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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work?
They're intended as a population control tool, but some locals in the Florida Keys are furious over the project
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How India’s Coronavirus Crisis Is Having a Dangerous Effect on Neighboring Bangladesh
(DHAKA, Bangladesh) — India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health experts warn of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be stepping up its vaccination drive, and as more contagious virus variants are beginning to be detected. On Saturday, health authorities said that for the first time,…
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The ‘Handmaiden of Trump’: How Elise Stefanik Went From Moderate to MAGA
When Elise Stefanik was elected to the House of Representatives in 2014, she was hailed as the fresh face of the new GOP. Stefanik had run for office in her 20s, determined to modernize the Republican Party to attract more women and appeal to her fellow millennials. In her victory speech, she praised her opponents…
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Did U.S. Hiring Slow Because of a ‘Labor Shortage’? Here’s What to Know About April’s Disappointing Jobs Report
(WASHINGTON) — The anticipation for the U.S. jobs report for April, released Friday morning, was high. Most experts agreed that after a yearlong pandemic, tens of millions of layoffs and widespread disease and death, a likely second straight month of nearly 1 million added jobs would send a clear signal: The economy was bounding back…
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How I Love Lucy Changed How America Saw Motherhood
“TV Actress Lucille Ball Gives Birth to Son, Exactly According to Script,” announced the International News Service.
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Major U.S. Gasoline Pipeline Halts Operations After Cyberattack
(WASHINGTON) — A company that operates a major U.S. energy pipeline says it was forced to temporarily halt all pipeline operations following a cybersecurity attack. In a statement, Colonial Pipeline said the attack took place Friday and also affected some of its information technology systems. The company describes itself as the largest refined products pipeline…
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Angela Merkel Will Leave a Mixed Climate Legacy. Other Leaders Will Fare Far Worse
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s acknowledgement of the elephant in the room at the climate summit she convened this week came so subtly the average listener could easily be forgiven for missing it. Squeezed between a welcome message and a new commitment to accelerate her country’s climate goals, Merkel mentioned Germany’s high court had ruled against…
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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Maps the History of a Revolutionary Kids’ TV Show That Still Has Plenty to Teach Us
The documentary tells the story of how the show came about, a kind of perfect storm in which a group of extraordinarily gifted people found their way to one another
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Monster Tells a Harrowing Story—But the Filmmaking Gets in the Way
The power of a Netflix drama about a wrongly accused Black teenager is diluted by a gimmicky filmmaking trick
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‘Don’t Give Up Hope.’ A Mother On The Pain of Losing Her Son To Opioids and Learning To Find Her Voice
Four years ago, the stories of a young man named Billy with his mother Kristina and stepfather John Barboza appeared in The Opioid Diaries, a special issue of TIME calling attention to the dire rise in accidental overdoses caused by the opioid epidemic. Last year more than 87,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over the…
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‘Needle Phobia’ May Be Keeping Some From Getting Their COVID-19 Vaccine. Here’s How to Cope
'I'm not a child, I'm acting like an adult with a phobia'
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WHO Panel Authorizes Emergency Use of China’s Sinopharm Vaccine
The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm
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‘How Can Modi Be Forgiven?’ India’s COVID-19 Crisis May Be Turning the Middle Class Against the Prime Minister
On April 24 at 3:22 a.m., a doctor in Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital sent an urgent plea via Whatsapp to a colleague. She had just finished her shift at the COVID-19 ward in the hospital, where her mother was also undergoing treatment. A patient was in critical condition when she finished her shift. If…
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Pfizer-BioNTech Has Requested Full Approval of Their COVID-19 Vaccine From the FDA
The companies provided the FDA with additional long term data on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy
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The Real Biggest Myths About World War II, According to a Military Historian
TIME asked the Senior Historian at the National World War II Museum which myths he has spent the most time debunking
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How to Make Meaningful Connections in the Age of Zoom, According to the Author of You’re Invited
The ability to influence other people can be learned—at least according to author Jon Levy. Best known as the founder of the Influencers Dinner—an exclusive dining experience created in 2009 that brings industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates to Olympians to celebrities together to cook and share a meal—Levy has spent the past 12 years…
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