More 4-year-olds are attending school in Michigan.
Scholars who study disparities in early care and education answer five questions about Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program.
President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping are set to meet for the first time in a year.
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Scholars writing for The Conversation take a deeper look at some of the issues expected to be on the agenda when the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies meet.
Sexual harassment is a human rights violation, yet too often it is framed as an interpersonal issue.
To develop meaningful solutions, sexual harassment needs to be seen as an organizational issue and not just an interpersonal one.
Armored Israeli military vehicles maneuver near Israel’s border with Gaza.
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Hamas and the international community expect Israel to invade the Gaza Strip. The battle will probably be more like recent Middle Eastern combat than Israel’s past fights with Palestinians.
The Rio Grande, viewed from the Zaragoza International Bridge between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
When the Rio Grande figures in US news reports, it’s usually in relation to stories about immigration, drug trafficking or trade. But the river is also an important water source – and it’s shrinking.
Iranians stage a rally outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran in 2022.
Iran’s long-term strategy includes eradicating Israel and driving a wedge between Israel and its regional neighbors. So far, the war seems to be accomplishing that goal.
Victims’ names engraved in a metal overhang, part of the Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial, are reflected in mirroring panels along the sidewalk.
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On Oct. 11, 2023, a new memorial was unveiled at the site of the 1911 fire. A cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
Cable locks can help prevent against accidental shootings.
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Fatalities from gun homicides, suicides and accidents are all up for Americans ages 18 and under.
Des soldats israéliens passent devant un véhicule médical militaire le 10 octobre 2023 à Kfar Aza, un kibboutz où des militants du Hamas ont massacré de nombreux civils.
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Les capacités de renseignement d’Israël sont considérées parmi les meilleures au monde, mais contrairement aux États-Unis, il n’existe pas d’organisation centrale coordonnant tous les renseignements.
Israeli soldiers move past a military medical vehicle on Oct. 10, 2023, at Kfar Aza, a kibbutz where Hamas militants killed Israelis days before.
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Israel’s intelligence capacities are considered some of the best in the world – but unlike the US, it does not have a central organization coordinating all intelligence.
Blocking viruses from replicating their RNA is one way antivirals work.
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The human body has been making antivirals for eons, long before scientists did. A protein in your cells called viperin produces molecules that work similarly to the COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir.
This safety net program helps infants, toddlers and their moms eat right.
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Funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children quickly halts during government shutdowns.
Supporters of web designer Lorie Smith, the owner of 303 Creative, demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 5, 2022.
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Using the rhetoric of the First Amendment, a string of US Supreme Court cases has allowed members of some religious groups to limit the freedoms of other Americans.
Refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh.
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The collapse of the self-proclaimed republic ushers in a new reality in the South Caucasus. For Armenia, the first concern is how to accommodate the needs of 100,000-plus refugees.
Extreme rainfall in the Himalayas caused extensive damage in 2022 and 2023.
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There’s a rule of thumb that rainfall intensity increases by about 7% per degree Celsius as temperatures rise. But the increase is much higher in the mountains, scientists found.
President Yoweri Museveni salutes the army during the 25th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Army in 2005.
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The founding story of Museveni’s government remains persuasive for a great many people 37 years later.
Burlington, en el estado de Vermont, suele considerarse un “paraíso climático”, pero las zonas circundantes se inundaron durante las tormentas extremas de julio de 2023.
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Incluso los “paraísos climáticos” se enfrentan a un futuro más arriesgado, y las infraestructuras a menudo no se construyen para hacer frente al cambio climático.
Burlington, Vt., is often named as a ‘climate haven,’ but surrounding areas flooded during extreme storms in July 2023.
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Even ‘climate havens’ face a riskier future, and infrastructure often isn’t built to handle climate change. But there are steps cities can take to prepare.
A federal policy could reduce instances of conflict between people and carnivores, like coyotes.
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Setting guidelines for human coexistence with carnivores usually falls to local community leaders. An expert explains why the federal government should step in.
A Russian peacekeeper guards the Lachin corridor.
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The 120,000 residents of the disputed region are being deprived of food and medicines after a crucial link to Armenia was cut off by Azerbaijan.