A soldier guards a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in January 2023.
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Central to the DRC’s politics is a broken relationship between the seat of government in Kinshasa and underrepresented groups in the eastern region.
American downtowns were facing headwinds even before the pandemic began.
Post-pandemic pressures are compounding stresses cities were already facing, leading to the hollowing out of some American cities.
A family photo of Andrea Yates, her husband and four of their five children. Yates killed all five by drowning them in a bathtub in 2001.
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The framing of these stories of murder and mayhem have remained remarkably consistent since the invention of the printing press – and may reveal our own hidden fears and desires.
Freedom is a key concept to study.
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Many students say they aren’t learning much about slavery beyond its harsh conditions. A historian explores how Juneteenth offers opportunities to change that reality.
Wildfires are becoming a greater risk in many countries as the landscape dries.
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The final report in the IPCC’s sixth assessment series says countries will have to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 60% in the next 12 years to keep global warming in check.
Is strong hiring fanning the flames of inflation?
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The Fed has been trying to tame employment and wages to keep inflation in check. It ain’t working.
Temporary shelters have been set up near neighborhoods in the Idlib province demolished by the Syria-Turkey earthquake.
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The earthquake that struck Turkey and neighboring Syria on Feb. 6, 2023, was a natural disaster, but its consequences have been shaped by the human tragedy of the Syrian civil war.
Oeuf! Egg prices are rising faster than a souffle.
A drop in gas prices helped tame inflation in December 2022. But grocery prices and housing costs continued to rise.
Why so sad, George?
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Usually when jobs and wages are rising, it’s a good thing, but right now they may signal higher odds of a nasty recession – and Americans aren’t ready for it.
Troops drive through Goma in eastern DRC in November 2022.
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Consolidating peace efforts across the vast territory has proved difficult for close to three decades. Scholars explain why.
Men hold up protest signs in front of the coffins of DRC refugees killed in August 2004 in Gatumba, Burundi.
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Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is used to win a place in government, not to overthrow it. And it keeps working.
Lower gas prices will put downward pressure on inflation.
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Inflation remained near a 40-year high due to a jump in the cost of food and shelter. But that might not mean the Federal Reserve will get more aggressive when it comes to monetary policy.
A cafe in Cairo, Egypt, that is predominantly visited by Sudanese migrants, in August 2017.
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It’s not just Ukrainians. In 2021, nearly 90 million people were forced to flee their homes.
A Texas law says slavery cannot be taught as part of the ‘true founding’ of the United States.
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Lawmakers are seeking to downplay the role that slavery played in the development of the United States, but history tells a different story.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is introduced to the US Congress by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on March 16, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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The reasons for the prominence of the Ukraine war in the West are many – and include the Ukrainian government’s strategic efforts to tailor presentations of the conflict for Western sensibilities.
Could Ukraine’s entry be heading for Eurovision success?
Politics have never been that far away from the Eurovision Song Contest. Since its inception, the annual event has reflected the political culture and geopolitical realities of Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an ice hockey match between former NHL stars and officials at the Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, in 2015. A patriarchal notion of masculinity has been central to Putin’s rule.
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Putin has been consumed with presenting a hyper-macho image throughout his presidency. And in recent years, he’s ramped up sexist and LGBTQ-phobic rhetoric.
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Weather and climate extremes are already here, and communities will have to adapt.
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An author of the report explains the damaging effects climate change is already having and why adaptation is essential.