New top story from Time: How a Rising Female Minister Is Fighting to Dismantle Afghanistan’s Patriarchy

Before even taking a seat, Afghanistan’s newly-appointed deputy women’s minister Hosna Jalil plunges immediately into why she recently refused a job. The role would have continued her participation in Afghanistan’s security sector, where until recently she was a deputy interior minister. Jalil was the first woman elevated to such a high-ranking position in the ministry … Continue reading New top story from Time: How a Rising Female Minister Is Fighting to Dismantle Afghanistan’s Patriarchy

How to watch the Meghan and Harry Oprah interview in California. by Choire Sicha

By Choire Sicha Now the interview airs on the west coast. Tomorrow? The U.K. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT Style https://ift.tt/3uXWPwB via IFTTT

Meghan and Harry recount conversations with royals about their son’s skin tone. by Caity Weaver

By Caity Weaver Meghan told Oprah that there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be.” Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT World https://ift.tt/3quEPpT via IFTTT

‘I Just Didn’t Want to Be Alive Anymore’: Meghan Says Life as Royal Made Her Suicidal by Mark Landler

By Mark Landler In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said she had asked officials at Buckingham Palace for medical help but was told it would damage the institution. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT World https://ift.tt/3efcXnq via IFTTT

Texas School’s Lesson on Chivalry Asked Girls to ‘Walk Daintily’ and Obey Men by Maria Cramer

By Maria Cramer A Shallowater High School assignment meant to demonstrate medieval-era misogyny was scrapped after at least one parent objected. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/2Ow0lxc via IFTTT

Biden Endorses Female Generals Whose Promotions Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump’s Reaction by Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper

By Eric Schmitt and Helene Cooper The unusual strategy to slow the promotions until after the election — intended to protect the officers’ accomplished careers — was devised by top Pentagon leaders. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/3bqM8uO via IFTTT

In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children by Jason DeParle

By Jason DeParle The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/3t2MOfP via IFTTT

A Family’s Search for Answers: Did Their Brother Die of Covid? by Patricia Mazzei

By Patricia Mazzei When a healthy 41-year-old died a year ago, an autopsy blamed heart disease. But his family wants to know if the coronavirus was lurking before anyone realized it. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/2MSn0U4 via IFTTT

More Than You Need to Know About Harry, Meghan and Oprah by Caity Weaver and Elizabeth Paton

By Caity Weaver and Elizabeth Paton The royal couple sat down for an interview. Here’s the back story. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT Style https://ift.tt/3c6YVlc via IFTTT

Top State Leader Says ‘Cuomo Must Resign.’ Governor Says ‘No Way.’ by Jesse McKinley and J. David Goodman

By Jesse McKinley and J. David Goodman Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that honoring calls for his resignation because of unproven allegations would be “anti-democratic.” Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT New York https://ift.tt/3qpQyWW via IFTTT

After Stimulus Victory in Senate, Reality Sinks in: Bipartisanship Is Dead by Carl Hulse

By Carl Hulse With Republicans poised to block Democrats’ top priorities, the party-line vote on the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package showed the gulf between the parties was too wide to be bridged. Published: March 5, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT U.S. https://ift.tt/3sW0J77 via IFTTT

MacKenzie Scott, a Philanthropist and Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos, Remarries by Nicholas Kulish and Karen Weise

By Nicholas Kulish and Karen Weise Her new husband, Dan Jewett, is a high school science teacher. He has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions. Published: March 6, 2021 at 06:00PM from NYT Business https://ift.tt/3sROXL4 via IFTTT

New top story from Time: At Least 20 Dead and 600 Wounded in Explosions at Equatorial Guinea Barracks

(OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso) — A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion at 4 p.m. local time was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the military barracks located … Continue reading New top story from Time: At Least 20 Dead and 600 Wounded in Explosions at Equatorial Guinea Barracks

New top story from Time: Gov. Cuomo Remains Defiant After Top New York Democrats Call on Him to Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

(NEW YORK) — The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment and undercounting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first senior Democrat in the state to say the three-term governor should resign. Assembly Speaker … Continue reading New top story from Time: Gov. Cuomo Remains Defiant After Top New York Democrats Call on Him to Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

New top story from Time: The Senate Passed a $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It

The Senate on Saturday afternoon narrowly passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, a key milestone for President Joe Biden to ink his first legislative priority into law. The avalanche of federal dollars, which clock in at approximately 9% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), includes $1,400 checks for middle- and lower-income Americans, extends … Continue reading New top story from Time: The Senate Passed a $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It

New top story from Time: Myanmar Crisis Heightens With Police Raids and Strike Call

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar careened deeper into crisis, as police occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting last month’s military seizure of power, while a coalition of labor unions called a strike for Monday. Tension was high Sunday in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, where for a second night … Continue reading New top story from Time: Myanmar Crisis Heightens With Police Raids and Strike Call

New top story from Time: Golden Globes Vows Reform Amid Scrutiny on Diversity

Facing heightened scrutiny arounds its membership and practices, the group behind the Golden Globe Awards says that it is committed to immediate “transformational change” and reforms. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said in a statement Saturday that it would focus on adding Black and other underrepresented members to its organization in addition to increasing transparency … Continue reading New top story from Time: Golden Globes Vows Reform Amid Scrutiny on Diversity

New top story from Time: Biden Marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ By Signing Executive Order to Promote Voting Access

WASHINGTON — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. His plan was being announced during a recorded address on … Continue reading New top story from Time: Biden Marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ By Signing Executive Order to Promote Voting Access

New top story from Time: After the Pandemic: Are You Ready for the Old Normal?

Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. If you’re having trouble viewing this in email, see the TIME.com version here.   How stir crazy am I after many weeks alone with the dog and my thoughts? Just ask my dentist. And everyone who works in her office. I assaulted those good people with many, many … Continue reading New top story from Time: After the Pandemic: Are You Ready for the Old Normal?