Keeping kids above the poverty line contributes to their stability in adulthood.
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Many studies conducted in recent years tie lower poverty rates for children to better health and higher pay when they grow up.
Unemployed Blackjewel coal miners, their family members and activists man a blockade along railroad tracks leading to their old mine on Aug. 23, 2019, in Cumberland, Kentucky.
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The quest for significance and respect is a universal part of human nature. It has the potential to inspire great works – but lately, it has been much in evidence tearing society apart.
The success of Brazil’s vaccine program will have a ripple effect on countries to which it exports commodities such as steel.
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The world's most advanced economies will incur half the total costs associated with a failure to vaccinate poorer nations, which could exceed $4 trillion if only half their citizens are inoculated.
Through the Paris Agreement, the world’s countries agreed to work to keep global warming well under 2 degrees Celsius.
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The US is formally back in the Paris climate agreement as of today. As one of the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters, it has a lot of work to do, with food security, health and safety at stake.
In a year tied for the warmest on record globally, the U.S. was hit with costly hurricanes, wildfires, storms and drought.
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NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.
A Trump supporter and an anti-Trump demonstrator shout at each other near Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, 2020.
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Biden's winning campaign message was one of unity. But even the people who study polarization can't agree on whether it's possible to unify the United States.
Not in Russia: An election observer takes notes as Gwinnett County workers process ballots in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Nov. 6.
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Charges by President Donald Trump and his allies that the 2020 election was rigged are challenged by experts in Russian elections, where rigging the outcome is an established way of life.
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first debate of the presidential campaign.
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They shouted, they interrupted, they insulted – and not entirely in equal measure. But Biden and Trump also touched on the issues occasionally. Our panel of experts analyzed three key exchanges.
Female song is common among fairywrens, like this red-backed fairywren.
For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.
A Nigerian newspaper stand. A survey found sexism rife in newsrooms in several countries.
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Eradicating sexism in newsrooms will benefit both men and women.
Dans les rues de Kinshasa, en République démocratique du Congo, seule une faible proportion des passants porte un masque.
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Plafonnement des capacités diagnostiques, faible proportion de tests, saturation des services extra-hospitaliers… Autant de raisons limitant la représentativité des chiffres officiels pour l’Afrique.
Revenir sur leur quotidien peut aider les gens à façonner leur conscience d'eux-mêmes.
Certains taxent les parents qui postent des photos de famille sur les réseaux sociaux de narcissisme. Mais ne devraient-ils pas plutôt se pencher sur le modèle économique de ces sites ?
Different mindsets about rules can lead to different behaviors.
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The divide transcends partisan bickering. Some people really do recoil at the imposition of strict rules, while others become anxious when rules aren't followed.
Footage captured the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life.
Research shows black men are less likely to exercise in white neighborhoods. Those who do jog report having police called and neighbors shun them.
Des membres d'une branche du Hezbollah pulvérisent du désinfectant dans un quartier de Beyrouth pour lutter contre la propagation du coronavirus.
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Là où les gouvernements sont faibles ou inexistants, ce sont les gangs, les insurgés et même les groupes désignés comme terroristes qui se retrouvent au premier plan dans la lutte contre la pandémie.
Members of an arm of Hezbollah spray disinfectant in a Beirut neighborhood to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
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Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government's power is weak or nonexistent.
Pence and Trump attend a coronavirus task force briefing.
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The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
The pandemic has made us into breaking news junkies.
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The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.
Des gens font la queue pour s'approvisionner devant le magasin Costco, le 13 mars à Boisbriand. Alors que les craintes de la pandémie augmentent, les consommateurs stockent des produits au cas où ils seraient mis en quarantaine.
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La pandémie de coronavirus incite les gens à accumuler des denrées et des biens, par peur de pénurie. C'est aux décideurs de donner l'information le plus clairement possible.
Shelves that held hand sanitizer and hand soap are mostly empty at a Target in Jersey City, N.J. on March 2, 2020. As fears of the pandemic grow, consumers are stockpiling goods in case they’re quarantined.
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people are stockpiling essential supplies. But policy-makers may be able to influence both the supply and demand through public announcements and advisories.