Both climate change and policies to prevent it can rattle the economy.
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It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.
Illegal gun use is now a public nuisance in New York.
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The state’s revised statute will likely lead to a flurry of lawsuits against firearms manufacturers and gun stores. What’s less clear is whether that will curb gun violence.
Some students were 7-8 months behind on average in math and reading.
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New research on Atlanta-metro students suggests they fell 7-8 months behind on learning during the pandemic.
Getting police and community on board with reforms is crucial for success.
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Attempts to reform US police departments fail when they are unable to get community support. Perhaps it is time to take a different tack, argue two criminal justice scholars – one a former cop.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces an investigation over an alleged pattern of sexually harassing and intimidating women employees.
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Men accused of sexual harassment, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, often refer to their accomplishments in their responses. Their power is their defense, and it blinds them to their victims’ suffering.
Some evangelical leaders are trying to counter Christian nationalist misinformation over vaccines.
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Christian nationalists are far less likely to be vaccinated than other groups, research has found. Some evangelical leaders are trying to counter vaccine misinformation.
Data indicates QAnon believers may be more likely to be mentally ill.
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QAnon followers are different from the radicals I usually study in one key way: They are far more likely to have serious mental illnesses.
Public transit drivers are now responsible for preventing unmasked passengers from boarding and removing unruly customers.
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Recent federal mask mandates on all public transit have burdened bus drivers with difficult and sometimes dangerous duties to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
House of Representatives members and staff walk the article of impeachment against Donald Trump across the Capitol.
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There are a lot of questions about the point of putting on trial someone who is no longer in office.
Protesters who claimed to be members of the far-right Proud Boys gather with other Trump supporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
A South African woman mourning her husband who died of AIDS covers herself, according to custom, during the burial.
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In both countries, neglect and misinformation at the highest levels of government led to undue tragedy.
Posting signs like this are often enough to avoid liability.
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Congress and the White House are trying to wrap up negotiations on a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus bailout, but Senate Republican demands for a liability shield has been a key obstacle.
Hungarian protesters hold glowing cellphones aloft at a 2017 protest against tough laws targeting foreign-backed nonprofit organizations and universities.
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Many countries, ranging from Hungary to Brazil, are using violence and legal measures to control, intimidate and shut down independent organizations – including foreign ones.
Biden says his Cabinet picks will help him restore American leadership in the world.
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President-elect Biden hopes to restore America's global leadership on issues like trade, but populists in both parties may make his job a lot harder.
Despite criticism during her first term, progressive prosecutor Kim Foxx won reelection as Cook County state’s attorney by a 14-point margin.
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Reform-minded prosecutors across the US notched victories against traditional law-and-order candidates by running on progressive platforms to reduce mass incarceration and tackle police misconduct.
Anti-racism protest, 2020.
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
Incumbent Republican US Sen. David Perdue wanted to avoid a runoff.
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No other state in the South has had such large urban and suburban population growth since 2000.
The American suburban population has increased dramatically in the last few decades.
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Suburbs are more racially and economically diverse than ever, making them key battlegrounds for the election.
Rural health providers have had to adapt to the pandemic by providing services in locations like school gyms and community centers.
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The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
A political battle is shaping up over the confirmation of the next Supreme Court Justice.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has sparked a battle over the future of the Supreme Court. Against that backdrop, a nominee faces prescribed steps towards a confirmation vote in the Senate.