The US is not the only country with a stake in North Korea’s denuclearization.
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With all the drama between Trump and Kim, it’s easy to forget that the US is not the only nation involved in denuclearizing North Korea. China is hugely influential — but it's not clear quite how.
Stop and frisk has often been criticized as a way to target minorities.
Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
Doughboys fighting in France, 1917.
It was 'the Good War,' the 'war to end all wars.' So why has World War I been largely forgotten by Americans?
Mike Pence administers the oath of office to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File
He was a champion for 'law and order' policies at the highest level.
Currently, there are 84 women in the U.S. House of Representatives. That number is about to rise to at least 100.
Office of Nancy Pelosi
Research shows that women work more collaboratively than men in groups and create more inclusive solutions to thorny problems. More women in Washington could bridge America's yawning partisan divide.
Do events like the Global Action Climate Summit raise the profile of politicians like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio?
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City, Nov. 6, 2018.
In the next Congress, white men will make up 60 percent of the House and 71 percent of the Senate – a historic low.
A member of Veterans for Peace marches during the annual Veterans Day parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2017.
Veterans of past wars have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.
Nine months after Parkland, students like David Hogg have joined the youth voter wave.
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A survey shows the newest generation on the voting block is extremely cynical, and that drove record numbers of them out to vote.
Feeling forgotten: Iowa’s rural communities.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can't afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke won 63 percent of Latino voters in Texas, exit polls show, and Latinos seem to have voted in record numbers. But it wasn’t enough to win.
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Record high Latino participation shows this growing voter segment will turn out for parties and politicians who tackle issues they care about. That's a big lesson for 2020 – and not just for Dems.
People in Miami learn about Amendment 4.
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New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they're able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve.
Has marijuana legalization reached a tipping point?
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Two-thirds of all US states now have some kind of legal pot, and support for legalization has never been higher. But ballot initiatives can only take legalization so far, researchers say.
Images of Donald Trump from the midterm campaign.
Illustration by Bob Britten
Here's a riddle: What's the dominant image of the 2018 election campaign? There isn't one. But there are many.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (left) and Republican Martha McSally are competing to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake.
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Two accomplished women are running against each other to replace Sen. Jeff Flake.
In many places across the US, law prohibits people with felony convictions to serve on juries. Research puts the thinking behind these laws to the test.
Social media misinformation rose significantly before the 2016 presidential election.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
Screenshot from Republican John Rose’s campaign ad ‘Build the Wall,’ which equates all immigration with the Salvadoran gang MS-13.
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MS-13 is not the biggest or most violent gang in the US. But its grisly murders and Latino membership inflame Americans' anxiety about immigration. GOP campaign ads stoke those fears to attack Democrats.
Prayers outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
A national survey of over 1,300 congregations found that religious leaders struggle to balance security concerns with carrying out a mission to be open to the communities they serve.
Lots of money is spent on campaigns. But is that a problem?
Congressional midterm election spending will likely hit a record $5 billion. But the spending masks the main problem with US campaign financing: who gives the money and what they may get in return.
Hubert Humphrey, left, and Lyndon Johnson, right.
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In 1968, Lyndon Johnson's ridicule of presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey as weak and feminine tells us something about how a party of progressives still struggles with the idea of masculinity.
California’s Katie Porter, seen here with Democratic candidates and former president Barack Obama, is one of just three first-time female congressional candidates in California.
AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu
A record number of women are poised to win public office in 2018. But don't look to California for help shifting the gender balance in Congress during the 'year of the woman.'
A woman walks past Robert Graham’s sculpture, ‘Dance Door,’ in Los Angeles, 2015.
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A well-known scholar of violence against women describes her own harrowing assault – and how the #MeToo movement changed her professionally and personally.
A protester is arrested by Capitol Hill Police during the Kavanaugh nomination.
A polarized electorate is divided into tribal camps that demonize each other. That's the setting for the upcoming midterm elections. If the US continues down this path, democracy will suffer.
A makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue.
The shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue joins a list of more than 200 other ideologically motivated attacks by far-right extremists since 1990.