A 1974 Supreme Court decision found that school segregation was allowable if it wasn’t being done on purpose.
When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.
Congress was once the seat of all power on U.S. trade policy.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
Reuters reporters Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw Soe Oo after being freed from prison, in Yangon, Myanmar, May 7, 2019.
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Twelve reporters have been killed so far this year and 172 are in jail, according to a new report on press freedom worldwide. The US places 48th of 180 countries ranked, down two spots from 2018.
There’s still plenty of reason to know how to use this Morse telegraph key.
Morse code works whether flashing a spotlight or blinking your eyes – or even tapping on a smartphone touchscreen.
Millennials are less likely to own a home than previous generations were at the same age.
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As millennials flock to certain parts of the US, home prices in those areas are surging.
In 2018, the national birth rate hit a 32-year low.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Derby frontrunner Game Winner comes from a bloodline of Latin American racehorse excellence.
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Many immigrants come to the United States chasing the 'American dream.' So do immigrant racehorses, who literally carry the hopes of their trainers and riders on their backs.
President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and Vice President Joseph Biden in 2019.
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The news is filled with stories about inappropriate touching by politicians. But touch by politicians was long important in the US, and Abraham Lincoln's handshake helped engage and guide the nation.
Lawmakers have the power to constrain the White House.
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The Constitution gives Congress the power over the executive branch, which it's free to flex.
An increase in colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 is troubling to doctors and often tragic for patients.
Colorectal cancer rates among older adults have been declining, but diagnoses in adults younger than 50 have increased. As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month winds down, a researcher offers insight.
Millennials carry more student loan debt than previous generations.
Millennials are more financially conservative than their high debt balances might suggest.
Hoda Muthana and child during an interview with ‘CBS This Morning.’
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Like today's Western women who joined ISIS and now want to return home, American women with British sympathies during the Revolution left the country – but many tried to bring their families back.
Preventing discrimination in the classroom.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
People use SNAP benefits to buy food.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
Some charter school operators make profits by leasing space to themselves at unusually high rates.
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Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.
Women’s education levels affect when they have children.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Sylvia Plath stuck this bookplate into the front cover of her copy of ‘The Great Gatsby.’
For centuries, readers have written in the margins of their books to indicate admiration, disagreement or inspiration. Plath was no different.
The nation’s founders saw education as key to self-rule.
The Supreme Court long ago rejected the idea of a federal right to education. Can a series of new lawsuits convince the court to change its mind?
There are lots of ways to support a friend through breast cancer. Sharing the journey is key, studies suggest.
People across the country show their support for breast cancer patients and survivors by wearing pink and raising money each October. A recent study of patients suggests ways to help all year.
A Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Feb. 6, 2018.
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It has been 10 years since Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the commercial space age. What hurdles must be overcome before private companies begin exploring, colonizing and mining other planets?