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TIME Magazine

November 2, 2020

TIME publishes 52 issues per year, including 14 double issues. TIME magazine’s signature voice and trusted content make it one of the most recognized news brands in the world. Offering incisive reporting, lively writing and world-renowned photography, TIME has been credited with bringing journalism at its best into the fabric of American life. Every issue delivers a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … TRAILBLAZERS Readers inspired by the rising stars who made up TIME’s 2020 class of Next Generation Leaders (Oct. 19) took to Twitter to sing their praises. “One of the most powerful voices for good in our times,” @amitdsinha wrote about para-badminton player and disability-rights activist Manasi Joshi. “Her values of inclusion, equality, endeavour and humility make her a people’s champ.” While @m_xol called Latin America’s youngest lawmaker, Ofelia Fernández, the “pride” of Argentina, the politician’s critics argued that she doesn’t represent all the country’s voters. @EwaJesu got at the essence of the series when she tweeted that the cohort captures a generation “not bound by conventional ways of doing things.” ‘Thank you for drawing … attention to these folks.’BARBARA J. SCHEFFER, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. THINGS FALL APART…

1 min.
distant dialing

AQUATIC ACCESS Researchers in Saudi Arabia developed a wireless data connection that works underwater using lasers, according to a June news release. They have used “Aqua-Fi” to send files and make Skype calls. COLD CALLING French wireless-network company Sigfox took a cellular network for low-powered devices to an Antarctic research station to help researchers keep track of one another’s locations in 2016. STEEP SERVICE A Nepal-based telecommunications company installed 3G cell-phone antennae at Mount Everest’s base camp in 2010, giving climbers Internet access even at the mountain’s summit.…

3 min.

SIGNED Mental Health’s New Number IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE having a heart attack, you wouldn’t hesitate to call 911. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act now aims to make it just as reflexive to seek help during a mental-health crisis. Signed into law on Oct. 17 by President Donald Trump, the act means people experiencing suicidal ideation or a mental-health emergency will, by July 2022, need to dial only three digits—988—to connect with someone at a crisis center. The system offers access to specialists while being easier to remember than the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s existing 10-digit phone number. Regina Miranda, a suicide researcher at Hunter College, says the new hotline could make people more comfortable getting help—particularly people of color, who may hesitate to call 911 given potentially “fragile relationships with police.”…

12 min.
season finale

THE PRESIDENT’S VOICE STARTS OUT A LITTLE raspy, but before long he’s in full roar. “We’re going to have a big victory, and that will be the end of it,” Donald Trump says. “Because you know what? One more defeat and they’re going to accept it.” A murmur rises from the sweaty, jubilant crowd in this horse-breeding hub northwest of Orlando. Thousands are packed onto the airport tarmac in the blazing October sun. Nearly everyone is wearing a Trump shirt or hat—KEEP AMERICA GREAT, MAKE LIBERALS CRY AGAIN, NO MORE BULLSH-T, ADORABLE DEPLORABLE KID FOR TRUMP—and almost no one is wearing a face mask. They’re going to win Florida again, Trump says. There’s going to be a big red wave. In the other version of reality, things are far less hopeful for…

3 min.
election on trial

FAR FROM THE RALLIES, DEBATES AND ATTACK ADS of the 2020 election, a less visible but equally important fight is playing out in America’s courts. For months, armies of Republican and Democratic lawyers have flooded state and federal benches with hundreds of challenges to state election laws. The cases grapple with mundane details like voting deadlines and ballot envelopes, but taken together they will determine how many ballots get tallied and whose votes count. Such details could make all the difference if the election is close in one or more key states. The battles could lead to fights in higher courts once the counting begins. With both sides preparing for the possibility of post-election lawsuits, experts raise a worrying prospect: a repeat of the 2000 election, in which the victor was…

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expanding the pie

IN FEBRUARY, CITI PRESIDENT Jane Fraser, 53, will become the first female CEO not only of Citi but of any major Wall Street bank. She spoke with TIME to discuss building a diverse workforce, the changing responsibilities of corporations and expanding the economic pie. Your promotion to CEO has been rightly celebrated, but we know that moves like this require intention. Can you address the myth of the pipeline problem? The talent exists, full stop. What we’ve really tried to do at Citi is make sure diverse candidates see us as a place where they can thrive and advance their careers. Things like strong parental-leave policies and maintaining an inclusive culture can make a huge difference. But to see results, you need transparency and accountability. A few years ago, in a move…