Barry Croft Jr., left, and Adam Fox were found guilty by a federal jury on charges related to a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer.
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Two men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 have been found guilty. Their backgrounds and the trial itself raise concerns about the role of extremism in America.
Muslim refugees sit on the roof of an overcrowded coach railway train near New Delhi, trying to leave India after the 1947 Partition.
On the 75th anniversary of India’s partition, scholars from the US, Canada, France, UK and Australia write about their favorite book or film that best explains the trauma of a violent division.
When students are prepared for the newness of college life, their well-being is better off.
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Starting college after finishing high school is an exciting phase of a student’s life. But students need to prepare for the new challenges college brings.
PFAS, often used in water-resistant gear, also find their way into drinking water and human bodies.
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The federal government has new advisories on PFAS, which can put human health at risk in a list of ways, but so far only states are regulating the chemicals.
Students with the Muslim Consultative Network’s summer youth program gather on the steps of New York’s City Hall on Aug. 14, 2013, to speak out against Islamophobia.
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In examining media coverage of Muslims over a 21-year period, in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, scholars found that articles mentioning Muslims were far more negative than other faith groups.
Ukrainians walk in the besieged city of Mariupol, where there are reports of a possible chemical attack.
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There are unconfirmed reports that Russia has used chemical weapons in Ukraine. Syria’s recent chemical weapons use offers context for understanding this tactic. Chemical weapons terrify civilians.
Un avión de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos realiza un lanzamiento de prueba de una bomba B61-12 en diciembre de 2021. Esa bomba puede alojar una cabeza nuclear para su uso en tiempos de guerra.
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Tanto los arsenales rusos como los estadounidenses cuentan con miles de armas nucleares, situadas en diversos lugares de sus propios países y, en el caso de Estados Unidos, también en Europa.
A U.S. Air Force jet performs a test drop of a B61-12 bomb in December 2021. That bomb can contain a nuclear warhead for use in wartime.
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Both the Russian and US arsenals boast thousands of nuclear weapons, located in various places around their own countries and, for the US, in Europe as well.
This intercontinental ballistic missile was launched as part of Russia’s test of its strategic forces in 2020.
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have the world on edge, but so far, long-standing arms control measures have helped keep the situation from getting out of control.
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia members stand in southwestern Colombia on January 17, 2017. These FARC soldiers were among the 5,700 fighters who demobilized after the 2016 peace agreement.
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The U.S. State Department rarely removes terrorist groups from its Foreign Terrorist Organizations list. Most terrorist groups, unlike the Colombian FARC, don’t want to put down their weapons.
In ‘Don’t Look Up,’ scientists played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence watch with horror as people willfully ignore warnings of an impending disaster.
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Just because something isn’t 100% certain doesn’t mean you ignore it, and other lessons from two researchers who study the problem of science denial.
College students who use the library are more likely to have higher GPAs.
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Headed off to college? A librarian shares four tips for college students ready to hit the books.
The fastest runners are usually rewarded with the middle lanes.
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In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.
Are you open to new ideas and willing to change your mind?
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Science denial is not new, but researchers have learned a lot about it. Here’s why it exists, how everyone is susceptible to it in one way or another and steps to take to overcome it.
La réalisation de la série a changé la façon dont Barry Jenkins décrit et représente ses ancêtres.
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La chorégraphie délicate – entre souffrance et beauté – que propose le réalisateur Barry Jenkins tend vers une représentation plus riche de la culture afro-américaine.
Making the series changed Barry Jenkins’ views on how his ancestors should be described and depicted.
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Director Barry Jenkins’ delicate dance with beauty and suffering seeks to create a fuller picture of the world Black Americans – then and now – inhabit.
Demonstrators gather during a peaceful protest against police brutality.
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A peace studies expert explains a technique for resolving conflict that she says is more effective and less divisive than public shaming.
Cuomo deflected responsibility during his public apology.
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Cuomo used language that people forced to apologize often deploy to avoid taking responsibility and show genuine contrition. An expert on public apologies suggests three don'ts and a do.
Can Joe Biden restore U.S. world leadership?
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Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.
Parler is similar to Twitter but doesn’t control or discourage hate speech or calls to violence.
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Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform’s undoing.