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A historian says that critics get the past wrong.
Those worksheets might not do much for a child’s grades.
How much homework kids should do is a subject of great debate.
Health care has become a major talking point in the 2020 election.
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Presidential candidates have been proposing plans to expand health coverage, lower prescription drug costs and make hospital bills more transparent. But few get to the real problem. Here's why.
The number of potential organ donors who are obese is on the rise.
As the rate of obesity in the US rises, transplant centers are debating whether to accept organ donations from the obese. A new study suggests that oversized hearts are safe to use.
The U.S. gives out relatively strong sentences compared to other western democracies.
The US is unique in its criminal punishment policies – as the recent sentencing of neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. demonstrates.
Your social media data is immeasurably valuable.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?
Two house painters in hazmat suits remove lead paint from an old house.
The Flint water crisis made the country aware of the dangers of lead. But why, exactly, is this element so toxic and what does it do to the body?
Si vous savez comment fonctionne l'édition photo, vous avez peut-être une longueur d'avance pour repérer les contrefaçons.
Les gens tombent dans le piège des fausses photos, qu’elles proviennent de Facebook ou du New York Times. Qu’est-ce qui aide vraiment ?
If you know how photo editing works, you might have a leg up at spotting fakes.
People fall for fake photos regardless of whether they seem to come from Facebook or The New York Times. What actually helps?
Many Virginians back the decades-old moratorium.
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The 6-3 ruling challenges some common political assumptions about conservatives and liberals.
A Syrian archeologist holds an artifact that was transported to Damascus for safe-keeping during the Syrian Civil War.
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According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.
On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard M. Nixon resigned and left the White House.
President Trump has invoked executive privilege to stymie congressional investigators. Another president, Richard Nixon, did the same thing. It helped Nixon hold onto power – but only for a while.
Miami Marlins fans have little to look forward to this season.
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Roughly one-third of the league won't be trying to win this season. What's fueling this trend?
Providing tools to help African-American men with prostate cancer make decisions about care can make a big difference.
Prostate cancer outcomes have differed between black men and other ethnic groups for decades. Could improving the way doctors talk and share information with black patients make a difference?
A Ku Klux Klan parade in Washington, D.C., in 1926.
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Schools do a poor job of teaching about America's legacy of white supremacy, and the blackface scandal of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is proof, a scholar who researches racial discrimination says.
An X-ray of both knees reveals a narrow space between joints caused by loss of cartilage.
When it comes to seeking out stem cell treatments for joint injuries, buyer beware. These so-called miracle treatments are often scams, so it vital for patients to discuss options with a physician.
During Super Bowl LIII, will Atlanta’s long struggle for racial equality be highlighted or glossed over?
The country's 'Black Mecca' is hosting the Super Bowl. With the NFL's national anthem controversy still lingering, this creates an undeniable paradox.
Archivists put an immense amount of work into organizing, digitizing and maintaining repositories.
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The media trope negates the work done by archivists, who are often well-aware of the existence of 'long-lost' letters, journals and stories.
An 1811 wood engraving depicts the coronation of King Henry.
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In 1811 a former slave named Henry Christophe anointed himself 'First Monarch' of the 'New World.' For 10 years, he ruled over a part of modern-day Haiti, becoming a global media sensation.
The Supreme Court is likely to rule on the case by June.
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Distrusting large federal bureaucracies isn't reserved for conservatives anymore.