University of Pennsylvania players celebrate winning the 2018 Ivy League title as fans storm the court.
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Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
Foreign goods wait to be unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles.
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President Trump recently imposed steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. An economist explains what they are, how they work and why they matter.
A line of AR-15s are on display at gunmaker Daniel Defense in Georgia.
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The gun industry has been virtually immune from liability for the deaths and injuries caused by its products since 2005. Can this change?
The former president, seen here with the highest paid basketball coach in the NCAA, was known for getting into March Madness.
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Every March, millions of Americans watch the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament, while millions more fill in brackets to win their office pool.
NRA volunteer shooting instructors Vern Marion and Brian Beck, firing at targets in 2002.
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The nation's biggest gun advocacy group operates as a bundle of distinct organizations. It's a fairly common arrangement, followed also by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Volunteers assemble food to be distributed to low-income schoolchildren in Pittsburgh through a government-funded program.
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The share of people who give their time to good causes is starting to dip.
Bush, seen here in 2006, revoked his steel tariffs less than two years after imposing them in 2002.
President Trump slapped steep tariffs on steel imports, echoing protectionist measures taken by Bush in 2002.
After years of claiming they want to fix what’s wrong with public schools, education reformers are still hunting for solutions.
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The cycle of overpromising and disappointment has left donors, politicians and policymakers looking to improve K-12 public schooling with an underwhelming track record.
Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.
It may opens doors but follows wherever you go.
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Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
The Five Star Movement’s Luigi Di Maio and founder Beppe Grillo won big in the March 4 elections.
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Italy has stagnated for more than two decades, yet its politicians seem hardly aware of the source of the problem, let alone how to fix it.
Derek Cote, a homeless man, panhandling in the median strip on a street in Portland, Maine.
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The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
These German steel coils may soon become more expensive for U.S. manufacturers.
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President Trump defended his plan to impose steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum by dismissing the consequences. History suggests he'll hurt the very people he says he wants to help.
Most caregivers today are assisting their relatives. What will happen in the years ahead?
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
President Trump announced the U.S. will slap steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.
The president's plans to impose steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum mirror the misguided trade policies that helped precipitate the Great Depression.
A ruling in the Janus case could devastate unions.
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The Supreme Court could kill collective bargaining throughout the country, making workers worse off and exacerbating inequality.
Students who walked out of school protest against gun violence in front of the White House.
The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can't escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, right, looking at a map in 1955 of highways to be built with federal funds that retired Gen. Lucius Clay, left, had outlined.
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Despite all their anti-tax sentiments, Republicans from Hoover to Trump have embraced this levy on sales at the pump.
AR-15-style rifles on display in a Texas retail shop.
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Gunmakers should be at the center of any discussion of the root causes of violence, and a closer look at firearms sales reveals some interesting trends.
Investor Bill Miller is betting that today’s students can prosper from studying philosophers like Socrates and Plato.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
Trump has made pushing protectionism since the campaign.
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The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
Most parents are unaware just how easily available ‘hardcore’ porn has become.
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While parents are growing more concerned about their children's easy access to porn, they often don't realize just how 'hardcore' and violent it has become and how early their kids are seeing it.
Jonathan Cheever is an Olympic snowboarder – and a plumber.
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A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school.
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Advocates of gun control may despair in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, but the history of government support for the gun industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
The first food stamps program, created amid the Great Depression, lasted four years.
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SNAP and its precursors have weathered plenty of efforts to shrink the safety net. Its decades of bipartisan support make it likely to survive this one.