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Property Developer Evergrande Avoids Default With a Last-Minute Payment, According to Chinese Media
The $83.5 million payment is the latest twist in a months-long drama that has captivated global investors
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A Woman Has Been Fatally Shot by a Prop Firearm on the Set of a Movie Starring Alec Baldwin
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said a 42-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital, where she died
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Remains Found in a Florida Nature Preserve Have Been Identified as Those of Brian Laundrie, the FBI Says
The remains, a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Laundrie were discovered in a Florida wilderness park
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K-Pop Group BTS to Leave Columbia Records for Universal Music
BTS was the top-selling recording act in the world last year
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CDC Recommends Boosters of Moderna and Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines
The CDC outlined which people should be getting the booster doses, and when
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Critics Say Academic Freedom Will Suffer After Georgia Changed University Tenure Rules
The revisions, which could make it easier to fire faculty who fall short in performance reviews, come at a time of heightened tensions on college campuses over what professors should — and should not—be allowed to teach.
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Migrants and Refugees Face an Invisible Trauma We Can’t Ignore
In the wake of multiple legal challenges, the Biden Administration late last month aimed to fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a new rule that would shield more than 600,000 undocumented people brought to the U.S. by their parents. While proponents of the program welcomed the move and heralded it an…
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Inside Netflix’s Adoption Documentary Found, and One Genealogy Researcher’s Quest to Unite Families
An interview with Liu Hao, who works to unite adopted children with their birth parents in China
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Why Candace Parker Pretty Much Rules Basketball Right Now
Parker wouldn't mind a post-championship break. But NBA TV duty calls
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A New Name Won’t Fix Facebook
When an established company becomes fraught with scandal, advisers will often suggest changing the subject to distract from its mistakes. It’s usually a last resort effort, but the kind of textbook public relations move that advisers crave. Facebook may be planning to do just that by unveiling a new name next week, according to a…
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The ‘Forrest Gump of Activism’ Who Helped HIV/AIDS Patients Get Life-Saving Treatment Information
About a twenty-minute walk from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, in a city of sites dedicated to heroes of the American Revolution, there’s a tribute to a hero of the city’s LGBTQ+ community at the Philadelphia FIGHT community health center. It’s dedicated to Kiyoshi Kuromiya, a gay civil rights activist and co-founder of the Gay…
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Facebook Oversight Board Rebukes Company Over VIP Rules
The news comes as the board published the first of its quarterly transparency reports Thursday
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Happy the Elephant Is Self-Aware and Complex, But Should She Have the Same Rights as a Person?
A court will decide if a legal tactic long used to free imprisoned people can be used to move Happy the Elephant out of the Bronx Zoo
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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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