Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
How do we find hope when times are bleak?
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A year of social disconnections, deaths, job losses and political violence may lead some people to feel overwhelmed and sad. A psychologist suggests ways to find and sustain hope.
After President Trump incited violence on Jan. 6, some high-ranking officials say he is unfit to lead the United States.
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Vice President Pence could invoke the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution, also known as the Disability Clause, if he believes Trump is 'unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.'
In the U.S., the internet never forgets.
A recent Labor Department memo urges agencies to avoid releasing press releases accusing companies of violating laws, to protect the companies' reputations. People are denied the same protections.
Working out strengthens more than just your muscles – it strengthens your immune system, too.
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Older adults, who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, can strengthen their immune systems by exercising.
A man wearing a T-shirt alluding to the QAnon misinformation campaign walks through the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 incursion.
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Many people are concerned about far-right extremism. But they may not understand the real threat.
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.
Donald Trump’s helicopter landing at the White House, Oct. 5, as he returns from being hospitalized at Walter Reed.
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A classics scholar and poet turns to Greek mythology, especially the story of Oedipus the King, to explain the drama -- or perhaps tragedy -- that is taking place in the highest office in the land.
President Donald Trump walks off Marine One at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 2, 2020 as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows watches.
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A president may transfer power to the vice president if they are no longer capable of carrying out their official role. But there are many unanswered questions about this rarely used process.
President Trump during the Sept. 29, 2020 debate with Joe Biden.
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The 2020 presidential election will be the first in nearly 40 years conducted without protections from a court order that forbid the GOP from using voter intimidation at the polls.
To protect students and communities across the U.S. from COVID-19, many districts have switched to digital learning or a hybrid of in-classroom and virtual schooling.
Children struggle amidst adversity, but these tumultuous and highly emotional times make it a critical time to teach 'resilience' – giving kids coping skills.
Michael Widomski, left, and David Hagedorn at the makeshift memorial for Justice Ginsburg in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ginsburg officiated their wedding in 2013.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death sparked many tributes to her work ending sex discrimination against women. That work also paved the way for successes in the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
Protesters against passage of a bill to expand mail-in voting during a Nevada Republican Party demonstration, August 4, 2020, in Las Vegas.
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In lawsuits across the country, the GOP and Trump campaign are trying to stop or dramatically curtail mail-in voting. Courts have largely sided with them, threatening massive disenfranchisement.
Literature from long ago speaks to the human experience of plague.
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From 'islands of pain' to the 'peril of exposure,' writers have captured the fear, emptiness and despair that characterize life during the current pandemic, writes a poet and English scholar.
Democrats filed suit against Republicans in 1981 for allegedly sending armed patrols to polling stations during the New Jersey gubernatorial race.
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Republicans are free again to recruit poll watchers – four decades after 'ballot security' operations helped steer New Jersey's 1981 gubernatorial race toward their candidate.
These women were released from an Oklahoma prison in 2019.
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More than 40,000 restrictions, most imposed by states, leave rights, benefits and opportunities out of reach for Americans with past convictions.
More and more states are allowing people to use Zoom to finish their wills.
Dying without a will can cause all sorts of problems for families.
Airbnb listings aren’t required to comply with the ADA.
Airbnb's platform perpetuates the social exclusion of people with disabilities, while the 30-year-old ADA doesn't apply to the sharing economy.
Women and their doctors need to communicate about potential sexual side effects from procedures that involve the cervix.
Sexual health experts say it's a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.
Slow or unreliable internet access is a reality for millions of Americans.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.