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Paid Family Leave Just Got Cut From the Democrats’ Spending Bill. What Gives?
While 73% of Americans support government-mandated paid leave, the policy was competing with too many other priorities.
World Bank Says 86 Million Africans Will Be Forced to Migrate Due to Climate Change
As many as 86 million Africans will be forced to migrate within their own countries by 2050 due to climate change, a World Bank study found.
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Why We Shouldn’t Write Off COP26 Before It’s Even Started
As we approach the COP26 climate talks, I’m reminded of a Chinese proverb. The person saying it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. In other words, it’s easy to give up, but having a go is better. As world leaders, CEOs and activists prepare to meet in Glasgow, two camps are…
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United States Issues First Passport With ‘X’ Gender Designation
(DENVER) — The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation—a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don’t identify as male or female—and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday. The U.S.’ special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ…
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Why Families of U.S. Hostages Overseas Are Growing Frustrated with Biden
On Oct. 16, Cristina and Veronica Vadell found themselves frantically following the dotted line of a plane’s path on a flight-tracking website from their homes in coastal Louisiana. The aircraft, which belonged to the U.S. Justice Department and was en route to Miami from Cape Verde, was rumored to be extraditing Alex Saab, a Colombian…
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Black Political Rights Can’t Be Divorced From Economic Justice. Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s Message and Fight Endure Today
Addressing a crowd in Madison, Wisc., in 1971, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer said she knew what it meant to be hungry. She recalled growing up in the 1920s and 1930s in a sharecropping family and often going to bed with an empty stomach. “I know what the pain of hunger is about,” she…
Steny Hoyer: Letting the Filibuster Stand Will Break American Democracy
In many ways, the United States Senate is an anachronism left over from a time when thirteen colonies were independent sovereign nations. The Senate was created as a representative of those entities, not of the people. Today, however, at a time when our very democracy is at risk, the Senate serves as a roadblock to…
‘The Entire Country Was Basically On Fire.’ Facebook Watched as Trump Ignited Hate Across America
Facebook’s own internal, automated controls predicted with almost 90% certainty that Trump's message broke rules against inciting violence
Merck Will Allow Other Drug Manufacturers to Produce Its COVID-19 Pill
The Medicines Patent Pool said that it had signed a voluntary licensing agreement for molnupiravir with Merck
Afghanistan’s Female Students Were Banned from Studying. Now Some Are Finding New Ways to Learn
Defying the Taliban to continue their studies online, in secret
Fossil Fuel Companies Are Still Influencing COP26, Despite Losing Their Official Role
Finally, it seemed, the companies that played a large part in creating the climate crisis were being denied a say in deciding how we dig ourselves out. Unlike at previous climate summits, the organizers of COP26 in Glasgow didn’t give fossil fuel companies a formal role in the talks, a move that climate activists have…
Alec Baldwin and Others Involved With the Movie Rust Might Face Legal Fallout From the Shooting Tragedy
Experts predict a tremendous legal fallout from the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust
Greenpeace Is Challenging the E.U. to Ban Short Flights and Shift to Trains
The environmental group wants flights banned on routes where a train journey under six hours is available
Social Media Giants Testify to Senate Subcommittee About Child, Teen User Safety
The tech companies insisted that their platforms already are complying with the proposed restrictions
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Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan Could Be Able to Launch Attack Next Year, Pentagon Says
The U.S. intelligence community believes terrorist groups operating inside Afghanistan may have the ability to attack the U.S. or other international targets within a year or less if left unchecked, senior defense officials told lawmakers on Tuesday. “We could see ISIS-K generate that capability in somewhere between six or 12 months,” Colin Kahl, the Defense…
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The 19 Most Underrated Movies on Netflix
From an early work by Taika Waititi to an underappreciated George Clooney thriller
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COVID-19 Boosters Are Now More Popular Than First Shots
Booster rates are now exceeding first-shot rates across the United States
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Democrats’ True Deadline Is Sooner Than You Think
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. If the stakes weren’t so high, the incessant obstruction of the Democrats’ agenda at the whims of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema could almost be comedy. Every time Democrats…
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Frances Haugen Is Talking to European Lawmakers. That’s a Big Problem for Facebook
Haugen is seeking to ensure new laws around the world reflect the internal reality of how social media companies work
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Making Breast Cancer Care More Inclusive
Dr. Laura Esserman is aiming to increase awareness and education about clinical trials among Black women, who already have a deep mistrust of the medical system
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Why Princess Diana Is So Hard To Get Right Onscreen
Princess Diana is ubiquitous in pop culture right now. She's also more enigmatic than ever, as filmmakers struggle to capture her essence
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Emily Ratajkowski: How I Learned to Let Go
Growing up, I believed that my thoughts had an effect on everything, from the role I would get in the school play, to what my future would hold, to how tall I would grow. This habit of magical thinking has persisted. Some of my superstitions: If I plan a trip, I will be sure to…
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Facebook Yanks Jair Bolsonaro Video Claiming COVID-19 Vaccines Cause AIDS
Facebook said the content was removed because it violated Facebook policy regarding COVID-19 vaccines
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