Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with reporters, July 30, 2020.
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How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned.
Mali's precarious political situation has been the subject of ECOWAS resolution attempts for months
Mexicans living in the U.S. sent $4.02 billion home in March 2020, a 35.8% increase over March 2019.
The migrant laborers who staff American meat plants, construction sites and delivery services are working through the pandemic – and sending more funds back home than ever.
Americans have been advised to keep six feet away from everyone else when they can’t stay home.
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Comparing death tolls between COVID-19 and the flu is the wrong way to gauge which disease is a bigger threat, according to researchers who study how people understand math.
The emotion of disgust may lie beneath our fear of god and of sin.
A man stands on the rubble of his home in the Haitian Quarter, after the passage of the Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, Bahamas, Sept. 16, 2019.
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The economy of the Bahamas depends on Haitian labor. But some Bahamians see no place for migrant workers in their country's long, slow recovery from Hurricane Dorian.
More and more schools are doing away with the valedictorian honor.
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More schools are deciding to scrap the tradition of naming a valedictorian – just as students from diverse backgrounds are becoming the first of their background to win the honor.
College yearbook editors in the 1960s juxtaposed pictures of traditional campus activities, such as Greek Life, alongside images of protests and marches.
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Recent blackface scandals that involve college yearbooks have overshadowed how yearbooks also chronicled important turning points in the history of US higher education, a historian argues.
Times Square is the Mecca of advertising.
In the information age, advertising is no longer needed to inform consumers.That means its primary role is to manipulate.
Students at Berkeley campus.
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Post-World War II California built an unrivalled system of higher education combining access, affordability and choice. Then a contraction of the vision came in the 1980s.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa (L) and Presidential candidate Lenin Moreno greet supporters.
Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador's 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.
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This Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Gender biases continue and women's voices are missing from expert discussions.
The brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s are more easily mapped in people with Down syndrome.
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If we can understand how and when changes in the brain start to happen in people with Down syndrome, we may be able find ways to slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease for everyone.
In this 2008 photograph, former ambassador to the United Kingdom Robert H Tuttle greets President George W. Bush. Prior to becoming an ambassador, Tuttle was known for his empire of car dealerships.
If you want a desirable ambassadorship, becoming a Foreign Service Officer and earning the relevant degrees – in other words, accumulating experience – might not be the best plan of action.
Keep your brain active.
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Every 67 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and new estimates suggest that it may be the third leading cause of death of older people. Alzheimer’s disease is associated…
Tolkien probably would have destroyed the work if he thought it might be published.
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Fans of J R R Tolkien must wonder why there is any controversy associated with the recent publication of his 1926 translation of Beowulf. For them anything new from Tolkien is welcome. But imagine if Tolkien’s…
Making the most of old connections.
Researchers have been able to restore mobility in paralysed rats using a technique called deep brain stimulation. This involved…