A voter exits a polling location on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas.
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A task force of polling experts found surveys notably understated support for Donald Trump, both nationally and at the state level. Here’s what may have gone wrong, according to a polling historian.
A rare unauthorized public gathering in Havana on July 11, 2021. Some demonstrators on the streets that day chanted ‘Down with the dictatorship.’
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Experts explain the recent history behind the rare public outpouring of anger in Cuba.
A COVID-19 field hospital in Santo Andre, Brazil. The pandemic has killed over 503,000 people in Brazil; just 11% of the population is fully vaccinated.
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The high costs of the world's colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates.
Mansour Abbas, Israeli Arab politician and leader of the Ra'am Party, in a meeting at the Israeli president’s residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021.
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An unwritten rule in Israeli politics kept Arab political parties out of ruling government coalitions -- until the latest election.
Les bénéfices de l'imprimé sont tout particulièrement évidents pour les tâches complexes.
Avec la généralisation des cours à distance pendant la pandémie, les lectures recommandées sur papier ont souvent laissé place à des documents multimédias. Mais est-ce aussi efficace pour la mémoire ?
Biden supporters in Philadelphia celebrate when his win – with a much smaller margin than predicted by polls – was projected by news outlets on Nov. 7, 2020.
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Stung by their failure to accurately predict the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, pollsters collectively went off to figure out what went wrong. They have yet to figure out what or why.
On the left, fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave on May 17, 2021; on the right, rockets launched from Gaza flying toward Israel on May 10, 2021.
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In most wars, each side’s aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that’s not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
Black and Hispanic business school professors are few in number.
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Professors of color are few and far between at America's business schools. Hidden obstacles in the search process help explain why.
When mental focus and reflection are called for, it’s time to crack open a book.
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People tend to think of digital media as entertainment, so they devote less mental effort than when they’re reading a printed book.
High-quality day care has always been scarce in the U.S.
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This infusion of funds will help struggling child care providers and support parents who have to exit the workforce to care for their kids.
Honduran and Cuban migrants cross the Rio Grande River on the U.S.-Mexico border, June 26, 2019.
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The dire conditions that brought waves of Cubans to the US in the 1980s and 1990s are again escalating on the communist island, provoked by Trump-era sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stigma and lack of awareness prevent students from getting food assistance.
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The federal government has temporarily widened eligibility for food assistance to more students. Two scholars argue this needs to be made permanent and be accompanied with an awareness campaign.
Bay of Pigs debacle: Watched by armed guards, grim-faced US-backed invaders are marched off to prison after their capture by Fidel Castro’s forces.
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The New York Times gave in to White House pressure and did not publish crucial information about an impending US-backed invasion of Cuba. It’s an old story, much repeated – but it’s wrong.
An abolitionist lithograph of the slave trade in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
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Riots by proslavery forces raged for three days in the nation’s capital after the capture of a ship bearing fugitive enslaved people. The president, a slaveowner himself, tried to calm the city.
Museums across the U.S., including at Harvard University, collected human remains, which were often displayed to the public.
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Proposed legislation would identify and protect African American cemeteries. But it wouldn’t cover the remains of thousands of Black people in museum collections.
Bangladeshi children at the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka in 2012.
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Pakistan, created during the 1947 partition, comprised two geographical areas, separated by over a thousand miles. The fault lines between the two regions resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
Is Sen. Marco Rubio, espousing a polished populism, the future of the GOP?
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Donald Trump's ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Supporters wave national and military flags in Yangon, Myanmar after the military staged a coup.
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The roots of Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar go back to colonial days. Those behind the military coup are seeking to harness it to legitimize the seizure of power.
The U.S. Capitol, which was besieged by insurrectionists on Jan. 6, and where the Trump impeachment trial takes place in the Senate.
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Language affects behavior. When words champion aggression, make violence acceptable and embolden audiences to action, incidents like the insurrection at the Capitol are the result.
Can Joe Biden restore U.S. world leadership?
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Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.