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The Coming Election Nightmare
JAMAAL BOWMAN, A PROGRESSIVE, SCORED AN upset victory over longtime incumbent Eliot Engel in New York’s 16th Congressional District. The primary took place on June 23rd, but the contest wasn’t officially decided until more than three weeks later—and
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Why Red States Have the Blues
ONCE UPON A TIME, VIRGINIA WAS RELIABLY red. Now it’s blue. It’s the same story for California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, New Hampshire and New Mexico. Arizona, North Carolina and perhaps Georgia and Texas are on the way. Republican Senator Kelly
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Outdoor Movies with Cinematic Views
As the Las Vegas strip opens up to tourists, the Cosmopolitan Hotel is offering a special treat for moviegoers. Guests of the hotel as well as visitors can stop by to watch a movie projected onto a massive screen above the hotel’s pool. You can watch
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Sean Hayes
IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, PODCASTS HAVE GONE FROM NICHE TO MAINSTREAM. Will & Grace’s Sean Hayes is the latest major talent to join the fray with his new podcast Smartless, which he co-hosts with longtime buddies Jason Bateman and Will Arnett. “We’ve al
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The Archives
A new generation was emerging after record-low population increases in the 1930s and predictions of lower numbers to come. Newsweek wrote, “Human nature, being just plain cussed, had simply disregarded all the carefully drawn population curves, and t
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Hero
A hearse with the flag-draped casket of Democratic Representative John Lewis drives on 16th Street, renamed, Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House on July 27. The Georgia congressman and civil rights leader died on July 17 at age 80. ■
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The Dive
A competitor dives from Stari Most (Old Bridge), the Ottoman era bridge destroyed in the country’s 1992–95 war and later restored, during the 454th traditional diving competition on July 26. Bosnia will hold local elections on October 4, and for the
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Market Desert
A livestock vendor waits for customers ahead of the Muslim “Festival of Sacrifice” at a cattle market on July 20. Usually packed, the animal markets for the festival these days are often deserted due to the pandemic. Breeders now turn to websites, ap
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Street Hassle
A federal officer points a so-called less-lethal weapon toward a crowd of a few hundred protesters in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 23. The federal agents left the city after elected officials called for the officers to leave—
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A Fitting Memorial for John Lewis
WITH THE DEATH OF GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN John Lewis, America has lost one of our greatest champions of freedom and democracy at a time when voting rights are under relentless attack across the nation. Lewis’ legacy as a courageous and visionary champion
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Always Be Prepared
SURVIVALISTS AND DOOMSDAY preppers—once seen as fringe outliers—are increasingly going mainstream. In addition to a popular reality TV show about preppers, more and more “regular people” are preparing go-bags for events ranging from hurricanes to bla
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Q&A: Bradley Garrett
Why this book? Because we’re all consumed by the dread of the unknown right now! Bunker is a book about preparing for calamity. It follows communities building for nuclear war, social turmoil, natural disasters and, of course, pandemics. At a time wh
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The End of the Prison-Industrial Complex?
ONSCREEN, ONE OF US PORTRAYED a prisoner. In real life, one of us was actually a prisoner. In the dictionary, “justice” is defined as just behavior or treatment: a concern for peace and genuine respect for people. “And genuine respect for people” sen
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The Utility Player
WHY WOULD SOMEBODY 37 YEARS OLD, with no diplomatic experience, take on the job of making peace in the Mideast? “My father-in-law asked me to do it,” Jared Kushner says. Never mind that Henry Kissinger, James Baker and Bill Clinton, among others, had
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Kushner Gets Candid
JARED KUSHNER SPOKE TO NEWSWEEK’S Bill Powell at length in mid-June. These excerpts have been edited for length. What he thought his role would be in January 2017: JK: That feels like a lifetime ago. I was in a different place in my life then. When w
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Banned In Beijing
FOR HOLLYWOOD, CHINA IS A BIG OPPORTUNITY and maybe a bigger headache. The opportunity is that it is an enormous movie market, expected to soon become the biggest in the world. As Tuna Amobi, an entertainment analyst with investment research firm CFR
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Made To Order
Censors insisted the namesake “emperor” never be identified and that he not resemble Mao Zedong or any other Chinese leader. In the Chinese version of producer Will Smith’s reboot, children in China are not bullies, they are responding to aggressions
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Vacation In a Glass: Cocktails Around
When you long for the bright lights of the big city to inspire you, the Rob Roy—similar to a Manhattan but made with scotch whiskey—is the next best thing. Invented in 1894 by a bartender at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, this classic cocktail combines s
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Kermit the Frog
THE MUPPETS HAVE BEEN ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES SINCE THE 1950S, and now, nearly 70 years later, they’re back and “working without a script” on Muppets Now, a brand-new show on Disney+. It’s a mostly improvised talent show with lots of special guests, n
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The Archives
Pakistan’s civil war left “a quarter of a million Bengalis dead, and another 6 million or more driven into desperate exile,” according to Newsweek, and “the realities of geopolitics have confronted the U.S. with the thankless task of choosing between
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Fire Fight
MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS AUSTIN HAIST/U.S. NAVY/GETTY ■
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Space Oddity
Brazilian accountant Tercio Galdino, 66, and his wife Alicea walk along Copacabana beach wearing protective suits on July 11. Galdino, who has a chronic lung disease, made the protective gear at home using suits used by health professionals. He says
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Free Us
On July 12, a woman prays during a protest against the Romanian government and its measures against the coronavirus pandemic. Cases of COVID-19 have been rising significantly and the blame has been placed on the easing of restrictions in recent weeks
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COVID Clash
Protesters battle with police in front of Serbia’s National Assembly building in Belgrade on July 8 during a demonstration against a weekend curfew announced to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Chaotic scenes rocked the capital after thous
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Wait Til’ Next Year
IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE IF AMERICANS FEEL LIKE they have a bad case of whiplash given the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on a string of culture war cases. In June, the conservative-dominated court ruled in favor of LGBTQ rights, and two weeks later it s
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Egyptian Women’s Brave “Me Too” Moment
INSIDE THE TENT THE AIR WAS close and electrifying. Hosni Mubarak had just resigned, ending an era in Egypt that had seemed as permanent and unassailable as the water flowing forever along the banks of the Nile. The regime’s collapse, seen from the s
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Pockets of Opportunity
IMAGINE YOU JUST WOKE UP FROM A SIX-MONTH coma. You’re informed that while you were out for the count a new virus spread across the world, claiming more than 500,000 lives and infecting nearly 12 million people worldwide. That, in turn, caused a nast
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Blame It All On John Locke?
by Patrick J. Deneen MOST PEOPLE AGREE THAT A DEFINING feature of America is that it is a liberal nation. In a way, that is not true of any other country—most of which have known different forms of political governance and political self-understandin
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