The aftermath of a U.S. drone strike in January 2020 that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani.
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A new proposal also puts pressure on presidents to evaluate their foreign policy objectives more clearly to determine whether military action is, in fact, appropriate.
Black teachers comprise just 7% of U.S. public school teachers even though 16% of their students are Black.
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Two scholars of inclusive education explain how segregated Black schools advocated for Black children in a way that’s often missing from today’s desegregated classrooms.
One of this and one of that might be a good strategy to coronavirus vaccination.
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Various companies use different ingredients and different delivery systems in their COVID-19 vaccines. Researchers are investigating whether it’s better for individuals to mix what’s available.
Accessible technology is better for everyone, and accessible technology benefits when the people who rely on it most help build it.
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Developers with disabilities are in the best position to build accessible technology, but they face a Catch-22 – most technology design tools themselves are not particularly accessible.
Over the past few decades, hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens have become part of the middle class.
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If China’s economy recovers from the pandemic, its authoritarian political system could become even more influential around the world.
There are a lot of people, but the oceans are very big.
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Even if every human being on Earth went for a dip in the ocean at the same time, they’d be just a drop in the bucket compared to the size of the planet’s seas.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is already in use in many places.
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AstraZeneca just announced results from its US-based trial. It found the vaccine to be 79% effective and safe for use, despite recent concerns around reports of blood clots.
Women protested outside the White House in 1917, seeking the right to vote.
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Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of appreciation, deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote.
Le vaccin de Johnson & Johnson ne nécessite qu’une seule dose.
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Le vaccin de Johnson & Johnson est différent des vaccins de Moderna et de Pfizer sur quelques points importants. Ils pourraient faire une différence notable dans les efforts mondiaux de vaccination.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.
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The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is different from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in a few important ways that could make it a huge help to global vaccination efforts.
The three branches of U.S. government often find themselves in tension.
White House, Eric Kiser; Capitol, John Xavier; Supreme Court, Architect of the Capitol
When presidents have tried to address pressing issues through executive action, members of Congress are quick to ask the courts to step in.
Most of the world’s electronics are not recycled, posing health and environmental risks.
Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
A ‘green’ symbol for electric vehicle charging stations.
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California's proposition to halt the sale of gasoline-powered engines may be extreme. But could it work?
Le président Donald Trump communique énormément via les réseaux sociaux.
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La façon dont les candidats à la présidence briguent la plus haute fonction de l’État a significativement évolué au cours des siècles.
What happens when an election is contested?
The presidential election outcome seems to be at least partially in dispute. Six scholars provide a history of contested elections in the US and explain what happens when the results are challenged.
A shipping container passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for Oakland, Calif.
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China represents one of the biggest consumer markets in the world. Can that potential profit offset the problems of investing for multinational corporations? Apparently, yes.
AI-powered detectors are the best tools for spotting AI-generated fake videos.
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Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
President Donald Trump works on a smartphone, a common tool in his political communication efforts.
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The technical qualifications for presidential candidates are the same, but how people seek the nation’s highest office has shifted over the centuries.
Some economists support policies that invest in communities and towns as the best way to offset job losses.
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When manufacturing jobs disappear, what are the best ways to help unemployed workers?
A sign language interpreter signs as Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in 2013.
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The 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act offers a chance to celebrate the greater inclusion of disabled Americans in mainstream society, but much work remains to be done.