Two people walk down a flooded section of Interstate 610 in Houston in floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.
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As Hurricane Harvey shows, flooding can happen wherever large storms stall and dumps lots of rain. A new study finds that development is increasing in flood zones inland, where people may not think they are at risk.
Who enforces regulations that bar churches from engaging in politics?
President Trump claims that churches suffer from the over-regulation of their political speech. In reality, oversight is lax for religious groups and secular tax-exempt nonprofits alike.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving billions to charity through their donor-advised fund instead of a traditional foundation.
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As these tax-exempt vehicles transform philanthropy, they’re drawing more scrutiny. Will Congress or the Trump administration tinker with the rules that encouraged their rapid growth?
Lyndon Johnson, who was friends with evangelist Billy Graham, wasn’t targeting religious groups when he pushed his eponymous amendment in 1954.
President Trump recently repeated his pledge to eliminate the 63-year-old law, which bans charities from engaging in political activities, at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Traffic in Los Angeles.
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
Once you start, you can’t stop.
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By getting young women hooked before they've even formed wrinkles, Botox peddlers have realized they can enlist them in a lifetime of treatment.
Not if it’s self-dealing.
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Given Trump's substantial conflicts of interest, the foundation's admission of self-dealing should sound a warning to both the president-elect and voters as he takes the oath of office.
Chelsea Clinton has taken a more prominent role in her family’s foundation.
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Many critics have made outlandish claims, yet beyond the partisan noise there are legitimate concerns that deserve closer scrutiny.
To understand the Trump Foundation, reporters are following the money.
The Trump Foundation has received lots of scrutiny in recent months questioning how much the candidate gives, where the charity's money comes from and how it's used. Here's what we know so far.
U.S. Coast Guard personnel rescue stranded residents in Baton Rouge on August 14, 2016.
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Recent floods in southeast Louisiana were the most severe U.S. natural disaster since 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Suburban sprawl and slow execution of flood control projects worsened the damage.
A computer design for home manufacturing of a receiver, the trigger and firing part, of a semi-automatic rifle.
Beyond making guns at home, 3D printing could help countries secretly develop nuclear weapons and terrorists stage more effective attacks. How do we protect innovation and ourselves?
Gaming makes getting older better, and more fun.
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Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
Newspaper stand in London.
Researching how news has changed from the 17th century to the present makes two scholars sanguine about its future.
A 2010 billboard challenging President Obama.
The word may be new, but the first time the 'birther' political ploy was used was in the 1916 presidential elections.
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This Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Gender biases continue and women's voices are missing from expert discussions.
Arapahoe High School, Colorado, 2013.
Aux États-Unis, une nouvelle étude montre que les résultats des élèves sont directement affectés après une fusillade à l’école. Nous republions notre article après le drame de l'Oregon.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.
A New Orleans policeman during a boat rescue mission in New Orleans on September 6 2005.
New Orleans police have been eulogized as heroes and condemned as racists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A scholar examines the legacy of conflicting narratives and points to a way forward.
School shootings have future consequences for kids.
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What happens to kids who survive school shootings? What are some of the damaging effects they are left to cope with?
One of the biggest publishers you know.
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How much money does the government spend on producing information? How many people are engaged in this? We don't know the answers - here's why we should.