Literary devices abound in Taylor Swift’s body of work.
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Swift, like all writers, draws from her literary forebears to craft new works.
The Bonus Army protesting on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 2,1932.
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Thousands of volunteers joined the military during World War I. But when the war ended and the Great Depression began, the volunteers wanted a bonus to be paid in 1932, not in 1945 as planned.
Will the midterm elections help gauge support for Christian nationalist ideas?
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Christian nationalist ideas are about more than simply being religious and patriotic. They form a worldview about how the nation should be structured and who belongs there.
The Maya would have had to obtain mercury from far locations, transporting it by foot hundreds of kilometres across present-day Central America.
The gate to former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 8, 2022.
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A presidential scholar sets the history and context for the battle over President Trump’s official records – and says it isn’t the first records battle between the government and a former president.
There’s new evidence that, if confirmed, shows how former President Donald Trump flushed public documents down the toilet.
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Photos showing what appear to be torn-up documents in two different toilets may provide more evidence of the former president’s habit of destroying his presidential documents.
Texas is the No. 1 wind power producer in the U.S.
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While Congress considers new renewable energy incentives, Texas’ sprawling wind farms tell a story about renewable energy ownership in the US – and who benefits from subsidies.
Words can have a powerful effect on people, even when they’re generated by an unthinking machine.
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Fluent expression is not always evidence of a mind at work, but the human brain is primed to believe so. A pair of cognitive linguistics experts explain why language is not a good test of sentience.
A girl grieves for a friend killed in the Uvalde shooting.
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Research shows that school shootings can lead to years of health, educational and economic detriment for students who survive the attack.
Racial bias may play a role both in the schools that families choose for their children and the experiences their children have.
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Inspired by her own experience with the education system, a professor of sociology explores how race and racism influence school choice and education.
Har Gobind Khorana pieced together how DNA encoded for the proteins that life relies on.
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Khorana rose from humble beginnings in India to decipher the genetic code. But his enormous contribution to science has been largely overlooked.
Our study found high levels of trust in media reports – but that trust can be eroded by fact-checking. Journalists need to rethink the way they report political stories.
White House staffers carry boxes to Marine One as Donald Trump leaves the White House en route to Mar-a-Lago on Jan. 20, 2021.
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All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there’s something missing.
If hope feels far-fetched this winter, you’re not alone.
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Five articles on the meanings of hope and how to think about resilience, healing and even joy in the midst of this winter’s bleakness.
The number of people in the U.S. who identify as Native American rose from 2010 to 2020.
They’re called ‘pretendians’ – people who long identified as white but are now claiming to be Native American. In the last US Census, the number of Native Americans almost doubled because of them.
Nixon resigned after tapes he had fought making public incriminated him in the Watergate coverup.
Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release to Congress of potentially embarrassing or incriminating documents puts the National Archives in the middle of an old legal conflict.
Sticking to your beliefs in a rapidly changing world isn’t necessarily the best choice.
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People tend to stick with their stated beliefs. But here’s how external forces like vaccine mandates can push people to do something they don’t want to do – and provide some face-saving cover.
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moyzé whistling technique used in the Oyda district of southwest Ethiopia.
Name tunes are unknown in most of the world, but they are found in two very distant communities.
Science can observe these various phases of fetal development but cannot determine when human life begins.
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Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
Lead pollution may have wider ranging adverse effects on health than previously thought.
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Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.