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TIME Magazine September 21, 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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3 min.
a devastating milestone

IN MARCH, AS THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC HIT NEW YORK, MY colleague Kat Moon decided—wisely, it turned out, given what was ahead for the U.S.—to decamp to her childhood home, Taipei. Despite its proximity to mainland China, where the outbreak originated, Taiwan has seen only 495 cases and seven deaths among its more than 23 million people, making its response to the coronavirus one of the most successful in the world. So successful, in fact, that last month it was able to host one of the largest public gatherings reported since social distancing began: a 10,000-person live arena concert, which Moon and photographer An Rong Xu attended and covered for TIME. As one U.S. reader put it on Twitter, “An arena concert taking place with corona restrictions honestly seems like it’s…

3 min.

WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT … THE NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION After reading the essays and conversations about creating a better future for Black Americans that Pharrell Williams curated for the Aug. 31/Sept. 7 issue, readers agreed that the U.S. has a lot of work to do to live up to its founding promise of equality. Ron Armillei of Orlando said it’s time to accept that America has a caste system. As a way to help, Burton Garrett of Watkinsville, Ga., endorsed rapper 21 Savage’s idea to teach financial literacy in schools. ‘The visions collected by Pharrell are ones we can and should look toward.’H. STEVEN MOFFIC, Milwaukee Readers also had ideas for future dialogues: Ceil Lucas of Elkridge, Md., suggested extending conversations to include deaf Black people, while Ronald Burke of Albuquerque, N.M., called…

2 min.
for the record

‘CHANGE YOUR LIVES OUT THERE.’JACOB BLAKE, who was shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wis., speaking to the public from his hospital bed in a Sept. 5 video statement‘Health care workers in India are already exhausted.’HARJIT SINGH BHATTI, a physician in the COVID-19 ward of Delhi’s Manipal hospital, speaking to the Guardian as India on Sept. 7 passed Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases 93% Proportion of U.S. racial-justice protests from May 24 to Aug. 22 that went forward peacefully, according to a Sept. 3 report from the nonprofit Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project ‘Yes, this does break international law, in a very specific and limited way.’BRANDON LEWIS, U.K. Northern Ireland Secretary, responding to a question in Parliament on Sept. 8 about a proposal to…

5 min.
after job losses, power cuts loom for millions

AFTER COVID-19 HIT, BRANDY WILCOXSON, A single mother in Atlanta, saw her weekly hours cut from 40 to around 13. Now, because she has to be home to supervise her two kids’ virtual learning, she can’t pick up more shifts at her job as a security guard, so she struggles to cover rent and food—and she also owes about $1,000 in electric bills. When she contacted her power company about entering into a payment plan, she says she was told she would need to pay $192 a month just to catch up, on top of whatever she will owe going forward. That’s money Wilcoxson, 42, does not have. “It would be robbing Peter to pay Paul,” she says. The stakes for people in Wilcoxson’s situation are about to get even higher.…

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after poisoning, germany threatens $11.2 billion pipeline with russia

THE FUTURE OF A 765-MILE PIPELINE being built to carry gas directly to Germany from Russia is now in question, as Berlin ramps up pressure on Moscow to investigate the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Nord Stream 2 project would help Europe ensure a constant supply of natural gas as domestic production is expected to drop, but German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Sept. 6 that the country might “change [its] stance” on the $11.2 billion pipeline if Russia fails to cooperate in looking into an attack for which Moscow has denied responsibility. PIPE DREAMS Owned by Russian state-controlled energy giant Gazprom, Nord Stream 2 is 94% complete and due to open in early 2021. Some European countries and the U.S. oppose it, fearing it could become a…

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news ticker

COVID-19 Spike Linked to Biker Rally A San Diego State University study linked August’s 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota to more than a quarter-million COVID-19 cases and about $12.2 billion in public-health costs. The event attracted nearly 500,000 people, many of whom packed into bars and restaurants without face coverings. Duterte Pardons U.S. Marine Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned a U.S. Marine on Sept. 7, in a surprise move swiftly condemned by human-rights groups. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide in the 2014 killing of transgender Filipina woman Jennifer Laude in a motel northwest of the capital, Manila. Judge Halts Census Rollbacks In a Sept. 5 restraining order, a federal judge in California instructed the Census Bureau to temporarily stop winding down in-person counting for the 2020 population tally. Plaintiffs…