A sign in Laredo, Texas, reminds motorists not to smuggle guns into Mexico.
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Mexico claims that US firearm manufacturers are fueling illegal cross-border gun trafficking and violent crime abroad.
The recent court decision about the Voting Rights Act could be a setback for people’s right to vote.
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The ruling could make it impossible for groups like the ACLU to file lawsuits to protect people’s right to vote – significantly changing how the Voting Rights Act has been interpreted so far.
Cuban President Fidel Castro watches former U.S. President Jimmy Carter throw a baseball on May 14, 2002, in Havana, Cuba.
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Beloved in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter became the 39th US president and used his office to make human rights a priority throughout the world.
Nobody’s home, just as the sender intended.
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Buyers and sellers alike use this system to not get caught.
George Washington and others sign the Constitution in 1787, depicted in an undated painting.
The founders of the United States viewed impeachment as a way to remind the country and president that he is not above the law and to deter abuses of power.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney receives documents from court clerk Che Alexander on August 14, 2023.
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ RICO charges against Trump are targeting election law violations, but by another name. The charges can result in a minimum five years in prison.
David Maimon’s cybersecurity research group noticed a flood of checks in underground markets, which opened a window into much broader criminal activity.
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Professor David Maimon describes how his team investigated criminal enterprises on the dark web.
Scammers are robbing institutions of billions of dollars.
Check fraud is one of history’s oldest financial crimes and criminals are finding new ways to use it to steal billions from banks.
Fish in a kelp forest off San Benito Island, Mexico.
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Humans rely on the ocean for food, jobs and other resources, but these systems are being stressed to the brink.
Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers, is just one member of a group that seeks to engage in violence against the U.S. government.
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The founder of a violent anti-government group has been sent to prison for seditious conspiracy. Experts explain what that means.
Language arts students can program chatbots for literary characters.
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Integrated computing enables teachers to incorporate basic programming skills into K-12 students’ regular math, science and language arts classes.
Enrique Tarrio, center, stands with other Proud Boys at a 2019 rally in Portland, Oregon.
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Who are the Proud Boys, what do they want and is there a path back into society for these extremists?
Black men disproportionately make up the US prison population.
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The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. When it comes to violent offenders and the Black community, the system isn’t working, argue criminologists.
Does systemic racism obstruct nonprofit fundraising?
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A study of more than 200 social services and arts groups points to the severity of structural barriers.
Jimmy Carter answered reporters’ election-monitoring questions in Caracas, Venezuela, May 29, 2004.
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A former staffer with The Carter Center saw how Jimmy Carter’s efforts to bring democracy to Latin America improved conditions, prevented bloodshed and saved lives.
Pam Longobardi amid a giant heap of fishing gear that she and volunteers from the Hawaii Wildlife Fund collected in 2008.
Pam Longobardi collects and documents ocean plastic waste and transforms it into public art and photography. Her work makes statements about consumption, globalism and conservation.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address.
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President Biden outlined his achievements in key policy areas and sketched out his plans for the rest of his term in office.
People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.
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The death of a Black motorist after a beating by five Black Memphis police officers has triggered national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism with the U.S. criminal justice system.
A pedestrian walking along the BeltLine in Atlanta on Feb. 17, 2016, passes townhomes under construction.
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A longtime critic of Atlanta’s BeltLine explains how the popular network of parks has increased inequality in the city and driven out lower-income residents.
Hackers are just one part of a supply chain in a multimillion-dollar black market for stolen data.
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The hacker who steals your data is just one part of an illicit supply chain featuring producers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers – a black-market industry worth millions of dollars.