Many Americans in their early 50s take care of older loved ones.
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Republicans are pressing for policy changes based on a misconception that hardly anyone who gets help buying groceries with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits is employed.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announce their new trade agreement.
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A newly approved trade deal could be an opportunity to return Northern Ireland’s political attention to pressing issues of health care, housing, energy costs and inflation.
More than 110 million votes were cast in the U.S. midterm elections of November 2022.
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Compared with past midterms, voter turnout among young people jumped in 2022 – but it was still below 30%.
People volunteer at a Native Alaskan voting station on Nov. 2, 2022 in Anchorage.
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Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
Voters cast ballots in Orange County, Calif., in November 2018.
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When registered voters who move get help reregistering to vote in their new locations, they are more likely to cast a ballot at the next election.
How many people vote matters, but so does their age.
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Americans’ political affiliations and views on key issues vary a lot by age. When fewer young people vote, winning candidates and policies may not reflect their views.
When students are prepared for the newness of college life, their well-being is better off.
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Starting college after finishing high school is an exciting phase of a student’s life. But students need to prepare for the new challenges college brings.
Millicent Brown, left, was one of the first two Black students to integrate a South Carolina public school, in September 1963.
The effort to give every student equal access to an education has lasted decades and may need even more time before the goal is reached.
Classmates in grades 3, 4 and 5 are more likely to come from diverse economic backgrounds than their schoolmates in grades 6, 7 and 8.
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In middle school classes, students from lower-income families tended to be concentrated in just a few classrooms, new research from North Carolina has found.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the land.
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Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the highest court in the land.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson in a US Senate office on March 29, 2022.
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President Joe Biden’s nominee for the US Supreme Court withstood four days of hearings and was confirmed to become the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.
Red sky at night, federal workers take fright?
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Congress is working on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown. Scholars explain what’s in store if they fail.
Sen. Dean Heller, right, and President Donald Trump, who endorsed him, at a rally on Sept. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. Heller lost the reelection.
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Candidates: Be careful what you wish for.
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.
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.