The twin buttes that give Bears Ears National Monument in Utah its name are sacred places to many Indigenous Tribes and Pueblos.
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The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau waves as he leaves a poling station after casting his ballot in his riding of Papineau, in Montréal, on Sept. 20, 2021.
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While the recent federal election maintained the status quo, there were moments on the campaign trail that reflected the fragility of Canadian democracy.
U.S. envoy resigned over “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants.
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The Biden administration has used a public health provision to deport thousands of Haitian migrants entering the US via Mexico.
Chlorpyrifos is widely used on crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, corn and soybeans.
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What kind of evidence does it require to get a widely used chemical banned? A professor of medicine and former state regulator explains how the case for chlorpyrifos as a threat to public health developed.
The banks of the Hackensack River near an opportunity zone in Jersey City, N.J.
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U.S. opportunity zones can positively impact real estate development and help local communities. But to fully realize the program’s potential, it needs reform.
Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait on July 2, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas to be transported to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after entering the U.S. to seek political asylum.
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Immigration judges must base their decisions to grant asylum to immigrant children on whether these children have realistic fears of persecution. But other factors influence those decisions.
Eugene Debs, at center with flowers, who was serving a prison sentence for violating the Espionage Act, on the day he was notified of his nomination for the presidency on the socialist ticket by a delegation of leading socialists.
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Free speech is a long American tradition – but so are attempts to restrict free speech. A First Amendment scholar writes about measures a century ago to silence those criticizing government.
Nearly 1,000 workers at this Smithfield Foods pork-processing plant in South Dakota contracted COVID-19 between mid-March and mid-April 2020.
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Thousands of workers at meat- and poultry-processing plants have contracted COVID-19, and hundreds have died. A legal scholar recommends ways to make their jobs safer.
President Biden’s rollbacks on former President Trump’s travel restrictions signal new opportunities for international students.
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Students from other countries found the US less attractive during the Trump administration. Will things be any different under President Biden?
Trump put a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office when he was president.
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For decades, presidents beginning with Andrew Jackson routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs.
A used car superstore in Colma, California.
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Electric cars get a lot of hype, but what really matters for the climate are excess emissions from the many millions of gasoline vehicles still sold each year.
‘Cancer Alley’ is an 80-mile stretch of chemical plants along the Mississippi River in Louisiana alongside many Black and poor communities.
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The US environmental justice movement dates back to the early 1980s, but federal support for it has been weak and inconsistent. Here are four things Biden’s EPA can do to improve that record.
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden review the troops from the east steps of the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington.
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From a global perspective, there was nothing unique about the recent raid on the U.S. Capitol. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have backed military coups around the world for decades.
A picture of Andrew Jackson hung in the Oval Office during Trump’s tenure.
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For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs.
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021.
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After four tumultuous years under Donald Trump, Joe Biden becomes president and pledges to advocate for unity and healing.
Big Tech reacted to the Capitol riot by shutting down one of Trump’s supporters’ favorite social media apps.
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Apple, Twitter and other tech companies were able to unilaterally shut down much of Trump’s communication infrastructure. That’s a lot of power.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks out after speaking in the Brady Briefing Room in the White House in November 2020, three weeks after he lost the election.
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After Joe Biden assumes the presidency next week, Donald Trump may face criminal and civil charges at both the federal and state levels for actions before and during his tenure as president.
Trump yells while visiting a portion of the border wall in Alamo, Tex. on Jan. 12, 2021.
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Donald Trump has become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. But the ignorance and lawlessness of Trumpism will have a dangerous afterlife even after Trump has left Washington.
Children wave American flags before an event with President-elect Joe Biden in November 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
Protesters against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra gather in Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 12, 2020.
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The undermining of democracy across the Americas, especially in the U.S. and Peru, has been occurring via attempts to use laws solely for political gain.