Public Schools Will Struggle Even More as Parents Move Kids to Private Ones During the Pandemic

By the time the school year ended this spring, Clara Obermeier knew remote learning was not a good option for her two children. Her 13-year-old daughter had grown withdrawn after going months without seeing her friends. Her 11-year-old son had struggled academically, and due to a Zoom glitch, was frequently blocked from the virtual breakoutContinue reading “Public Schools Will Struggle Even More as Parents Move Kids to Private Ones During the Pandemic”

Joe Biden: ‘Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a campaign speech on Monday pushed back against claims that he has a “soft spot” for rioters while accusing President Trump of having “fomented” violence in office. Biden spoke from Pennsylvania on Monday for a speech focused on the question of whether “you really feel safer under” Trump, andContinue reading “Joe Biden: ‘Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?’”

Layleen Polanco’s Family Settles $5.9 Million Lawsuit After Her Death in Solitary Confinement at NYC’s Rikers Island

(NEW YORK) — The family of a transgender woman with epilepsy who died in an isolated cell in New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex has settled its lawsuit with the city for $5.9 million, the family’s lawyer said. The settlement was reached Friday in the federal lawsuit over the June 7, 2019, death ofContinue reading “Layleen Polanco’s Family Settles $5.9 Million Lawsuit After Her Death in Solitary Confinement at NYC’s Rikers Island”

Michael Flynn case to proceed after appeals court denies dismissal bid

A federal appeals court in Washington on Monday declined to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the U.S. Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser. The decision keeps the matter at least temporarily alive and rejects efforts by both Flynn’sContinue reading “Michael Flynn case to proceed after appeals court denies dismissal bid”

Mariah Carey remembers Ellen DeGeneres pressuring her to reveal she was pregnant: ‘I was extremely uncomfortable’

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has debuted overseas after multiple delays, and even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it performed unexpectedly well. The film, which is the first big Hollywood blockbuster to be released since the COVID-19 pandemic began, took in $53 million over the weekend as it opened in 41 international markets, including the United Kingdom, France,Continue reading “Mariah Carey remembers Ellen DeGeneres pressuring her to reveal she was pregnant: ‘I was extremely uncomfortable’”

Why a Massachusetts Primary Is the Latest Test of a New Progressive Strategy

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Ever since Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary, the progressive movement has been in a state of flux. It had money and momentum,Continue reading “Why a Massachusetts Primary Is the Latest Test of a New Progressive Strategy”

Crocodile weighing 350 kg caught at Australian Outback tourist destination

Wildlife rangers have trapped a 4.4-metre saltwater crocodile at a tourist destination in Australia’s Northern Territory, the biggest caught in the area in years, a wildlife ranger said Monday. The 350-kilogram male was caught in the Flora River at a remote nature park 120 kilometres southwest of the Outback town of Katherine, said Katherine seniorContinue reading “Crocodile weighing 350 kg caught at Australian Outback tourist destination”

Biden has a 6 point lead over Trump among active-duty troops, poll shows

The man shot dead in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night after a tense pro-Trump truck parade through downtown was named Aaron “Jay” Danielson, according to Joey Gibson, founder of the far-right group Patriot Prayer. Danielson, who also apparently went by Jay Bishop, was wearing a Patriot Prayer hat when he was shot. Portland police haveContinue reading “Biden has a 6 point lead over Trump among active-duty troops, poll shows”

Hitler’s Quest for Power Was Nearly Derailed Multiple Times. But the System Enabled His Rise

Adolf Hitler did not have to come to power. Indeed, during his 13-year quest for leadership of Germany, he almost failed many times. In the end, however, his astonishing success showed how demagoguery could overcome potentially career-ending challenges—and profoundly change history. A determined strongman, not taken seriously by the elites but enabled by a coreContinue reading “Hitler’s Quest for Power Was Nearly Derailed Multiple Times. But the System Enabled His Rise”