In jail, suicides occur for 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
People watch the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates at Shaw’s Tavern in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2019.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
In New England, where most land is privately owned, research shows that land conservation promotes economic growth.
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Protecting land from being developed intuitively may seem like a drag on local economies, but research in New England finds that it has the opposite effect.
Weapons belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, after a coalition air strike, March 21, 2011.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
Sen. Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail, February 2016.
President Trump has been criticized for the appointment of political allies as attorney general. But history is filled with examples of AGs who were friends and political supporters of the president.
Donald Trump and Paul Manafort in 2016.
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Presidents past have used a nearly limitless power of pardon to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
Edward Hopper’s ‘Office in a Small City’ (1953).
Although loneliness may seem timeless and universal, the word seems to have originated in the 16th century,
Several thousand people gather at a rally in Washington in 1952 to hear Evangelist Billy Graham preach.
Current trends suggest that evangelicalism is out of step with younger Americans. But, a scholar says, evangelicalism has been here before.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes.
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An expert on secrecy in government explains the downsides and limits of transparency.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center.
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It hasn't always been, writes legal expert.
The newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nevada.
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Nevada plans to use a new drug protocol for executing Scott Dozier, who murdered a 22-year-old. A scholar explains why this is problematic.
Then-candidate Donald Trump hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign rally in 2016.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
Signatures were collected to put the death penalty on the 2016 Nebraska ballot.
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Of the 34 state ballot initiatives seeking to limit or abolish the death penalty, 31 have failed. Is this democracy at its worst?
In the late 19th century, three brothers from New Hampshire drew uniforms for the military troops of their imaginary world.
One historian is plumbing the oft-discarded works of kids – from shipwreck tales to diary entries – to augment our understanding of U.S. history.