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TikTok or Not, Gen-Z Voters are Mobilizing to Show up on Election Day
First-time voter Elise Joshi joined TikTok about a month ago to help get the word out about climate change. But it was her video that landed on the app’s “For You” page about why she’d be “happily voting for Joe Biden” in November that racked up more than 500,000 views. This year probably wasn’t what…
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Keeping It Eel: How One Historian Is Using Twitter and Medieval Factoids to Help Endangered Animals
Unbeknownst to eels, they now have a great publicist—a historian who aims to transform their image from villain to environmental hero
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If Kajillionaire Is Weighed Down by Stylistic Quirks, Gina Rodriguez Brings It Back Into the Realm of the Human
Like all of Miranda July's movies, it's a heavily stylized ode to human connection, and Rodriguez is key to bringing that humanity
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‘Track the Problem.’ Ibram X. Kendi on Using Data to Dismantle Structural Racism
The historian and writer Ibram X. Kendi, whose research and work on antiracism have risen to the forefront amid a worldwide reckoning over systemic racism, was named as one of TIME’s most influential people of 2020. Speaking at a TIME100 Talks broadcast that aired Friday, Kendi emphasized the importance of keeping the focus on his…
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What I Learned From Spending Almost 2 Months of the Pandemic Living With My Elderly Parents
I’m not sure how much grown adults should aim to do for their parents as they get older, but I’m pretty confident that I have undershot. I’m their only daughter, and I’ve lived in the U.S. for about 28 years longer than I said I would. So, during the pandemic, with no office to report…
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‘They Have Lost So Much But They Will Not Lose Their Right To Vote.’ Advocates Fight To Enfranchise Americans Displaced by Wildfires
Early last week, as wildfires approached her neighborhood in Rogue Valley, Ore., Virginia Camberos evacuated her home. After a brief stay at her son’s residence, about an hour’s drive up the mountains, authorities gave the all-clear to return two days later. “I’m fortunate I have a home to come back to,” says Camberos, a regional…
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India’s Biggest Slum Successfully Contained COVID-19. But Can Its Residents Survive the Economic Collapse?
Jayanti Keshav Parmar, a tailor who lives in Dharavi, a bustling informal settlement of nearly 1 million low-income residents packed into a one-square-mile area in Mumbai, has been stuck at home since March 25 when the Indian government declared a stringent lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. Before the lockdown, he worked at a…
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The Inside Story of How Signal Became the Private Messaging App for an Age of Fear and Distrust
Signal is the go-to app for protesters, whistleblowers, and dissidents. As its profile grows, how can it maintain its commitment to privacy?
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My Brother Austin Asked Me to Go to Syria With Him. Four Months Later, He Was Taken.
I was at the beach with my family when my brother Austin called. His schedule at Georgetown Law School had prevented him from joining us. I slipped into an empty room at the little house we were renting and listened, astonished, as he told me he was planning a trip to Syria that summer of…
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‘There’s a Lot of Power in Talking About Ugly Stuff.’ Amber Ruffin on Debuting Her New Late-Night Show at a Dark Moment
The 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' writer is set to debut her new show on Peacock
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The First Black Miss World Looks Back on Her Tumultuous Win 50 Years Later
Jennifer Hosten, whose story is told in the new movie 'Misbehaviour,' looks back on a contest disrupted by a women's liberation protest and tainted by the racist reception to her win
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French Terrorism Authorities Investigate Knife Attack Near Former Charlie Hebdo Offices in Paris
(PARIS) — French terrorism authorities are investigating a knife attack that wounded at least two people Friday near the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, authorities said. A suspect has been arrested. The area in eastern Paris remained cordoned off by police two hours after the attack. Children were being sequestered…
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“We Don’t Have the Luxury of Time.” Americans Suffer as the Passage of a New COVID Relief Bill Is Complicated by Ginsburg’s Death
When Corissa Hernandez first heard that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, she was personally devastated. She credits Ginsburg’s advancement of women’s rights for her ability as a Latina to become a restaurant owner in Los Angeles. But within days, as it became clear that Senate Republicans intended to move forward immediately with…
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In FX’s A Wilderness of Error, Errol Morris Investigates a Notoriously Tough Murder Case
The iconic documentarian steps in front of the camera for this FX docuseries about the 50-year-old MacDonald murders
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is the First Woman to Lie in State at the U.S. Capitol
Ginsburg’s casket will be brought to the Capitol Friday morning for a private ceremony
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In Despair, Protesters Take to the Streets for Breonna Taylor
Police in riot gear barricaded roads and cars honked as the crowd marched past a nighttime curfew in Louisville, Kentucky.
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With Daily Infections Hitting a Record-High, Critics Say the U.K. Hasn’t Learned From Its Mistakes
Britain bungled its initial response to the coronavirus. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do so again.
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Despite Trump’s Attacks, Both Parties Are Vowing an Orderly Election
President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses has drawn swift blowback
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Donald Trump’s Much-Hyped Health Care Plan Isn’t Much of a Plan at All
President Donald Trump, who has long promised a “beautiful” and “phenomenal” health care plan, announced a series of largely meaningless actions on Thursday during a speech in North Carolina that effectively served as a campaign event. The most tangible proposal Trump unveiled was a vow to send $200 prescription drug discount cards to 33 million…
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Is as Entertaining—and Galvanizing—as Anything You’ll See This Year
Aaron Sorkin's Netflix courtroom drama about a group of anti-war activists is richly layered and attuned to small-d democratic ideals
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‘You Bet Your Ass I Have Regrets.’ As Election Day Nears, More of Trump’s Former Officials Are Speaking Out Against Him
Never in recent history have so many senior former U.S. officials publicly attacked the commander in chief they served, or the decisions he’s made, as the ranks lining up to say President Donald Trump put himself and his re-election ahead of the country, thereby threatening its security. One of the latest salvos comes from Trump’s…
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What Justice Ginsburg’s Death Means for Health Care Access in America
In the midst of a pandemic and with the fate of the Affordable Care Act pending before the Supreme Court, attention should focus on what Justice Ginsburg’s replacement by someone who is likely to be very conservative will mean for health care. Justice Ginsburg was a strong voice and a consistent vote to provide the…
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Younger Democrats Are Making Their Peace With a Biden Vote
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 younger progressives who powered the campaigns of vanquished White House hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren seem to have finally shed their disappointment and are facing the dichotomy…
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An Illuminati Conspiracy Theory Captured American Imaginations in the Nation’s Earliest Days—And Offers a Lesson for Now
While the particulars of today's conspiracy theories may be new, the dynamics are not. In fact, they go all the way back to America’s earliest years
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‘A Lot of Drama, a Lot of Competition, Boys.’ K-Pop Star Jessica Jung on Using Her Life in Her New Novel
Jessica Jung has a wealth of experience when it comes to shining onstage as a K-pop star. Rachel Kim? Not so much—yet. Kim, a 17-year-old Korean American vying for the opportunity to debut in a girl group, is the protagonist of Jung’s upcoming novel Shine, out Sept. 29. It’s no coincidence that Rachel’s life mirrors…
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Younger Americans Are Eclipsing Older Age Groups in COVID-19 Case Counts
A fresh analysis of age-based statistics offers solid evidence that COVID-19 is becoming more widespread among young Americans. According to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 23, children and adults under 30 accounted for more than a third of all COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. in July…
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Amazon’s Pandemic Conspiracy Thriller Utopia Is the Wrong Show at the Wrong Time
Gillian Flynn's latest project is an ultra-violent show set in a pandemic-stricken U.S. where conspiracy theories come true. Yikes
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