Activists call for ethics reform in the Supreme Court at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on May 2, 2023.
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Courts have no army or police force to enforce their decisions. Their power rests on their legitimacy in the public eye. How does scandal affect that?
Voters cast their ballots at a polling station in Detroit during the 2022 midterm elections.
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Voters in Michigan and Ohio once voted similarly in statewide and federal elections. Now, Michigan swings blue and Ohio is red.
Since 2018, more than 30 states in the U.S. have legalized sports betting.
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Any increase in people seeking help for gambling disorders could overwhelm the nation’s treatment centers, which already find themselves overextended and underfunded.
President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on.
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America is seeking to reconnect with Africa through climate-smart solutions, health and digital technology.
Charity fundraising materials often include stereotypical images of life in low-income countries.
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These photos tend to oversimplify the issues that cause poverty and the suffering of poor people in low-income countries.
Export garment manufacturing workers display some of the clothes they produce during a Labour Day parade in the capital Nairobi.
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The US-Africa trade pact has had a significant impact on stimulating export trade – but African countries have not realised its full potential.
Feeling ‘addicted to sex’ has more to do with one’s values than frequency of behavior.
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‘Sex addiction’ isn’t a diagnosable disorder, but the turmoil religious men feel over the disconnect between their sexual values and behavior can lead to real psychological distress.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes gave $5,000 to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter program on Giving on Tuesday in 2018.
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Even after donors boosted their charitable giving at other times of the year, people donated 25% more than in 2019 through the annual campaign.
Hope and religion can be important coping resources for people during strict lockdowns - but also a source of struggle.
People in Zambia gather while awaiting food distribution in January 2020.
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Using a common tool for measuring subconscious stereotypes, a scholar assessed how bias against dark skin can influence an inclination to support a charity serving people in low-income countries.
Buoys and underwater probes can measure water quality, like this one outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
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A networked array of sensors could warn drinking water utilities in real time of harmful algal blooms and prevent public health crises.
Self-isolation can be boring and lonely.
Online pornography is one business that’s booming during the coronavirus pandemic. A psychology researcher explains its pull and whether there are likely to be longer-term effects of this surge in use.
Those who are the loudest in their morality may not be the most moral among us.
People who act holier than thou aren’t necessarily better than the rest of us. In fact, their moral grandstanding may be driving society apart.
More and more fundraising happens online.
Because large organizations have bigger budgets, they can more easily afford to excel at online fundraising through social media.
The Akaki river runs through central Addis Ababa.
Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.
About 250,000 people live in Kibera slum in Nairobi.
Kenya needs to complete its national digital land registry to increase transparency and efficiency of the city’s land.
A new analysis shows STEM majors tend to vote less than others. But researchers say the relationship between a college major and voter turnout is not necessarily cause and effect.
What exactly is outrage?
When outrage is misplaced or excessive, it can have negative consequences for a healthy public discourse.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and musician Demi Lovato.
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When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.
Could this be you?
‘American Idol’ fittingly appeared nine months after 9/11 – and ends just in time for Donald Trump’s rise.