Questions remain about whether President Joe Biden has the authority to cancel student loan debt.
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A finance expert explains why President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program got blocked – and what’s next for student loan borrowers in search of relief.
A burnt area in Amazonas state, Brazil, Sept. 21, 2022. Fires in the Amazon are often set to clear land.
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Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says he will end land clearance in Brazil’s Amazon region. But powerful forces profit from rainforest destruction.
People volunteer at a Native Alaskan voting station on Nov. 2, 2022 in Anchorage.
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Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent, big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
The U.S. government can’t do much about rising food prices, which are primarily caused by supply chain problems.
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Many voters say inflation is the issue that matters to them most as they head to the polls. The problem is, the people they choose can’t do much about it.
Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology.
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On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Human connections can help people through difficult times.
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Academics and religious leaders address the role of faith and community in managing mental health issues in young people and society as a whole.
President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address in the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2022, among many lawmakers who may want his job.
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A combination of irrelevancy, powerlessness and derision is in store for a president who chooses not to run for reelection.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the 2022 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations on Aug. 1, 2022.
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Policymakers often think of their decisions about nuclear weapons as moral, a nuclear ethicist explains – which is key to understanding their motives.
Proponents claim the stones can promote health and well-being.
Crystals are part of a larger tradition of metaphysical religions that have a long history in the U.S.
Cows eating hay and soy-based feed.
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Feeding insects instead of grain to animals is an inexpensive, sustainable way to increase the world food supply. An animal scientist explains what’s involved in developing insect feed for cattle.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev watches the Victory Day military parade at Red Square in central Moscow on May 9, 2022.
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As Russia’s assault slogs on in Ukraine, one of Vladimir Putin’s long-standing friends has considerable influence over the Russian president. His name is Nicolai Patrushev.
Cacar monyet menyebabkan lesi yang menyerupai lepuh berisi nanah, yang akhirnya berkeropeng.
Bukti menunjukkan bahwa vaksin cacar dapat membantu mencegah infeksi cacar monyet dan mengurangi keparahan gejala.
A 19th-century engraving shows a cleric doing an exorcism against an evil spirit.
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In the 1960s, the Catholic Church sought to downplay demonic possession, but its views since then have changed.
Monkeypox causes lesions that resemble pus-filled blisters, which eventually scab over.
Monkeypox has been spreading in humans since as early as 1970. While most monkeypox infections are mild, some can be fatal.
Health claims around CBD grew after the FDA approved a drug containing CBD to treat seizures from two rare forms of epilepsy.
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Scholars weigh in on the known and unknown about marijuana and its incarnations.
A forensic worker exhumes several bodies from a grave in Bucha, Ukraine, on April 12, 2022.
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A Russian journalist and political operative reveals that Russian leadership is planning for the complete destruction of Ukraine
Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria.
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Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, will be remembered for his roles in the rebirth of African Union and peacemaking.
The cognitive difficulties that accompany mental health disorders can potentially lead to misdiagnoses and improper treatment.
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While only about 20% of people would qualify for a formal diagnosis of a mental disorder, more than 60% express symptoms of those disorders – and those symptoms can lead to cognitive difficulties.
Some Bitcoin evangelists see the currency as an answer to problems that plague society.
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With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
A family takes part in shiva, a traditional Jewish time of mourning, on Zoom.
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A scholar conducted over 70 hours of interviews with people involved in the medical and funerary professions to understand the impact of changes in death rituals during the pandemic.