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The First Amendment has a Facebook problem

The First Amendment has a Facebook problem

Editor’s note, May 5, 2021: On Wednesday, a Facebook oversight board ruled that the social media service could retain its ban on former President Donald Trump following the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6. The board also stated, however, that Facebook would need to either justify a permanent ban or eventually restore Trump’s…
What to expect from Joe Biden’s first address to Congress

What to expect from Joe Biden’s first address to Congress

President Joe Biden is giving his first address to Congress on Wednesday, and will lay out his agenda for pandemic recovery and economic development. In his speech, he’s expected to tout the administration’s successful effort to vaccinate 200 million people in its first 100 days, comment on legislation to curtail police violence, and push his…
How the UK found the first effective Covid-19 treatment — and saved a million lives

How the UK found the first effective Covid-19 treatment — and saved a million...

This story is one in our six-part series The Pandemic Playbook. Explore all the stories here. Peter Horby couldn’t believe his eyes. He’d just gotten his first glimpse of new data from the United Kingdom’s Recovery Trial, an experiment enrolling tens of thousands of patients at dozens of hospitals for clinical trials investigating Covid-19 therapies.…
The best €44 I ever spent: The first sweater I bought in years

The best €44 I ever spent: The first sweater I bought in years

I first thought about buying a new jumper (what Americans call a sweater) on New Year’s Eve, as I walked into a friend’s apartment for a couple of drinks before curfew. It was one of my first evenings out in Milan since my homecoming: I was born here but spent most of my adult life…
Biden’s first budget proposal, explained in 600 words

Biden’s first budget proposal, explained in 600 words

President Joe Biden’s first budget proposal, unveiled Friday, is grounded in a clear vision: The government can — and should — do much more to solve the many problems facing the country. The Biden administration presented the $1.5 trillion proposal as intending to first and foremost address what it has long referred to as the…
What Biden’s first budget proposal tells us about his vision for America

What Biden’s first budget proposal tells us about his vision for America

There’s a consistent theme in President Joe Biden’s first budget proposal, released Friday morning: The federal government can help solve big problems. But to do that, the country needs to reinvest in areas it’s neglected for decades. The $1.5 trillion discretionary funding request is only a proposal — and not even a complete budget proposal,…
The US and Iran have their first real chance to revive the nuclear deal

The US and Iran have their first real chance to revive the nuclear deal

After months of nearly no movement, the US and Iran will finally have their first real chance to revive the 2015 nuclear deal next week. On Tuesday, officials from Iran, the European Union, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany will meet in Vienna, Austria, to discuss how the US — which withdrew from…
What Biden’s first list of judicial nominees tells us about his approach to the courts

What Biden’s first list of judicial nominees tells us about his approach to the...

President Joe Biden announced his first slate of judicial nominees on Tuesday with a list of 11 lawyers and judges, including three nominees to powerful federal appeals courts. During his presidency, Donald Trump reshaped the judiciary, appointing a third of the Supreme Court and about as many federal appellate judges in four years as President…
The first US-China meeting reveals a “rough start” to relations

The first US-China meeting reveals a “rough start” to relations

The first meeting during the new administration between US and Chinese officials was always going to be a tense affair. But few predicted it would be as combustible as it turned out to be. Secretary of State Tony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan met Thursday in Anchorage, Alaska, with Yang Jiechi, China’s top…
J.Lo Inspired Me To Dye My Hair For The First Time

J.Lo Inspired Me To Dye My Hair For The First Time

Benavidez specializes in creating rich, flattering brunette hair color, and wanted to work with her client's gray strands instead of masking them. "First, I'm going to cut her hair before I color, trimming off any dead ends that I see," she says of her process. "Then I'm going to mix her lightener using 20 and…

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