There are so many different states – and provinces, districts, regions and lander!
The U.S. is broken up into 50 states, plus territories like Puerto Rico and Guam, and a federal district, Washington, D.C. Most other countries have smaller parts too.
While professional sports franchises have become more socially conscious, LGBTQ fans and players aren’t exactly embraced with open arms.
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Half of LGBTQ participants in a recent study experienced discrimination, insults, bullying or abuse while playing, watching or talking about sports.
Identify and stop the lies.
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A social psychologist explains how to avoid being misled, and how to prevent yourself – and others – from spreading inaccurate information.
Rivko Knox, a volunteer with the League of Women Voters in Phoenix, and other voters sued Arizona over a law that bans the third-party collection of early mail-in ballots. The issue is now before the Supreme Court.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a ban on the third-party collection of mail-in ballots is legal. The practice is allowed in 26 states.
Lawrence, Kan., is one of the communities that would go from being considered urban to rural.
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A federal proposal could effectively reclassify the homes of millions of Americans as rural, not urban – without anything actually changing about their communities.
A floral scent can be enjoyable for a person, but it has an important job for the flower.
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Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021.
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The rise in the popularity of Amanda Gorman, the nation's first National Youth Poet Laureate, represents a prime opportunity for educators to use spoken word poetry in the classroom.
Dangerous speech is a toxic brew of emotion and age-old tropes.
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Scholars who study dangerous speech have identified common themes that can lead to violence.
The United States has 955 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr..
US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
Despite help from the government and charities, the number of food-insecure kids is rising.
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
Until this year, people who wanted to live here had to win not just more votes than their opponents, but more state legislative districts too.
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Since 1890, Mississippi has required candidates for statewide office to win not only more votes than opponents across the whole state, but also in every legislative district.
Why does it seem like some people can eat anything and not gain a pound while others are the opposite?
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There are some factors you can't change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.
During a pandemic, the victim is quarantined with the perpetrator.
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Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.
A clapper rail with a fiddler crab in its bill.
Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.
Voting is well underway in many states. Here, an early voting station in Lincoln, R.I., Oct. 13, 2020.
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Experts explain five big threats to this year's election, from Russian interference to voter intimidation at the polls – plus some tips to make sure every vote is counted.
George Aubert rescues one of his chickens from rising floodwaters caused by Hurricane Matthew in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, in 2016.
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More than half the US production of broiler chickens is in states along the coast frequently struck by hurricanes.
Masks hide just part of how you communicate.
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In the age of masks, improve your interactions by using all aspects of human communication.
A little digging can help you avoid those too-good-to-be-true traps when shopping online.
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Fraudulent sites are easy to set up and it's easy to get fooled, according to a psychologist who has advice on how to check out online merchants.
When Hurricane Dorian, seen here from the International Space Station, stalled over the Bahamas in September 2019, its winds, rain and storm surge devastated the islands.
Hurricane stalling has become common over the past half-century, and their average forward speed has also slowed.
Encouraging students at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to vote in the midterm elections, Nov. 6, 2018.
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Researchers examined the voting behavior of 5,762 students at 120 colleges and universities. Two groups stood out as an untapped electoral resource – if the candidates can turn out Gen Z.