Thursday, May 19, 2022
‘An Absolutely Unimaginable Situation.’ WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert Addresses Brittney Griner Arrest

‘An Absolutely Unimaginable Situation.’ WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert Addresses Brittney Griner Arrest

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(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) Momentous disruptions—and some impressive wins—have marked the tenure of WNBA commissioner of Cathy Engelbert, who In 2019 left her CEO post at Deloitte to take over the league. In 2020, after Engelbert negotiated a collective bargaining bargaining agreement with…
Rescuers Search for Victims at Cuba Hotel After Blast Kills 25

Rescuers Search for Victims at Cuba Hotel After Blast Kills 25

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HAVANA — Rescuers in Cuba’s capital searched Saturday to find survivors of an explosion that killed at least 25 people and devastated a luxury hotel that once hosted dignitaries and celebrities, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z. A natural gas leak was the apparent cause of Friday’s blast at Havana’s 96-room Hotel Saratoga. The 19th-century structure in…
‘When Childhood Is Shattered.’ Samira Ahmed on Writing Fiction Based on Real Incidents of Racism Against Kids

‘When Childhood Is Shattered.’ Samira Ahmed on Writing Fiction Based on Real Incidents of...

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As editor of her high school newspaper in Batavia, Ill.—a small town about an hour west of Chicago—Samira Ahmed got used to asking tough questions. The paper was where she first thought deeply about flawed notions of objectivity. And it’s part of what influenced the dogged nature of the protagonist of her new young-adult novel,…
How a Digital Abortion Footprint Could Lead to Criminal Charges—And What Congress Can Do About It

How a Digital Abortion Footprint Could Lead to Criminal Charges—And What Congress Can Do...

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Getting away with breaking the law in the digital age is tricky. Almost everything one does—whether it’s making a Google search for “how to clean up a crime scene,” purchasing suspicious items on Amazon, or merely having been in the proximity of a crime scene with a cell phone that had its location services turned…
The U.S. Supreme Court Could Overturn Roe v. Wade, According to a Draft Opinion Cited in a Media Report

The U.S. Supreme Court Could Overturn Roe v. Wade, According to a Draft Opinion...

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WASHINGTON — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this…
On Losing a Mom, Then Becoming One

On Losing a Mom, Then Becoming One

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I was binging yet another of Netflix’s dime-a-dozen puzzle-box mystery shows recently when I felt a pang in my gut. One character was revealed to be a grown-up version of a seemingly distinct character, seeking an arguably unethical vengeance for a decades-old transgression. I wanted to call my mom. “Which episode did you figure it…
The Best (and Most Outrageous) Fashion Moments From the 2022 Met Gala

The Best (and Most Outrageous) Fashion Moments From the 2022 Met Gala

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On the first Monday in May, art and fashion enthusiasts alike ascended the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s stairs to celebrate fashion’s biggest night, the Met Gala. This year’s gala theme, Gilded Glamour, provided ample fodder for creative interpretation as well as endless opportunities for fashion statements. The theme is a nod to the museum’s exhibit…
Why Judges Are Basically in Charge of U.S. Immigration Policy Now

Why Judges Are Basically in Charge of U.S. Immigration Policy Now

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When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a new lawsuit against the Biden Administration last week challenging the allegedly “unlawful” move to grant asylum officers authority to decide some asylum cases, no one was surprised. It’s the 11th immigration-related lawsuit Paxton has filed against the Administration since President Biden took office. But the Texas attorney…
What to Know About bachelor’s degree.2.12.1, the New Variant Spreading in the U.S.

What to Know About bachelor’s degree.2.12.1, the New Variant Spreading in the U.S.

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It’s only been about six months since the Omicron variant emerged and changed the landscape of the pandemic, sending case-counts soaring and causing breakthrough infections even among those who were fully vaccinated and boosted. The virus continues to keep scientists guessing, mutating into subvariants almost as fast as researchers can assign them names. First there…
The Fed Can’t Fix Our Broken Banking System

The Fed Can’t Fix Our Broken Banking System

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On May 4, 2022, the Federal Reserve announced a plan to reduce the size of its balance sheet. $9 trillion large, and ten times bigger than it was before the 2008 financial crisis, the Fed’s accumulation of assets has helped to lower borrowing costs across the economy, lift stock and real estate prices to unprecedented…