Benjamin Franklin was a leading voice in the debates framing the Constitution.
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The Founders saw as a regular part of ensuring presidential accountability. A constitutional scholar offers a possible process for a rapid and smooth impeachment inquiry.
On paper, lives were lived, trysts arranged, manifestos mailed and wars waged.
Will there ever be an electronic equivalent of Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' or Émile Zola’s 'J’Accuse!'?
Elders are looking at new living arrangements geared toward their desires, not a developer’s.
The baby boomers aren't going to do anything like their elders, and looking for different housing arrangements is yet another example.
Climate scientist James Hansen, who has spoken out about the dangers of climate change, was arrested in 2010 alongside Appalachian residents.
Some climate scientists have spoken out about the dangers of climate change. But a new study shows those voices may not be very influential.
W.T. Stead’s series of articles detailing a sordid sex ring rocked London.
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W.T. Stead's 1885 account of the process by which wealthy Londoners procured teenagers for sex became a global news story, but the police refused to investigate.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping may be at a stalemate.
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Trump’s endgame for the US-China trade war still seems elusive as the conflict continues to escalate.
Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, says the federal government should have filed charges.
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The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
What are you drinking? Are you sure?
Recent deaths of tourists in the Dominican Republic have brought attention to the troubling, and sometimes deadly, issue of counterfeit alcohol in countries outside the US.
Some biologics can cost up to a million dollars for a year’s worth.
Biologics, therapies made inside or of living cells, are a growing share of pharmaceutical sales. But the cost of these miracle treatments makes them unaffordable for many. New FDA guidance may help.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He has been leading his side in trade negotiations.
US-China relations are fast deteriorating, leading to fears that a ‘cold war’ may be brewing. A China expert explains what’s motivating its behavior.
Who will blink first?
Trump's embrace of bilateralism in trade relations has pernicious long-term consequences, including ratcheting up the odds of violent conflict.
Luis Miguel, son of migrant farmworkers in California, catches up on school work by attending Cyber High.
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For children of migrant farmworkers in California, school gets disrupted due to a controversial housing policy that makes migrants leave town during the off-season, a documentary filmmaker reveals.
Most of the nation’s top schools experience a major scandal that causes applications to fall, new research shows.
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When scandals take place at a college, the natural reaction for some people is to avoid the school. But two economists suggest potential applicants think hard about their decision.
Congress designed a complicated tax system.
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The IRS already has all the info it needs from 40% of filers, yet lobbying by tax preparers is stymieing efforts to make the filing process simpler.
Which way does neurobiological evidence tip the scales in sentencing?
How do jurors use different kinds of information about mental illness when making sentencing decisions? An experiment finds that neurobiological evidence could harm or help defendants.
Flooding in La Platte and other cities in Nebraska have so far caused an estimated $1 billion in damages.
The Trump administration has proposed a major revamp of the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1968. Here's why it needs fixing.
A detective holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used in the Sandy Hook School shooting.
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The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.
Pope Francis sits during the traditional greetings to the Roman Curia at the Vatican in December 2018.
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Pope Francis is meeting bishops for a global summit to discuss sexual abuse by clergy. Such a response, says an expert, is part of a past pattern, unlikely to bring a lasting change.
Many parents object to vaccination for religious reasons, while others may file for exemptions for convenience.
Recent measles outbreaks show the dangers of not vaccinating – and the importance of vaccination. Is there a way to accommodate those religiously opposed to vaccination and minimize other exemptions?
What you had before sways what you eat next time – but only if you remember.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.