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Harvey Weinstein was convicted on Feb. 24 of sexual assault and rape in the third degree but acquitted of more serious charges that could have put him in prison for life, a triumphant but bittersweet moment for the #MeToo movement and for the dozens of women whose claims helped topple the former Hollywood titan. On the fifth day of deliberations, a Manhattan jury found Weinstein, 67, guilty of raping Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actor, in 2013 and of sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi, a former “Project Runway” production assistant, in 2006. Weinstein, photographed leaving court on Feb. 18, faces up to 25 years in prison. He was quiet as the jury read its verdict. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @jtaggfoto@reduxpictures


When Traci Burton graduated from college in 2016, she could have gone anywhere, but only one destination felt right: home. She returned to Benton Harbor, #Michigan , worked for the Boys & Girls Club, then started teaching. By January of last year, Burton could feel the forces of criticism bearing down on her hometown’s schools. The district had rock-bottom test scores and chronic financial woes. But people still had pride in the high #school . She listened hard and didn’t hear the voices of the students themselves. So she called a friend from Atlanta who produced #music videos and gathered a group of Benton Harbor High kids, including tuba player Cameron Gordon, 16. For the next four months, they met after school, turning a gospel ballad into a hip-hop track called “Get Up.” Its video is sharp and dramatically lit, cutting on the beat between four students singing in the high school halls, classrooms and gym, calling for the school debt to be forgiven and their education renewed. In early May 2019, she uploaded the nearly five-minute clip to Facebook, and the number of views started jumping. Read more and see TIME’s special project about equality, made possible by  @amfam , at the link in bio. Photographs by @adelinelulo for TIME


Once a thriving center of industry, the economy of Benton Harbor, Mich., has collapsed. The high school building is a century old. The streets around it are filled with large homes—some well-kept, others crumbling—abandoned businesses and vacant lots. In the public schools, test scores are so low and finances so dire that last year #Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed shutting down the high #school and sending all the students to nearby districts and charter schools. Across a river, in downtown St. Joseph, there are streets full of restaurants, jewelry stores and pet boutiques. The two neighborhoods are a half-mile away from each other, and a universe apart. Almost everyone in St. Joseph is white. Almost everyone in Benton Harbor is black. Nearly half the people in Benton Harbor live in poverty, and the median household income is barely $20,000. According to the nonprofit EdBuild, the border between these two school districts is one of the 10 most economically segregated school boundaries in #America . These students believe Benton Harbor High School is worth saving and are fighting for a better #education . From left: students Asia Tillman, Cameron Gordon, James Parker Hersey and Sincere Archibald, on Feb. 10. Read more and see TIME’s special project about equality, made possible by  @amfam , at the link in bio. Photograph by @adelinelulo for TIME

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Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, #Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war. For months, the Syrian military, backed by Russian air strikes, has been trying to wrest control of the northern territory of Idlib, the last province held by opposition forces. To avoid getting caught in the crossfire, nearly 900,000 people have left their homes since December, most of them heading north toward the Turkish border through the snow in sub-zero temperatures. The Trump Administration has done little to stanch the bloodshed. President Trump ordered U.S. forces to hastily withdraw from the war-torn country in October and has scarcely acknowledged the climbing death toll. The silence reflects his rejection of the rules-based international order developed after World War II in favor of a transactional “American First” approach to foreign policy, writes W.J. Hennigan. Rather than harnessing the United States’ influence as the world’s only superpower to impose stability in Idlib, the Administration has made the cold calculation that it is a problem for other nations to puzzle out. Read more at the link in bio. Photographs by @apnews , @omar_hajkadour@afpphoto / @gettyimages and @burakkara_instagram@gettyimages

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In the past year, @jacindaardern has been confronted with a mass shooting committed by a far-right extremist, a suddenly active and deadly volcano and a global virus that originated in #NewZealand ’s most important trading partner. But the Prime Minister’s deft and quietly revolutionary management of these crises got noticed around the globe. Ardern’s real gift is her ability to articulate a form of leadership that embodies strength and sanity, while also pushing an agenda of compassion and community. Now her challenge is to prove this new style of leadership can get meaningful results, ahead of general elections in September, writes Belinda Luscombe ( @sal_gaddo ) in this week’s International cover story. In other countries, voters have been drawn to strongmen and salesmen, wooed by the promise of simple answers to complex questions. People have lost trust in their institutions, whether they be government, media, organized religion or the scientific community. When voters feel powerless and disenfranchised, Ardern told TIME in an interview in Auckland on Feb. 7, "we can either stoke it with fear and blame, or we can respond to it by taking some responsibility and giving some hope that our democratic institutions, our politicians, actually can do something about what they’re feeling." Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @djenebaaduayom for TIME

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For 27 years, the Rev. William J. Barber II has been the pastor at a #church in the small city of Goldsboro, #NorthCarolina . In 1968, Barber—who was born just days after the 1963 March on Washington—moved with his family from Indiana to N.C. His father, a teacher and preacher, had gotten a call from a black principal asking him to return to his home state to help with the cause of integration. The young boy found himself on the front lines of that fight. In the process Barber learned an early lesson: “There is not some separation between Jesus and justice; to be Christian is to be concerned with what’s going on in the world.” Barber was photographed at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in #Raleigh on Jan. 27, before a backdrop showing the North Carolina house of representatives chamber where he was arrested in 2011. Read more and see TIME’s special project about equality, made possible by @amfam , at the link in bio. Photograph by @endiabeal for TIME

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TIME is releasing The March, a virtual reality experience that takes participants back to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963. The experience uses original audio of King's “I Have a Dream” speech, available in rare fidelity thanks to an unlikely source: @motownrecords . In its recording, King’s clarion voice carries without the distracting echo picked up by inferior attempts to capture it. Spectators on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial chime in audibly as King proceeds through his remarks, making listeners feel as if they’re 10 ft. from the podium. Crucially, the recording, which is also slated for rerelease, challenges long-held notions about that day—and its story reveals King’s struggles over how best to share his words with the world. In this photograph, founder Berry Gordy (left ) and King hold his first Motown album next to Lena Horne and Billy Taylor in Atlanta in 1963. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph courtesy Motown Museum

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TIME, with the help of many partners—including the King estate, executive producers @violadavis and Julius Tennon, and the immersive storyteller @altonglassvr —developed and built The March, a traveling exhibit that features a groundbreaking virtual reality re-creation of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The VR experience draws on more than a decade of research in machine learning and human anatomy to create a visually striking re-creation of the country’s National Mall circa 1963—and of King himself. The March is made possible by @amfam . Watch more at the link in bio. #MarchOn

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The latest issue of TIME explores Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the fight for equality now. The cover image is created from a historically precise 3-D rendering of King from The March, a virtual reality version of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that was produced by in partnership with the civil rights leader’s estate. “Our hope is that it will not only change the way we see #history , but also help awaken in all of us an understanding of the power of our own voice to have a positive impact on the world,” writes TIME's Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal of The March. After TIME created the virtual reality experience, we asked artist Hank Willis Thomas how he would translate that immersive experience onto a magazine cover. Learn more about The March and read the full issue at the link in bio. Portrait for TIME by @hankwillisthomas and @digitaldomaindd

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Five years ago, three Muslim college students were gunned down in their home in #ChapelHill , North Carolina, by a white neighbor. Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, two of the victims, were newlyweds. They were enjoying dinner with the bride’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, who was also killed. Police labeled the crime a parking dispute, sparking outrage among Muslims around the globe. The killings came amid a surge in reports of bias-motivated attacks against Muslims in #America , which spiked 67 percent in 2015, according to FBI data. Did the murder of the college students in Chapel Hill meet the definition of a hate crime? That question is at the heart of our new documentary re-examining a case that reverberated around the world. This film—produced in partnership with  @marshallproj , a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system—sheds light on the way the nation is responding to rising levels of bias-fueled violence and how we define what constitutes a hate crime under the law. This documentary was directed and produced by @emilykassie and edited by @mcheathamw , with additional editing by @arpane . Watch the full film at the link in bio.

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Remember Thrumster Mal? Footage captured late last year showed the koala's rescue and recovery after injuries sustained in a bushfire. The animal received care for burns on its face and arms at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital in New South Wales, #Australia . Environmental photographer and filmmaker Michaela Skovranova recently documented the koala's return to Lindfield Park Thrumster Street, the site where it was rescued. Caretakers released him in an area where a wildfire that began over six months ago was finally put out by heavy rainfall. Video by @mishkusk and @anne_most for TIME

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The conflict in #Libya , which enters its tenth year on Feb. 17, has recently morphed into an internationalized war where foreign governments openly provide the weapons, money and lately even the fighters. It is no longer framed, at least by some in the media, by high-minded goals like freedom, but by cynical outside “interests,” which have little to do with ordinary Libyans. The U.S., now largely on the sidelines in Libya, nominally supports one side—the Government of National Accord (GNA ), a rickety administration that holds the capital and is beholden to corrupt militias. But President Trump has also talked admiringly about the GNA’s main enemy, a septuagenarian warlord named Khalifa Haftar who is on record saying Libya is “not ripe for democracy.” Emanuele Satolli photographed these scenes, including GNA-loyal fighters and an anti-Haftar poster, last year. Read the full dispatch by Frederic Wehrey at the link in bio. Photographs by @emanuelesatolli

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Chinstrap penguins are exquisitely adapted to their environment. They live and breed in some of the world’s harshest conditions, nesting in the windblown, rocky coves of the Antarctic Peninsula, a strip of land comprising the northernmost part of the frigid continent. In water they are precision hunters, darting after krill, the tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that are their sole food source, utilizing barbed tongues engineered for catching the slipperiest of prey. On land, these 2-2.5-foot-tall flightless #birds are prodigious mountaineers, able to scale rocky escarpments in spite of their ungainly waddle. Their perfect adaptation to local conditions makes them the ideal barometer for the future of the region. If anything changes in the marine environment, the health of chinstrap #penguins will be one of the most reliable indicators. They are the canaries of the Southern Ocean, @arynebaker writes from #Antarctica . And these endearing, black and white emissaries from Antarctic waters are starting to disappear. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @christianaslund@greenpeace and TIME

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A rose protected from being crushed on a train. A young couple on one of their first dates. An older duo headed into a piano bar for an after-dinner set. Valentine's Day in #NYC was one of the colder days of the season, so much of the action was happening indoors. Still, Thea Traff headed out to see how it was celebrated. As she moved down and east through #Manhattan and crossed into #Brooklyn , as the night grew later and darker and even colder, Traff says, "there were more outward and impassioned displays of affection." At one bar, a roaring happy hour was held for those who identify as transgender and non-binary. Each location at a certain hour seemed to be veiled in red and pink light, casting lovers, friends and singles in a festive glow, even as midnight came and another #ValentinesDay went. In these photographs: Cynthia and her boyfriend, Zhenyu, on MacDougal Street in Manhattan; a subway passenger in Times Square; Isabel and Aaron in Washington Square Park; Matthew and Paul at Happyfun Hideaway in Bushwick; a woman applies makeup at Mood Ring, in the same neighborhood; Scout Spotted-Wolf and Silas Perry at the same bar; Annika and Bryan in the Lower East Side; a couple's hands in Kind Regards, in the same neighborhood; Michael and Karen outside the Pianos bar there; and Annika holds Bryan. Photographs and video by @theatraff for TIME

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When prosecutors recommended a seven-to-nine year prison sentence for Donald Trump's longtime friend and political advisor Roger Stone—photographed a year ago at a Virginia Women For Trump event—Trump complained in a tweet, and senior officials at the Department of Justice intervened to shorten the sentence recommendation. Four prosecutors withdrew from the case and one of them resigned. Trump then publicly congratulated Attorney General Bill Barr on Twitter for “taking charge of the case” that was “totally out of control,” and punished the head of the office that prosecuted Stone by rescinding her nomination to a higher post at the Treasury Department. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer labeled Trump’s comments on the Stone case as “Third World behavior, not American behavior.” The President has launched a season of getting even, writes @bybrianbennett , lashing out at those who spoke out against him during the impeachment and Mueller investigations and openly demanding retribution. The spate of actions he’s taken in the last week alone underscores the fresh sense of empowerment he feels after the Senate cleared him of abusing the power of his office—and has critics worried he is dismantling the firewalls put up after President Nixon’s abuses of power. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @markpetersonpixs@reduxpictures

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After back-to-back dismal finishes, former Vice President @joebiden ’s campaign is scrambling to sharpen its strategy as it heads into a do-to-die stretch. #Biden advisers spent much of Feb. 12 on the phone with donors and supporters, seeking to reassure loyalists that it’s not time to panic. They told allies to look for more of Biden on television, both in interviews and paid ads. After months of focusing their fire on President #Trump , they plan to throw more barbs at Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, the leading duo coming out of the first two states. And they started laying the groundwork to challenge Michael Bloomberg on questions about his wealth and his record on race. The all-is-well mantra doesn’t mask the fact that this is not the campaign Biden set out to run, writes Philip Elliott. Read more at the link in bio. Photographs by @_tonyluong for TIME

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@elizabethwarren ’s fourth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11 was a devastating blow for the Massachusetts Senator, who was counting on her deep organization and a neighboring media market to help her rebound from Iowa. While Warren vowed to fight on, a second straight poor showing will make it difficult to regain momentum going forward. From the stage, Warren warned #Democrats that they could be heading for trouble if they allow the party to fracture the way it did four years ago. “The fight between factions in our party has taken a sharp turn in recent weeks, with ads mocking other candidates and with supporters of some candidates shouting curses about other Democratic candidates,” she said. “These harsh tactics might work if you’re willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing. They might work if you don’t worry about leaving our party and our #politics worse off than how you found it. And they might work if you think only you have all the answers and only you are the solution to all our problems.” Read more at the link in bio. Photographs by @_tonyluong for TIME

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Minnesota Senator @amyklobuchar was the surprise of the night in New Hampshire's primary on Feb. 11, finishing in a strong third place. Klobuchar’s last-minute surge gives Pete Buttigieg new competition in the moderate lane. In Iowa, her campaign manager told a media roundtable that her strategy had “never been built on the need for a viral moment in order to carry us.” Instead, it was based on the principle that you “organize, organize and get hot at the end.“ In New Hampshire, she did. Though Klobuchar never came within double digits of first in a single pre-election poll, her forceful performance in the most recent debate, held near Manchester on Feb. 7, moved her up in the estimation of many rank-and-file partisans troubled by Joe Biden’s floundering and Elizabeth Warren’s lack of traction. Previously many voters’ second choice, she suddenly made sense as a sort of Goldilocks candidate: neither too old nor too young, too left nor too right, too highbrow nor too populist. Read more at the link in bio. Photographs by @_tonyluong for TIME

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@pete .buttigieg came into New Hampshire with the wind at his back. Fresh off a razor-thin delegate victory in Iowa, he barnstormed the Granite State with an aggressive blitz of events and media interviews. He doubled down on his message of unity and belonging, touting his ability to appeal to what he called “future former Republicans” who might be sick of Donald #Trump ’s GOP. And he routinely drew large crowds, heavy on the kind of middle-aged suburban voters who tend to show up on election day, many newly aware of his candidacy. His campaign is relying on such communities, working to attract voters who may be wary of Bernie Sanders’s calls for “revolution” and concerned about Joe Biden’s age and uneven performances. His strong second-place finish solidifies his standing in the top tier. Coming within just a couple points of Sanders will allow #Buttigieg , photographed in Nashua on Feb. 11, to argue he’s the most viable of the moderate candidates going forward. Read more at the link in bio. Photographs by @mscottbrauer for TIME

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With 85% of the vote counted, as of late on Feb. 11, @berniesanders had won the #NewHampshire primary with some 26% of the vote, beating second-place Pete Buttigieg, who took 24%. The state was long seen as a Sanders stronghold, but at fewer than 5,000 votes, the margin was unexpectedly slender. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was the surprise of the night, surging into a strong third place with 20% of the vote. “This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” Sanders, the Vermont Senator and newly minted Democratic presidential front-runner, declared. “No matter who wins—and we certainly hope it’s going to be us—we are going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.” In this photograph, Sanders attends a Feb. 8 event in Manchester. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @_tonyluong for TIME

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On Feb. 11, an hour before midnight, the champion of the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was finally crowned: meet Siba, the standard #poodle . The choice marked a surprise to a crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden rooting for the golden retriever and Havanese fan favorites, writes @raisabruner . “She just has this confidence in herself, this attitude," the #dog 's handler Chrystal Clas told reporters before the big win. "She keeps me on her toes." Siba's owners had already decided it was time to retire after this Westminster round, making the win all the sweeter. Read more at the link in bio. Photograph by @evan_angelastro for TIME

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Only seven of the over 2,600 contestants at the four-day Westminster Dog Show advance to the elusive Best in Show category. The final winner is selected on Feb. 11. @raisabruner and photographer Evan Angelastro went behind the scenes of the annual event in New York City, as spectators ogled the superstar canines and as the #dogs and their handlers awaited their big moment in the spotlight on the AstroTurf show ring. Out there, they are all poise. Back here, it is a different kind of show. Read more, and see more pictures, at the link in bio. Photographs by @evan_angelastro for TIME

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Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who wanted to give every American $1,000 a month, suspended his Democratic presidential campaign on Feb. 11. His national press secretary confirmed the decision, @apnews reports, ahead of an expected poor performance in New Hampshire's primary. "Being your candidate has been the privilege of my life," Yang wrote on Instagram. "We will continue to do the work and move this country forward." In conversations with TIME last year, outside of liking Universal Basic Income, voters often called Yang “revolutionary,” a candidate who gave voice to their concerns about automation. They like his candidness. And in particular, they like his ability to appeal to people across the aisle. Photographs by @_tonyluong for TIME

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Persistence has been the defining characteristic of @elizabethwarren ’s campaign: the battle cry that made the Massachusetts senator a progressive icon, and the quality that could propel her through a long slog to the Democratic presidential nomination. In person, Warren is still an Energizer Bunny of ideas and optimism, with no hint of alarm at her position in the polls. Her campaign has become a test case for what many well-educated liberals wish to believe: that #Democrats are sane, that policy matters, and that if a smart, qualified woman just works hard enough, she can come out on top. But what happens, @charlottealter asked, if Warren tells thousands of little girls that a woman can be President, but she doesn’t win herself? What does persistence mean without results? “Look,” Warren begins. She is quiet for a long moment, leaning forward in her plastic chair with the intensity of someone who wants to make sure she gets this right. “We have to show that we’re willing to take the risk,” she says slowly. “Because if we’re not, then women will never win.” Read more at the link in bio. Photographs by @_tonyluong for TIME