Time Magazine International Edition April 26, 2021

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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … THE LOST YEAR The education features in the April 12/April 19 issue prompted readers to share their own school stories—and their costs. Carl Spamer of Howell, Mich., proposed more financial guidance for parents saving for their children’s education—and money-management classes for 18-to-21-year-olds too. To avoid the “never-ending circle” of students’ reliance on loans and financial-aid packages, Greg Frank of San Diego called for lowering college tuition fees—and for higher-education institutions to tap into their endowment funds to balance their books, while Rick Zwelling in Columbus, Ohio, suggested cutting college officials’ pay: “There are way too many six-figure salaries … put on the shoulders of students and parents.” ‘Now more than ever, students need secure pathways to opportunity.’MARNI BAKER STEIN, on Twitter FIXING DEBT Cheryl Smith Garrett, 68, of…

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for the record

‘Sedition came from within and without our one house.’KING ABDULLAH II OF JORDAN, in an April 7 statement responding to reports of an alleged royal coup attempt‘Even if I have to lose the crown for the values I stand for, I believe I am serving the purpose Mrs. World stands for.’CAROLINE JURIE, Mrs. World 2020, in an April 10 apology video, following an incident at the Mrs. Sri Lanka pageant, where she snatched the crown from the winner, who she claimed had violated rules mandating that contestants be married‘WHAT MONSTERS MIGHT BE LURKING THERE?’CHRIS POLLY, Fermilab physicist, speaking at an April 7 news conference on experiments with magnetic fields that suggest the tiny particles known as muons do not always obey known laws of physics, a discovery scientists believe could…

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a wave of new bills threatens trans youth

IT’S A SPRING EVENING IN ARKANSAS, AND JOANNA Brandt just closed down her boutique. She and her son Dylan, a 15-year-old with a thatch of floppy blond hair, are tired. It’s not the pandemic; Joanna has actually enjoyed remote-schooling her two kids. And it’s not the management of Dylan’s weekly hormone-therapy treatments, injections he has learned to administer himself over the past eight months. No, it’s that they—like most of the U.S.’s transgender community and its advocates—are tired because in recent months, Arkansas and a growing number of other states have been stripping trans youth like Dylan of their rights. “The one thing that is helping me become who I want to be and has made me as happy as I am and as confident as I am—they’re taking that…

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at the front with ukraine’s president

“THEY WANT US TO BE AFRAID,” Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, says as his plane starts to descend, bringing him home from a trip to the war zone near his country’s border with Russia. He’s referring to the Russian troops who have massed along that border during the past two weeks, forcing the world to guess at the intentions of President Vladimir Putin. Is it a show of force? A sign of an imminent invasion? Or a test of resolve for Ukraine and its allies? Zelensky has his own read on the Russian message. “They want the West to be frightened of Russia’s strength, of her power,” he tells TIME in an interview on April 9. “There’s no big secret here.” That motive might help explain some of Moscow’s behavior. Had…

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why did the u.s. pause vaccinations with j&j shots?

BOTH THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINIStration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended on April 13 that vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine be temporarily halted while the agencies review six reports of blood clots among vaccinated people. J&J has also proactively suspended vaccinations in Europe as it reviews these cases. Blood clots linked to COVID-19 vaccines are a growing concern, after reports in Europe linked to another vaccine, from AstraZeneca, designed in a similar way, led U.K. health officials in early April to advise that younger people use different shots. The side effect is rare: the six reports of blood clots came from nearly 7 million people vaccinated with the J&J shot in the U.S. While the U.S. recommendation is not a mandate to stop…

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paying tribute

ACTIVIST HONORED Civil rights activist Viola Desmond, arrested for refusing to leave the whites-only section of a Canada theater in 1946, was chosen for the country’s $10 bill in 2018—the first Canadian woman to appear on currency. BILL REVERSED After Saddam Hussein’s ouster in 2003, Iraq’s leaders removed his image from currency and instead issued 25,000-dinar bills picturing a Kurdish farmer to represent the people Hussein had oppressed. NUN CHECKED Since 1978, 17th century nun and poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, whose feminist views caused controversy in her lifetime, has been featured on several Mexican banknotes. Her poem “Foolish Men” has also appeared on the 200-peso note.…