Research shows how to make lineups more fair and less biased.
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Eyewitness testimony can hold a lot of weight with jurors. But eyewitnesses aren't always right, and poor investigative practices can make matters worse.
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Gejolak rasisme di Amerika Serikat membuat banyak pihak melihat Amerika sebagai negara yang munafik dan mempertanyakan kualitas demokrasi Amerika.
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The racial unrest in the US has drawn accusations of hypocrisy and questions on democratic legitimacy from around the globe, world, including those in Indo-Pacific.
Representación del SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa la enfermedad COVID-19.
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Los patógenos suelen enfrentarse a un equilibrio entre la virulencia y la transmisión. Pero ese no es el caso con el SARS-CoV-2.
A group of sharecroppers, evicted from their land in the Great Depression, stand beside a Missouri road in January 1939.
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In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
An artistic rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness.
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Pathogens typically face a trade-off between virulence and transmission. But that's not the case with SARS-CoV-2.
Police stand guard on Plymouth Avenue as firemen battle fires on July 21, 1967.
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After a riot broke out in 1967, Minneapolis officials squandered an opportunity to address the structural racism that led to George Floyd's death and a wave of unrest across the country.
When is the right time to wave the green flag?
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Federal authorities have input, but states reign supreme – unless they decide to let local governments make the call.
Every known culture on Earth has special words for kids to call their parents.
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One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
A meeting of President Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet.
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When fighting a lethal foe on home soil, Lincoln expertly managed leading politicians; related well with the people; and dealt clearly with the military.
Using new technology to answer questions about shark reproduction.
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
The federal government wants Australians to sign up to the TraceTogether app, which logs your social interactions via bluetooth. But how much privacy will we sacrifice to combat COVID-19?
Sun, sea and social irresponsibility? Spring breakers in Florida.
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Many teens and college students are continuing to hook up and attend gatherings. Peer pressure and the way younger minds interpret risk could be to blame.
Many students scammed by for-profit colleges are still looking for student loan relief.
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For-profit colleges have a history of deceptive practices that have left thousands of students in the lurch, two higher education scholars warn.
A ministry program student at a Texas prison. Some inmates cite religion to avoid gang recruitment.
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Gangs are still a significant reality in US prisons. But most inmates say that their power has been watered down, and they no longer rule facilities with an iron fist.
Journalists have been telling the public about the coronavirus.
There's a lot of scholarship, but a likely reason is pretty basic: People simply don't trust what they're reading and hearing.
A patriotic pooch.
A dog psychologist looks at the presidential candidates' relationships with dogs.
The ‘Christ of the Pacific’ statue in Lima has caused controversy in Peru because of its financing by a graft-tainted Brazilian construction company. Both religion and corruption loomed large in Peru’s 2020 legislative elections.
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After a bribery scandal that took down four presidents and led Congress to dissolve, some Peruvians are putting their faith in an austere religion called the Israelites of the New Universal Pact.
A demonstrator protesting a disputed election wearing a headband in support of the Green Movement, Tehran, June 15, 2009.
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The conflict between Iran and the US has gone on for decades. A scholar of social movements in Iran asks why the US has consistently failed to support that country's activist reform movements.
Brokered conventions are a cloak-and-dagger affair. Just ask Henry Clay.
Some Democrats are fearing chaos at the convention if no candidate meets the nomination threshold. History suggests they are right to be concerned.