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.
When overrused phrases reach the point of aggravation, they become cliches.
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National Cliche Day is Nov. 3. So what makes a cliche a cliche? And why do we find ourselves rolling our eyes when we hear certain ones?
Rising global temperatures are increasing heat risks for outdoor workers and the urban poor.
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Hot, humid population centers are becoming epicenters of heat risk as climate changes worsens. It’s calling into question the conventional wisdom that urbanization uniformly reduces poverty.
People in attend a talk at the American Atheists National Convention in 2014. Many Americans remain distrustful of atheists, surveys show.
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Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
Warehouse workers at an Amazon facility in Bessemer, Ala., recently tried, and failed, to form a union.
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A study found that poverty rates among households with at least one union member were significantly lower than nonunionized households.
A soldier looking over a maize field where Somali farmers are tending a crop in Dollow, northern Somalia.
For decades Somalia has been in a near-constant state of food insecurity. This is due to a combination of stagnant crop production, a rapidly increasing population and political unrest.
Police body camera video shows Adam Toledo’s hands were raised just before he was shot.
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In the aftermath of Adam Toledo’s death, police and a prosecutor framed the incident as a confrontation with an armed male holding a gun. Should reporters have been so quick to accept that version?
Equipos destrozados de medios de comunicación delante del Capitolio.
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Los medios de EE.UU. suelen llamar “violentas” las manifestaciones vinculadas a los afroamericanos y “alteraciones” las de otros grupos. Esas etiquetas han modelado la opinión pública, pero el asesinato de George Floyd y los hechos del Capitolio han hecho que las principales cadenas revisen sus coberturas.
Trashed equipment for media outlets at the Capitol … but not reputations?
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The insurrection at the Capitol was unprecedented. So too was the coverage, according to a scholar who monitors how media reports on protests