At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since Coup

Enlarge this image Police gesture toward protesters as security forces crack down on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on Sunday. The United Nations says at least 18 protesters were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month. Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images One week ago, Myanmar military forces warned pro-democracy protesters that if their demonstrations continued, there would be further loss of life. The military has made good on its threat. Sunday was the bloodiest day in Myanmar since a military junta seized power there one month ago. According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, at least 18 people were killed and more than

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At Least 18 Killed By Myanmar Security Forces In Deadliest Day Since Coup

Enlarge this image Police gesture toward protesters as security forces crack down on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on Sunday. The United Nations says at least 18 protesters were killed Sunday, the deadliest day yet since the military took power earlier this month. Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images Sai Aung Main/AFP via Getty Images One week ago, Myanmar military forces warned pro-democracy protesters that if their demonstrations continued, there would be further loss of life. The military has made good on its threat. Sunday was the bloodiest day in Myanmar since a military junta seized power there one month ago. According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, at least 18 people were killed and more than

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CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

Enlarge this image The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images A panel of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given its blessing to a new one-shot vaccine for COVID-19. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. The move comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized this vaccine for emergency use, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine available in the U.S. Unlike the

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CDC Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine

Enlarge this image The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images A panel of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given its blessing to a new one-shot vaccine for COVID-19. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 12-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people aged 18 and older. The move comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration authorized this vaccine for emergency use, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine available in the U.S. Unlike the

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Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Enlarge this image Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation legalizing recreational use of marijuana and commercial sales starting in 2024. Richard Vogel/AP Richard Vogel/AP Lawmakers in Virginia have reached a deal to make the state the 16th in the nation and the first in the south to legalize recreational marijuana use. But the compromise bill is receiving blow back from some legalization advocates who say it falls short of racial justice aims. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed the bill in a Saturday legislative session in a party line vote of 48 to 43 in the House and 20 to 19 in the Senate. The legislation would legalize the use of cannabis by people over the age of 21

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Virginia Lawmakers Sign Off On Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Enlarge this image Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation legalizing recreational use of marijuana and commercial sales starting in 2024. Richard Vogel/AP Richard Vogel/AP Lawmakers in Virginia have reached a deal to make the state the 16th in the nation and the first in the south to legalize recreational marijuana use. But the compromise bill is receiving blow back from some legalization advocates who say it falls short of racial justice aims. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate passed the bill in a Saturday legislative session in a party line vote of 48 to 43 in the House and 20 to 19 in the Senate. The legislation would legalize the use of cannabis by people over the age of 21

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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations From 2nd Former Aide

Enlarge this image New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing on July 23, 2020 in New York City. A second former aide from his administration has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment from Cuomo. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Jeenah Moon/Getty Images A second former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment that took place last spring as the state was facing a surge in cases and deaths in its fight against the coronavirus. Cuomo says he will now ask New York’s attorney general and the state’s chief judge to pick an independent investigator to review the accusations against him. The allegations were first reported by The New York

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A Race To Protect His Country — And His Mother

Enlarge this image Thuja Hurkchand as a young woman and with her son Hitesh. She’d tell him, “Don’t worry. It’s going to be okay. I’m going to be okay.” Yet in the face of the pandemic, he couldn’t help but worry. Family Photos Family Photos When the pandemic first hit, Hitesh Hurkchand had one overriding concern: How do I protect my mother? Hurkchand lives in Boston. His mother, Thuja, was in South Africa. She was a widow, living at an assisted living facility. And she had diabetes, hypertension, and heart issues. Thinking about how hard it was going to be to keep Thuja safe, Hurkchand would fall into bouts of despair. “Oh my god, I mean it was like every

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It’s Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather

Enlarge this image Electrical grid transmission towers in Pasadena, Calif. Major power outages from extreme weather have risen dramatically in the past two decades. John Antczak/AP John Antczak/AP The Texas blackout is another reminder that more frequent, climate-driven extreme weather puts stress on the country’s electricity grid. It came just months after outages in California aimed at preventing wildfires. Compounding this, electricity likely will be even more important in coming years amid a push to electrify cars and homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That has many grid experts saying it’s time to upgrade the country’s electricity infrastructure. That includes wires, power plants, big transmission towers and local utilities – everything that gets electricity to you. And much of that

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In ‘Girlhood,’ Teens Across The Globe Write About Their Everyday Lives

Enlarge this image Masuma Ahuja, author of Girlhood: Teenagers Around The World In Their Own Voices, set out to document girls’ ordinary lives. Kassy Cho Kassy Cho Masuma Ahuja can vividly recall what she wore on her first day of school in the United States: black jeans and a gray and orange T-shirt. It was the early 2000s and her family had just moved from India to Pittsburgh. She remembers a boy at her middle school asking her, on that very first day, about what she was wearing. “He was like, ‘Oh, I didn’t realize that you wore [Western] clothes in India,” she says. “He thought India was very much a place where there were snake charmers and elephants on

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