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Atlanta Mayor Says Ahmaud Arbery Shooting 'Was a Lynching, Blames White House For Emboldening Racists

Atlanta Mayor Says Ahmaud Arbery Shooting 'Was a Lynching, Blames White House For Emboldening Racists

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined the chorus of nationwide outrage about the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery Sunday, saying that “this was a lynching” which taps into a bigger issue of White House rhetoric she said emboldens “many who are prone to being racist.” On Feb. 23, Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was shot and killed while jogging in a residential area in Brunswick, Ga. Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael, who are both white, were arrested for the crime on Thursday and charged with murder and aggravated assault. “It is heartbreaking. It’s 2020 and this was a lynching...

May 10, 2020
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'Change Is Closer Than We Think.' Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Unlikely Rise

'Change Is Closer Than We Think.' Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Unlikely Rise

ByEvery 10 minutes or so, someone knocks on the big wooden door of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office on Capitol Hill. The noise makes staffers stiffen. It’s almost always a harmless fan, one of dozens who arrive each day, leaving neon-colored Post-it notes as devotional offerings. But in her first three months in Congress, aides say, enough people have threatened to murder Ocasio-Cortez that Capitol Police trained her staff to perform risk assessments of her visitors.This is the daily reality for America’s newest human Rorschach test. Wonder Woman of the left, Wicked Witch of the right,...

March 22, 2019
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These 21 Americans Came Together to Discuss Gun Control

These 21 Americans Came Together to Discuss Gun Control

IDEASDiane is a video producer at TIME.is a video producer, with a focus on world and breaking news. Francesca studied Digital Media at Columbia's Journalism School in New York. She previously worked for Thomson Reuters in New York.Susanna Schrobsdorff is the Chief Strategic Partnerships Editor and a columnist at TIMEWe spend a lot of time talking about guns. We have arguments, protests, declarations, and slogans about what kind of weapons can be sold and to whom. But the one thing we rarely have when it comes to firearms is a real conversation, and not just with members of our own tribe,...

April 6, 2018
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North and South Korea Want to Host 2032 Olympics Together

North and South Korea Want to Host 2032 Olympics Together

North and South Korea are planning to to host the 2032 summer Olympics together, the Guardian reports.The Koreas are expected to present their plans to co-host the Games at the International Olympic City in Lausanne, Switzerland, this Friday. Representatives from the two countries will be in attendance.The South Korean Olympic Committee chose Seoul, which hosted the Olympics , for the bid. North Korea has not announced which of its cities would join Seoul, but experts say it is likely to be Pyongyang.North Korea’s participation in sporting events has in the past been hindered by the...

February 13, 2019
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Reddit Users Rally Against Chinese Censorship After $300 Million Funding Round

Reddit Users Rally Against Chinese Censorship After $300 Million Funding Round

As news that Chinese company Tencent will invest $150 million in Reddit ricocheted across the popular aggregation website, Redditors expressed fears about censorship — and shared a lot of Winnie the Pooh and Tiananmen Square pictures.The deal with Tencent, a holding company which specializes in technology, is reportedly part of Reddit’s plan to raise $300 million to support the company’s operations, according to a report released Tuesday by . Reddit, which boasts and bills itself as the “Front Page of the Internet,” is inaccessible in China.Update: Reddit the deal Monday morning, saying...

February 13, 2019
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Wisconsin GOP Cuts Kaepernick From Black History Month List

Wisconsin GOP Cuts Kaepernick From Black History Month List

(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin Republicans erased any mention of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick from a resolution recognizing Black History Month on Tuesday, saying he’s too controversial to be included in a list of influential black leaders.February is Black History Month. The Legislature’s black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of black leaders, including Kaepernick.That didn’t go over well with the GOP. Republican leaders drafted their own resolution that didn’t include Kaepernick but did add Mandela Barnes, the state’s first black lieutenant governor, and Vel...

February 13, 2019
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National Debt Hits a New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

National Debt Hits a New Milestone, Topping $22 Trillion

(WASHINGTON) — The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time.The Treasury Department’s daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017.The debt figure has been accelerating since the passage of Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut in December 2017 and action by Congress last year to increase spending on domestic and military programs.The national debt is the total of the annual budget deficits. The Congressional Budget Office...

February 13, 2019
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Christian Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Unable to Leave Pakistan

Christian Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Unable to Leave Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her daughters in Canada, a friend said Saturday.Aman Ullah, who spoke to Aasia Bibi by telephone Friday, said the 54-year-old Bibi is being held in a room in the southern port city. He said Bibi, who faces death threats by radical Islamists, is frustrated and frightened, uncertain of when she will be able to leave Pakistan.“She has no indication of...

February 13, 2019
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A Russian 'Spy Plane' Was Spotted Over the Midwest. But It's Totally Normal (Yes, Really)

A Russian 'Spy Plane' Was Spotted Over the Midwest. But It's Totally Normal (Yes, Really)

It reads like something out of a conspiracy theory. On Tuesday, Russia sent a surveillance plane over the Midwest, and the U.S. military didn’t do anything to stop it. Keen observers spotted the plane, a Tupolev Tu-154M, on commercial flight trackers as it entered U.S. airspace on Aug. 11 and flew past Dayton, Ohio and then west over Chicago and Minneapolis. The story was all picked up by local news outlets, which published spooky headlines like, “Russian spy plane spotted flying over Chicago.” In fact, the flight was part of the Open Skies Treaty––a 17-year-old program that permits many...

August 17, 2019
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Scientists Use Quantum Entanglement to Beam Object to Space | Time.com

Scientists Use Quantum Entanglement to Beam Object to Space | Time.com

Scientists have successfully teleported an object from Earth to space for the first time, paving the way for more ambitious and futuristic breakthroughs.A sent a photon from the ground to an orbiting satellite more than 300 miles above through a process known as quantum entanglement, to MIT Technology Review. It’s the farthest distance tested so far in teleportation experiments, the researchers said. Their work was published online on the open access site .For about a month, the scientists beamed up millions of photons from their ground station in Tibet to the low-orbiting satellite. They...

July 14, 2017
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