Armed white citizens and police have historically worked together in the U.S., though it’s not clear whether that’s what’s happening here.
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For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
Certain characteristics mean moral rebels are willing to not go with the flow.
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Psychologists have identified the characteristics of 'moral rebels' who make the tough choice to stand up for their principles in the face of negative consequences.
Gerald Dent, left, is joined by James Featherstone and Niles Ringgold at a rally for felon voting rights, in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 10, 2020.
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Recent efforts to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, a crucial Democratic constituency, could have important implications for the 2020 presidential election.
Milwaukee voters wait in a social-distancing line, some wearing masks, before voting in the state’s spring elections on April 7.
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The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has reversed its decadeslong practice of protecting voters' rights and removing barriers to casting ballots.
Hungarian police officers check cars at the closed Austria-Hungary border, March 18, 2020.
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National emergencies allow for the purest expressions of sovereign power, testing the government’s commitment to human rights. Some leaders are failing the coronavirus test, experts say.
U.S. courts use videoconferencing, but relatively rarely.
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Compared to many other advanced countries, both federal and state court systems in the United States are behind in using videoconferencing in court settings.
What message is Attorney General William Barr sending citizens in defying court order?
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Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution's authority in the eyes of American citizens?
Many families shell out $200 monthly on private ‘learning centers.’
A scholar of intensive after-school 'hyper education' says it's becoming a more common extracurricular activity for children of all ages.
President Trump fired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for testifying in his impeachment trial.
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Trump's firing of witnesses who testified during his impeachment trial has been described as 'retribution.' But these actions are actually revenge, a political scientist says.
Aktivis iklim Greta Thunberg saat mendengarkan penjelasan dari peneliti iklim di COP 25, Madrid, Spanyol.
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Beberapa pihak sudah mulai membuat aktivisme Greta terkesan seperti seorang mesias, yang bahan penolakan dari _climate deniers_.
Konstitusi AS memungkinkan Trump dipilih kembali pada 2020 walau dia dimakzulkan,
La activista del clima Greta Thunberg durante una reunión con científicos del clima en la cumbre de la COP25 en Madrid, España.
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Algunos enmarcan el activismo de Thunberg en términos mesiánicos, lo que podría alimentar el argumentario de los negacionistas del cambio climático.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg listens during a meeting with climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain.
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Some have started to frame Thunberg's activism in messianistic terms – and this can serve as fodder for climate deniers.
Leftovers, as one French chef put it, ‘can be as good as, if not better than, the first time they are served.’
It doesn't have to be a week of tiresome turkey sandwiches. A food historian explains how the French came to see leftovers as an outlet for creativity and experimentation.
If he’s kicked out, could he come back?
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A little-known provision of the Constitution might allow Trump to be reelected president in 2020 even if he is removed from office through the impeachment process.
The Supreme Court in June.
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Was a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court by five Democratic senators a legal argument – or a political threat?
In jail, suicides occur for 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
People watch the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates at Shaw’s Tavern in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2019.
The 2020 US election could set a record for ugliness and division. Two previous elections provide important context for what that division can mean.
In New England, where most land is privately owned, research shows that land conservation promotes economic growth.
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Protecting land from being developed intuitively may seem like a drag on local economies, but research in New England finds that it has the opposite effect.
Weapons belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, after a coalition air strike, March 21, 2011.
When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.