Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 3, 1968, giving the last speech of his life. He addressed social inequalities, discussing the low pay of garbage workers in that city.
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On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. At the root of the injustice that King preached about is structural inequalities. An expert explains what that means.
William ‘Rick’ Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
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An expert explains the many reasons why people behave in an unethical manner and what research shows on why the wealthy have a need to maintain their higher status.
Outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 14, 2019.
Three scholars react to the spectacle, finger-pointing and long-term harms of the stalemate in British Parliament.
Amazon’s plan to locate its second headquarters in New York City fell through.
When colleges rush to serve the needs of business, they risk losing sight of their purpose and entering into bad deals with a selfish partner, a scholar of research and business argues.
‘I’m not perfect – and I know you aren’t, either.’
If you're having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.
Trump before delivering the State of the Union address with Pelosi and Pence.
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Four scholars weigh in on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, exploring his statements on immigration, childhood poverty, the border wall and the investigations into his campaign.
A man at a recovery center in Youngstown, Ohio, smokes a cigarette, June 15, 2017.
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For those who don't smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
Many patients are surprised to learn what their health care procedures cost.
Hospitals are now required to post their prices online. This approach is unlikely to change US health care – but better price transparency tools could actually reduce costs.
One of the more visible impacts of the shutdown is garbage piling up in parks.
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The shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government plays in the lives of citizens and businesses, offering a reminder of its fundamental value to the economy.
Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, joins other Democrats during a news conference in Washington on Jan. 4 about the introduction of the ‘For the People’ Act.
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The Democratic party needs a revised image, grounded in a new reality, that will address basic issues of inequality, access and fairness.
Someone’s too hot and someone’s too cold.
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Everyone has a different ideal temperature at any given time. It could be more comfortable to monitor people's body temperatures and adjust heating and cooling in response.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Interviews with immigrants health service providers in metro Detroit reveal a climate of fear that may affect the health of families.
Afrikaner descendants representing Argentina, South Africa today and the country’s old flag.
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A small community of Afrikaners has been living in Argentina since the early 1900s. Linguistic research has found they're like a time capsule, reflecting pronunciation and syntax from an earlier era.
Bamboo structures on the Brahmaputra river in Majuli, northeastern India, intended to help prevent land erosion in a region experiencing erratic weather patterns and bursts of intense rainfall.
AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Climate change is a serious threat now for poor people in developing countries, but the COP24 conference in Poland offered them little hope of near-term emissions cuts or economic aid.
Lots of positive pregnancy tests this time of year.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.
Go ahead Santa, take a cookie without guilt.
Most Americans underestimate how many calories nutritionists recommend they consume each day, which means maybe you can probably have one more treat without feeling guilty.
“Don’t do it!” said FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb of eating raw cookie dough.
Don't eat raw cookie dough in a house, with a mouse, or here, there or anywhere, wrote the FDA commissioner last week. A public health scholar sees – and tastes – things differently.
When a website blocks access, it sometimes delivers a notice saying so.
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Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It's contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
Smoke billows from the High Park wildfire west of Fort Collins, Colo., on June 11, 2012, a year of historic drought across much of the western United States.
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Some observers have blamed recent wildfires on poor forest management, while others point to climate change. In fact, a climate scientist explains, reducing fire risks means tackling both issues.