The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
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A court long known for its landmark decisions expanding civil rights is now known for highly conservative rulings reining in government power.
Domestic violence is experienced unevenly across the U.S.
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Childhood adversity can put people at risk of perpetrating domestic violence in the future. Having a supportive social network and learning ways to regulate the stress response, however, can help.
The scene in the Bureij refugee camp following an Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Nov. 14, 2023.
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Proportionality requires that lives of civilians on both sides of a conflict must be treated with the same degree of respect.
Expecting black-and-white answers can make it hard to see the truth.
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A psychologist explains how opponents of climate policies use a common thinking error to manipulate the public – and why people are so susceptible.
Los estadounidenses -especialmente los que viven en zonas afectadas por la sequía- recurren a la pintura para dar a su césped ese brillo verde perfecto.
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El ideal del césped perfecto. superverde y sin malas hierbas, es un fenómeno relativamente reciente.
Jack Teixeira is suspected of leaking classified U.S. documents on Western allies and the war in Ukraine.
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The handling of US classified information received another stain as a 21-year-old Air National Guardsman stands accused of mishandling secret documents on US allies and the war in Ukraine.
Americans – especially those living in areas affected by drought – are turning to paint to give their grass that perfect green sheen.
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The ideal of perfect turf – a weed-free, supergreen monoculture – is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Rep. George Santos leaves the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, 2023, followed by reporters.
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There is no federal recall law that could lead to another election for Santos’ seat. But Santos’ case presents ethics concerns that the House may review.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., left, and attorney Fred Gray, whom King called ‘the brilliant young Negro who later became the chief counsel for the protest movement,’ at a political rally in Tuskegee, Alabama, April 29, 1966.
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When Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Fred Gray was her lawyer. Now he’s being honored for a lifetime of civil rights advocacy.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sits in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 8, 2015. A long-awaited report on sexual abuse faulted his handling of four cases.
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A German report accused retired Pope Benedict XVI of mishandling several cases of sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are a few of our related articles on the Catholic Church’s crisis.
People pray for the victims of child sex abuse during a special service at a Catholic church outside Paris on Oct. 5, 2021. A new French report estimates that more than 200,000 children were abused by clergy since 1950.
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A French report on the scale of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is the latest revelation in the crisis, but its roots go back decades – or more. Here are a few of our many related articles.
For four decades, the Chinese government has restricted family size.
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China limited families to one child from 1980 to 2015 to curb population growth. The policy paid off economically for the country, but it left couples whose only child died grieving and impoverished.
Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at an American Rescue Plan virtual briefing on March 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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States claim the stimulus law assaults state sovereignty by barring local governments from using aid money to cut taxes. But the Supreme Court has consistently approved conditions on federal spending.
AI medical systems promise superhuman capabilities, but they are only as fair as the data they’re trained on.
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Some AI systems make faulty assumptions about women and nonwhite men, which can lead to misdiagnoses. Overcoming this bias takes legal, regulatory and technical fixes.
A Donald Trump supporter wears a gas mask and holds a bust of him after he and hundreds of others stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Given the current, often erroneous, use of the term ‘fascist’ to describe political movements and leaders, it’s important to determine what fascism is and is not.
La crinolina de la era victoriana se utilizó para crear una barrera entre los géneros.
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Puede que la moda y la ropa no sea lo primero que viene a tu mente cuando piensas en mantener distancia, pero ha resultado ser útil durante epidemias y situaciones pasadas.
The Say Their Names Cemetery commemorating the lives of black victims of police violence.
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The #SayTheirNames campaign recalls the long struggle by Black Americans to assert their humanity in death, with roots in the fight for slave burials.
Parents can sing their way through the day.
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From livening up household chores to connecting kids with relatives who are far away, music can a play a vital role.
Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island in New York.
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From burial sites targeted by grave robbers to disposing of ashes at sea, the job of disposing of the unclaimed dead has a rich history. Sadly, it still goes on today and is on the rise.