The Circus by Georges Seurat (1891).
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An expert in the circus in literature and culture explains the root of its resonance as a political metaphor – and why circus performers object to it.
A tweet from former President Donald Trump is shown on a screen at the House Jan. 6 committee hearing on June 9, 2022.
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A lot of facts have come forward through the efforts of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol. What will its efforts mean to the US?
A worker cuts an electricity pole downed by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 18, 2022.
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Hurricane Fiona will set back efforts to restore Puerto Rico that date back five years to Hurricane Maria. Two scholars explain how the island’s weak institutions worsen the impacts of disasters.
Breaking History reads like a dutiful student’s account of ‘what I did on my summer holidays’. But Kushner provides useful insights into the Washington and Middle Eastern policy-making processes.
The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen outside of its headquarters in Washington, DC on August 15, 2022.
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A search warrant expert breaks down the affidavit the FBI used to search Mar-a-Lago, and the national security concerns it presents.
A cascade of gas centrifuges at a U.S. enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, in 1984. Iran is using similar technology to enrich uranium.
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Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons centers on producing weapons-grade uranium. Here’s what reports about Iran enriching uranium indicate about its progress toward the bomb.
A migrant from Haiti waits with others at a clinic for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.
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In the last decision of the term, the Supreme Court cleared a barrier for the Biden administration to end a Trump-era policy returning asylum seekers arriving in the US to camps in Mexico.
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack listen during the fourth hearing on June 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
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Congress has the power to make sure government serves the public interest. Conducting investigations is one way lawmakers do that.
Trans student rights often hang in the balance.
For trans students, the right to be recognized by the pronouns they use for themselves is under constant legal attack. A researcher who specializes in the trans student experience takes a closer look.
Could the former tweeter-in-chief make a Twitter comeback?
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Analysis of Trump’s post-Twitter communications suggest that the former president has not moderated his messaging style. So what does that mean if he were to go back on Twitter?
Coal piles outside of PacifiCorp’s Hunter power plant in Castle Dale, Utah.
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West Virginia v. EPA could be the opportunity that conservative justices have been seeking to curb federal power.
Some things can’t be hidden from public view.
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Justices have cleared the way for hundreds of Trump administration documents to be handed to a panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack. A law scholar explains what that means for executive privilege.
U.S. Army soldiers walk to their C-17 cargo plane for departure on May 11, 2013, at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
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If the United States expects to sustain its global influence, it will have to navigate increasing international and domestic pressure against its foreign military presence.
All eyes are now on Donald Trump’s White House records.
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Diaries, visitor logs, handwritten notes and speech drafts are among the records Donald Trump has tried to keep from a Congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
Much has changed since the Trump administration pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, and good will is seriously lacking.
At least 13 former Trump administration officials, including Jared Kushner and Kayleigh McEnany, pictured here, violated the Hatch Act, according to a new federal investigation released Nov. 9, 2021.
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More than a dozen Trump administration officials are said to have violated a federal law that bars federal employees from political campaigning. They weren’t the first to have run afoul of the law.
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.