The Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu where a 30-hour Al-Shabaab siege left 21 people dead in August 2022.
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Al-Shabaab’s evolution over nearly two decades has been centred around three major goals.
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Indian independence in Bangalore, Aug. 8 2022.
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Adopted in 1949, India’s original constitution has withstood the test of time to help shape the world’s largest democracy. But as India hits turbulent time, so does its landmark constitution.
A protestor faces off with Kenyan police in Nairobi after the 2017 general election.
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Our research found that Kenyan students dislike ethnic-based politics in principle, but feel the pressures of tribalism.
Greg Jacob, who was counsel to former Vice President Mike Pence, and Michael Luttig, a retired federal judge, testified about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Today’s media landscape is a far cry from the days of Watergate. A media scholar looks at the challenge the Jan. 6 committee faces in getting the hearings to break through in the age of TikTok.
Members of the Oath Keepers stand at the east front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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White supremacist groups seek to solidify their control over the US by changing the government, sometimes by violence.
Elon Musk has called Twitter the world’s “digital town square.”
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Elon Musk has an idea of what ails Twitter and what needs to be done to fix it. The problem is his assumptions are wrong.
Poetry can be a way for people to come together.
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Poetry can unite people when all seems lost. The Conversation US has pulled together four articles from its archives that speak on the power of poetry.
A meme showing Adolf Hitler caressing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s face, tweeted by the official Ukraine state account on Feb. 24, 2022, the day Russia invaded.
Official Ukraine Twitter account
How do a country and its citizens deal with the trauma of a deadly invasion by an enemy? Memes, cats and TikToks are emerging – most recently in the Ukraine war – as a way to cope with tragedy.
If you had faith in the development of effective treatments, time tended to pass quickly.
For the first 12 months of the pandemic, a team of researchers tracked the relationship between emotions, time perception and health-related behaviors like wearing a mask.
A trade card with printed black type for the domestic slave traders Hill, Ware and Chrisp.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
By the time slavery ended, over 1 million enslaved people had been forcibly moved in the domestic slave trade across state lines. Hundreds of thousands more were bought and sold within states.
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va., is the top-ranked public high school in the country.
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Gifted education has long faced accusations of being elitist and excluding students of color. Will new changes prepare more students for elite colleges, or will they water down current curriculums?
Political leanings and community features predicted support of COVID-19 mitigation measures.
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Multiple factors determined whether or not individual Americans adopted COVID-19 safety measures, according to statistical analysis of public opinion data.
With many vaccine-eligible people in the U.S. staying away, some vaccine sites have no lines.
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People who haven’t gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 often have complex reasons for their relunctance or may face other barriers. Lumping them all together undercuts the vaccination campaign.
‘Untitled’ from the series ‘Imaging/Imagining.’
Photo by Raymond Thompson, Jr.
Three decades after poet Frank X. Walker coined the term ‘Affrilachia,’ the region’s poets and artists continue to create work that probes the world of a people long ignored.
New York City public school students attend a meeting with school board officials in January 2020.
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Teacher referrals will replace standardized testing. That could disadvantage already-underrepresented students.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that undocumented immigrants cause more crime, but new research suggests the opposite might be true.
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Statistical models debunk claims by Trump and others that undocumented immigration into the U.S. increases crime, building on a litany of past research.
President Trump’s messages discounting mask-wearing have worried public health professionals.
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Research and a recent campaign rally show how political leaders’ rhetoric can shape risk perceptions among their loyal followers.
A snapshot of the rich plant diversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
The effect of a warmer climate on ecosystems and large and small vertebrates is being widely studied. But warmer temperatures seem to alter the microbes that live in and on these animals and plants.
Shiite Muslims attend a mourning ritual during the Islamic month of Muharram, in the central shrine city of Karbala.
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Millions of Muslims travel to Karbala in Iraq for one of the largest annual pilgrimages. The pilgrimage has adapted and changed over its centuries-old history.
What else might she build someday?
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Students with exceptional spatial skills should be eligible for gifted and talented services and given personalized support. But many schools fail to identify and engage these children.