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Russia’s Threat to Quit the Space Station Looks Hollow

You can tell you’ve left the American segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and entered the Russian segment when the walls go from white to salmon-colored. It’s a singularly unlovely salmon, and if Russian designers had to do it over again perhaps they’d have picked up a different can of paint. Either way, the

At Least 16 Killed in Catastrophic Kentucky Flash Flooding

JACKSON, Ky. — Trapped homeowners swam to safety and others were rescued by boat as record flash flooding killed at least 16 people in eastern Kentucky and swamped entire Appalachian towns, prompting a frenzied search for survivors through some of the poorest communities in America. Heavy rain continued to pound the region Friday and authorities

Biden’s ‘Bland Leadership’ May Be Getting Results

Joe Biden seemed caught off-guard. An aide had interrupted the President’s meeting with his economic team and a handful of CEOs on a stage in the basement of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Thursday to hand him a note. “You’re trying to tell me something, huh?” Biden said. The message informed Biden that the

Here Are the 12 New Books You Should Read in August

If August represents the last delicious dregs of summer, the right books will help you savor it. Mika in Real Life packs in more than enough laugh-out-loud relatability and stirring romance to satisfy those looking for one last beach read. Walking Gentry Home, A Map For the Missing, and Afterlives all ground readers in the

The Manchin-Schumer Deal May Have Saved the Climate Fight

You are probably accustomed to hearing a lot of gloomy talk about the climate—and with good reason. Climate change threatens human lives and livelihoods at a scale perhaps unmatched by any other issue short of global thermonuclear war, and governments haven’t come anywhere close to adequately addressing it despite decades of efforts. The climate investment

Trump Says ‘Nobody Has Gotten to the Bottom of 9/11’ Ahead of Hosting Saudi-Backed LIV Golf Tournament

The Who song “I Can’t Explain” blared over the loudspeakers at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., on Thursday morning. It was a fitting selection, under the circumstances. Not all that long ago, it would have been almost unimaginable to find ourselves where we are today, in the world of golf (and the world

Small-Town Cops Are Quitting en Masse as Police Come Under More Scrutiny

When all five full-time police officers in tiny Kenly, N.C. handed in their resignations last week, citing conflicts with the new town manager, it made national news. But Kenly isn’t alone. Earlier this month the police chief and the only two officers Springfield, Colo., (population: 1,325) resigned from the force. The chief, Katrina Martin, cited

Did Schumer Dupe Senate Republicans on the Climate and Tax Bill—Or Just Outsmart Them?

Some days in Washington surprise just about everyone. Wednesday was one of those days. After more than a year of delays, setbacks, and intra-party wrangling, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, on a $433 billion health, climate, and tax bill. Manchin’s pivotal support means Democrats

What a Recession Actually Is—And How to Know If the U.S Is Entering One

Concerns that the U.S. economy could be heading into a recession intensified after official figures released July 28 showed that the U.S. economy shrank for the second straight quarter, just days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast a global recession. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, the Economic Counsellor and the Director of Research of the IMF, cites

Hong Kong Had the World’s Highest COVID-19 Death Rate. It May Not Be Ready for Another Surge

Wong Wing-yan has taken to closing the doors of the empty bedrooms at the suburban Hong Kong nursing home where she works, so she doesn’t have to think about the residents who once occupied them. Some of the rooms are now being used as haphazard storage closets, stacked with mothballed furniture, wheelchairs, and boxes of

The Story Behind TIME’s Brittney Griner Cover

Although the photographer and multimedia artist Lorna Simpson has never met WNBA player Brittney Griner, she has no trouble imagining a vulnerability of the kind that Griner, another Black American woman, has been experiencing since being detained in Russia since February. “In February, as Russia’s threats of invasion in Ukraine escalated, watching the airport surveillance

Brittney Griner’s Fight for Freedom

Brittney Griner speaks to the world through pictures these days. In mid-May, nearly three months into her detention in Russia for carrying cannabis oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport, fans of the WNBA superstar saw a stark image of Griner in a courtroom, handcuffed and head bowed, a figure of defeat, her face

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Abbi Jacobson Teases ‘A League of Their Own’ Season 2 Post-‘Cliffhangers’

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Another TV couple turned offscreen duo! Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis made That ‘70s Show fans’ dreams come true when they began dating in 2012. The costars appeared as Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart from 1998 to 2006. Kutcher married Demi Moore in September 2005, but their relationship ended six years later. They finalized their

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