Donald Trump flanked by two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr.
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A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and supporters, Oct. 6, 2016.
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Third-party candidates often claim they bring out new voters. Is it true?
Fruits and vegetables can fight free radicals. Via Shutterstock.
We hear about the benefits of antioxidants, but who knows what they really do? Actually, quite a lot. They repair cellular damage caused by trouble-making free radicals.
How can children develop multiple perspectives through stories?
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How about a black Santa story, for a change?
Is this worth the tape it’s wrapped with?
Is forensic science an oxymoron? A new White House report suggests there are major issues with many of the forensic disciplines used to convict defendants of crimes in the U.S.
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
Megyn Kelly during a Republican presidential primary debate in Iowa, January 2016.
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Megyn Kelly's account of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes' sexually predatory behavior has put harassment back in headlines. Can public debate on this issue make a difference?
Trump on the stump in 2015, talking about the “disaster known as Obamacare.” Via AP.
President-elect Trump's distaste for Obamacare led him to say repeatedly that he would repeal it. Here's why that may not be so easy, even with Republican control of Congress and the White House.
Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson.
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Are the Libertarians a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? A political philosopher who studies economic justice looks at the platform.
A new focus for the Clinton email inquiry: Huma Abedin.
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Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
How is it holding up in this digital age?
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The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?
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A small minority of children with mental health issues is getting the help they need. School-based mental health is essential to keep students engaged.
Application for coverage under the ACA.
The Affordable Care Act increased the number of insured people, but skeptics have suggested the increase could be due to higher employment rates. That's not the case, a detailed study suggests.
The front columns at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2015.
As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.
Imprisoned members of FARC at the camp where they will ratify a peace deal with the government.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
The feds say they can secretly read all your email.
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We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
Excited for Hillary?
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
TPP is on the ropes, and now two EU trade deals – known by acronyms TTIP and CETA – may soon join the Pacific agreement.
Most Western trade agreements – past and present – appear to be in doubt amid an anti-globalization backlash.
Iraqi security forces detain a boy after removing a suicide vest from him in Kirkuk, Iraq.
A young boy is strapped with explosives and sent to detonate himself and those around him at a school. An expert on terrorism explains how and why children become embroiled in militant conflicts.
Residents are rescued in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, August 15, 2016.
It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. With thousands of children affected by Hurricane Harvey, how can parents help kids bounce back?