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China Says All Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Illegal

9/24/2021
China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal and must be banned, sending the strongest signal yet on its determination to crack down on the industry. All crypto currencies, including bitcoin and tether, are not fiat currency and cannot be circulated on the market, the People’s Bank of China said on its website.

Duration:00:01:38

Manny Pacquiao Is Campaigning to Be President of the Philippines With Rodrigo Duterte's Playbook

9/24/2021
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has mastered the art of fighting. At 42, he has 12 world boxing titles across eight weight divisions. Out of the 72 bouts in his career, he’s won 62. But his latest fight is going to require an entirely different set of skills. Pacquiao is taking on former ally Rodrigo Duterte to run for president of the Philippines in May 2022. He's leaning on his rags-to-riches backstory and nearly universal name recognition in the Southeast Asian nation of 109 million.

Duration:00:08:11

Gunman Kills 1 and Wounds 12 in Mass Shooting at Tennessee Kroger: ‘He Kept on Shooting’

9/24/2021
(COLLIERVILLE, Tenn.) — A gunman attacked a grocery store in an upscale Tennessee suburb on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and wounding 12 others before he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the store, authorities said. Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said the shooting broke out at a Kroger grocery in Collierville, a suburban community 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Memphis.

Duration:00:05:52

Will Joe Biden’s $11 Billion Pledge Convince the World the U.S. Can Lead on Climate?

9/23/2021
President Joe Biden's remarks to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday contained much of the same lofty rhetoric that pervades a lot big speeches about climate change: calls for urgent action, paired with dire warnings of worsening droughts and floods that will bring chaos and destruction across the globe.

Duration:00:06:14

The FDA Authorized a Booster Shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine—But Not For Everyone

9/23/2021
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 22 authorized booster doses for certain people already vaccinated against COVID-19 but at high risk of infection, including those over age 65 and those who are more likely to get exposed to the disease, such as health care, frontline, emergency and transportation workers, among others. The booster authorization only applies to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Duration:00:04:43

Following Mandate, United Airlines Says 97% of U.S. Employees Are Fully Vaccinated

9/23/2021
United Airlines says more than 97% of its U.S.-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 now that there is less than a week before a deadline to get the shots or get fired. The airline said Wednesday that the new figure does not include a “small number” of employees who are seeking a medical or religious exemption from vaccination. “Vaccine requirements work,” United said in a memo to employees.

Duration:00:02:38

A New Campaign Asks Facebook Users to Log Off. Will It Have an Impact?

9/23/2021
A coalition of advocacy groups is calling on Facebook and Instagram users to log out of both platforms for one day in November to hold the company to account for “irresponsibility,” in a new campaign launched Wednesday. The Facebook Logout campaign takes aim at what it says is the company’s role in a series of recent scandals, including the Jan. 6 insurrection and a pattern of “ignoring disinformation for profit.

Duration:00:06:00

Apparently, Mars Was Always Destined to Die

9/23/2021
Mars is the solar system's near-miss world. Earth may have gotten everything right when it came to sustaining life—atmosphere, water, proximity to the sun. Mercury, Venus and the outer planets, with their extreme temperatures and inhospitable chemistry, may have gotten everything wrong. Mars, on the other hand, came so close, yet fell short.

Duration:00:06:03

Here's Why Companies Aren't Fighting the Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

9/22/2021
President Biden met last week with business leaders to inspire others to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His recent guidelines—that all companies with more than 100 employees mandate vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing—caused a stir among workers claiming that it infringes upon their rights to medical freedom. The mandate would potentially affect 80 million private-sector workers.

Duration:00:02:59

Column: Instagram Is Doing Grave Harm to Our Generation. We Need Help to Stop It

9/22/2021
Although Destinee was just 13 when she created her first Instagram account in 2012, she was late to the world of social media. She remembers standing in her best friend's bathroom, posing in front of the mirror as her friend taught her how to take a selfie. “Stand right here,” the friend said, grabbing Destinee's arm. “Hold the camera up higher and put your hand on your hip.

Duration:00:06:09

Why China’s Promise to Stop Funding Coal Plants Around the World Is a Really Big Deal

9/22/2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday that China will no longer finance overseas coal projects—a move that could have far-reaching implications for the world's ability to meet climate targets. “China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low carbon energy and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad,” Xi said in prerecorded remarks to the United Nations General Assembly.

Duration:00:05:36

Biden Administration Faces Critical Moment Ahead of Climate Talks

9/22/2021
Over the last month, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rose and the U.S. made its rocky departure from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has sought to turn the nation's attention back to climate change, repeatedly warning America that the clock is ticking. In the last two weeks alone, the Department of Energy announced that the country could be generating 40% of the nation's electricity from solar in the next 15 years. On Sept.

Duration:00:05:28

Column: I Can't Do My Job as a Pastor With Abortion Laws Like Texas' S.B. 8 in Place

9/22/2021
As a Baptist pastor from a midsize Southern city in a conservative red state, I know firsthand who suffers when politicians attempt to limit the right of every person to determine whether, when and how to become parents. I also know how vital it is for people of faith to speak up in these religious spaces and show how strongly we disagree with government officials who would play politics with the health and well-being of people from our communities.

Duration:00:04:14

Column: Why Didn't We Leave Afghanistan Before Now? In a Word, Fear

9/21/2021
It is hardly remarkable to say that success for the United States in Afghanistan was never likely. For years, experts, scholars, and officials have coalesced on a common set of causes for failure—local grievances, political factionalism, corruption, Pakistani safe havens, and a deep-seated Afghan resistance to occupation. All are notoriously intractable.

Duration:00:08:00

Why Apple’s Health App Could Be the Sleeper Hit of iOS 15

9/21/2021
When Apple's iOS 15 goes live Monday, it will come with the usual bevy of software upgrades meant to enhance slightly older iPhones while also laying the groundwork for the Cupertino, Calif. company's next generation of devices.

Duration:00:06:00

Why an Immigration Overhaul Won’t Be Part of the $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

9/21/2021
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 Senate’s wonk-in-chief has once again shown who’s really in charge as lawmakers try to push $3.5 trillion in spending through an arcane budget rule.

Duration:00:06:45

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party Falls Short of Majority, but Will Remain in Power

9/21/2021
(TORONTO) — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and the result was remarkably similar to the election two years ago. The Liberals won the most seats of any party.

Duration:00:07:10

Review: Cry Macho Is Pure Clint Eastwood—and That's Mostly a Good Thing

9/21/2021
To criticize Cry Macho—Clint Eastwood’s 39th or 40th movie as a director, depending on how you’re counting—is like picking on a cave painting because a buffalo’s legs aren’t portrayed realistically, to decry today’s sunset because yesterday’s was redder, to announce loudly that water just isn’t wet enough. The picture is so purely Eastwood—with all the good and bad that implies—it’s as if it had been drawn from his veins.

Duration:00:05:33

‘A Tragic Mistake.’ Botched Drone Strike in Afghanistan Raises Concerns Over Biden’s Counterterrorism Strategy

9/20/2021
Days after ISIS-K terrorists killed more than 100 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops at Kabul’s airport, the U.S. military obtained intelligence that another attack was imminent. MQ-9 Reaper drones were deployed above the city, running wide race-track patterns day-and-night, hunting for the smallest clue that could potentially prevent another tragedy.

Duration:00:09:58

With All Eyes on Washington, the Real Far-Right Threat Has Moved On

9/20/2021
A much-hyped “Justice for J6” rally on Saturday to support individuals being prosecuted for participating in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was over in little more than an hour. Inside a crowd that U.S. Capitol Police estimated to be fewer than 450 people, a small group of protestors was dwarfed by a swarm of media and onlookers, and flanked by hundreds of officers in riot gear.

Duration:00:08:20