Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Brian Laundrie’s Family Tells Authorities He Is Missing

Brian Laundrie’s Family Tells Authorities He Is Missing

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NORTH PORT, Fla. — Police in Florida said they are working with the FBI to find 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend disappeared during a cross-country trek in a converted van. North Port police said late Friday that Laundrie’s parents told them that they haven’t seen him since Tuesday. Police said they spoke with the family…
With All Eyes on Washington, the Real Far-Right Threat Has Moved On

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

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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…
Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for NYC Teachers

Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for NYC Teachers

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NEW YORK — New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect. The worker mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into effect Monday. But late Friday,…
COVID-19 Is Now the Deadliest Pandemic in American History

COVID-19 Is Now the Deadliest Pandemic in American History

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COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal…
TIME101 Honoree Nancy Rosado-Santiago Leads with Love

TIME101 Honoree Nancy Rosado-Santiago Leads with Love

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“I am that person who will look at, if there’s one part that’s good, I will see that part. That’s the part that I look at. That’s the part that I see.” —Nancy Rosado-Santiago Every year, TIME highlights the 100 most influential people. This year we are also celebrating an individual who leads with love.…
Afghan Survivors of U.S. Drone Strike: Sorry ‘Is Not Enough’

Afghan Survivors of U.S. Drone Strike: Sorry ‘Is Not Enough’

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Sorry is not enough for the Afghan survivors of an errant U.S. drone strike that killed 10 members of their family, including seven children. Emal Ahmadi, whose 3-year-old daughter Malika was killed on Aug. 29, when the U.S. hellfire missile struck his elder brother’s car, told The Associated Press on Saturday that…
Ashes Cloud Closes La Palma Airport

Ashes Cloud Closes La Palma Airport

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MADRID — The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma shut down Saturday because of an ash cloud spewing out of a volcano that has been erupting for a week, and scientists said another volcanic vent opened up, exposing islanders to possible new dangers. The intensity of the eruption that began Sept. 19 has…
Twitter Agrees to Pay $809.5 Million Settlement in Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

Twitter Agrees to Pay $809.5 Million Settlement in Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit

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Twitter Inc. agreed to pay $809.5 million to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit that accused the social media company of painting an overly rosy picture of its future. The suit, originally filed by Twitter shareholder Doris Shenwick, claimed executives misled investors over the company’s growth prospects in November 2014, promising an increase in monthly…
China Says All Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Illegal

China Says All Cryptocurrency Transactions Are Illegal

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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. All…
Democrats Must Pass Voting Rights Protections, But They Can’t Codify a Lie

Democrats Must Pass Voting Rights Protections, But They Can’t Codify a Lie

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Back from their summer recess, Senate Democrats announced last week that they have united behind the “Freedom to Vote” Act, a compromise bill that would expand and protect the right to vote in important ways. It comes on the heels of a summer-long effort by poor and low-income people, as well as grassroots voting rights…