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.
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?
A kindergarten student practices social distancing in the playground of her private school.
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Kindergarten enrollment dropped 16% this year, according to an NPR survey of 60 school districts across 20 states.
In Atlanta, people gather to dance and celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the next president.
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A set of efforts that registered 800,000 new voters since 2018 may have been the key to Georgia turning blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
La sénatrice de Californie Kamala Harris est la colistière du candidat démocrate Joe Biden, en lice pour la présidentielle américaine de 2020.
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Les résultats d’une enquête récente montrent que la participation électorale des Noirs américains de moins de 30 ans aura un rôle déterminant dans la présidentielle américaine.
Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November?
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By picking Kamala Harris, a Black running mate, Biden may have brought younger Black Americans, who now comprise a critical set of swing voters, over to his side.
These people are protesting because they are tired, because they are worn out, because they are exhausted by violence against themselves and their communities.
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In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November?
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It's a myth that Black voters represent monolithic support for Democrats. A recent survey shows that young Black Americans in swing states have big reservations about Joe Biden, Democrats and voting.
Logging into school on the couch can make homelife more topsy-turvy.
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For US parents, the health, economic and social crisis the COVID-19 pandemic brought about is compounded by the difficult if not impossible task of working, caring for and educating kids.
Life Care Center in Washington state was at the center of the U.S. outbreak back in early March.
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While nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states, they've barely been a factor in others. Three experts explain why.
Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee during the first public impeachment hearing.
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The first day of public impeachment testimony was defined, in part, by strongly worded statements from Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.
New laws give sex crime victims more time to come forward.
Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein's victims can still go after his estate.
Can a country move ahead when its citizens hold dueling facts?
How can a community decide the direction it should go, if its members cannot even agree on where they are? Two political scientists say the growing phenomenon of dueling facts threatens democracy.
Airlines that fly into Cuba’s main airport could now be sued for profiting off of property confiscated during the country’s 1959 revolution.
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The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962.
Signs of protest along the Irish border.
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Two scholars examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the 'Irish backstop' and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
First-year college students frequently report being stressed.
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While the first year of college can be stressful, using the time between high school graduation and the college drop-off to prepare can help ease the transition, two educators say in a new book.
Three British teenagers, including Shamima Begum, center, left the U.K. to join the Islamic State in 2015. Begum wants to return home now.
Many of the men and women who left homes in the West to join ISIS or similar terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq as fighters or supporters now want to come home. Should they be allowed back?
A new bill to provide affordable child care for working families faces an uphill battle in Congress.
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Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
If Cuban exiles can sue businesses operating in Cuba, it could affect flights to the country, like this JetBlue landing in Havana.
Cuban exiles in the US may soon be able to sue companies that use property seized from them in the Cuban revolution. If Trump moves to allow that, it could slow economic development in Cuba.