Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions’ testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Some nonprofits, including the NAACP, can operate different divisions subject to different IRS rules but with the same branding.
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Social welfare groups have become more common – and more controversial – in recent years. Fixing gaps in the oversight of this kind of nonprofit will take bipartisan action.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing his country from the TPP within days of reaching office.
The TPP should still bring enough benefits for the remaining countries to make it worthwhile to go through the trouble of enacting it.
Deize Tigrona at the 2016 Back2Black music festival.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro’s funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Will the inquiries continue?
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Attorney general recommendation to fire FBI Director James Comey disregarded crucial internal Justice Department investigation.
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One of Trump’s selling points was that he would ‘make America great again’: this meant bringing back the American dream.
Donald and Ivanka Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 1, 2017.
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Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017.
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A recent study from the Tisch College of Civil Life at Tufts looks at millennials’ civic engagement – and finds some cause for concern in rural, suburban and urban areas.
Where are the people really going?
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician’s guide to understanding polls in the media.
Taking the oath.
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It’s become popular among politicians to say they ‘misspoke’ when they are caught in a lie.
Saxophonist Kamasi Washington will be performing at the 2017 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Something really magical is happening at the intersection between jazz and hip-hop at the moment. Many of the artists involved will be playing at Africa’s foremost jazz festival.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
Donald and Melania Trump centre stage on inauguration night, with family members in the background.
Kim Kardashian et al taught Trump everything he knows.
Donald Trump flanked by two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr.
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A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
‘I don’t want to see it.’
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If someone sees or hears something they don’t want to believe…they probably won’t believe it.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton’s popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival’s nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
Unrestricted access to information is vital to a vibrant democracy.But if this information is inaccurate, biased or falsified, the fundamental freedom of informed choice is denied.
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In a complex media environment, it’s become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump’s lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
It was a vintage year for women’s visibility, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.
One Republican member of the Electoral College has said he will not cast his vote for Donald Trump on December 19.
The Electoral College has survived 227 years and, arguably, has never truly been needed. Now would be a good time to use it.