An Osage delegation with President Calvin Coolidge at the White House on Jan. 20, 1924.
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The Osage murders of the 1920s are just one episode in nearly two centuries of stealing land and resources from Native Americans. Much of this theft was guided and sanctioned by federal law.
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Moving from ambiguity to clearer opposition to the Australian government’s position suggests the US may have decided to prosecute Assange despite Australian objections.
Things looking up for the Bush-Berlusconi relationship.
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The former Italian prime minister died on June 12, 2023, at the age of 86. Throughout his terms in office he cultivated closer ties with the US – with mixed results.
Smokestacks at the coal-fired Mountaineer power plant in New Haven, West Virginia.
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In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court held that an Obama administration plan to regulate carbon emissions from power plants exceeded the power that Congress gave to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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.
Eating well makes it easier to concentrate on learning.
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An expert on food policy explains how the end of COVID-19 waivers will impact children’s access to food, as well as the importance of food banks and pantries.
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.
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.
American and Cuban flags hang from a wall with an old camera hung in between in Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 11, 2021.
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Joe Biden could return to the path blazed by Barack Obama on Cuba, when two years of bilateral negotiations helped undo more than five decades of hostility.
Aniel Arruebarenna, a team member from the Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, prepares to collect flow measurements.
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Cuba’s sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Climate Summit in the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 23, 2019.
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President Trump has confirmed that the US will leave the Paris Agreement on climate change on the earliest allowable date: Nov. 4, 2020. Will this hobble efforts to slow global warming?
Open data offers great promise, but also some risk.
A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.
Severe malnutrition, like this Yemeni boy experienced, is one of the results of the Yemen conflict.
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
Assembling capacitors for electric automobiles at SBE, Inc. in Barre, Vermont, July 16, 2010. SBE received a $9 million stimulus grant to build electric drive components.
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An Obama administration veteran offers some insights from his experience about driving massive increases in clean energy.
Some of the far-right group’s staff in 1976.
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It planted the seeds of the tea party and the Trump administration.
Saleh Hassan al-Faqeh holds the hand of his 4-month-old daughter, Hajar, who died at the malnutrition ward of al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Nov. 15, 2018.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
Young people will spend more years living with the consequences of climate policies than their elders.
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The Trump administration is trying to spike a lawsuit against the US government arguing that there’s a constitutional right to a stable climate.
Lawmakers have been generous.
The budget bill just signed into law by the president will both make it harder for restaurants to take worker tips while reducing a form of inequality rife in the industry.
Demonstrators chant slogans during an immigration rally in support of DACA.
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As lawmakers debate immigration policy in coming weeks, they should realize that giving immigrants who came to the US as children citizenship not only has broad political support but lifts the economy too.