THE FEED
florida
florida
Matt Gaetz’s Wingman Is Cooperating With the Feds: Report
Joel Greenberg reportedly told DOJ investigators that he and the Florida congressman gave women cash and gifts in exchange for sex.
covid-19
covid-19
A Former FDA Chief on What It’s Like to Pause a Vaccine
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the former head of the FDA, on the controversial decision to stop giving out the Johnson & Johnson shot.
daunte wright
daunte wright
Police Chief and Cop Resign After Daunte Wright Killing
The local prosecutor leading the investigation expects to announce a charging decision as early as Wednesday.
forever war
forever war
Biden: All U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan by September 11
The White House vows to end the longest war in U.S. history this year, no matter how conditions on the ground evolve.
crime
crime
Defense’s Use-of-Force Expert: Chauvin’s Actions Were ‘Justified’
Barry Brodd testified that Derek Chauvin was “acting with objective reasonableness” and following police standards during George Floyd’s arrest.
coronavirus vaccine
coronavirus vaccine
How to Sign Up for a COVID Vaccine in New York
All New Yorkers over the age of 16 are now eligible to sign up for a shot.
minneapolis
minneapolis
This Will Keep Happening
Daunte Wright’s death and Derek Chauvin’s trial highlight an intractable problem with policing.
pivot
pivot
Why Molecules Are the New Microchips
Walter Isaacson on the tremendous upsides (and potential tremendous downsides) of the gene-editing revolution.
vaccination
vaccination
What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause
The FDA and CDC recommended a temporary pause in use of the vaccine while they probe several cases of recipients experiencing severe blood clots.
polls
polls
Did Trump Ruin Polling, Too?
Pollsters are beginning to wonder if Trump succeeded in discouraging response to polls just as he discouraged voting by mail.
the national interest
the national interest
The Crazy New Republican Argument That the Filibuster Helped Civil Rights
Somehow, delaying civil-rights laws for 50 years was helpful.
encounter
encounter
The Tech Elite’s Favorite Pop Intellectual
Julia Galef on bringing the rationalist movement to the mainstream.
games
games
The Knicks’ Revolutionary Competence
In what feels like a miracle, the perpetually embarrassing squad is showing signs of life.
education
education
Richard Carranza’s Last Stand As NYC Schools Chancellor
Mayor de Blasio hired an “equity warrior.” How parental politics — and the pandemic — left him defeated.

Your plan to go “one and done” just got more complicated

Federal health agencies on Tuesday will call for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination, officials briefed on the decision said.


All six recipients were women between the ages of 18 and 48. One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized in critical condition, the officials said.


Nearly seven million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far, and roughly nine million more doses have been shipped out to the states, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


While the move is framed as a recommendation to health practitioners in the states, the federal government is expected to pause administration of the vaccine at all federally run vaccination sites. Federal officials expect that state health officials will take that as a strong signal to do the same.


Scientists with the Food and Drug Administration and C.D.C. will jointly examine possible links between the vaccine and the disorder and determine whether the F.D.A. should continue to authorize use of the vaccine for all adults or limit the authorization. An emergency meeting of the C.D.C.’s outside advisory committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, officials said.

business
business
America’s Failure Is Amazon’s Success
Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is a portrait of trickle-down inequality.
nyc mayoral race
nyc mayoral race
Andrew Yang ‘Regrets’ Tweet About Cracking Down on Unlicensed Street Vendors
After Yang said he intended to enforce laws restricting illegal food carts in the city, he described his comment as “a product of” Twitter.
2024 presidential election
2024 presidential election
Nikki Haley Says She’ll Back Trump If He Runs in 2024
The GOP’s shrewdest presidential hopeful has quickly abandoned her earlier criticism of Trump and gotten back in line.
education
education
Sorry, You Actually Haven’t Been Accepted to the University of Kentucky
The school mistakenly emailed 500,000 acceptance letters for a program that takes fewer than 50 students each year.
white house
white house
Major Biden Being Sent Away for ‘Off-Site Private Training’
The extra professional help, which follows a pair of biting incidents at the White House, will apparently last a few weeks.
daunte wright
daunte wright
Minnesota’s Pro Sports Teams Suspend Games After Police Killing of Daunte Wright
The Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild postponed Monday’s home games after an officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb.

A fatal shooting at a school in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school.
@JonLemire

Fallout from the killing of Daunte Wright hits the sports world

ESPN reporting with @wojespn: In the aftermath of a police shooting that’s caused unrest in Minneapolis, conversations are ongoing about the possible postponement of the Nets-Timberwolves game tonight. The Twins-Red Sox game has been postponed. Decision expected this afternoon.
@malika_andrews
2022 midterms
2022 midterms
Sex, Trump, and Insurrection: Alabama Republicans Are at It Again
With Mo Brooks winning Trump’s endorsement and John Merrill imploding in a sex scandal, Alabama’s 2022 Senate primary is off to a fine start.
cryptocurrencies
cryptocurrencies
The Mysterious Influencer Stock Market Worth $1 Billion
The idea behind BitClout is to create a crypto marketplace for shares in public reputation. But why all the shady tactics?
covid-19
covid-19
When Can Biden (and the Rest of Us) Take Off Our Masks?
Even the fully vaccinated, like the president, are told to cover their faces. How much longer?
the national interest
the national interest
Senate Republicans Create New ‘Annual’ Award, Give It to Trump
But does Trump actually deserve it? The criteria say no.

Cindy McCain, who endorsed Biden during the campaign, is reportedly his pick for U.S. ambassador to the U.N. World Food Programme

President JOE BIDEN is preparing to name Republican CINDY MCCAIN to a coveted ambassador post in Western Europe in what would be his administration’s first Republican appointee to a Senate-confirmed position.


McCain is undergoing vetting to be nominated for U.S. ambassador to the U.N. World Food Programme, a mission based in Rome, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. This comes after the administration declined to install at least one member from the opposing party in a Cabinet position — a practice of three consecutive presidents (BILL CLINTON, GEORGE W. BUSH and BARACK OBAMA) before DONALD TRUMP broke the streak.


… As chair of the McCain Institute board of trustees, McCain has worked on curbing world hunger and human trafficking. During the 2008 campaign, she traveled to Georgia with the U.N.’s World Food Programme to visit wounded soldiers after a Russian invasion and also monitored the program’s work in Southeast Asia and Africa.

politics
politics
How Hunter Biden’s Memoir Played in the White House
“Information hoarding is a big tool of power.”