Magazine Issue
April 17 2017
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Conversation
What you said about ... REBUILDING THE U.S. Reader Will Heinzel of Auburn, Ala., thanked TIME for an “excellent” look at the state of American infrastructure. The April 10 cover package “really got me thinking about the problems,” he wrote. Doug Cra
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For the Record
‘IT’S AN IMPORTANT STEP, BUT IT CANNOT BE THE ONLY STEP.’ ROY COOPER, North Carolina governor, saying the state must continue to “repair [its] reputation” after signing a compromise on March 30 to partially repeal its transgender bathroom bill; the
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The Incredible Shrinking Power of the President’s Threats
ON THE 11TH SUNDAY OF HIS PRESIDENCY, amid national approval polls as low as 35%, Donald Trump found himself on the back nine of his Virginia golf course, playing a foursome with his old rival Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. The group played to a tie, Pa
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Ticker
St. Petersburg train bombed Fourteen people were killed and about 50 more injured on April 3 after an explosive device blew up inside a subway car in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city and President Vladimir Putin’s hometown. Investigators
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Britain’s ‘Rock’ in Spain Gets Caught in a Hard Place
KATE SAMUELSON GIBRALTAR, A TINY BRITISH TERRITORY ON Spain’s southern coast, has become an early focus of the U.K.’s upcoming negotiations over leaving the European Union, after a draft E.U. paper suggested Spain might be handed control of its futu
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High Stakes: Can Trump and Xi Avoid War and Strike a North Korea Deal?
PRESIDENTS DONALD Trump and Xi Jinping have many serious issues to discuss at their upcoming Mar-a-Lago summit, but only one ticking time bomb: North Korea. On the current trajectory, North Korea will likely be able to strike the American homeland wi
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Egypt’s Al-Sisi Finds a Kindred Spirit in President Trump
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND EGYPT’S President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi sat down together at the White House in early April, and it’s as if Barack Obama and the Arab Spring never happened. These two champions of national pride agree that the challenge of k
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Unmasking and Leaks: Trump’s Russia Retort
MASSIMO CALABRESI AS THE FBI CONTINUES ITS PROBE into contacts between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia, the President is advancing his own investigation of sorts. On April 5, a month after falsely alleging that President Obama had wiretapped
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Milestones
MATT VELLA DIED Gilbert Baker Rainbow-flag artist WHEN DOES A SYMBOL BELONG TO everybody? Gilbert Baker, a Kansas-born artist, intended to answer that question some four decades ago when he began designing the rainbow pride flag that eventually b
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The World May Little Note, but Kansas City Still Remembers
THEY WERE HOPING TO GET THE President. He would attract Prime Ministers and live TV coverage and all the signifiers of an Important Commemoration. But as the day approached, the White House schedule called for the Commander in Chief to spend April 6,
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The Science of Pet Therapy Is Getting Serious
BEING A PET IN AMERICA IS A PLUM gig. Pets are incredibly well loved: according to a 2015 Harris poll, 95% of owners think of their animal as a member of the family. About half buy them birthday presents. And it’s a two-way street. People who have pe
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Canada Welcomes Tech Companies That Are Spooked by Trump
ON ANY GIVEN DAY IN VANCOUVER’S trendy Gastown neighborhood, young engineers on single-speed bikes ride along brick streets toward shared workspaces where they write code that powers billion-dollar ideas. Some 75,000 tech workers, many for household
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Dark Secrets, Dirty Bombs
ONE NIGHT LAST SPRING, AMIRAN CHADUNELI, A FLEA-MARKET TRADER IN THE EX–SOVIET REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA, MET WITH TWO STRANGERS ON A BRIDGE AT THE EDGE OF KOBULETI, A SMALL TOWN ON THE COUNTRY’S BLACK SEA COAST. Over the phone, the men had introduced them
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No Way Home
ILLHAM ALARABI IS ONE OF THOSE INDOMITABLE women who takes everything in stride. The kind of unflappable mother who can single-handedly extract her oldest son from a squabble with a bully, soothe the teething pains of another and bathe a baby, all wh
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Coal’s Last Kick
IT WAS A CLOUDY FEBRUARY AFTERNOON in Charleston, W.Va., but the mood inside the city’s civic center was downright celebratory. As bow-tied waiters mixed drinks and manned a buffet of shrimp cocktail and roasted meat, the hundreds of members and gues
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Street Cred
SESAME STREET HAS LAUNCHED AN AMBITIOUS PLAN TO EXPAND ITS GLOBAL REACH AT THE SAME TIME AS IT BATTLES TO KEEP KIDS WATCHING
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R&B’s New Wave Is Embracing Creative Destruction
WHAT DOES GENRE MEAN IN 2017? The categories that once defined listener taste—rock, hip-hop, country—are collapsing into one another. Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have had a homogenizing, sound-blurring effect on listening habits a
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How Khalid Makes Music
R.B. Where do you begin? All of my music is based off moods and feelings. I have to put my emotions into a song. It’s a form of therapy for me. I start with melodies. I don’t necessarily start with words. Because I can hear what I felt from melody,
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Oilmen and Indians in a Saga of American West
DANIEL D’ADDARIO IN THE FIRST EPISODE OF AMC’S NEW DRAMA THE SON, Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) is impersonating an ape moments before Comanche Indians attack his homestead and carry him away. He may as well be an animal to his family—wine-slurping
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Chris Evans Ties a Bow on Gifted
STEPHANIE ZACHAREK AMONG THE MANY problems caused by the ascendance of the superhero movie is that the actors who star in them—and they’re often good ones—get boxed into supertight quarters. Chris Evans is perfectly charming in the Captain America m
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A TV Traditionalist With a Weird Streak
DANIEL D’ADDARIO DAVID LETTERMAN’S DEPARTURE FROM CBS’s Late Show in 2015 put an end to television’s most fascinating barometer: the Letterman mood. With guests he could be flirtatious (Julia Roberts) or disdainful (Paris Hilton); toward figures in