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Attorney General Barr Appoints Special Counsel to Investigate Origins of Trump Russia Probe

Attorney General William Barr said he appointed John Durham as a special counsel under the same federal regulations that governed Robert Mueller

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Justice Department Investigating Alleged ‘Bribery Conspiracy‘ to Buy Presidential Pardon

The disclosure of an alleged attempt to purchase a pardon comes as Donald Trump‘s presidential term winds to an end, traditionally a time when pardons are meted out

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Healthcare Workers and Elderly Care Home Residents Will Get First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC Panel Says

A CDC committee took the first official step toward prioritizing who will get the scarce first doses of any COVID-19 vaccine

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‘I Am Trans.‘ Elliot Page, Star of Juno and Umbrella Academy, Announces Transgender Identity

Academy Award nominated actor Elliot Page, star of ‘Juno‘ and ‘Umbrella Academy‘ announced he is transgender and his pronouns are he/they.

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Attorney General Barr Says DOJ Hasn‘t Uncovered Evidence of Voter Fraud That‘d Change Outcome of 2020 Election

His comments come despite President Trump‘s repeated claims that the election was stolen

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For Years, Republicans Ignored Donald Trump‘s Tweets. Now They‘re Using Twitter as an Excuse to Attack Biden‘s Budget Chief Pick

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME‘s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. As soon as Neera Tanden‘s name emerged as President-elect Joe Biden‘s pick to run the nitty-gritty of the entire government, Washington heard the political manifestation of a record scratch.

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There Will Be No Safe Havens in COVID-19‘s Final Assault on the U.S.

No areas of the country are being spared from what‘s hopefully the virus‘ last stand

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Car Drove Into Pedestrian Zone in Germany, Killing 2 and Injuring 15

The driver was arrested and the vehicle was impounded, Trier police tweeted

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These Are the 10 ‘Most Urgent‘ Cases of Threats to Press Freedom Around the World in December 2020

The Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 207 pandemic-related press freedom violations globally.

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Here‘s Everything New on Netflix in December 2020-And What‘s Leaving

From MANK to the fourth season of Big Mouth

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On World Aids Day, Those Who Fought the 1980s Epidemic Find Striking Differences and Tragic Parallels in COVID-19

Many have pointed out the stark public response differences between the two outbreaks

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These Latinas Were Pioneers for Workers‘ Rights in the U.S. Here Are 2 You Should Have Learned About in School

Latinas were active in the labor movement nearly three decades earlier, and that work is not taught as often in schools

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Here‘s What‘s New on Amazon Prime in December 2020

From ‘Tenet‘ to ‘Goldfinger‘

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Lewis Hamilton Tests Positive for COVID-19 and Will Miss the Sakhir Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Mercedes team said he had "mild symptoms" but was "otherwise fit and well"

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Bad Bunny Is Spotify‘s Most-Streamed Artist of 2020

He leads a top five list that also includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and The Weeknd

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Biden Names a Liberal Economic Team With the Pandemic Threatening Workers

All are outspoken supporters of more government stimulus spending to boost growth

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Laws Against ‘Love Jihad‘ Are Yet Another Serious Attack on India‘s Once Secular Democracy

In the new India, Hindus are more equal than others

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How Youth Climate Activists Are Empowering Campaigners From Countries Suffering Most From Global Warming

The Mock COP26 climate summit is giving a platform to marginalized voices as organizers work to diversify a movement that has focused on activists from developed nations like Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion

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Americans Face New COVID-19 Restrictions After Thanksgiving

Officials are bracing for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings

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French Lawmakers Will Rewrite a Proposed Bill on Filming Police After Major Protests

The move comes after tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Paris and across the country to reject the draft law.

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China Is Poised to Bring Home Moon Samples in its Most Ambitious Lunar Mission Yet

First lunar samples in 44 years

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Does Climate Change Violate Children‘s Human Rights? A European Court May Soon Decide

The summer of 2017 was hugely stressful for Sofia and Andr Oliveira, then aged 12 and 9. From their home in Lisbon, they watched a season of record wildfires and severe heat waves tear through Portugal, killing 120 people. For the children, it was already clear that the extreme heat -which scientists linked to climate

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Democrats Are Already Looking Ahead to 2022 Midterms

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME‘s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Only one big job remains up for grabs in Democrats‘ House Leadership elections, and the contest to see who will helm their campaign arm for the next two years

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The Undoing‘s Fatal Flaw Was Its Disrespect for Its Audience

The HBO series wrongly assumed its viewers weren‘t sophisticated enough to untangle our fondness for certain actors from our interpretations of their characters

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