New top story from Time: Japan Will Start Releasing Fukushima Water Into the Sea in Two Years

TOKYO — Japan’s government decided Tuesday to start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan’s neighbors. The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of … Continue reading New top story from Time: Japan Will Start Releasing Fukushima Water Into the Sea in Two Years

New top story from Time: Indonesian Muslims Open Ramadan With Vaccines and Socially Distanced Prayers

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslims in Indonesia began marking Ramadan with communal prayers Tuesday in a socially distanced contrast to the empty mosques of a year ago when Islam’s holiest month coincided with the start of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 cases are spiking in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, but vaccines are being administered and … Continue reading New top story from Time: Indonesian Muslims Open Ramadan With Vaccines and Socially Distanced Prayers

New top story from Time: John Boehner on His New Book, the Rise of Donald Trump and the Future of the GOP

John Boehner left office months before the biggest political story of the decade played out: Donald Trump won the Republican presidential nomination, became President, and redefined the Republican Party. Boehner, who announced his resignation in 2015 with such relief that he sang zip-a-dee-doo-dah, watched Trump’s rise from afar, apparently glad to be out of the … Continue reading New top story from Time: John Boehner on His New Book, the Rise of Donald Trump and the Future of the GOP

What to Know About the Police Shooting of Daunte Wright by The New York Times

By The New York Times A police officer fatally shot Mr. Wright on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., about 10 miles from where Derek Chauvin is on trial in the killing of George Floyd. Published: April 11, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/3sdmIWo via IFTTT

When Anti-Asian Parody Targeted BTS, the Boy Band’s Fan Army Mobilized by Russell Goldman

By Russell Goldman A global outcry fueled by a sketch on a Chilean comedy show reflected a growing sensitivity to racist, particularly anti-Asian, speech. Published: April 11, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT World https://ift.tt/3wI51C1 via IFTTT

Will Smith’s production pulls out of Georgia, citing the state’s voting law. by Nicole Sperling

By Nicole Sperling The film, ‘Emancipation,’ which is being produced and financed by Apple Studios, is the first major production to cite the law as a reason to leave the state. Published: April 11, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT Business https://ift.tt/3uIX1Pd via IFTTT

New top story from Time: Amid Derek Chauvin Trial, Minnesota Grapples With Another Police Killing of an Unarmed Black Man

As the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the May 2020 murder of George Floyd, entered its eleventh day on Monday, another police killing of a Black man in Minnesota has grabbed the state’s—and the nation’s—attention. Daunte Wright, 20, was shot and killed by a police officer in the city of … Continue reading New top story from Time: Amid Derek Chauvin Trial, Minnesota Grapples With Another Police Killing of an Unarmed Black Man

New top story from Time: Two New Studies Show That the U.K. COVID-19 Virus Variant Is Not Linked to Severe Disease—But Questions Remain

In two studies published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and in The Lancet Public Health, respectively, scientists provide comforting news about a new strain of the COVID-19 virus that emerged from the U.K. last December. It has since become the dominant virus in the region, accounting for nearly all of the new COVID-19 cases there—and … Continue reading New top story from Time: Two New Studies Show That the U.K. COVID-19 Virus Variant Is Not Linked to Severe Disease—But Questions Remain

A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok by Ruth Graham

By Ruth Graham John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.” Published: April 11, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/3d9YNTJ via IFTTT

New top story from Time: 1 Person Dead in Tennessee School Shooting: Police

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A confrontation in a Tennessee high school that involved police officers responding to a report of a possible armed man, left one person dead and an officer wounded, authorities said. No other persons were killed or wounded, police said, adding the scene had been secured at the Austin-East Magnet High School in … Continue reading New top story from Time: 1 Person Dead in Tennessee School Shooting: Police

Why EFF Supports Repeal of Qualified Immunity

Why EFF Supports Repeal of Qualified Immunity Our digital rights are only as strong as our power to enforce them. But when we sue government officials for violating our digital rights, they often get away with it because of a dangerous legal doctrine called “qualified immunity.” Do you think you have a First Amendment right … Continue reading Why EFF Supports Repeal of Qualified Immunity

After Cookies, Ad Tech Wants to Use Your Email to Track You Everywhere

After Cookies, Ad Tech Wants to Use Your Email to Track You Everywhere Cookies are dying, and the tracking industry is scrambling to replace them. Google has proposed Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC), TURTLEDOVE, and other bird-themed tech that would have browsers do some of the behavioral profiling that third-party trackers do today. But a … Continue reading After Cookies, Ad Tech Wants to Use Your Email to Track You Everywhere

Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says by Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Julie Bosman

By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Julie Bosman Officials from Brooklyn Center said that the fatal shooting was an “accidental discharge,” and released body-camera video of the encounter. Published: April 11, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/3t7jViV via IFTTT

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic by Natasha Singer

By Natasha Singer Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist. Published: April 10, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT Technology https://ift.tt/3tafWlv via IFTTT

Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal by Edmund Lee

By Edmund Lee A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way. Published: April 9, 2021 at 07:00PM from NYT Business https://ift.tt/2RpHaXy via IFTTT

New top story from Time: ‘They Want the West to Be Frightened.’ Ukraine’s President on Why Russia Sent Troops to the Border

“They want us to be afraid,” Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, says as his plane starts to descend, bringing him home from a trip to the war zone near his country’s border with Russia. He’s referring to the Russian troops that have massed along that border during the past two weeks, forcing the world … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘They Want the West to Be Frightened.’ Ukraine’s President on Why Russia Sent Troops to the Border

New top story from Time: Black Women Are Fighting to Be Recognized as Long COVID Patients

It took five years of chronic pain, nausea, fuzzy thoughts and a cruel mixture of fatigue and insomnia for Wilhelmina Jenkins to be diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). But even after she received that diagnosis, in 1988, she faced her fair share of doubters—not because her symptoms didn’t meet the bar for diagnosis, … Continue reading New top story from Time: Black Women Are Fighting to Be Recognized as Long COVID Patients