retailer’s windows, carried away loads of high-end merchandise and overwhelmed police officers in downtown Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the violence was an organized raid and not a demonstration of angry protest. “When people showed up on Michigan Avenue in the downtown area with U-Haul trucks and cargo vans, and…
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Falling Coronavirus Testing Numbers Obscures the Reality of the U.S.’s Pandemic Reality
July was devastating in the U.S. After the country had appeared to flatten the curve in late spring, daily new cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed as the season turned, peaking at 20.5 per 100,000 people on July 18, according to data gathered by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). After some hemming and hawing, many local officials of…
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‘It’s The Hunger Games for Laboratories.’ Why Some People Are Waiting Weeks for Their COVID-19 Test Results
Labs and agencies are grappling with supply shortages, logistical challenges, and a lack of federal guidance
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The History of Ponzi Schemes Goes Deeper Than the Man Who Gave Them His Name
In the century since his arrest on Aug. 12, 1920, Charles Ponzi’s name has been linked to the scam that led to his eventual conviction and imprisonment
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Sumner Redstone, Mogul Who Aggressively Altered the Media Landscape, Dies at 97
Redstone owned the National Amusements theater chain, which controlled CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. through voting stock
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China to Bring Up Measures Against WeChat and TikTok in Upcoming U.S. Trade Talks
A virtual meeting will likely take place as soon as this week though a date hasn’t been finalized
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Outcry Grows as Somalia’s Parliament Considers Bill Allowing Child Marriage
The bill would allow child marriage once a girl’s sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the family consents
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