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Breaking Down the Shocking First Episodes of Sex and the City Sequel And Just Like That
The HBO Max series is probably not the Sex and the City sequel that most fans were expecting
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Behind the Scenes at Art Basel Miami: The Biggest IRL Metaverse Party Yet
NFTs took over Art Basel Miami this year. Here's what TIME saw there, from body mapping to property speculation to pure hedonism.
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Myanmar’s Military Accused of Massacring and Burning 11 Villagers
Photos and a video of charred corpses in Done Taw village in Sagaing region circulated widely on social media
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3 Hong Kong Activists Convicted Over Tiananmen Candlelight Vigil
The Hong Kong Alliance previously organized a candlelight vigil in the city's Victoria Park on June 4 each year to mark the bloody 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing
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NFT Art Collectors Are Playing a Risky Game—And Winning
In Miami, the next generation of art collection showed its colors
‘Instagram Sees a Dollar Sign When It Sees Kids.’ Instagram Head Adam Mosseri Grilled by Lawmakers Over Platform’s Harms to Young People
In his first-ever appearance before Congress on Wednesday, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers about the social media platform’s ill-effects on children and teens. During the hearing, titled “Protecting Kids Online: Instagram and Reforms for Young Users,” members of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security…
The Sialkot Lynching Underscores the Danger of State-Sanctioned Religious Hate in Pakistan and India
A horrific killing poses a stark warning to both nations about the cyclical dangers of stoking religious hate
Why Pantone Created a Whole New Color for the 2022 Color of the Year
Here's what you need to know about Very Peri
‘We’re At War.’ Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dmitry Muratov on the Fight for the Free Press in Russia
Few institutions have sacrificed more for the cause of free expression than Novaya Gazeta, one of Russia’s last independent newspapers. Since President Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000, six of the paper’s reporters have been killed. One was bludgeoned to death. Another died of suspected poisoning. A third, Anna Politkovskaya, was shot five times…
The Best K-Pop Songs and Albums of 2021
From IU's 'Lilac' and B.I's 'Waterfall' to aespa's 'Savage' and ENHYPEN's 'Fever'
Why Prescription Opioids Aren’t Only a Problem for White Americans
New data find that Black patients are also at risk
Parents of School Shooters Rarely Are Held Responsible. A Michigan Prosecutor Wants to Change That
James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of Ethan Crumbley, face multiple charges related to the fatal shooting of four teenagers at their son's high school in Oxford, Michigan
Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Right: The D.C. Jail Is a Mess
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. There’s a standing convention that actors typically don’t acknowledge their audience. It’s a stance designed to elevate realism, whether their observers are sitting in the velvet seats of the…
Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Protects Against Omicron
The companies reported on preliminary data showing encouraging results with a booster dose of their vaccine
US Businesses Posted 11 Million Open Jobs in October—But Only 7.4 Million People Are Looking
U.S. employers posted 11 million open jobs in October, nearly matching a record high reached in July and a sign that companies were confident enough in the economy to expand. A government report Wednesday also showed that the number of people quitting their jobs dropped slightly in October to 4.2 million, from 4.4 million in…
A Day After Rohingya Refugees Sued Facebook for $150B, the Company Announced Some Changes
BANGKOK — Facebook’s parent company Meta said Wednesday it has expanded its ban on postings linked to Myanmar’s military to include all pages, groups, and accounts representing military-controlled businesses. It had already banned advertising from such businesses in February. The February action, which also banned military and military-controlled state and media entities from Facebook and…
The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021
In an era when time spent trying new things and meeting new people was still a rare privilege, the best books served to please our wandering minds. These works, from well-known writers as well as exciting new voices, dissect a range of subjects from the history of Black performance in America to the value of…
Twitter’s Highest-Profile Users Get VIP Treatment When Trolls Strike
Twitter Inc.’s highest-profile users—those with lots of followers or particular prominence—often receive a heightened level of protection from the social network’s content moderators under a secretive program that seeks to limit their exposure to trolls and bullies. Code-named Project Guardian, the internal program includes a list of thousands of accounts most likely to be attacked…
India’s Military Chief, 12 Others Killed in Helicopter Crash
India’s military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu state, the air force said. It said in a tweet that the helicopter “met with a tragic accident.” The dead included Rawat’s wife. The air force said one officer, Group Capt. Varun Singh, survived and…
Scholz Elected by Parliament to Become German Chancellor
Olaf Scholz was elected chancellor by Germany’s parliament, clearing the way for the Social Democrat to take charge of tackling a brutal Covid-19 outbreak and a raft of geopolitical challenges including the standoff over Ukraine. He will be sworn in later on Wednesday, ending Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure and becoming the country’s ninth chancellor since…
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China Says Diplomatic Boycott ‘Seriously Violates’ Political Neutrality of Olympics
The U.S. is attempting to interfere with the Beijing Games “out of ideological prejudice and based on lies and rumors," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
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Tokyo Set to Begin Recognizing Same-Sex Partnerships
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for caution on the issue ahead of the election, even though a poll found that 57% of respondents approved of same-sex marriage
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What Actually Worries U.S. Doctors About Omicron
The latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is raising new fears—among policymakers, parents, educators, business owners and, well, just about everyone. And for good reason, as initial reports suggest that it is significantly more transmissible than prior variants. But for those of us engaged in clinical care and public health—we’re an emergency physician and trauma surgeon—there’s a…
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Samsung to Replace Co-CEOs, Reorganize Consumer Business
Samsung Electronics Co. is combining two of its three business divisions and appointing new leaders to replace its three co-chief executive officers in its biggest management shakeup since 2017. The reorganization, decided under the oversight of de-facto leader and Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee, will see the consumer and mobile divisions merged into a newly…
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Christmas Gifts That Actually Fight Climate Change
If you’re stuck on what to buy as Christmas gifts this year, a Swiss start-up has a suggestion: some carbon dioxide. Climeworks AG owns the world’s largest direct-air carbon capture facility, in Iceland, where dozens of machines suck in air and filter out the CO2, so it can be stored permanently underground and prevented from…
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Biden-Putin Square Off as Tension Grows on Ukraine Border
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin squared off Tuesday over the massive buildup of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, the U.S. president eager to use his video call with Putin to serve notice that Moscow will face economy-jarring sanctions if it invades neighboring Ukraine. Just hours before the call got…
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What to Know About Digital World, the Company Funding Trump’s New Social Media Platform ‘TRUTH Social’
Former President Donald Trump’s new media company, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), announced Saturday that it has secured $1 billion in funding from a “diverse group” of institutional investors ahead of going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)—a shell company set up for the sole purpose of raising money to acquire another…
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Crypto CEOs Head to Congress to Fight Looming Regulations. Here’s What to Expect
As debates about cryptocurrency regulation continue to be waged around the world, six key executives will attempt to defend the rapidly growing field before Congress on Wednesday. 
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Wins TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year Reader Poll
Former president Donald Trump came in second place; Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny came in third place.
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These Are the Most Mispronounced Words of 2021
The list identifies the words that proved most challenging for newsreaders and people on television to pronounce this year
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