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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the wake of the WNBA unveiling new team uniforms for its upcoming 2021 season, one version of the Dallas Wings' jerseys has come under fire for the history behind its design. On April 8, the WNBA, in partnership with Nike, released three different uniform editions for each of the league's 12 teams: the Heroine Edition, Explorer Edition and Rebel Edition.
When America sent its sons and daughters off to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, it enlisted a second Army in the fight against global terrorism—local allies, to help build bases, support our forces, and perhaps most vitally, interpret. These interpreters served as our cultural and linguistic bridge to the society around us. We could not have performed our jobs without them, and many of us are only alive today because these friends and allies helped us when called upon. As the U.S.
Mare of Easttown sounds like it’s going to be a YA equestrian novel or a Masterpiece miniseries set on a Victorian farm. In fact, deceptively stodgy title notwithstanding, it is a poignant, richly observed, if occasionally over-the-top HBO crime drama starring Kate Winslet, in her first big TV role since winning an Emmy in 2011 for Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce miniseries. Winslet’s Mare Sheehan is a human police detective (sorry, horse girls) in rural Pennsylvania.