Monday, November 29, 2021
Astronauts Take Shelter Aboard ISS After Russian Anti-Satellite Test, U.S. Says

Astronauts Take Shelter Aboard ISS After Russian Anti-Satellite Test, U.S. Says

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The Russian military conducted a missile test Monday that obliterated a dead satellite and generated a cloud of debris in outer space that forced astronauts aboard the International Space Station to temporarily take shelter, according to U.S. officials. “The Russian Federation recklessly conducted a destructive test of a direct-ascent, anti-satellite missile against one of its…
Joe Biden Has to Clean Up His Own Messes in Europe– Not Just Donald Trump’s

Joe Biden Has to Clean Up His Own Messes in Europe– Not Just Donald...

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When Joe Biden met with allies on the west coast of England in June, he spent time assuring the world that Donald Trump’s impulsive diplomacy and pattern of insults and discord was over. Now as he leaves on his second foreign trip as President, Biden has his own repair work to do. Allies are rattled…
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…
Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids Against COVID-19

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Kids Against COVID-19

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It’s time for my healthy nine-year-old son to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, it’s time for every kid aged five to eleven to get vaccinated. An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the data from clinical trials assessing the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children five…
The Families of the Charleston Massacre Victims Just Settled With the Justice Department for a Meaningful $88 Million

The Families of the Charleston Massacre Victims Just Settled With the Justice Department for...

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The families of the nine victims who were killed in a racist attack on a South Carolina church in 2015 reached an $88 million settlement with the Justice Department on Thursday. The deal, which still faces a judge’s final approval, was reached after the families and survivors of the attack alleged that the FBI’s delay…
Queen Elizabeth Sprains Back and Misses Remembrance Sunday Service

Queen Elizabeth Sprains Back and Misses Remembrance Sunday Service

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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II missed out on the Remembrance Sunday service in London to pay tribute to Britain’s war dead because she sprained her back, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. The service is one of the most important events on the 95-year-old monarch’s calendar, and was meant to be her first public appearance after taking…
In Washington, ‘Bipartisan’ Can Mean a Great Deal Of Things

In Washington, ‘Bipartisan’ Can Mean a Great Deal Of Things

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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. Lest you missed the rollout of the infrastructure package President Joe Biden signed into law yesterday, he used the word “bipartisan” five times in an unusually efficient 11 minutes…
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…
As the U.K. Prepares to Host COP26, Its Own Budget Falls Short on Green Initiatives

As the U.K. Prepares to Host COP26, Its Own Budget Falls Short on Green...

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Next week the eyes of the world will be firmly set on the U.K. as it hosts the first U.N. climate summit in two years, as the world emerges from Covid-19. Ahead of the summit, on Oct. 27, Britain’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, delivered a long awaited national budget. This was the final opportunity for…
COP26 Won’t Keep the World to 1.5 ° C. Have the Talks Failed?

COP26 Won’t Keep the World to 1.5 ° C. Have the Talks Failed?

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During the first week here on the ground in Glasgow, it was easy for COP26 attendees to feel like they were suffering from announcement overload. One hour, a country would commit to cutting its methane emissions. Another hour, a head of government would promise to expedite its renewable energy generation. And so on and so…