President Trump’s ban on immigration from several mostly Muslim countries was ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. President Biden revoked it on his first day in office.
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A civil rights group is suing Facebook for its failure to stop the spread of anti-Muslim hate speech on the platform.
Prêt à rentrer dans un trou noir ?
En théorie et dans certains cas, cela pourrait être possible d’entrer dans un trou noir mais… impossible d’en sortir !
An election worker during mail-in ballot counting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Nov. 6, 2020.
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A record number of people voted in the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump lost, Joe Biden won. Now, GOP legislators across the country are trying to pass measures to limit voting.
A person falling into a black hole and being stretched while approaching the black hole’s horizon.
Leo Rodriguez and Shanshan Rodriguez
If you are a sci-fi junkie you’ve probably wondered what would happen if you were unlucky enough to fall into a black hole. How well you’d fare all depends on the type of black hole.
Difficile de trouver plus plaisant que de rire entre amis.
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Rire, que ce soit en douce ou à gorge déployée, a des bénéfices physiologiques, sociaux, et pour notre santé mentale.
It’s hard to beat a good laugh with a friend.
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Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Eugene DePasquale, left, Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, in Harrisburg, Penn., Sept. 19, shows that even the traditional handshake with voters has changed in pandemic-era campaigns.
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How do you run a political campaign in a pandemic? From data brokers to advertising firms to voter registration volunteers, the players in campaigns are making adjustments, large and mostly small.
Hispanic voters go to the polls for early voting in 2004.
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One way in which Latino voters vary is where they or their forebears came from. In states like Florida, that difference matters.
A wrench may not be enough.
The Fed and Congress have little ammunition available for fighting an economic downturn if COVID-19 triggers one.
Seth Barnes, a staffer for Democratic presidential hopeful Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, makes calls to potential voters, Jan. 29, 2020.
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What will happen to campaign workers after the Feb. 3 caucuses? It’s a question that’s in the cold Iowa air, carrying with it a subtle message about the state of democratic politics.
Students march on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara to honor the six victims of a mass killing after a young man went on a rampage after being bitter over sexual rejection.
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Incels compare themselves to other men, before blaming women for withholding sex from, in their perception, deserving men.
The number of Guatemalan children adopted by foreign parents dropped from 4,100 in 2008 to 58 in 2010, after the country drastically curtailed the practice.
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In 2005, almost 46,000 children were adopted across borders. Ten years later, just 12,000 were. The foreign adoption system is imploding, potentially putting children’s lives in danger.
Several school systems have become engulfed in cheating scandals as of late. Is the pressure to boost school performance becoming too much?
An education professor, who worked as a teacher in Atlanta Public Schools during a cheating scandal that began in 2009, explains what factors and forces lead educators to fake academic success.
A rally against President Donald Trump’s order that restricts travel to the U.S.
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This isn’t the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.
Presidential candidate Trump holds a sign at a rally.
The logic behind building a wall is centuries old. But can concrete solve the complex problems the U.S. is facing today?
Ne vous moquez pas des études sur l’humour !
Les mécanismes de l'humour sont intimement mêlés à ceux de la mémoire et de l'intuition. Depuis quelques années, c'est un sujet que les psychologues prennent très au sérieux.
Don’t laugh at the psychological study of humor.
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No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.
Trump and Cruz during the GOP debate, round 6. North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016.
Our panel of scholars listened to the sixth GOP debate with a critical ear and picked one quote to analyze.
On the US-Mexican border.
A recent study shows Donald Trump is out of date when he claims “people are pouring across our southern border”.
Just who were the voteres these elections?
Editor’s note: voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections - 36.6% - was lower than in the 2010 midterms (40.9%.) According to the Pew Research Center the “party of non-voters” is more racially diverse…