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Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers emerge as troublemakers

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers are emerging as troublemakers within their parties and political thorns for their leadership. Why it matters: We’re calling this group “The Mischief Makers” — members who threaten to upend party unity — the theme eclipsing…

Three Members of Pussy Riot Were Arrested in Russia’s Mass Protests Against the Jailing of Opposition Leader Aleksei Navalny

Three members of Pussy Riot, the punk band and performance art group, were among the 3,000 protesters arrested in Russia on January 23 during the nationwide demonstrations calling for the release of jailed opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. Neither freezing temperatures—it…

U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday. The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country’s death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate…

New UK Variant Of Coronavirus May Be More Deadly, Boris Johnson Reveals

The UK new variant of coronavirus that helped drive increased infections in December is thought to be more deadly, Boris Johnson has revealed. The prime minister told a Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been informed today that, in addition to spreading…

Biden picks Warren allies to lead SEC, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President-elect Joe Biden has selected FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Obama-era Wall Street regulator Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Why it matters: Both…

Surreal Photos Show DC In Lockdown As Inauguration Day Approaches

As Washington, DC, still reels from the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the…

The End Of The Pussy-Grabbing President

Getty ImagesHow it started. How it’s going. It began with “pussy,” and it will end with “pussy.”  Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly female protesters peacefully descended on Washington, DC, to register their opposition to the president of…

Democrats seek progressive overhaul of the U.S. financial system

Now in control of Congress, Democrats are looking to give the U.S. financial system a progressive overhaul, incoming Senate Banking Chairman Sherrod Brown said Friday. It will be a tall task. What we’re hearing: “This committee in the past has…

Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy

In cities around the world, temperatures could rise by more than 4℃ by 2100 under a high-emissions climate change scenario, suggests research published this week in Nature Climate Change. It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement, released…

Panic-Buying Erupts at Coles And Woolworths In Brisbane: Here’s The Psychology Behind It And How To Avoid It

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to local supermarkets on Friday morning after Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Brisbane would be plunged into a three-day lockdown after the more infectious UK strain of COVID-19 was linked to hotel quarantine. The stay-at-home order…

Hungarian Conservatives Have Threatened to Tear Down a Public Art Installation That Has a Black Lives Matter Message

Conservatives in Hungary are threatening to tear down a planned public art installation in Budapest because of its social-justice message. The three-foot-tall sculpture, by artist Péter Szalay, depicts a rainbow-striped Statue of Liberty on bended knee, an allusion to US athletes…

See the Installations by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas, and Other Art Stars That Might Actually Make You Want to Go to New York’s Penn Station

Just a few days into 2021 and New York City has already set an architectural milestone with the opening of Moynihan Train Hall, the long-awaited extension of the much-maligned Penn Station. The space, which has 92-foot skylight ceilings, will host…
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Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…