Guthrie questioned whether politicians really cared about the public interest – such as the welfare of these veterans demonstrating in front of Congress in 1932.
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Folk singer and activist Woody Guthrie actually had thoughts about the national debt – and politicians in general. They’re remarkably apt today.
For much of the 20th century, Americans were used to seeing people bearing the signs of past polio infection.
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Polio vaccines have been a massive public health victory in the US. But purely celebratory messaging overlooks the ongoing threat if vaccination rates fall.
Most college students believe there’s a mental health crisis on campuses throughout the nation.
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Several scholars weigh in with tips on how to support college students’ emotional well-being during the pandemic.
Destrozos en Mayfield, Kentucky, tras el paso de un tornado por la zona el 11 de diciembre de 2021.
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Los tornados en diciembre no son inusuales en los estados de la costa del golfo y la parte baja del valle del Misisipi, pero la oleada del 10 y 11 de diciembre fue extrema y de gran alcance.
Damage in Mayfield, Kentucky, after a tornado swept through the area on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Tornadoes in December aren’t unusual in the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley states, but the Dec. 10-11 outbreak was extreme and far-reaching.
A high school student gets his COVID-19 shot at a pop-up vaccine clinic at a public charter school in Los Angeles.
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For decades, US schools have been common sites for vaccine clinics to respond to outbreaks and provide catch-up immunizations. So why are they suddenly controversial?
Debris near Lebanon, Tennessee, after tornadoes struck on the night of March 3, 2020, killing more than 20 people across the state.
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With the onset of spring come thunderstorms, and sometimes tornadoes. Learn how these systems form and why night tornadoes are especially deadly.
An unidentified doctor talks with a boy who holds a lollipop reward after participating in a measles vaccine research program in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, in 1963.
Vaccination has been controversial from its beginning. Gaining people’s trust in vaccines has been crucial. An important part of that is a strong communications plan.
Chicago students doing broadcasted ‘radio school’ lessons in 1937.
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This isn’t the first time America’s schoolchildren have studied remotely – and Chicago’s 1937 ‘radio school’ experiment shows how technology can fill the gap during a crisis.
Mary Mallon, after being institutionalized on Brother Island in New York.
TyphoidMary is shorthand today for those who defy social distancing orders. The real Typhoid Mary is perhaps the most prominent example in the US of the unknowing disease carrier.
Breaking down big projects into smaller tasks helps.
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Organization is key for students to discover the motivation needed to complete their studies online at home, an expert on college coursework says.
The view from the porch.
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With home deliveries surging, more of the packages we receive may be vulnerable to ‘porch pirates.’ A criminal justice expert led a team to get a closer look at how these thieves operate.
Salvaging items from a destroyed home near Lebanon, Tenn., March 3, 2020, after tornadoes ripped across the state.
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In the Southeast US, tornadoes strike at night more often than in other regions. This poses special challenges for getting early warnings to the public.
Keeping sight of the reasons you’re in college helps stave off burnout.
Going to college can be a stressful experience that takes a toll on students’ health and well-being. A higher education specialist offers tips to keep the stress at bay.
Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on patrol at the Meru National Park.
Kenya’s death penalty proposal is not the quick fix solution to curb wildlife poaching.
Pastoralist communities, like the Maasai, and their animals live in “bomas” which protect them from wild animals.
Kenya’s wildlife task force promises stakeholder participation needed for sustainable conservation.
Kenya’s Supreme Court judges preside before delivering the judgment that nullified last month’s presidential election
Kenya’s electoral commission faced many legal challenges before the general election, and yet another after the poll. But how will the Supreme Court’s historic ruling impact the country’s democracy?