Time Magazine International Edition March 15, 2021

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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT… TIME100 NEXT The 2021 edition of TIME100 Next in the March 1/March 8 issue drove much conversation on social media, with pundits and commenters hailing the honorees in politics, health, tech and other fields. On Twitter, Tom Steyer, 2020 presidential candidate, said the climate activists Vanessa Nakate, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Julian Brave NoiseCat are “the future,” and actor Bradley Whitford called Harris County Judge Linda Hidalgo “an amazing public servant.” ‘Honored. Blessed. Prepared. Purposed. Next.’KIZZMEKIA CORBETT, immunologist and honoree, on Twitter In many instances, tributes to those featured were written by established trailblazers in their field. Amanda Gorman, the poet who spoke at President Joe Biden’s Inauguration, wrote that she was starstruck by the words Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote for her. “When we met [years] ago, I…

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for the record

‘DO YOU MISS ME YET?’DONALD TRUMP, former President, in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando on Feb. 28‘I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal.’ANDREW CUOMO, New York governor, in a Feb. 28 statement responding to sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by two former employees 4,800 ft. Distance two men descended on Feb. 21 when they skied and rappelled from the summit of Yosemite’s Half Dome, becoming the first people known to have done so ‘He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going.’TAYLOR SIMONE LEDWARD, accepting a posthumous Golden Globe award on Feb. 28 for her husband Chadwick Boseman, and his performance…

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vaccines vs. viral variants

IT’S ONE THING TO TEST A VACCINE IN A controlled study, and another to see it in action in the real world. Since the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved at the end of 2020, more than 250 million people around the world have been vaccinated, and public-health experts are starting to see how the shots are faring when put to the ultimate test. That information is especially critical as new, more infectious versions of SARS-CoV-2 are starting to dominate new cases in certain countries—such as the U.K. and South Africa—raising concerns among both the public and health leaders over whether existing vaccines will work against these viral variants. So far, studies show that the vaccines are doing what they should. In two large data reviews—one conducted in Israel, where most people…

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democrats can’t keep all their promises in the covid-19 relief bill

THE DEMOCRATS’ UNIFIED CONTROL OF Washington puts them within striking distance of passing President Biden’s coronavirus relief package, sending $1,400 checks to lower- and middle-income Americans, extending federal unemployment insurance until Aug. 29 and allotting nearly $130 billion to reopen K-12 schools. But it’s also notable what almost certainly won’t end up in the final bill: a $15 minimum-wage increase and a repeal of two tax breaks implemented under last year’s CARES Act that primarily benefited billionaires and millionaires. CHECKS AND BALANCES On the 2020 campaign trail, Democrats vowed to enact these policies, but that rhetoric is now meeting the reality of governing. The omissions are primarily being chalked up to procedural difficulties. Democrats voted overwhelmingly for the CARES Act last March, but aides later acknowledged that in the rush to…

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news ticker

U.S. airstrike targets militia groups in Syria On Feb. 25 President Joe Biden authorized an airstrike in eastern Syria—the first such military action of his Administration. The strike was aimed at “infrastructure” used by Iran-backed militia groups involved in a February attack against U.S. coalition forces in Iraq, according to a letter Biden sent to Congress two days later. Power co-op bankrupt after Texas storm Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Texas’ largest and oldest electric power company, filed for bankruptcy protection on March 1, citing a $2.1 billion bill it received from the state’s grid operator after a historic winter storm in mid-February. Polish court acquits LGBTQ activists In the culmination of a case widely seen as a test of freedoms of speech, a Polish court acquitted three LGBTQ activists on March 2 after they produced…

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why isn’t the u.s. sanctioning mohammed bin salman?

IN NEWLY DECLASSIFIED DETAIL, THE WORLD can now read why the CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dispatched the 15-man hit squad that killed and dismembered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. MBS, as the prince is known, “viewed Khashoggi as a threat to the Kingdom,” the report asserts, and “broadly supported using violent measures if necessary to silence him.” The plot, which saw Khashoggi lured to his death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, turned MBS from a figure many hoped would modernize Saudi Arabia into an international pariah. But public shaming is where President Joe Biden’s campaign pledge to hold MBS—who denies ordering Khashoggi’s murder—accountable appears to end. On Feb. 26, his Administration announced new sanctions and travel restrictions for dozens of MBS’s alleged henchmen, but…