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Kenneth Davis, 56, stands on the corner of Florence Avenue and Normandy Avenue in South Los Angeles shortly after the Chauvin verdict in Minneapolis. “Justice feels amazing,” he said. “It feels so good. It gives us confidence.” He was joined by 25 ot
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Comfort Food
KIMCHI, JJIGAE, JATJUK, PORK belly ssam, gimbap: the indie pop singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner, 32, can still vividly recall the many dishes her late Korean mother, Chongmi, made for her. More than just maintaining cultural heritage, food in Zauner
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Further Listening
Yellow K Records 2016 Japanese Breakfast’s first album was recorded in two weeks after the 2014 death of Michelle Zauner’s mother. Drawing from indie pop and shoe-gaze with tracks ranging from uptempo numbers (“Everybody Wants to Love You,” “Rugged C
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Pushing From the Left
LAST YEAR, JAMAAL BOWMAN, a 45-year-old former educator, unseated 16-term U.S. Representative Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary for New York’s 16th District, which includes the northern Bronx and the southern portion of Westchester County. The di
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Congressional Black Caucus leader Representative Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), center, speaks at a news conference surrounded by other members of the group after the reading of the guilty verdicts in the Chauvin trial. They had first gathered in the Rayburn
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Following the guilty verdict, people gathered in front of Cup Foods where George Floyd was originally suspected of using a $20 counterfeit bill to pay for cigarettes before being murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd died on the street outs
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Great Migrations Across the Globe
The longest annual migration that Americans typically make is from a long-term residence in the Northeast to a winter home in Florida or somewhere in the Sunbelt. But this trip, typically undertaken for comfort, pales in comparison to many of the mig
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Global Partners
JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER YOSHIHIDE Suga came to Washington at a tumultuous moment: The world is still dealing with the pandemic, the economies of the world’s richest countries—the U.S. and Japan included—haven’t yet recovered from the financial fallou
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Ally in Chief
AT SUNRISE ON THE DAY AFTER HIS FIRST FACE-TO-face meeting with President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga set out on a walk to the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial, several aides and a few photographers in tow, to take stock o
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In a picture taken on April 21, the day after the Chauvin conviction, Kenyans in the neighborhood of Kibera celebrate the jury’s decision in front of a George Floyd mural. Floyd’s murder, in May of 2020, shocked millions worldwide and triggered a wav
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The Archives
Newsweek wrote, “As dawn broke over Waco, the FBI moved armored vehicles up to the compound. They punched holes in the walls, then injected tear gas.” Inside were members of the Branch Davidian cult, led by David Koresh. “To his followers, Koresh was
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A Turning Point
by Marcus Johnson DEREK CHAUVIN KNELT ON GEORGE FLOYD’S neck for nine minutes. It took a Minnesota jury just 11 hours to reach a verdict. When Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts, of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degre
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David Oyelowo
FANTASY FILMS ARE A MAINSTAY FOR HOLLYWOOD BUT OFTEN FALL SHORT in telling authentically diverse stories. That’s about to change with David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man (in theaters and on-demand May 7th). “Representation matters. The mo
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Last-Minute Tax Moves That Pay Off
@kerenzulli PROCRASTINATORS, TAKE NOTE. WITH JUST OVER a month left before the recently-extended May 17 tax-filing deadline, you still have time to boost your refund by hundreds of dollars or more—or, if you’re among the unlucky few who owe money to
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We’re Headed For A Real Clash.’
AS THE PACE OF COVID-19 VACCINATIONS accelerates and states loosen restrictions, employers have slowly begun calling their employees back to the workplace, with the pace expected to pick up sharply over the next few months. But what might have been a
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Q&A: Jim Campbell
Why another Madoff book? My interest was to present the first overall architecture of the scheme including the systemic failure that made it possible. I think people will be surprised by how much they don’t know about the story. I want it to stand as
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Looking Back on “Ping Pong Diplomacy”
@scottbmcdonald IN 1971, A THEN 15-YEAR-OLD Judy Bochenski and the rest of the United States table tennis team went to Japan for the world championships. Near the end of the tournament, they received an invitation to visit China for an eight-day tour
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The Archives
After an EC-121 U.S. intelligence plane was shot down in the Sea of Japan by North Korea, Newsweek wrote that the “vast search at sea,” which even included aid from Russian ships, was a “rare exercise of international goodwill.” None of the 31 Americ
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Back to Work Blues
Worry about their health and safety 66% Believe companies should require require vaccines before return 62% Want to still work remotely some days 48% Likely to leave job if not allowed to to work remotely part of the time 47% Would take a lower salar
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Why We Can’t end Our Endless wars
A PEACE AGREEMENT WITH THE TALIBAN and a May 1 deadline for American withdrawal of troops. A new pledge by President Biden to end the war. A Congressional step toward revoking the 20-year-old consent to use military force in Iraq. Talk, even, of resc
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Bethenny Frankel
IN THE HISTORY OF REALITY TV, BETHENNY FRANKEL IS UP THERE WITH the genre’s pioneers. While most people know her from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City, she actually got her start as the runner-up on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, produce
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They’re Just Like Us
@k_rellihan THEY HAVE SINGING COMPETItions, isolate themselves by dialects, stick to unique food preferences, are led by generations of older, wiser matriarchs, celebrate their tribe’s identity, choose different parenting techniques, and gracefully m
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Sustainability Innovations Changing the World
The pandemic caused us all to rethink our relationship to the planet. While COVID-19 might have been the biggest news of last year, 2020 was also one of the worst years for climate change with environmental disasters and extreme weather events breaki
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What Did Ruth Know and When Did She Know It?
@JimOCampbell IT’S WELL KNOWN THAT BERNARD Madoff, now serving a 150-year prison sentence for a nearly $65 billion Ponzi scheme, is one of the greatest swindlers of all time. It’s less well known that he also ran an honest and successful market-makin
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Working In A Post-COVID World
@dorieclark IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE that employees, at companies big and small, have struggled to do their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic—not to mention trying to stay creative and work on skills that will prepare them for the future. Even as the
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Shop Smarter
At Newsweek, we want every decision we make to be smart—and we’re guessing that you feel the same. To help our readers shop smarter, market research firm, BrandSpark®, in partnership with Newsweek, has launched its 13th annual Best New Product Awards
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Christopher Meloni
IT’S BEEN NEARLY A DECADE SINCE LAW & ORDER: SPECIALVICTIMSUNIT fans have been able to find out what happened to Elliot Stabler, played by Christopher Meloni. “It’s been 10 years of radio silence,” Meloni says. All that is about to change with Law &
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