Study groups and quizzes can help, but one studying technique stands out above the rest.
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The road to becoming a champion speller is made easier with support from family and friends, but ultimately it depends on an individual student’s commitment to learning, a scholar writes.
Protesters demonstrate against the conviction and death sentence of Richard Glossip.
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Despite support for clemency from Oklahoma’s top prosecutor, a death row inmate appears set to die on May 18.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits with his attorneys for his arraignment at the Manhattan criminal court on April 4, 2023, in New York City.
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The arrest of a former American president is unprecedented, but the nation’s founders anticipated the day would come.
Cesar Chavez salutes the crowd on the steps of the California State Capitol.
A scholar of religion looks at how faith helped guide the labor rights icon in his organizing endeavors.
Black students reported stress as a result of trying to downplay their cultural identities.
Black students told a researcher they felt conflicted about hiding parts of themselves in order to get ahead.
Prisoners at a yard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb.
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A scholar who has studied imprisonment explains why the promise of sentence reductions in return for organ donation raises ethical issues about whether inmates can ever consent freely.
Pentecostal televangelist Paula White, center, prays before giving a sermon in Maryland in 2017.
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Pentecostals agree on the importance of the Holy Spirit – but not necessarily on what it empowers them to do.
Plaques commemorating artists who were killed by the Nazis are marked with flowers in Austria in 2020.
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Spain has long avoided addressing the fact that tens of thousands of Spaniards were victims of Nazis, who collaborated with Spain’s former dictator, Francisco Franco.
In some cases, death row inmates have been strapped to the gurney for hours.
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Alabama has paused the carrying out of death sentences after a series of cases in which the state struggled with the procedure.
Numerous rap songs criticize the Reagan administration for its complicity in the illicit drug trade.
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Ronald Reagan may have been known as ‘The Great Communicator,’ but rap artists don’t view his legacy through such rose-colored glasses. A professor of Black studies and history takes a closer look.
A GOP plan means that voters may be challenged on their right to vote.
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On Nov. 8, the US may experience a surge of voters intimidated by Election Day challenges to their right to cast a ballot.
The execution chamber inside Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
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In 1972, justices handed down a decision that attacked discriminatory and capricious death sentences. But it left the door ajar for states to continue the practice.
Turner was the first scientist to prove certain insects could remember, learn and feel.
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The son of a formerly enslaved mother, Charles Henry Turner was the first to discover that bees and other insects have the ability to modify their behavior based on experience.
Harini Logan is embraced by her parents after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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Ensuring that children hone skills and build up credentials at a young age is part of a long-term plan common among the South Asian parents who immigrate to the United States.
Evangelist Billy Graham came to have an enormous influence on American politics and culture.
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A PBS documentary has reinitiated conversations about the influence of Billy Graham. Here are three articles that describe the impact and the enduring legacy of the famed preacher.
Mary Washington helped her son develop into the leader he became. While her son was the subject of several portrait artists, there is no record that Mary ever was.
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Mary Washington raised George and his four siblings mainly alone, imbuing in George many of his best traits. Historians have focused instead on George’s complaints about her.
Texas has collected and spent more money on wind energy than any other state.
Despite a growth in revenue from wind farms, many rural school districts are being nudged by policy and law to spend the money on buildings and not instruction.
Children attend a March 17 vigil at Clemente Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, for the victims of the shooting spree in Atlanta.
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Some racism isn’t criminal at all but still is the result of deep-seated and long-standing racial prejudices.
John White Alexander’s ‘Repose’ (1895).
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The ethics of idleness have been debated for thousands of years.
Preventing home foreclosure is one reason middle-class people may declare Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy.
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Few middle-class Americans undergoing Chapter 13 bankruptcy blame the government. They portray themselves as hardworking victims and resent others for taking more than their fair share.