When is might right?
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Most Americans don't want the United States to be the world's policeman. Do the experts agree?
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Going to court? You’re on your own.
Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
Whether they were motivated by enthusiasm or ire toward the candidates, the 2016 election captured the attention of US college and university students nationwide.
Vietnamese at a camp in Guam seeking repatriation, September 1975.
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Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
Trump talks tough at the U.N. General Assembly.
The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations.
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
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As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
When were the seeds of racism sown in the US and why is it so hard to root out?
Women walk in the rain brought by Hurricane Irma in Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
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Data reveal how hurricanes affect migration, and what it means for US immigration policy.
Marines help the wounded man to an evacuation helicopter near Van Tuong,1965.
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Is there honor in a losing battle? The US military faced this question in Vietnam. Its response would eventually change how the media covered war and how Americans perceive it.
Secretary of State Dean Rusk, President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
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Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the US is currently locked into a 'forever war.'
FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Katrina inspired resentment in the affected communities – but did it bring about real change in the organization?
Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?
Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001.
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An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
Is speaking some evil really so bad?
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
Grandmother and child walking in the park.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
Trucks cross the friendship bridge connecting China and North Korea on Sept. 4, 2017. Trump has threatened to cut off trade with countries that deal with North Korea.
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The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So what went wrong?
Democrats call for Republicans to stand up to President Trump’s DACA decision.
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Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how.
A rally in support of DACA outside of the White House.
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Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.
Rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.
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New survey data show that Muslim Americans are the most negatively perceived religious group in the US and are often victims of Islamophobic attacks. How are they responding? By getting organized.
Old West, as seen through 1967 Orange County eyes.
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Knott's Berry Farm and others romanticize the state's past and influence visitors’ sense of history. But their ideology reflects mid-20th-century political conservatism more than settlers' reality.
Bartolomeo Vanzetti (left), handcuffed to Nicola Sacco, 1923.
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At a time when anti-immigrant sentiment was widespread, the Sacco and Vanzetti trial starkly divided American opinion and stirred up a violent backlash around the world.
Somalian refugee Mohamoud Saed stands in his friend’s clothing shop he helps out with in Clarkston, Georgia.
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Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
States like Ohio could lose billions of dollars in federal funds if the ACA is repealed.
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As states begin to plan budgets, the future of Obamacare is still undecided. A former Ohio state senator explains how budget directors are bracing for billions of dollars in shortfalls.
A protestor in New York City reacts to the events in Charlottesville.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was met by violent opposition, he remained hopeful, believing that 'the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' While racism remains, there's reason for hope.
Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio at a campaign event.
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Pardoning a man who has illegally used racial profiling to round up Latinos could send a message to law enforcement that aggressive tactics are OK by the president.