Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

A gunman opened fire on a grocery store in Boulder, Colo, on Monday afternoon, killing at least 10 people, including a police officer, Boulder authorities said. A suspect, who was injured during the shooting, is in custody. Here’s the latest.

When officers secured the building, more than a dozen people were led out of the supermarket, a King Soopers in a residential area a few miles south of the University of Colorado campus. The grocery store usually draws a mix of families and college students.

“This is a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said.

Consequences: Colorado has been the scene of a number of fatal shootings over the past few years. This was often followed by a partisan separation, in which Republicans generally resisted new calls for stricter gun laws, while Democrats said these moments underscored the need for new and stricter gun laws.

In Britain, frustration over recent police encounters has grown into a national debate over policing that resonates with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. At the same time, new legislation that would enable police to sharply curb protests on a permanent basis has sparked further clashes.

Across Europe, protesters on the left as well as on the right protesting against strict coronavirus restrictions have drawn harsh police reactions, raising questions about the legitimacy of the police and the tactics used by officers.

As large parts of Europe face a third wave of infections that could last weeks or even months, analysts warn that street tensions are likely to increase.

Quote: “What we are seeing is an increasing degree of dissatisfaction among members of our society who see a fundamental illegality in law enforcement under the pandemic,” said Clifford Stott, a professor of social psychology at Keele University in England.

Explain: Here’s what you need to know about Britain’s policing bill and the protest action in which it is demanded that it be suspended.


President Biden’s economic team plans to spend as much as $ 3 billion to boost the US economy.

Although administrative officials warn that details of the spending programs are underway, a giant infrastructure plan will include nearly $ 1 trillion for the construction of roads, bridges, railroads, ports and charging stations for electric vehicles, along with improvements to the electric grid.

A second package includes free community college, universal kindergarten, a nationally paid leave program and tax credits to reduce child care costs, according to people familiar with the plans and documents obtained by The New York Times.

But whether Democrats can push the programs through Congress, given their limited majority in both chambers, depends in part on how the bills are funded. Officials have discussed compensating part or all of the infrastructure spending by raising corporation taxes, a move that would be unpopular among Republicans.

Related: In the first two weeks of an open enrollment period run by Mr. Biden was created, enrolled for a health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Even conservative states like Alabama and Wyoming are considering the Medicaid extension of the law.

The closure of beloved Gibert Jeune bookstores in Paris’ Latin Quarter, home to numerous writers, philosophers, artists, revolutionaries and students, is the latest in a series of blows for the cultural vitality of the neighborhood, a long decline caused by the pandemic is accelerated.

“It is this bookstore that best embodies the spirit of the Latin Quarter,” said Éric Anceau, a historian who teaches the Sorbonne. ‘It’s culture, accessible to all! We will lose that spirit if we lose Gibert. ”

With serious illness and suffering, Covid-19 defeated the American dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center for Advance Palliative Care in New York, traumatized, discussing with our columnist Talk what is needed to heal. Here is an excerpt.

Did the pandemic affect our joint attitude towards sadness?

There are many shadow pandemics. One is the trauma for the entire health profession over the past year. The other trauma is the approximately ten people for every person who died to Covid mourning. That’s more than five million people. This is a shadow pandemic that will be with us long after we have the virus under control.

Our current president has worked hard to address this through the ritual ceremonies to remember and honor the dead, and he has much to say about his own losses, to talk about losses and how it is with you every day, to normalize. This is important. We also need other people to do it.

Are there aspects of the human experience of chronic illness or pain that you used to be mysterious and that you now understand?

My perspective on trauma has a larger scale than before – a species and stem level scale. And as I read the news, I do not know if we are going to develop our path out of this. The need to hate and kill others is a defining human trait, and it informs so many aspects of our society.

I also do not see a break between what happened to the practice of medicine and that reality, because what happened to medicine is driven by a societal commitment to profit above all else. And what is it? This is trauma.

The stand-up special “Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999” by comedian James Acaster, is an excellent show about the worst year of his life, writes our critic.

Here’s the Mini Crossword puzzle of today and an idea: bad inventions? (Four letters).

You can find all our riddles here.


This is it for today’s briefing. Thank you for joining me. – Natasha

PS Tariro Mzezewa, a travel reporter for The Times, joined MSNBC to talk about the future of travel.

The latest episode of “The Daily” is about the cruel reality of the long Covid-19.

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