Rupert Murdoch attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars party on Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Rupert Murdoch is a major media figure, but he may not be as influential as most people think.
After the Supreme Court began livestreaming its oral arguments in 2020, the public could listen in real time to the justices as they interact with attorneys.
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The Supreme Court has not yet committed to making livestreaming oral arguments a permanent part of its work. But this measure could lead to more transparency and possibly confidence in the court.
Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos, third from right, leaves court with members of his legal team after reaching a reported $787.5 million settlement with Fox News.
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Despite Fox News’ questionable ethics, its last-minute settlement with Dominion Voting Systems was a win for all media.
An ape that lived 21 million years ago was used to a habitat that was both grassy and wooded.
Contrary to the idea that apes evolved their upright posture to reach for fruit in the forest canopy, the earliest known ape with this stature, Morotopithecus, lived in more open grassy environments.
Satire can be dangerous.
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A satirist posted a parody of a police Facebook page. He was arrested and jailed for four days. How far do free speech protections extend when it comes to satire about government?
An accurate count of COVID-19 deaths is critical both scientifically and politically.
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Taking into consideration the number of excess deaths caused by COVID-19 compared with pre-pandemic years is critical to getting an accurate accounting of the pandemic’s real toll.
In this November 1918 photo, a nurse tends to a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, Md.
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During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The majority of children who stutter will spontaneously recover from it without intervention, but some 20% of people do not.
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Stuttering is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1 in 100 people across the world. Yet the precise biological pathways that underlie stuttering are not well understood.
People gather to celebrate LGBTQ pride week in Washington, D.C. in June 2021.
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The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that protect same-sex marriage by a wide margin– thanks to support from 12 Republicans. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
As of August 2022, COVID-19 vaccination rates in Black and Hispanic people exceeded those of white Americans nationally, but only for the initial shots.
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Early on, public health messaging focused on the need for vaccines to combat COVID-19. But far less attention has been given to the role of boosters in preventing deaths and reducing inequities.
A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in 2015.
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The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted for a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriage – and 47 Republicans signed on, too. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
Gilda Soosay, president of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Parish Council in Maskwacis, Canada, where Pope Francis visited the site of a state school for Indigenous children.
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A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
Part of a restoration edict of Ammisaduqa, one of the rulers of ancient Babylon.
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A scholar of the ancient Near East explains how loan forgiveness was handled thousands of years ago in the Bible and royal decrees.
Road signs often display safety messages in an attempt to reduce road crashes.
A study of displayed road signs in Texas shows that, surprisingly, safety messages may actually make roads less safe.
Harvesting soybeans in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Brazil exports soybeans and uses them domestically to make animal feed and biodiesel.
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A new study finds that by 2030, less than one-third of the world’s major crop harvests will go directly to feed people.
The airborne nature of COVID supports routine use of respirators by the public. Here, experts explain the science behind this recommendation.
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, and his brother, former CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo.
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A journalist’s role is to serve the public interest. But CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, by helping his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a scandal, put personal interests above the public’s.
James O'Keefe at the National Press Club announces an undercover investigation into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign staff in 2015.
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The mainstream media are holding their collective noses and supporting Project Veritas after its founder’s home was raided by the FBI. It’s a matter of principle and self-preservation.
Negotiation concepts can be used not only to get what you need or want but also to make your family life happier overall.
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Negotiation does not have to be win-lose; it can and should be win-win.
Precincts around where George Floyd was killed voted in favor of disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department.
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Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.