New top story from Time: Democrats Promised to Transform Health Care. But Their Relief Bill Hands the Health Care Industry a Big Win

Democrats spent months in 2020 debating huge, transformative solutions to America’s broken health care system. They promised to take on the health insurance industry, lower costs, and ensure that no family would go broke paying for the care they needed—and that was even before a once-in-a-century pandemic highlighted the health care system’s existing flaws. But … Continue reading New top story from Time: Democrats Promised to Transform Health Care. But Their Relief Bill Hands the Health Care Industry a Big Win

New top story from Time: Snarky Tweets Shouldn’t Override Smarts. But They Did for Neera Tanden

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. In the end, it wasn’t any one tweet that disqualified Neera Tanden from joining President Joe Biden’s Cabinet. It was the entire platform that is punishing the seasoned Washington … Continue reading New top story from Time: Snarky Tweets Shouldn’t Override Smarts. But They Did for Neera Tanden

New top story from Time: Moxie Invokes Fierce, Riot Grrrl Spirit, Only to End in a Noncommittal Group Hug

Because time marches to its own backbeat, many riot grrrls are now riot moms, raising new generations of kids who have to invent their own rebellion. In Moxie—directed by Amy Poehler, who’s also one of the film’s stars—Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a newly minted 11th grader faced with the challenge of writing a college admissions essay, … Continue reading New top story from Time: Moxie Invokes Fierce, Riot Grrrl Spirit, Only to End in a Noncommittal Group Hug

New top story from Time: How Kim Ng, Major League Baseball’s First Female GM, Finally Got the Top Job

Kim Ng took her seat on the chartered jet. As assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, she was joining the team on a road trip in 2008. Soon the Dodgers players started filing onto the plane, and a flight attendant began taking drink orders from staffers. When she reached Ng—pronounced Ang, rhymes with … Continue reading New top story from Time: How Kim Ng, Major League Baseball’s First Female GM, Finally Got the Top Job

New top story from Time: The White Fear That Drove the College Cheating Scandal Has Only Gotten More Acute

Two years ago, when the college admissions scandal, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, crashed into headlines, it immediately became a showcase of white privilege. Images of Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of the white-shoe law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, making the perp walk to the Boston courthouse where they … Continue reading New top story from Time: The White Fear That Drove the College Cheating Scandal Has Only Gotten More Acute

New top story from Time: Another Round of Stimulus Checks Is Coming, But Some Families May Fall Through the Cracks

With fewer than two weeks remaining before Congress’ expanded federal unemployment benefits expire, lawmakers are racing to finish their latest COVID-19 relief package, which passed the House of Representatives on Feb. 27 before heading to the Senate. The legislation, known as the American Rescue Plan, extends that unemployment program, and also includes a new child … Continue reading New top story from Time: Another Round of Stimulus Checks Is Coming, But Some Families May Fall Through the Cracks

New top story from Time: TIME to Host First-Ever “Voices of the Future” Summit to Celebrate the Achievements of Women Around the World on March 8

Timed to International Women’s Day, and presented in partnership with P&G, the virtual summit will feature appearances from Amanda Gorman, Alicia Keys, Jane Goodall, Cate Blanchett and others (New York, NY — March 3) TIME will convene female leaders, activists, and changemakers for the first annual “Voices of the Future” Women’s Summit on March 8, … Continue reading New top story from Time: TIME to Host First-Ever “Voices of the Future” Summit to Celebrate the Achievements of Women Around the World on March 8

New top story from Time: Why the Equality Act Matters For Our Family—And For Many Others Across America

More than five years ago, before my daughter Evie Newman transitioned, she came to her parents one day upset. She had been experiencing anxiety and deep depression but was unable to identify the cause of her pain. Out of complete frustration and at just 14 years old, she thought there were only two solutions to … Continue reading New top story from Time: Why the Equality Act Matters For Our Family—And For Many Others Across America

New top story from Time: Syrian Medics Lay Out the Devastating Scale of Attacks on Healthcare Facilities Over 10 Years of War

Dr. Yamen’s nightmares began in 2015, the second time a hospital he was working in was attacked. Every night for about a month after he would return in dreams to the moment he emerged in shock from a basement bomb shelter at the primary care facility in the northwest Syrian city of Jarjanaz. He would … Continue reading New top story from Time: Syrian Medics Lay Out the Devastating Scale of Attacks on Healthcare Facilities Over 10 Years of War

New top story from Time: ‘Tip Of the Iceberg’: Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents

By the time police discovered the shipment of fake COVID-19 vaccines, the vials had travelled over 6,000 miles from China to South Africa, the work of a smuggling ring that has produced thousands of counterfeit doses, according to Interpol, the global police agency that helped break up the operation. The trafficking case, involving a shipment … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘Tip Of the Iceberg’: Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents

New top story from Time: Bunny Wailer, Reggae Luminary, Dies in Jamaica at Age 73

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving founding member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica. He was 73. Wailer, a baritone singer whose birth name is Neville Livingston, formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when … Continue reading New top story from Time: Bunny Wailer, Reggae Luminary, Dies in Jamaica at Age 73

New top story from Time: China Says It Aims to Vaccinate 40% of Its Population by June

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the National Health Commission, said the country has delivered … Continue reading New top story from Time: China Says It Aims to Vaccinate 40% of Its Population by June

New top story from Time: The U.S. Sanctions Russian Officials Over the Nerve-Agent Attack on Alexei Navalny

The Biden administration sanctioned seven mid-level and senior Russian officials on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen government entities, over a nearly fatal nerve-agent attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent jailing. The measures, emphasizing the use of the Russian nerve agent as a banned chemical weapon, marked the Biden administration’s first … Continue reading New top story from Time: The U.S. Sanctions Russian Officials Over the Nerve-Agent Attack on Alexei Navalny

New top story from Time: Texas and Other States Ease COVID-19 Rules Despite Warnings

Texas on Tuesday became the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite pleas from health officials not to let their guard down yet. The Lone Star State will also do away with limits on the number of … Continue reading New top story from Time: Texas and Other States Ease COVID-19 Rules Despite Warnings

New top story from Time: U.S. Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for All Adults by End of May, Biden Says

(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. With the bolstered supply, … Continue reading New top story from Time: U.S. Will Have Enough COVID-19 Vaccines for All Adults by End of May, Biden Says

New top story from Time: From Britney to Buffy, We’re Suddenly Rethinking Postfeminist Pop Culture—and Nothing Could Be Healthier

The year is 2021, and the most-talked-about pop star in the world is Britney Spears. Yes, that’s the same Britney Spears who hasn’t released a studio album since the Obama administration. The same Britney Spears who hasn’t toured since 2018. And the same Britney Spears who, two years ago, announced an “indefinite work hiatus” and … Continue reading New top story from Time: From Britney to Buffy, We’re Suddenly Rethinking Postfeminist Pop Culture—and Nothing Could Be Healthier

New top story from Time: ‘We Have the Same Pain and the Same Joy.’ Minari Director Lee Isaac Chung on the Universality of His Golden-Globe Winning Film

One of the most memorable moments of Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony was when Lee Isaac Chung’s daughter jumped into his arms. After Gal Gadot announced that his movie Minari had won the award for best foreign language film, his young daughter wrapped him in a bear hug, shook his neck euphorically and yelled, “I … Continue reading New top story from Time: ‘We Have the Same Pain and the Same Joy.’ Minari Director Lee Isaac Chung on the Universality of His Golden-Globe Winning Film

New top story from Time: Why a Debate on the Minimum Wage Could Spark a D.C. Meltdown

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. Washington is a lot like high school: being popular doesn’t necessarily translate to getting taken seriously. Twin Democratic priorities are about to face their Mean Girls test. On Saturday, … Continue reading New top story from Time: Why a Debate on the Minimum Wage Could Spark a D.C. Meltdown

New top story from Time: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Global CO2 Emissions Didn’t Last Very Long

It’s awfully hard to find any upside in a global pandemic that’s sickened nearly 115 million people and killed more than 2.5 million. But throughout 2020, there was some good news buried in the bad concerning that other great infirmity: the sickly state of the earthly climate. When economies are booming and people are moving, … Continue reading New top story from Time: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Global CO2 Emissions Didn’t Last Very Long

New top story from Time: Senator Tammy Duckworth Wants FDR Memorial to Be Accessible for People with All Disabilities

It’s been 20 years since disability advocates won the fight to have the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. depict the former president in a wheelchair at the site. But they say there is more work to do to make the space fully accessible to all people with disabilities and serve as the “monument … Continue reading New top story from Time: Senator Tammy Duckworth Wants FDR Memorial to Be Accessible for People with All Disabilities