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Greetings from our two grandsons, five-year-old Kai, and, one-year-old Bodhi, with the flowers blooming in our garden.
Kai, our 5-year-old Grandson brought the tangerine plant outdoors to the garden on Thursday, April 19, 2021. We keep our plants inside the apartment during winter. Now that the weather is about 55 – 60-degree Fahrenheit, I decide to move some of the plants outdoors to the garden.
Kai was surprised to see the Bleeding-Heat plant brooming. Daffodils are the first flowers blooming in our garden. The Bleeding-Heart Plant produced the second blooming of flowers.
This is the first time that Bodhi sees the flowers bloom. He was very excited to see new things in his one-year-old life. He wanted to pull the flowers as a young baby accustom to do. This Bleeding-Heart Plant is a gift from his mother to us many years ago. We always enjoy to see these beautiful flowers blooming in the early spring. Because of staying so long inside during winter and the COVID-19 lockdown, we are eager to be outdoor in our garden. It is really such a pleasure for us to see our daughter’s plant blooming into beautiful flowers.
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This year at NASA, EarthDay is about connections—to our planet and to each other. Our planet is home to over 7 billion people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, but we are all #ConnectedByEarth?. Join NASA climate experts to learn about the connections between human activity and climate change. Dr. Kimberley R. Miner will host this episode and is a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). While she’s been at JPL since July 2020, she has been studying and exploring the Earth since…forever! Dr. Miner loves working outside, asking questions about nature and protecting the animals and plants all around us. She loves that being an Earth Scientist lets her do all these things. Dr. Lesley Ott is a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where she’s worked since getting her PhD 15 years ago. She studies the processes that control greenhouse gas concentrations and always loves seeing the ways that springtime changes in vegetation show up in satellite data. Ms. Equisha Glenn is a graduate student research assistant at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS) and is finishing her PhD in Civil Engineering. Growing up, Ms. Glenn used to watch TV shows about the environment and loves how diverse Earth is, yet everything works together. Ms. Glenn is passionate about bridging the gap between data, climate and end users to help build a more resilient future for cities and society.
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Our backyard garden is small. We have only few daffodils. But I am happy to see the flowers bloom.
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5 new climate pledges, 4.22.2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in the virtual international climate summit with President Biden. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/Pool via Getty Images
1. Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would increase its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 40% to 45% of its 2005 levels by 2030.
2. Japan: Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Japan would cut its emissions by 46% from 2013 levels by 2030.
3. South Korea: President Moon Jae-in pledged to end all new public financing for overseas coal projects, and will submit new emissions targets later this year.
4. Brazil: President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to end illegal deforestation by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
5. China: President Xi Jinping said his country — the world’s largest consumer of coal — will attempt to “strictly limit increasing coal consumption” over the next five years.
Go deeper: More details on the pledges, via Axios’ Jacob Knutson.
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The New York Times: Biden’s Intelligence Director Vows to Put Climate at ‘Center’ of Foreign Policy,
April 22, 2021, 10:01 p.m. ET 5 hours ago
Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, struck a note of urgency in telling world leaders that climate change must be “fully integrated” with national security. President Biden committed the United States to cutting emissions by half by the end of the decade at a virtual Earth Day summit.
President Biden speaking on Thursday during a virtual summit on climate change from the East Room of the White House.Credit…Pool photo by Al Drago
Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, speaking on Capitol Hill last week.Credit…Pool photo by Graeme Jennings
Avril Haines, President Biden’s director of national intelligence, told world leaders on Thursday that climate change was no longer a peripheral issue but now “at the center” of U.S. foreign policy, with far-reaching impacts on force deployments and the stability of hard-hit regions.
Ms. Haines, speaking at this week’s virtual global climate conference, struck a tone of urgency at variance with the attitudes of many of her predecessors, who downplayed the role of rising sea levels, droughts, crop failures, fires, diseases and more frequent severe weather events.
“To address climate change properly it must be at the center of a country’s national security and foreign policy,” she said, echoing the words of Lloyd J. Austin III, the defense secretary, who addressed the conference a few minutes earlier.
“It needs to be fully integrated with every aspect of our analysis in order to allow us not only to monitor the threat but also, critically, to ensure that policymakers understand the importance of climate change on seemingly unrelated policies,” Ms. Haines said.
Her comments came after NATO officials announced they would likely agree on a climate “action plan” to reduce emissions by military units and conduct an alliance-wide assessment of the potential threats arising from climate disruptions.
On Thursday, the C.I.A. announced it was adding a new category covering the environment to its World Factbook. The agency’s unclassified guide will now provide the latest country data on climate, air pollutants, infectious diseases, food security, waste and other environmental topics.
Ms. Haines began by saying that the intelligence services had long recognized the importance of climate change — and praised efforts by the C.I.A. over the last three decades to identify the geopolitical impact of climate-based changes in Russia, Asia, Africa and the Arctic.
“We have not always made it a key priority,” she added.
The Biden administration has promised to put a new focus on climate change at the nation’s intelligence agencies. Top intelligence officials all pledged in their confirmation hearings to increase their agencies’ focus on climate.
A pair of recent intelligence reports have presented a grim picture of climate change. The annual worldwide threat assessment, which looks at short-term challenges, said extreme weather caused by climate change would increase the potential for surges in migration and cause instability around the globe.
The changes will “exacerbate political instability and humanitarian crises,” the annual threat report said.
The intelligence agencies issued even more dire warnings with the quadrennial Global Trends report issued on April 8, which argued that climate change would contribute to instability, strain military readiness and encourage new political movements. It said that all societies would be forced to adapt to a warmer planet through changes both small and complex, including the building of massive new sea walls and the relocation of cities and towns.
The report said the physical effects of climate change would intensify over the next 20 years, particularly in the 2030s, and the impact would fall disproportionately on poor parts of the world.
Some Republicans have expressed reservations at expanding the intelligence community’s focus on climate change. At a hearing last week, Ms. Haines argued that while there was partisan division over the issue, intelligence analysts have been examining the issue for decades during administrations of both parties.
“It’s just become increasingly accepted as something that is part of the national security landscape,” she said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in the virtual international climate summit with President Biden on Thursday.Credit…Pool photo by Kay Nietfeld
President Biden on Thursday declared America “has resolved to take action” on climate change, and the White House said it would substantially increase the money it offers to developing countries to address the issue.
In a show of renewed resolve after four years of the Trump administration’s unvarnished climate denial, Mr. Biden formally pledged that the United States would cut its emissions at least in half from 2005 levels by 2030. His administration also announced it intends to double by 2024 the amount of money it offers to help developing countries, compared with what the United States spent annually in the second half of the Obama administration.
Barely three months into Mr. Biden’s presidency, the contrast with his science-denying predecessor, President Donald J. Trump, could not have been more striking.
“The signs are unmistakable, the science is undeniable and the cost of inaction keeps mounting,” Mr. Biden said.
John Kerry, President Biden’s global climate change envoy, said he believes the United States will meet and possibly even surpass the new goal.
Speaking at the conclusion of the first day of the summit, Mr. Kerry called the goal “ambitious but appropriate and achievable” and said the market is moving faster than expected in creating renewable energy and new breakthroughs are likely on the horizon in battery storage and other areas.
“Is it doable? Will we probably exceed it? I expect yes,” Mr. Kerry said.
Asked what the Biden administration can do now to prevent a future president from gutting the climate plans as President Trump did to the Obama administration, Mr. Kerry noted that he fielded that question in virtually every diplomatic discussion over the past three months.
“You destroyed your credibility, you left the Paris Agreement, how can we trust you?” Mr. Kerry said other leaders asked him. He insisted the private sector will cement clean energy policies into reality even if Mr. Bidens’ policies stall or are someday overturned.,
“No politician, I think, can change what is now happening in the marketplace.”
The Biden administration said it plans to offer an estimated $5.7 billion a year by 2024. In a statement, the White House said that it would “work closely with Congress to meet these goals.”
Between 2013 and 2016, U.S. international climate finance was around $2.5 billion a year, including in the form of export credit and loans, based on government data from that time.
Joe Thwaites from the World Resources Institute said the foreign aid pledges were not especially ambitious. “The climate finance plan the Biden administration launched today starts to play catch up after the U.S. was largely absent for the last four years — when many other developed countries already doubled their climate finance, and some committed to doubling again before 2025,” he said.
The two-day summit comes at a time when scientists are warning that governments must take decisive action to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. The consequences of exceeding that threshold includes mass species extinctions, water shortages and extreme weather events that will be most devastating to the poorest countries least responsible for causing global warming.
Officially, nations that are party to the Paris agreement are obligated to announce their new targets for emissions cuts in time for a United Nations conference in Scotland in November.
In an executive order announced late Thursday morning, the White House also said it would “seek to” end investments in “carbon-intensive” fossil fuel projects abroad. It was also not clear if that referred to money for gas pipelines and terminals. The United States is a leading exporter of gas, and development aid has been used to promote the expansion of gas, including in Africa.
Mr. Kerry said in his remarks that no country alone would be able to finance the transition to a green economy, adding that private banks and asset managers would have to align their investments accordingly.
The summit is the first of its kind to be convened by a United States president, and Mr. Biden is joined by other world leaders like Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.
While the summit is an international one, Mr. Biden’s speech was also aimed at a domestic audience, focusing not just on America’s obligation to help cut its global emissions but on the jobs he believes are available in greening the U.S. economy.
“The countries that take decisive actions now” to tackle climate change, Mr. Biden said, “will be the ones that reap the clean energy benefits of the boom that’s coming.”
Mr. Biden’s target of 50 percent to 52 percent by the end of the decade calls for a steep and rapid decline of fossil fuel use in virtually every sector of the American economy and marks the start of what is sure to be a bitter partisan fight over achieving it.
One of Mr. Biden’s biggest political obstacles is international: Republicans say the United States should not be asked to sacrifice if the world’s largest emitters will swallow U.S. efforts in their pollution.
By 2030, half of the country’s electricity would come from renewable sources such as wind.Credit…Bing Guan/Reuters
President Biden’s new pledge to slash the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decade is long on ambition and short on specifics, but experts say that success would require rapid and sweeping changes to virtually every corner of the nation’s economy, transforming the way Americans drive to work, heat their homes and operate their factories.
In several recentstudies, researchers have explored what a future America might look like if it wants to achieve Mr. Biden’s goal: cutting the nation’s planet-warming emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
By the end of the decade, those studies suggest, more than half of the new cars and S.U.V.s sold at dealerships would need to be powered by electricity, not gasoline. Nearly all coal-fired power plants would need to be shut down. Forests would need to expand. The number of wind turbines and solar panels dotting the nation’s landscape could quadruple.
It’s achievable in theory, researchers say, but it’s an enormous challenge. To get there, the Biden administration would probably need to put in place a vast array of new federal policies, many of which could face obstacles in Congress or the courts. And policymakers would have to take care in crafting measures that do not cause serious economic harm, such as widespread job losses or spikes in energy prices, that could lead to blowback.
“It’s not an easy task,” said Nathan Hultman, the director of the University of Maryland’s Center on Global Sustainability. “We won’t be able to sit back and hope that market forces alone will do the job.”
In two recent studies, Mr. Hultman and his colleagues modeled possible paths to achieving at least a 50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030. The changes would be far-reaching:
· By 2030, half of the country’s electricity would come from renewable sources such as wind, solar or hydropower, up from one-fifth today.
· New natural gas plants would be built largely with technology that can capture carbon dioxide instead of releasing it into the atmosphere — technology that is still in its infancy.
· Virtually all of the 200 remaining coal plants in the U.S. would shut down unless they, too, can capture their emissions and bury them underground.
· By 2030, two-thirds of new cars and S.U.V.s sold would be battery-powered, up from roughly 2 percent today.
· All new buildings would be heated by electricity rather than natural gas.
· The nation’s cement, steel and chemical industries would adopt stringent new energy-efficiency targets.
· Oil and gas producers would slash emissions of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas, by 60 percent.
· The nation’s forests would expand, and farming practices would be reworked, so that they pull 20 percent more carbon dioxide out of the air than they do today.
China’s president, Xi Jinping, delivered a speech during the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia on Tuesday. Mr. Xi promised Thursday that China would limit coal consumption.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
President Xi Jinping of China said his country would “strictly limit increasing coal consumption” in the next five years and phase it down in the following five years.
That’s significant because China is, by far, the world’s largest coal consumer and is continuing to expand its fleet of coal-fired power plants. Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel.
Mr. Xi repeated his pledge from last year to draw down carbon emissions to net zero by 2060. And, in a pointed reminder to his host, President Biden, he said that the industrialized countries of the West had a historic responsibility to act faster to reduce emissions.
The United States is history’s largest emitter. China is today’s largest emitter.
Mr. Xi added a conciliatory note by saying “China looks forward to working with the international community, including with the United States” on addressing climate change.
Neither China nor India, whose prime minister, Narendra Modi, spoke after Mr. Xi, made any new commitments to ramp up their climate ambitions. Mr. Modi repeated India’s pledge to expand its fleet of renewable energy projects, urged people to make lifestyle changes to address climate change, and announced a vague new partnership with the United States on green energy projects.
A video monitor in the East Room of the White House showed the heads of state participating in the virtual climate summit on Thursday.Credit…Al Drago for The New York Times
Beyond the big two of the United States and China, here’s an overview of what some American allies and adversaries have said so far at President Biden’s virtual climate summit with world leaders on Thursday.
· Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged that Canada would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent to 45 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, a step up from its previous target of a 30 percent reduction in the same time frame. This is a significant increase in ambition for an economy that is still highly dependent on oil extraction, and a sign that Mr. Biden’s decision to increase the United States’ target is having an influence on his closest allies.
· Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India reiterated his country’s promise to install 450 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030, but made no new commitments. He argued that India’s per capita emissions were far smaller than those of other major emitters and said, “We, in India, are doing our part.”
· Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Japan would cut emissions 46 percent below 2013 levels by the end of the decade, a significant show of solidarity with the United States.
· President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas polluter, made only a vague pledge to “significantly reduce the net accumulated emissions in our country by 2050.” He highlighted a carbon pricing pilot program that he said would allow the Sakhalin region to become carbon neutral by 2025, but he said nothing about construction of the Nord Stream 2, a major natural gas pipeline that is opposed by both climate advocates and United States national security advisers.
· President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil pledged to eliminate illegal deforestation by 2030, a promise that was met with extreme skepticism by those in the environmental community who have seen the destruction of the Amazon skyrocket under his watch. Mr. Bolsonaro also vowed that Brazil would become carbon neutral by 2050, a decade earlier than it had previously said it would. Ending deforestation by 2030, he claimed, would cut Brazil’s emissions 50 percent.
Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman and Somini Sengupta contributed reporting.
My two grandsons, Bodhi and Kai enjoyed to be in the garden. That make me very happy. I wish children all over the world would be able to enjoy nature. Parents and otheradults should cultivate and take care of nature for younger generations to have a chance to appreciate a beautiful and peaceful world.
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There have been only seven murder convictions of officers for fatal police shootings since 2005, according to Philip Stinson of Bowling Green State University. That suggests the chances of a killing by the police leading to a murder conviction are about one in 2,000.
Floyd’s relatives said they felt relieved by the verdict. “I finally have the opportunity to hopefully get some sleep,” Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, said.
Chauvin’s conviction does not automatically signal a new era of police accountability. The Floyd case was the exception of all exceptions. A video, watched around the world, showed Chauvin pressing his knee onto Floyd for more than nine minutes. That footage led to weeks of protests that were among the largest in U.S. history. And at the trial, the so-called blue wall of silence — that is, many officers’ willingness to protect colleagues, regardless of their misbehavior — crumbled. “For so many, it feels like it took all of that for the judicial system to deliver just basic accountability,” President Biden said late yesterday.
Most of those factors will not apply to future police killings. Those cases will instead be more likely to resemble the deaths of Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Daniel Prude, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor and hundreds of other cases that have not lead to a murder or manslaughter conviction.
Still, the Chauvin trial is not guaranteed to be simply a one-off event, either. Some of the same factors that make it distinct could also cause it to have a wider impact. Before Floyd’s death, it was hard to think of a signature trial of an American police officer, one that received sustained national attention, as the trial of a celebrity might.
This trial, of course, did receive such attention. Television networks halted their normal coverage yesterday to broadcast the verdict, and the president of the United States organized his schedule around it.
That attention has made it clear that a police officer can be charged with murder and convicted of it. It’s an idea that will linger in the minds of prosecutors and future jurors. Perhaps most important, it may affect the thinking of other officers, when they find themselves considering whether to use physical force when it is not necessary.
Barack Obama: “True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day. … And it requires us to do the sometimes thankless, often difficult, but always necessary work of making the America we know more like the America we believe in.”
Rosa Brooks, in Politico: “While the national media understandably puts a spotlight on Chauvin, we should not forget that three other Minneapolis police officers were also on the scene that day last May: Officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. Their sheer passivity was, in some ways, more stunning than Chauvin’s casual cruelty.”
Quin Hillyer of The Washington Examiner: “The judicial system worked. It usually does. It won’t bring George Floyd back, or eliminate all bad policing — but police are now on notice.”
Michele Norris: “Can we all sing a praise song for Darnella Frazier who had the presence of mind to film that video that made such a difference.”
Many police shootings are justified, German Lopez of Vox has written. But Stinson, the Bowling Green professor of criminal justice, told Lopez that the number of officers charged with wrongdoing “seems extremely low.”
Rodney Floyd, George Floyd’s younger brother, called for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would make it easier to prosecute police officers for misconduct. The House has passed it, and Biden favors it.
The verdict capped a three-week trial that captivated America. With often-emotional testimony, prosecutors sought to highlight who Mr. Floyd was, repeatedly playing the widely viewed bystander footage of his death and arguing that Mr. Chauvin knew he was harming the man whose neck he was kneeling on, but did not stop.
During a news conference after the decision was announced, Mr. Floyd’s family and supporters celebrated but noted how rarely officers are convicted after using lethal force. Many mentioned Daunte Wright, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white officer during Mr. Chauvin’s trial.
“He should still be here,” Mr. Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd said of Mr. Wright. “We have to march. We will have to do this for life. We have to protest because it seems like this is a never-ending cycle.”
The Times positioned photographers around the country to capture reactions to the verdict. Here’s what they saw.
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In Minneapolis, peoplewatched a live feed of the courtroom on a phone.
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In Minneapolis, demonstrators gathered outside the Hennepin Country Government Center, where the trial was held.
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In Houston, where George Floyd grew up, television coverage of the trial drew viewers.
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In Minneapolis, the crowd outside the Hennepin County Government Center erupted with joy.
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At George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, a sign was updated near the memorial at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where Mr. Floyd was killed.
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In Minneapolis, protesters celebrated the guilty verdict.
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In Houston, Dennis Glenn and Greg Brown, alumni of Jack Yates High School, Mr. Floyd’s alma mater, comforted Ceci Munoz in front of the school.
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In Minneapolis, Courteney Ross, Mr. Floyd’s girlfriend, cheered outside the Hennepin County Government Center after the verdict.
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In Washington, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked down the Capitol steps to address reporters.
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In Minneapolis, Philonise Floyd, left, a brother of George Floyd, wiped a tear. At right, Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the Floyd family, held the hand of Donald Williams, who witnessed the episode last May.
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled executive actions to curb gun violence, which he described as an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.” Nearly 20,000 people died of gun violence last year, and another 24,000 died by suicide. Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law is an expert on gun policy and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden’s measures. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG? Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6?
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled executive actions to curb gun violence, which he described as an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.” Nearly 20,000 people died of gun violence last year, and another 24,000 died by suicide. Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law is an expert on gun policy and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Biden’s measures.
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Recent mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado have once again put gun reform in the national spotlight.
Nearly 20,000 people died of gun violence last year, and another 24,000 from suicide.
Today, President Biden unveiled steps he is taking to curb what he calls an epidemic and an international embarrassment.
Pres. Joe Biden:
The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as nation.
Whether Congress acts or not, I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal as president to keep the American people safe from gun violence. But there’s much more that Congress can do to help that effort.
Some of the actions the president announced today include curbing so-called ghost guns, which are home-assembled firearms that often lack serial numbers and don’t require background checks, tightening regulations on stabilizing braces, which can turn an AR-style semi automatic pistol into a rifle.
The Justice Department will create a model for states to enact what are called red flag laws, which allows judges to seize firearms from people deemed dangerous. And the department will also release a report on firearms trafficking.
In addition, President Biden nominated David Chipman, an adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
We turn to Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law, an expert on gun policy.
Adam Winkler, thank you so much for being here.
As we were saying, gun deaths off the charts, mass shootings happening every day. There was one in South Carolina yesterday, another one today in the state of Texas. How much difference can these steps President Biden is announcing make?
Well, these steps are modest steps. They certainly don’t tackle all of the major issues in America’s gun violence problem.
However, they’re not insignificant steps. Take, for instance, the rule regulating ghost guns. These are do-it-yourself, homemade gun kit that have become increasingly popular and, with the advance of technology, increasingly easy to use. Anyone can buy one of these kits, even if they are prohibited from buying a firearm, and make their own gun.
And we know that these guns are being used more frequently in crime. In California, for instance, one in three guns recovered from crime scenes are do-it-yourself guns without serial numbers.
And we also mentioned making it easier for states to enact these so-called red flag laws.
And you were telling us investing in communities, trying to discourage gun violence can make a difference, too.
Well, that’s right. These red flag laws have become popular. And there’s even some bipartisan support for red flag laws.
They enable family members or law enforcement to temporarily take away someone’s firearms when they’re going through some kind of crisis that poses a threat to themselves or to others.
And what the Biden administration is proposing to do is come up with some models, some guidelines, best practices, if you will, for how to do this right. And so that could be an effective tool that some family members who see another family member in crisis can use to prevent the next mass shooting.
And, Adam Winkler, we know that this all reminds us that President Biden is not pushing legislation through Congress right now. It’s a reminder of how difficult that is.
How much influence does the gun rights lobby have, organizations like the NRA, right now with American lawmakers, vs. the influence of groups that want to see gun reform?
Well, ironically, we’re seeing both sides very strong in America.
No doubt, the NRA is suffering from a major financial setback. They’re in bankruptcy. They’re being investigated and prosecuted by the New York attorney general. They have got major lawsuits on their hands. But the power of the NRA has always been about the power to influence the single-issue pro-gun voters there are out there, and they’re still out there, regardless of what happens to the NRA.
At the same time, the gun control movement in the last 10 years has been really reinvigorated. We see new organizations that have arisen, a lot more money being spent on gun safety reform, and it’s become an issue that’s really at the top of the Democratic Party agenda, some place it was not 10 years ago.
But still uphill to try to get meaningful legislation passed?
Well, right now, it’s not just a gun issue.
Meaningful legislation in the Senate requires 60 votes, and it’s hard to imagine 60 votes for almost any controversial issue these days.
Certainly going to be difficult to get 60 votes on significant gun reform.
And what about the views of the American people? What do we know about that?
Well, there’s a huge difference between the views of the members of Congress and the views of the American people.
We see things like universal background checks having over 80 percent support. The restriction on ghost guns, we see polls show about 75 percent support. And yet these laws can’t get adopted through Congress itself, because, let’s face it, the Republican Caucus is 100 percent opposed to gun control, and there’s probably even some swing state Democrats who would vote against significant gun reform, too.
We heard President Biden say today, if he had one thing he could get done, it would be the ability to sue gun manufacturers over gun deaths.
Would that make a big difference?
It could make a difference in the long run.
The gun makers were able to get a law passed by Congress back in the second Bush administration to restrict the ability of people to sue gun makers when their guns are used in crime. As a general matter, a gun maker is not going to be liable if a criminal misuses their firearms.
But we have seen in other industries that these kinds of lawsuits can open the door and open the window to see how these gun makers are operating, how they’re marketing their weapons. And it may be that they’re marketing them in ways designed to appeal to people who have violent desire to use guns offensively.
It would be a tough road, but it’s certainly possible.
Adam Winkler with the UCLA School of Law, thank you so much.
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U.S. Capitol Police Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans killed in the line of duty
Officer William “Billy” Evans, who had served 18 years in the department. Evans was killed when a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol on April 2. (U.S. Capitol Police/AP)
On Friday afternoon, hours after U.S. Capitol police officer William “Billy” Evans, was killed in the line of duty, two of his fellow officers pulled into the quiet suburban Virginia neighborhood where he was often seen with his children.
They began unloading several plastic bags of supplies — including snacks and a rack of blue Gatorade — from the back of their black SUV and carrying the haul into Evans’s house, stepping across a tidy, grassy garden with two turquoise lawn chairs, angled slightly toward each other. Neighbors stepped from an adjacent home conferred in soft voices with the officers, asking what else was needed and how they could help.
Evans was among two officers injured when a vehicle rammed into them outside the U.S. Capitol, according to acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman.
His death comes less than three months after the agency’s officers fought to protect lawmakers by clashing with a riotous mob that descended on the Capitol building in January, leaving one officer dead and scores of others injured.
On Friday, Pittman was forced to address yet another deadly attack at the Capitol complex — this one resulting in the death of Evans, who joined the force in 2003 and was a member of the first-responder unit.
The assailant, identified by several people familiar with the investigation as Noah Green, was shot and killed by police.
“It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Officer William ‘Billy’ Evans this afternoon from injuries he sustained following an attack at the North Barricade by a lone assailant,” Pittman said in a statement.
Evans was the sixth member of the Capitol Police force to die in the line of duty, according to the department. The casualties include Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died Jan. 7, one day after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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3. Supporters of Donald Trump who thought they were sending a single donation were charged over and over by his campaign operation.
A Times investigation found that the charges were part of an intentional scheme to boost revenue to Mr. Trump’s struggling presidential campaign. Recurring online donations were set up by default, and a fine-print disclaimer and opt-out language became increasingly hard to find.
Demands for refunds spiked, and complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. The magnitude of the money involved is staggering for politics: All told, the Trump campaign and the Republican Party raised $1.2 billion with WinRed, a for-profit donation processing service, and refunded roughly 10 percent of it.
In effect, the overcharges were an interest-free loan — eventually paid off with some of the tens of millions of dollars Mr. Trump raised after the election under the guise of pursuing his unfounded claims of election fraud.
Reuters: Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. reach peak bloom 25 Photos
Blooming cherry blossoms near the Washington Monument, March 28. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Priyanka Kaswan poses for a photo while sitting on a cherry tree at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 31. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
Margarita Pineda throws flower petals over Amancio Pineda while taking a selfie at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 31. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen through a pair of cherry trees at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 31. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
A woman enjoys the warm weather and blooming cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin, March 27. REUTERS/Cheriss May
Visitors walk along the Tidal Basin while observing the annual cherry blossoms near the National Mall, March 29. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
A couple kisses for a camera as people observe the annual cherry blossoms in Washington, March 29. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Flower petals from cherry trees rest over muddy footprints from passing visitors at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 31. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
A person runs through the annual cherry blossoms in Washington, March 29. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Paco Lane paints blooming cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin, March 27. REUTERS/Cheriss May
People enjoy the warm weather and blooming cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin, March 27. REUTERS/Cheriss May
People observe the annual cherry blossoms in Washington, March 29. REUTERS/Leah Millis
A couple enjoys the warm weather under blooming cherry blossom trees by the Tidal Basin, March 27. REUTERS/Cheriss May
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Moses Choy takes a picture of a distinguished cherry tree at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 29. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
A tree is illuminated by a camera flash as visitors observe the annual cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 29. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is surrounded by blooming cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin, March 27. REUTERS/Cheriss May
Visitors sit along a tidal wall while observing the annual cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin near the National Mall, March 29. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
People enjoy the warm weather and blooming cherry blossoms by the Tidal Basin near the Washington Monument, March 27. REUTERS/Cheriss May
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Allie Provost poses for photographs amongst the annual cherry blossoms in Washington, March 29. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Local residents stand near quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. at his memorial, while surrounded by blooming cherry blossoms, March 28. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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1 big thing: Biden’s multifront response to Atlanta rampage
A makeshift memorial outside the Gold Spa in Atlanta honors victims of this week’s shootings. Photo: Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP
President Biden and Vice President Harris have responded swiftly to the massacre earlier this week, including restructuring tomorrow’s previously planned trip to Atlanta:
· They scrapped an event celebrating the COVID stimulus and instead will meet with Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders.
· The White House has lowered flags in memory of the eight killed, including six Asian women, and administration officials have reached out to the AAPI community.
Margaret Talev, Axios’ managing editor for politics, said the response reflects both Biden’s instincts and his engagement with the community during last year’s campaign.
· Biden looked to AAPI voters to help put him over the top in the final weeks of his race against Donald Trump — and exit polling suggested they supported Biden over Trump by roughly 1 to 2.
· Biden acknowledged the hate and fear many in the community were experiencing around bogus COVID-related messaging. “These racist acts must stop,” he said, vowing to address the targeting “with urgency and seriousness.”
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1. TIME writes in its cover package that amid the wave of anti-Asian racism, “Rather than turning to additional policing, community leaders have stressed the importance of grassroots organizing at this time, as well as the need for cross-community solidarity.” Keep reading.
A memorial outside Gold Spa in Atlanta.Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
The man charged in the deadly shootings at three Atlanta massage parlors had previously visited two of the businesses, the police said. He had also checked himself into rehab over a self-described sexual addiction that went against his strict Christian upbringing.
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Pres. Biden addresses violence against Asian Americans
President Joe Biden delivered remarks after meeting with Georgia Asian American leaders in Atlanta. His comments came after eight people, most of whom were Asian American, were killed outside Atlanta last week.
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‘I Shouted For Help, But Nobody Helped Me’: Asian Americans Are Under Attack
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Axios PM: Vaccine nationalism
By Mike Allen ·Mar 12, 2021
Good afternoon: Today’s PM — edited by Justin Green — is 370 words, a 1.5-minute read.
??Situational awareness: The U.S. has now administered over 101 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine — with almost 20% of the population having received one dose and over 10% of the population being fully vaccinated, Axios’ Ursula Perano reports.
1 big thing: Vaccine nationalism
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
America first: That’s the message being sent by the White House when it comes to vaccines, writes Axios Capital correspondent Felix Salmon.
The big picture: Billions of people are waiting for access to a COVID-19 vaccine, but 30 million doses are sitting in Ohio, gathering dust.
· Press secretary Jen Psaki said yesterday that President Biden wants an extra 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine just in case.
·The president “wants to be overprepared and oversupplied.”
Between the lines: For the most part, it’s every country for itself, with poorer countries, including Brazil, generally much further back in the queue.
· “We see many examples of vaccine nationalism and vaccine hoarding in wealthier countries,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement yesterday.
· “The global vaccination campaign represents the greatest moral test of our times.”
The bottom line: COVID-19 is a global pandemic that respects no national borders. But when it comes to access to the vaccine, the country you live in makes all the difference.
· “To the president’s credit, he said, ‘Well, if we got to do it, if the docs think we need to do it, we’re just going to have to do it.'”
7. Biden uses “Quad” to counter China
Closing session of the Communist Party’s National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images
President Biden and his counterparts from India, Japan and Australia — collectively known as “the Quad” — will announce a plan today to increase vaccine supplies to countries in Asia, Axios’ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Dave Lawler report.
· Why it matters: Biden’s engagement shows a growing commitment to a group the U.S. sees as key to countering Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific. Beijing has pledged to provide vaccines to countries around the world, putting the Biden administration on the back foot.
Go deeper: On his Times Opinion podcast, Ezra Klein talks with Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University about the tensions between pandemic optimism and pessimism. Ezra suggests that some politicians, especially in liberal parts of the country, are undermining their own pandemic response by being so negative: “They’re not giving people a way out of this they can hold on to.”
By The New York Times | Sources: Health agencies and hospitals, C.I.A. World Factbook
Obesity can cause multiple health problems, including making it harder to breathe, as Dr. David L. Katz told me, and oxygen deprivation has been a common Covid symptom. A paper by Dr. Jennifer Lighter of New York University and other researchers found that obesity increased the risk of hospitalization among Covid patients.
It’s a particularly intriguing possibility because it could help explain why Africa and Asia have suffered fewer deaths than not only high-income countries but also Latin American countries. Latin Americans, like Europeans and U.S. residents, are heavier on average than Africans or Asians.
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In words, images and video, teens across the United States show us how they have met life’s challenges in the midst of a pandemic.
March 7, 2021
What has it been like to be a teenager during the first year of a historic pandemic? The New York Times, through its Learning Network, asked the question, and more than 5,500 responses poured in.
In words and images, audio and video, they reported that it was, in many ways, a generation-defining disaster. Being trapped inside — and missing the milestones that ordinarily mark coming of age in America — was lonely, disorienting, depressing and even suffocating.
But many also surprised themselves. They bonded with siblings, discovered nature, found small comforts in Zoom-school, played games, worked out, cooked, wrote, sang, danced, painted and made videos. And, perhaps most important at a time of life focused on figuring out who you are, they reinvented themselves.
But although so many coped admirably, this generation will be forever changed. As one 16-year-old put it, “Making history is way overrated.”
This week, a year after the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic, we share their stories. In this special project, we chose a handful of entries to show what teenagers have lost — and what they have found. Below each image, you can find edited and condensed excerpts from their artists’ statements that can tell you more about the work.
No matter how old you are, as you read you might ask yourself a question, too: How has this year challenged and changed your generation?
— Katherine Schulten, editor, The Learning Network
1. A Generation Trapped in Its Bedroom
“For some, it was a time of reflection. For many, it was a dark period of isolation. For a generation, it was a defining collective experience.” — Parrish André, 18
Sunnina Chen, 16
If you’re reading this, take five deep breaths.
Wasn’t that nice?
“Just breathe” became a mantra I told myself to get through the simple things. Taking the time to reflect, I realized why the Saran Wrap was suffocating me — I was the one who pulled it tight. Yes, it was placed there by my responsibilities and the uncertainty of our world, but I had the ability to let go. I let go of everything that wasn’t serving me, and took a deep breath.
Stevia Ndoe, 18
Ever since I was a child, I looked forward to my 18th birthday. I thought I would suddenly gain years of knowledge and have the power to change the world. Little did I know how difficult the year of my retirement from childhood would be.
When murmurs of quarantining were becoming a reality, my family and I were stuck. My mom, an essential worker and single parent, worked all day while my younger siblings and I attended school. On top of trying to graduate from high school, I had to be a mother for a preschooler and a grade-schooler. My 18th birthday came and went, and I was still the same Stevia.
I look at the last few months and realize this is what growing up in a global crisis looks like for low-income families. Being in quarantine made me realize how much I have been robbed of my childhood and that I’ve been an “adult” for the majority of my life. My photo represents waking up daily with the stress of not knowing what life is going to throw at you, but going through the motions anyway. I took this photo one morning as my siblings were still sleeping four feet away from me. The light was coming through the window so beautifully, and it was one of the few moments of silence I had experienced since March.
Parrish André, 18
I drew this series in mid-April while sitting silently on many Zoom calls. In quarantine, my interactions with other people were all fit neatly into little rectangles on my screen.
Being young is about stretching and growing. We pull away from our parents, our homes, our schools, but as Covid-19 struck our communities we were reined in to all the situations that youth is about diverging from. For some, it was a time of reflection. For many, it was a dark period of isolation. For a generation, it was a defining collective experience.
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Camila Salinas, 16
I wake up, go to school and sit at my desk. I do some work, the bell rings, I go to the next class. I do some work, the bell rings, I go to the next class. I get home, sit down, do my homework and catch up on a show. I go to sleep and I repeat.
Although my algebra class can range from having five to 30 students in a class, it feels as though there is only you. And for students learning from home, the situation is worse. They are literally by themselves.
Paloma Ezzet, 16
For Paloma Ezzet in San Diego, “Common high school things, such as spending time with your friends and going to football games and dances, are near impossible to do.”Credit…Paloma Ezzet
Common high school things, such as spending time with your friends and going to football games and dances, are near impossible to do this year. Being in high school in 2020 is an experience like no other. It is gloomy, lonely and frustrating.
Ryan Daniel, 18
This piece, a picture I sketched of my little sister inside a box I created, depicts the entrapment and isolation felt by so many people during quarantine. This is the new normal for my generation. But we have grown together and are now capable of deeply connecting through shared experience.
Jayda Murray, 17
From a young age, I looked at the world from the lens of a dreamer. Flame-colored sunlight would dance through windows, and water would trickle below trees. I created scenes in my head until I found that a pen and paintbrush could do the same. I wanted to have those pictures and worlds to have substance in reality. That same inspiration drives my creative process as a teenager.
Before Covid-19 hit our American shores, I felt an increasing sense of dread. Two weeks later, my county issued a lockdown, and all my friends either found themselves at home or were recklessly disobeying the order. I had so many feelings. Fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness. It was like they just took turns and looped from one to the next.
Aishah Musa, 16
These are messages of a conversation I had with my sister on March 24, 2020. It was the first time I went with my parents to our grocery store, and I forgot to wear the mask before wearing the hijab, so I texted my sister to ask her how and she explained it. Remembering to wear the mask first is something that I still struggle with to this day.
Suhaylah Sirajul-Islam, 15
What’s it like, being a teenager in quarantine?
it’s the same i guess.
except time passes more slowly.
and you’re not allowed to go outside.
it’s feeling exhausted from all the schoolwork.
and touch-starved because your friends aren’t there.
suddenly, the two-bedroom apartment you share with five family members,
finally begins to feel cramped.
it’s feeling terrified, because you share a room
with your covid-positive aunt, who refuses to see a doctor.
and you can hear your dad, coughing through the walls.
and your mom at 2 a.m., reciting qur’an and
rushing to make tea for the both of them.
she gets sick too.
and suddenly you’re failing classes because you can’t keep up with
helping your siblings, and classwork, and housework, and the sick adults at home.
things start to look up though.
the weather gets warmer.
and your family gets better.
being a teenager in quarantine
is radical acceptance.
things happened and things are happening
you’ll be okay.
“The Black Lives Matter movement has encouraged me and an entire generation of young people to speak up.” — Christian Lee, 17
CHULA VISTA, CALIF.
Edelina Bagaporo, 17
This photo encompasses my own identity as an L.G.B.T.Q.+ Filipina-American woman. It highlights my role as an ally to the movements of social justice. No longer do I talk about boys or paint my nails, but start to recognize the part I can play in fighting for justice and how to tackle my implicit biases.
Although this was not the summer I was expecting, it truly has brought on tremendous personal growth, which I would not trade for anything.
LA HABRA, CALIF.
Christian Lee, 17
The Black Lives Matter movement has encouraged me and an entire generation of young people to speak up.
I photographed one of my best friends wearing the American flag because I thought it would be a simple but profound act of protest against racially motivated violence.
Madeline Mack, 16
When the news surfaced of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, I was distraught and in need of support. My moms are always here for me, but there is something special and necessary about connecting with your peers. I needed a way forward and assumed others felt similarly, so I decided to create Mad’s Book Club. The club has gone beyond what I imagined. When uncertainty strikes, we need connection and community more than ever. Being a teenager is about finding the connection that powers you onward.
Rebecca Wong, 17
2020 didn’t ignite the waves of Asian racism. It was already there.
I’ve seen the Asian community strive to be “more American.” I saw my family disassociate themselves from the community. I purposefully never learned Cantonese in hopes of making myself “more American.” I thought was in my best interest. I erased my own culture willingly in hopes of fitting in — it’s always purposeful whitewashing, the strive to Americanize in hopes to be accepted.
But you’ll still see the person I tried to erase. I cannot wash my culture away; it will always stay. The racism will always stay. At least paint is washable.
HERMOSA BEACH, CALIF.
Maddox Chen, 15
This photograph was taken on Sunday, Nov. 8, on my iPhone propped up on my cramped white desk against the wall of my room/sanctuary in my house. Using my preferred medium of Lego bricks, I created a physical mock-up of my typical spot for the past eight months: glued to a screen, whether that is my phone, laptop or the TV.
Politics has dominated everything this year, from racial, social and economic inequities to the simple act of wearing a mask. One cannot refer to this time without mentioning the diametrical struggle between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Joyce Weng, 14
Teenagers took this year to think about what’s happening in the world. We have to stand up for ourselves and make a change, and we all came together to create the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some teenagers who didn’t go out there and protest helped from home. We signed petitions, gave donations and educated ourselves on topics we should have known about a long time ago.
Matthew Coyle, 15
I took this picture with my phone in my home in Humboldt County while wildfires raged nearby early in September. The air was toxic so you had to wear a mask when you went outside.
“I was forced to be alone with myself, which led me to create art and poetry with deeper meaning than I had ever been able to create before.” — Hannah Blue, 17
Evelyn Cox, 17
I’ve welcomed the alone time.
The number of things that I have learned or relearned about myself has made this a time of discovery. A time where I get to put my needs first. Where I can feel comfortable in my own skin for the entirety of a day, every day, a week, for months on end.
The state of being home and surrounded by the people and things I love most hasn’t stopped the stress of school and college applications, or the feeling of helplessness when it comes to politics, or the full gravity of this deadly virus that flung us into this position. Being home has allowed me the time to recover and pick myself back up without the pressure of fitting in with my peers. It allowed me the space I need to grow.
WEST WINDSOR, N.J.
Marybel Elfar, 16
Who knows what my family dynamic will be in the next few years, but I know that I’ll miss what I have right now.
My sister is a senior, and I have no idea how I will survive when she goes to college next year. During quarantine, we would drive around our neighborhood blasting Kesha and screaming the lyrics horribly off key. My dad is taking a new position in his job, and my mom is returning to teaching. Neither of these things were able to happen before we were put on lockdown.
This picture was taken on a rainy day, when I felt inspired to take serious portraits of my family members, to match the mood outside and in the world. Despite my best efforts, nobody took me seriously, and I ended up with a series featuring my mom and dad goofing around and tickling each other.
Kenneth DeCrosta, 18
The Virginia High School League delayed all sports until they are safe. But in preparation for the start of a potential season, basketball players have been permitted to engage in physical training.
All workouts must take place outside. There is a strict set of guidelines that must be followed including online sign-ins, mandatory temperature checks, being masked at all times, sanitizing each player’s personal ball and maintaining at least six feet of distance.
Despite the restrictions, the majority of athletes from the Robinson Basketball team have participated. They have shown up faithfully for a season that may still be canceled.
Thomas Kaufman, 17; Lance Algabre, 18; Andrew Garcia, 17
This song is inspired by the brutal couple of months that followed the first spike of Covid-19 in the United States. We felt ourselves become anxious, and depressed, and we wrote this song to try and spread some positivity to teenagers all over the world. We recorded different parts at our houses. We videoed some of the instruments live and some not. All of the videoed vocals are lip-synced in order to increase the workflow, creativity and fun. Aside from recording stuff, I created a fake Zoom, called Boom, to be the canvas, if you will, of the video.
Haven Hutchison, 17
Teenagers wanted to have the best summer ever, and it was canceled in March.
A few days before this picture was taken, my friend texted me wanting to hang out but also be six feet apart.
My friends and I all decided on a day to drive to a parking lot. We just sat in a circle and talked for about four hours. It was one of the best nights of my quarantine.
All summer, my Instagram feed was filled with people throwing their own proms and finding fun ways to make this summer the best despite the pandemic. Finding a way to be happy in hard times is essential to making it through.
Arianna Hellman, 16
How can anyone make a statement on beauty standards that has not been said a thousand times before? We all know that it should not matter what everyone else thinks. We all know that we should love ourselves. We also know that no matter how true these statements are, we don’t listen to them. This is especially true for teenagers who spend every night scrolling through our social media feeds until we fall asleep.
When New York gave the orders to stay at home, I was in the midst of multiple eating disorders that had started the previous year. The idea of quarantine terrified me. I would have to try even harder to hide my worsening health from my family. I didn’t want to get better.
As the days in quarantine blurred into weeks, all I was left with were my thoughts. I finally realized: “This is not what I want. I do not want this to become me.” I began to confront my feelings, put effort into counseling and find ways to express myself. The artwork that I created helped me to fully recover.
Each collage highlights a particular part of my body that made me feel insecure. I previously looked at myself as though in a clown mirror. My artwork transformed my self-doubt into beauty.
Hannah Blue, 17
I was angry at the world and I wanted to channel my feelings into something meaningful. I chose to design my own mini deck of tarot cards. The Hermit is the only one that is actually a real tarot card; I made the other three up. I am slightly grateful to the pandemic. I was forced to be alone with myself, with my thoughts and feelings, which led me to create art and poetry with deeper meaning than I had ever been able to create before.
Chloe Kim, 14
When we first went into lockdown, it felt like an extension of spring break. We laughed about the toilet paper shortage of 2020. We believed Covid-19 would disappear soon.
I remember the first couple of weeks thinking this was my chance to become stronger during quarantine and get a glow-up. I did YouTube workouts and workouts our coaches posted; I did much self-care and focused on myself. But as time went on, online school started and the climbing season got canceled. I lost motivation and started falling into an unhealthy hole. My sleep schedule was nonexistent, and I rarely got off my bed, even for classes. I completely lost any desire to continue working out or do any self-care. I also stopped contacting my friends, which left me feeling so alone and weak. I felt like I was in this by myself, and no one could help me.
This signifies me finding my rhythm and becoming happier and finding a way to climb out of the hole and overcome my downward spiral.
Here’s to 2021 Juneau, Alaska Thomas Kaufman, 17; Lance Algabre, 18; Andrew Garcia, 17 “This song is inspired by the brutal couple of months that followed the first spike of Covid-19 in the United States. We felt ourselves become anxious, and depressed, and we wrote this song to try and spread some positivity to teenagers all over the world. We recorded different parts at our houses. We videoed some of the instruments live and some not. All of the videoed vocals are lip-synced in order to increase the workflow, creativity and fun. Aside from recording stuff, I created a fake Zoom, called Boom, to be the canvas, if you will, of the video.” This video is one of the finalists of The Learning Network’s Coming of Age project: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/le…?
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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden in front of the remains of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday. Photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The remains of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick were transported in an urn to the building he helped defend during the Jan. 6 D.C. insurrection. A ceremony was held as he lay in honor on Wednesday.
Why it matters: Lying in honor is a final tribute reserved only for private citizens who’ve provided distinguished service to the U.S. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden joined congressional leaders, police and others in paying tribute to Sicknick at the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday night.
The latest: Congressional leaders delivered remarks at a ceremony on Wednesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said to Sicknick’s family: “We will never forget his sacrifice … We will never forget. With your permission, may we be worthy to carry Brian in our hearts.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) called Sicknick “a peacekeeper, not only in duty, but in spirit.” He added: Talk to his colleagues and they will tell you that Brian was a kind and humble man, with profound inner strength, the quiet rock of his unit.”
The remains of officer Sicknick arrive at the U.S. Capitol. His remains will lie in honor through Wednesday, and then be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. Capitol Police officers carrying the remains of Sicknick, who died of injuries he sustained when supporters of President Trump broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photographer: Alex Brandon/AP Photo/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The scene in the Rotunda after Sicknick’s remains arrive. Biden’s tribute to the officer is “in stark contrast to Trump, who never made a public expression of sorrow” over his death, AP notes. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Family members arrive to pay their respects to Sicknick, who’s the fifth person to be given the Capitol Rotunda honor, per AP. Photo: Leah Millis-Pool/Getty Images
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in front of Sicknick’s remains in the Rotunda. Photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Members of the National Guard pay tribute to Sicknick. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
A photograph of the late officer in the U.S. Capitol. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. Photo: Anna Moneymaker – Pool/Getty Images
A USCP officer salutes Sicknick. Photo: Anna Moneymaker – Pool/Getty Images
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The Senate voted along party lines on a procedural step that will let Democrats avoid a filibuster on President Biden’s coronavirus relief package and pass it with a straight majority.
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Good morning. The Biden administration begins to address the six crises that the new president described in his inaugural address.
Joe Biden was sworn in as president just before noon Eastern yesterday. Erin Schaff/The New York Times
‘Cascading crises of our era’
Near the end of his inaugural address yesterday, President Biden named six crises that the U.S. faces: the virus, climate change, growing inequality, racism, America’s global standing and an attack on truth and democracy.
“Any one of these will be enough to challenge us in profound ways. But the fact is, we face them all at once,” Biden said. “We will be judged — you and I — by how we resolve these cascading crises of our era.”
To get started, Biden announced a longer list of Day 1 executive actions — 17, in all — than any previous modern president, as The Times’s Michael Shear points out. The Biden administration is also asking for legislation by Congress. But here’s our explanation of how the new president is trying to make immediate progress:
A field of flags represented the thousands of Americans who could not attend the inauguration.Jason Andrew for The New York Times
Biden signed an executive order yesterday requiring masks where he has the authority to do so — in federal buildings, for example — as well as a separate order creating a White House position to improve the government’s response to the virus.
He also made clear that he was ending the Trump administration’s hostility to global cooperation by halting the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Biden is sending Dr. Anthony Fauci to the group’s meeting today as the head of the U.S. delegation. “It’s an interconnected world,” my colleague Apoorva Mandavilli says. To succeed in combating the virus, “we have to coordinate with other countries.”
Biden is also asking Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days. One question he hasn’t yet answered: How will he persuade more Republican voters — many of whom are skeptical of masks — to wear them?
President Biden delivering his inaugural address. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
Biden signed two executive orders on climate — one that recommits the U.S. to the Paris climate agreement and another that reverses Donald Trump’s hostility to environmental regulations. “No president has brought in this many people at the start of an administration to work on climate change,” Lisa Friedman, who covers climate policy, said.
Still, these actions are only first steps, Nathaniel Keohane of the Environmental Defense Fund told me. Reversing Trump’s actions is significant, he added — but the world needs more ambitious steps to curb the use of greenhouse gases that are causing so much damage.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremonial review of the miiltary.Amr Alfiky/The New York Times
Inequality and racism
Biden’s biggest attempts to reduce economic and racial inequality will require congressional legislation. But he took some early steps yesterday.
He has extended moratoriums on evictions and student-loan payments that the Trump administration had put in place. He also ordered federal agencies to root out racially unequal policies. “We have great evidence from economists that tearing down barriers to advancement for men of color and women of all races fueled huge amounts of growth in the United States in decades past,” The Times’s Jim Tankersley said.
Biden also sought to undo several of Trump’s anti-immigration policies. Among the moves: refocusing deportation efforts on those undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes in the U.S. “Trump, on the other hand, decided that anyone in the country illegally should be arrested and deported,” Miriam Jordan, who covers immigration for The Times, said.
Biden signing the executive orders.Doug Mills/The New York Times
Democracy, truth and America’s role in the world
In his address, Biden repeatedly stressed the importance of truth and included a veiled but obvious reference to Trump by criticizing “lies told for power and for profit.” And at her first White House briefing last night, Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary, said: “There will be moments when we disagree … but we have a common goal, which is sharing accurate information with the American people.”
Biden signaled his emphasis on diplomacy by embracing the Paris climate accord and World Health Organization. Another big move to improve the U.S. image around the world was his immediate repeal of a signature Trump policy: the so-called Muslim travel ban. It had restricted nearly all passport holders from several Muslim-majority countries — including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen — from entering the U.S.
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REVIEWS OF THE SPEECH
Most presidents’ inaugural addresses have included encomiums to unity. But “Biden’s words felt less like rhetorical flourishes and more like an urgent appeal to stabilize a country reeling” from multiple crises, Julie Pace of The Associated Press wrote.
· The journalist Clare Malone: “‘Lies told for power and for profit’ is a good line and a description of a thing that’s not going away.”
· Slate’s Jim Newell: Biden is not likely to erase the country’s political divisions. But he has laid out an agenda with “tangible, deliverable items to make lives better.”
· Eric Levitz of New York Magazine: “He does not seek the unity of all Americans, only that of ‘enough of us’ to drag the rest toward justice.”
· “It wasn’t a memorable speech, but its informal style was true to Biden,” National Review’s Rich Lowry wrote. “Obviously it’s much easier to talk unity than achieve it.”
· Biden’s declaration that he would “defeat” white supremacy echoed Ulysses S. Grant, the president who crushed the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War, The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb noted.
Amanda Gorman reading her poem “The Hill We Climb.”Erin Schaff/The New York Times
Gorman said she had listened to the musical “Hamilton” for inspiration. “You were perfect,” Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, wrote to her on Twitter. “Brava!”
Like Biden, Gorman has had a speech impediment, and it helped draw her to poetry. Before the inauguration, she practiced delivering her poem “The Hill We Climb” over and over, she told The Times.
Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
Purple — a blend of red and blue — was the color of the day. (It’s also one of the signature colors of the suffragists.) Vice President Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton all wore variations of the color.
Lady Gaga, who wore a large brooch of a dove carrying an olive branch as she sang the national anthem, evokedthe dystopian book series “The Hunger Games.” Its heroine, Katniss Everdeen, sports a pin of a fictional bird.
Sneakerheads admired the rare pair of Dior Air Jordan 1sthat Nikolas Ajagu, husband of Meena Harris and nephew-in-law of Kamala Harris, wore to the ceremony.
THE ADMINISTRATION’S FIRST DAY
The Senate confirmed Avril Haines to be the director of national intelligence. She was Biden’s first cabinet nominee to receive a vote.
The Washington Post got a peek at how Biden has redecorated the Oval Office, from bringing back Bill Clinton’s drapes to installing a big portrait of Franklin Roosevelt, a president who steered the nation through multiple crises.
Jon Bon Jovi, John Legend and Katy Perry — singing “Firework” to actual fireworks over the Mall — were among those who performed at a celebration to mark the day.
Several species of salmon in the Pacific Northwest are “on the brink of extinction,” partly as a result of climate change.
A U.S. woman living in Bali praised the Indonesian island as “queer friendly.” In response, the authorities deported her for “spreading information that could unsettle the public.”
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Leaders around the world watched in disbelief as the chaos unfolded in Washington, where supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. Many have condemned the violence and called for democracy to be respected. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron gave their reactions, and DW spoke to people on the street in Germany. Around the world, there was disbelief at the scenes that unfolded in the Capitol: -Germany’s Bild newspaper talked of a “coup attempt” – and a “moment of great shame” -In Britain, the Daily Telegraph minced no words: “Democracy under siege” -The picture of Trump supporters storming the Capitol dominated the United Arab Emirates’ Gulf News daily. -The Nigerian Tribune offered this blistering verdict: “Trump supporters defile democracy.” -China compared the storming of the Capitol with pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts…#DonaldTrump#UsCapitolRiots
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Unprecedented – and deadly – scenes at the Capitol in Washington DC – where supporters of President Trump stormed the building in a bid to overturn the election results. One woman was shot and later died of her injuries, as rioters attempted to stop Congress members from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. Chaos unraveled on Capitol Hill as the building was stormed by hundreds of Trump supporters. A battle ensued between riot police and the protesters as they broke past security. They stormed the Senate chambers to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory – literally bringing democracy to a halt. Police then drew their guns. A woman was shot by police officers – and was later proclaimed dead. Some protesters also turned their anger against the media. Earlier at a rally near the White House, President Trump had repeated his unsubstantiated claims that the election had been stolen from him – and urged his supporters to rally at the Capitol. Hours later Trump then released a recorded message telling his supporters to go home but failed to condemn their actions. Trump has now been suspended from several social media accounts, including Twitter, after tweeting to supporters who attacked the Capitol. When lawmakers finally got back into the Senate chambers, several senior republicans condemned then violence. Including Trump’s vice president Mike Pence. The violence was branded as a siege by President-elect Joe Biden, who warned of the threat to democracy. The crowds dissipated once the 6pm curfew came into force, but National Guard troops remained alert for potential violence throughout the night. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts…#DonaldTrump#UsCapitolRiots#25thAmendment
Good morning. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Members of Congress — after fleeing for their safety — voted to confirm Biden’s victory.
Supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol yesterday.Win Mcnamee/Getty Images
They listened to the president
Donald Trump has been attacking American democracy for much of his time as president.
He has told repeated lies about voter fraud, undermining people’s confidence in elections. He has defied parts of the Constitution. He has spent his final weeks in office pressuring other government officials to overturn the result of an election he lost. He has occasionally encouraged his supporters to commit violence.
Yesterday, hundreds of those supporters decided to take Trump literally.
They fought their way through armed police, smashed windows and stormed the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. They then spent several hours inside the building, vandalizing offices and the House floor. They injured at least 14 law enforcement officers. Vice President Mike Pence, members of Congress and others fled for their safety.
In the end, the rioters — and Trump — will fail in their effort to keep him in power. At about 3:45 a.m., Congress did confirm Biden’s victory. Thirteen days from now, he will take the oath of office and become president of the United States.
But a physical assault on the nation’s seat of government is no small thing. And it was not a onetime event. It was a logical extension of the message that Trump has long been telling his supporters — that American democracy is a fraud, that his opponents are traitors and that his allies need to fight back.
“We’re seeing more and more citizens expressing openness to violence,” Lee Drutman, a political scientist, told me almost three months ago, “as more and more partisan leaders engage in the kinds of dehumanizing rhetoric that paves the way for taking violent action.”
Trump, speaking to the protesters at a rally hours before they burst into the Capitol, referred to his political opponents as “bad people” and “the enemy of the people.” He described his allies as “warriors” and encouraged them to stop “fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back.” He added, “We’re going to have to fight much harder.”
At the same rally, Rudy Giuliani said that Trump’s opponents should go to jail and added, “Let’s have trial by combat.” And Donald Trump Jr., addressing congressional Republicans who planned to split from his father, said: “We’re coming for you, and we’re going to have a good time doing it.”
After the violence, Trump himself wrote on social media, “These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.”
Trump’s efforts are failing in large part because a significant number of Republicans have refused to go along with him. But many other high-level Republicans have echoed and encouraged him. Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and dozens of other members of Congress have fanned voters’ anger by promoting Trump’s lies about the election. (Here’s a list of Congress members who did so yesterday.) They have joined his attempts to undermine the American system of government.
“This is what you’ve gotten, guys,” Senator Mitt Romney, the Utah Republican, yelled as the rioters breached the Capitol yesterday. He was addressing his colleagues who have supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the election.
Shortly afterward, uniformed police officers evacuated senators and reporters from the chamber to the basement, before rushing them through underground tunnels to a secure location in a Senate office building. There, Romney saw Jonathan Martin, a Times reporter, and called for Jonathan to come over and talk. In 15 years of covering him, Jonathan said he had never seen Romney so alarmed.
Trump loyalists and the police clashed outside the Capitol.Leah Millis/Reuters
Capitol Police trying to prevent pro-Trump extremists from entering the House chamber.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press
President Trump spoke to his supporters, directing them toward the Capitol.Pete Marovich for The New York Times
Police officers in riot gear after security was breached at the Capitol.Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Members of Congress ran for cover as pro-Trump extemists tried to break into the House chamber.Drew Angerer/Getty Images
A crowd gathered on the west front of the Capitol.Roberto Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Senator Josh Hawley gestured to Trump supporters outside the Capitol.Francis Chung/E&E News and Politico, via Associated Press
THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
A woman shot by the police — inside the Capitol, during the mayhem — has died. Washington police said that three other people also died in the area around the Capitol yesterday “from separate medical emergencies.”
Trump said in a statement early this morning that there would be “an orderly transition” on Jan. 20.
A bomb squad destroyed a pipe bomb that was found at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington. Officials also discovered a suspicious package at the nearby Democratic National Committee office and evacuated it.
Derrick Evans, a newly elected Republican state lawmaker from West Virginia, was part of the crowd that rushed into the Capitol.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“The incredible show of force that we saw in DC this summer… Where is it?” Abby Phillip, a CNN political correspondent, wrote, referring to the aggressive presence of law enforcement during Black Lives Matter protests.
Former President George W. Bush said he was “appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions and our law enforcement.”
Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, said: “These pictures made me angry and sad. But I am sure: American democracy will prove to be much stronger than the aggressors and rioters.”
James Mattis, former defense secretary under Trump, said: “Today’s violent assault on our Capitol, an effort to subjugate American democracy by mob rule, was fomented by Mr. Trump.”
“Not everyone storming the Capitol is QAnon, but make no mistake: this wouldn’t have happened without QAnon, the politicians and partisan media figures who cynically embraced it, and the platforms that amplified it for years,” Kevin Roose, a Times tech columnist, wrote.
“This is not dissent,” Biden said in a speech as the chaos was unfolding. “It’s disorder. It’s chaos. It borders on sedition and it must end now.”
“Storming the capitol was an act of political violence meant to express ownership of the country, regardless of the outcome of any election,” Adam Serwer, a writer at The Atlantic, tweeted. “Its surrender by the capitol police was an affirmation that will encourage further violence.”
“Today the Confederate flag flew in the United States Capitol,” Heather Cox Richardson, a history professor at Boston College, wrote.
THE HEADLINES ABROAD
Clockwise, from top left: Frankfurter Allgemeine, Germany; Clarín, Argentina; La Repubblica, Italy; The Chosun Ilbo, Korea; Adresseavisen, Norway; Dainik Bhaskar, India.
How did the media in other countries cover the events?
“Trump supporters attack the heart of American democracy,” Correa de Manhã, in Portugal, reported. Italy’s La Repubblica wrote: “Trump supporters on the attack: weapons in the chamber, Congress in lockdown.”India’s Dainik Bhaskar: “Oldest
democracy in crisis.”And France’s Le Figaro: “Capture of the Capitol: The day America’s democracy fractured.”
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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris praised the nominees and appointees that will serve on the national security team for the Biden administration. She claimed the team introduced “reflects the best of our nation.” » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews
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President-elect Joe Biden has announced six of his Cabinet nominees, from secretary of state to national security advisor. NBC News’ Geoff Bennett reports on Biden’s choices, who while not well-known to the American public are highly respected in their own agencies and are decidedly uncontroversial, in order to appear palatable to a divided Senate. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://apps.nbcnews.com/mobile Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC#JoeBiden#CabinetNominees#NBCNews Analysis: Biden Cabinet Picks ‘Collegial,’ ‘Not A Team Of Rivals’ | NBC News
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President-elect Joe Biden talks exclusively with Lester Holt in his first interview since the election. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 02:03 Biden On Cabinet Picks: ‘This Is Not A Third Obama Term’ 3:20 Biden Not Opposed To Nominating Republican To Cabinet 3:50 Biden: Nothing ‘Off The Table’ Re: Sanders & Warren In Cabinet 4:31 Biden On Transition Shift: ‘Immediately We’ve Gotten Outreach’ 5:20 Biden On Transition Delay: ‘We’re Not’ Behind The Curve 5:41 Biden: ‘I Have Not Heard Anything From President Trump’ 6:27 Biden: Doctors, Nurses & First Responders Should ‘Go First’ On Vaccine 8:12 Biden: We Need ‘United Voice’ On Masks, Social Distancing, Testing, Tracing 9:10 Biden: We Should Focus On Opening Schools As Rapidly As We Can 11:09 Travelers Ignore CDC Warnings As COVID Cases Surge 12:10 Food Banks See Long Lines Ahead Of Thanksgiving 12:55 Biden Says He’ll Tackle Immigration & Climate Change In First 100 Days 14:10 Biden Gets Personal On Economy, Commits To Helping ‘Millions On The Edge’ 15:58 Biden Says He Won’t Use DOJ To Investigate Trump 16:42 Biden: ‘There Has To Be Accountability’ For Cops ‘Who Act Out’ » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews
On this edition for Sunday, November 22nd, another setback for the Trump administration as more states move to certify the election results, COVID-19 cases surge ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as experts warn against travel, and, reckoning with history, a Maryland college unveils a memorial to enslaved peoples. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6
On this edition for Sunday, November 21, hospitalizations continue to climb as COVID-19 cases break more records, an expert explains the relationship between climate change and extreme weather, such as hurricanes, and Art Garfunkel offers fresh insight on his time in the iconic duo Simon & Garfunkel, and his relationship with Paul Simon. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6
Trump makes fourth public appearance since election and does not take questions
President Trump made his fourth public appearance since Election Day on Friday, when he held a news conference to discuss his administration’s efforts to reduce the price of prescription drugs. The president did not take questions about his unproven claims of widespread voter fraud or his campaign’s ongoing efforts to overturn the results of the election. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid and CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe join Lana Zak to discuss.
Michigan Votes To Certify Election Results, Declaring Biden Victory | NBC News NOW
The Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state’s presidential election results, a victory for President-elect Joe Biden and a major blow to President Donald Trump’s withering effort to contest the results. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.
Biden To Nominate Janet Yellen For Treasury Secretary | Ayman Mohyeldin | MSNBC
NBC News confirms President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary. She would be the first woman to hold that position. Previously, Yellen served as the chair of the Federal Reserve during the Obama administration. Aired on 11/23/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
Lieutenant Governors Of PA And Michigan Discuss Election Certification Process | Katy Tur | MSNBC
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist join Katy Tur to discuss the court cases the Trump administration is pursuing and the process to certify election results in their states. Aired on 11/23/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About Katy Tur: Katy Tur is an NBC News Correspondent and anchor of the 2 p.m. ET hour of “MSNBC Live.” A dogged journalist, Tur emerged as a breakout broadcaster in 2016 while covering the entirety of the Trump campaign across all platforms for NBC News and MSNBC.
Rep. Slotkin Says ‘The Faster This Ends The Better’ As Michigan Heads To Certify Election Results
Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the state of Michigan certifying votes today and Biden cabinet picks. On the expected nomination of Tony Blinken as Secretary of State, Rep. Slotkin says that Blinke, “knows Joe Biden extremely well. You’re not going to have a scene between them. That’s because as we reinvigorate our role in American leadership-you need to know that person has the backing 100% of the president.” Aired on 11/23/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About Andrea Mitchell: Andrea Mitchell is NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” an hour of political news and interviews with top newsmakers that airs each weekday at 12 p.m. ET on MSNBC. In addition to politics, Mitchell covers foreign policy, intelligence and national security issues, including the diplomacy of Secretary of State John Kerry, for all NBC News and MSNBC properties.
Biden Transition Announces National Security Team Selections | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC
NBC’s Geoff Bennett reports as the Biden transition team announces new selections to serve in national security positions. These include Alejandro Mayorkas, the first Latino nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security, and John Kerry, who will serve as a special envoy for climate. Aired on 11/23/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
Trump Dismantles Decades-Old Surveillance Treaty Irreparably On His Way Out The Door | Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow describes how Donald Trump in his lame duck period has not only abruptly removed the U.S from the decades old Open Skies Treaty that supplies the U.S. and its allies with surveillance data on Russian military activities, but has taken steps to dispose of the program’s specialized planes and removed the option of replacing them. Aired on 11/24/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc
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As the Democrats take back the White House, what does the 2020 presidential election say about the future of US politics? Despite Joe Biden’s win, tens of millions of Americans chose Donald Trump for a second term. How the Republican party relates to this bloc of voters – along with the ideology Trump represents – is now central to its strategic direction. For the Democrats, an old guard embodied by Joe Biden and a new generation of progressives are in a contest for influence over the party’s vision. In The End of a Presidency: Trump’s Loss in a Divided America, Fault Lines explores how Trump changed the presidency, and where the two parties will go next. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
Good morning. Biden introduces his foreign policy team. The Dow breaks 30,000. And Pennsylvania is banning alcohol sales.
Joe Biden with Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2011.Peter Parks/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
How Biden will confront China
The presidents who came just before Donald Trump took a mostly hopeful view of China. Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and the two George Bushes all tried to integrate China into the global economy and political system. Doing so, they believed, could persuade China to accept international rules and become more democratic.
China used access to the world’s markets to grow richer on its own terms. It rejected many international rules — on intellectual property, for example — while becoming more authoritarian at home. As a recent Times story puts it, China has adopted “increasingly aggressive and at times punitive policies that force countries to play by its rules.”
Trump is not a close student of international affairs, but he evidently grasped China’s ambitions in ways that his predecessors did not. He treated it as what it almost certainly is: America’s most serious threat since the Soviet Union.
Trump’s China policy had a different weakness, in the eyes of many experts and foreign diplomats. He antagonized allies who are also worried about China’s rise, rather than building a coalition with Japan, Europe, Australia and others. As Keyu Jin, a Chinese economist at the London School of Economics, has written, Trump has been “a strategic gift” for China.
Soon, it will be Joe Biden’s turn — to see if he can manage China more effectively than other recent presidents have. (Yesterday, Biden introduced his foreign-policy team.)
His administration is likely to take a different approach to China than it does on many other issues. On those others, like climate change and health care, Biden will be trying to reverse Trump’s policies. On China, Biden instead seems set to accept Trump’s basic diagnosis but to strive for a more effective treatment. The Biden team’s critique of the current China policy is about “means more than ends,” Walter Russell Mead wrote in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal.
Biden and his aides have signaled that they will not return to the wishful pre-Trump policy toward China (even though several of them helped shape that policy in the Obama administration). “The United States does need to get tough with China,” Biden wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine in January.
To do so, they will use diplomacy. Antony Blinken, Biden’s choice for secretary of state, said this summer: “We are in a competition with China … We need to rally our allies and partners instead of alienating them to deal with some of the challenges that China poses.” Jake Sullivan, the incoming national security adviser, has written (along with the historian Hal Brands) that the way to check China’s display of a “superpower’s ambition” and maintain U.S. influence is to end “the current trajectory of self-sabotage.”
Biden, speaking about his new appointees yesterday, said, “They embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies.”
In concrete terms, this could mean forging more agreements on restricting the use of Chinese technology, like Huawei. It could mean creating economic alliances that invest in developing countries only if they agree to respect intellectual property and human rights — and trying to isolate China in the process.
The larger goal will be making other countries believe that the U.S. is no longer going it alone. “The narrative in Asia,” Michael Green of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told me, “is that America is out of the game.”
Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.Biontech, via EPA, via Shutterstock
Pfizer plans to ship 4 million doses of its vaccineacross the U.S. in mid-December. Health care workers and vulnerable people will receive the first doses.
Pennsylvania will not allow bars and restaurants to sell alcohol after 5 p.m. today, in an effort to dissuade gatherings on what is usually one of the busiest bar nights of the year.
Qantas, Australia’s largest airline, says it will eventually require passengers to present proofthat they have been vaccinated before flying internationally.
New York is fining the organizers of a Hasidic weddingwith thousands of guests $15,000. Mayor Bill de Blasio called it “amazingly irresponsible.”
THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION
Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris, announcing foreign policy and national security picks.Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times
Biden’s teams have begun to coordinate with their counterparts in the Trump administration. About 20 meetings took place yesterday, including at the Department of Homeland Security and the Education Department.
The White House gave approval for Biden to receive the President’s Daily Brief, a summary of high-level intelligence.
Trump is planning to pardonhis former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to the F.B.I. about his conversations with a Russian diplomat.
Artist and writer Chris Rodley utilized a deep learning algorithm to create these really lovely illustrations of dinosaurs composed of plants. The images were generated with an online service called DeepArt that lets you upload a “target” image and then apply a visual style to it. For step one he fed the network images of common dinosaurs and then applied the styles of 19th-century fruit engravings and botanical illustrations. The results are a sort of 21st-century artificial intelligence channeling Giuseppe Arcimboldo. You can read a bunch more about all the technical mumbo jumbo over on Sploid. (via Kottke)
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Trump’s Campaign Is Building an Army of Poll Watchers. What Can They Actually Do? | 2020 Elections
President Trump and his campaign have been calling for an army of poll watchers on Election Day. What is poll watching, and when does it cross the line? We look at how a federal consent decree restricted the Republican Party for decades, and why its expiration could make a difference in 2020. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video ———- Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It’s all the news that’s fit to watch.
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A federal Court judge in Texas (appointed by George W. Bush) rejected attempts by Republicans to throw out 127,000 votes because they were cast at a drive-trhu voting location. So now, both the Texas State Supreme Court AND a federal court in Texas have ruled the votes must be counted. The state of the judiciary remains strong. With Trump about to lose in a landslide, the courts will not save him. Please consider becoming a #TeamJustice patron at: https://www.patreon.com/glennkirschner My podcast, “Justice Matters with Glenn Kirschner” can be downloaded where you get your podcasts. Follow me on: https://www.twitter.com/glennkirschner2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glennkirsch…
Trump & the Coronavirus: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
John Oliver takes a look at how the Trump administration has handled the coronavirus outbreak in the US, from lack of preparation, to mangled coordination, to harmful communication. Connect with Last Week Tonight online… Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/lastweektonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: www.facebook.com/lastweektonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: www.twitter.com/lastweektonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
William Barr: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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Trump broadcasts plan to try to STEAL election in bombshell admission
Seth takes a closer look at Trump threatening to prematurely declare victory and steal the election through the courts. Late Night with Seth Meyers is supporting God’s Love We Deliver to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. God’s Love We Deliver is a New York City-based organization that for over 30 years has provided personalized meals and nutrition counseling, free of charge, to those living with severe illnesses. With the help of 17,000 volunteers, God’s Love We Deliver provides over 2 million free meals each year to thousands of New York’s most vulnerable. Click the button on the above/below to donate or visit www.glwd.org. Late Night with Seth Meyers. Stream now on Peacock: https://bit.ly/3erP2gX
Most of us would probably agree that living through these difficult times, it’s quite easy to forget how spectacular and mesmerizing the world we live in truly is. Luckily, we’ve got a lot of talented artists and annual photography contests, such as the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, that do a very good job of reminding us of all these things.
For the 13th time, this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition invited both professional and amateur photographers to celebrate the mesmerizing landscape of the United Kingdom. The contest has four categories as well as the youth competition for photographers aged 18 or under. The winner of the whole contest gets awarded the prestigious title “Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020” and £10,000. In addition, there are also prizes of £1000 and £500 for the images judged the best and second-best in each of four categories. The best photographer in the youth competition becomes the “Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020” and wins £1,000.
With that being said, Bored Panda invites you to look through some of the most spectacular shots from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2020.