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After Being Injured and Arrested by Police, These George Floyd Protesters Now Feel Vindicated

The repercussions Coricia Campbell felt for protesting George Floyd’s death last May were devastating. Not only was she arrested, but while she was sitting in a Florida jail for almost two days, the 32-year-old Marine veteran missed an important surgery to remove her gallbladder.


The World’s Leading Medical Journals Don’t Write About Racism. That’s a Problem

Over the past year, rising deaths from COVID-19, police brutality, anti-Asian hate crimes, and the inequitable damage of climate breakdown, have made the manifold harms of racism easier for everyone to see. Harms that were once shielded from public consumption by segregation or shrouded from public scrutiny by stories depicting the U.S. as a nation of fairness and freedoms, are now the center of an ongoing national confrontation with racism and its impacts on health, safety, and justice.


One Australian Company Has Ideas for a Post-Pandemic Office

Katherine McConnell wanted to make sure that she and her employees didn't fall back into their old habits when they returned to the office in Sydney, Australia—where the coronavirus situation has stabilized—after several months of working from home. So McConnell, the founder and CEO of financial technology company Brighte, implemented a flexible working policy, allowing employees to continue to work from home even after the office reopened.


The Urgent Need to Change the Language We Use to Talk About the Climate Crisis

Forty years ago, as I was leaving my friend’s house to throw a baseball outside, his father stopped us for inspection. “Where are you going?” Peter’s father asked. “When will you be back?” And most pointedly: “Have you done your homework?” Peter had, but I had not. “I’ll get around to it,” I said. “Ah, well, here you go.” Peter’s father put a small round disk in my hand.


The Vibe Will Be Different at This Year’s Oscars—and That’s a Good Thing

You can pretend not to care about the Oscars, but even the most hardened souls secretly thrill to their glamour. The sometimes heartfelt, sometimes pretentious speeches; the occasional surprise underdog winner; and for sure the gowns—the tradition of the event still means something.


Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd, in a Milestone for America’s Reckoning on Race

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murdering George Floyd—a historic moment for the racial justice movement in a nation where law enforcement officers are rarely found guilty of killing civilians. An outpouring of emotion and cheers erupted outside the tightly fortified Minneapolis courthouse where a jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


Black Citizens of Minneapolis Have Been ‘Living in a Perpetual State of Trauma.’ Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict Only Begins to Relieve It

If a city had a pulse, Minneapolis’ collective heart would have been racing. Hours before the former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, public radio hosts spoke of a city that has already endured collective trauma. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, in a Monday press conference with the mayors of the state’s twin major cities, Minneapolis and St.


‘A Giant Step Forward.’ Joe Biden Pledges Police Reform After Derek Chauvin’s Guilty Verdict

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris praised the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, but cautioned that the fight for racial justice in the United States is nowhere near complete. “This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America,” Biden said in remarks Tuesday evening at the White House. But he emphasized that a verdict of this nature is "much too rare.


Why a 9/11 Commission-Style Panel Isn’t Winning Backers — Yet

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. “We need something to head off public speculation or Congressional hearings of the wrong sort.” It was November 24, 1963, and that was the message from the Justice Department’s number-two to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s press adviser, Bill Moyers. There was already too much flim-flam in the air about President John F.


European Soccer’s American Owners Tried to Form a U.S.-Style ‘Super League.’ It Hasn’t Gone Well

Over the years, I've noticed American sports fans expressing more and more admiration for the system of relegation that has defined European soccer for decades. In leagues such as the English Premier League, the teams that underperform get booted from the top division, swapping spaces with a second division club that has earned its keep.


Global Carbon Emissions Set for Second-Largest Annual Increase in History in 2021

Global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use are set to rise by 5% in 2021 compared to 2020, the second highest year-on-year increase in history, according to a report published April 20 by the International Energy Agency (IEA). In 2020 carbon emissions fell by a record 5.8% as restrictions placed on daily life to slow the spread of COVID-19 drove global demand for energy sharply down.


Will Japan’s Low Immunization Rate Pose a Problem for the Olympics?

There are less than 100 days to go before the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay is busy crisscrossing all of Japan’s 47 prefectures. But far from building excitement for the delayed 2020 Games, the flame is sparking anxiety about proceeding with the tournament amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Torch runners are being heckled by protesters.


Walter Mondale, Former Vice President and History-Making Presidential Candidate, Dies at 93

Walter Frederick Mondale, one of the most influential vice presidents of his era, died on Monday in Minneapolis, according to multiple reports. He was 93. Mondale served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, acting as a trusted confidant to Carter while helping guide the administration’s policies.


Americans Faced Less Financial Hardship in 2020 Than Before the Pandemic—But That May Not Last

For good or bad, the pandemic's economic forces reshaped Americans' personal finances over the last year. Everyday expenses including commuting fares, daycare and leisure activities like travel and dining out dropped off family budgets. At the same time, millions of households lost income due to layoffs, furloughs and reduced work hours, making it more difficult to cover remaining expenses, like groceries and rent or mortgage payments.


‘The Putin Regime Is Trying to Kill Him.’ Alexei Navalny’s Ailing Health Is Worrying the World

Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition figure and Kremlin antagonist, has been moved into a prison hospital, Russia’s state penitentiary service (FSIN) said on Monday, after doctors warned he was in extremely poor health and could have only days to live. But friends and colleagues called the transfer a Kremlin "ploy" to convince the world he was being treated, and that his life was still very much in danger.


The Biden Administration Is Trying to Kickstart the Great American Electric Vehicle Race

American tailpipes have played an outsized role in global warming. In 2019, transportation accounted for 29% of the country's human-generated emissions, the most of any sector tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency—and the U.S. is the world's second-largest carbon emitter. The Biden Administration wants to clean up transportation's dirty reputation, and make America the global leader in electric vehicle production in the process.


Why the New Sanctions Against Russia Are Really About 2016

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 Kremlin chief liked what he saw. Here was a candidate he could work with: a man campaigning as an American who pledged to withdraw U.S. forces from Europe, pursue a path of cooperation with Moscow and drop the Cold War rivalries.


Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Spy With Soul in The Courier—But He's Not the Only Reason to Watch

The trappings of spycraft we see in the movies—the tiny cameras, the furtive code words uttered into pay phones, the trench-coated figures darting about in the shadows—are now so familiar that they come across as anything but secretive. But in real life, a spy has to merge into his or her surroundings like a whisper. You couldn’t cast a more convincing spy than Benedict Cumberbatch, a star whose chief attribute is an aura of charming anonymity.


Millions of Adult Dependents Qualify for Stimulus. Here’s How to Get Your Money

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Column: Reconsidering Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy Is All Well and Good—But You Can't Argue with Results

Abraham Lincoln is one of those individuals whose stature is so large that he has become engulfed in myth—myth that often replaces reality. In poll after poll, the man who died on April 15, 1865, has consistently been ranked by historians and the American people as our greatest president. Both political parties claim to represent his values and never hesitate to invoke his name to bolster their image. Over 145 statues of Lincoln stand, more than two dozen of them in foreign countries.