Issues of New York Magazine March 16-29, 2020 are on display at a newsstand in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Thursday, March 19, 2020.
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With so much sadness and loss from COVID-19, some of us may feel selfish if we complain about relative inconveniences. But because humans are creatures of habit, changes are hard.
Leaders of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska voted to postpone the 85th Annual Tribal Assembly because of the pandemic.
Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
American Indians and Alaska Natives are the most impoverished and marginalized group in the US. Tribes are working to protect their people from the coronavirus, but they have few resources to do so.
Signs cover the control panel of exercise machines in a Denver YMCA, March 15, 2020.
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Schools are closed, houses of worship have suspended services, and many restaurants are down to delivery only. Must we also stop exercising? Two exercise physiologists explain what's safe.
The U.S .Capitol on February 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Congress wanted an aide to President Trump to testify; Trump ordered him not to. Congress went to court over it, and the court told both sides to leave the courts out of it and negotiate a solution.
Alaska Native girls prepare to dance in honor of the beginning of the 2020 Census in rural Alaska. The Census count begins in this state out of necessity and tradition.
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Native Americans who live in villages and on traditional lands have been undercounted by the U.S. Census for decades.
Dr. Aimee Sisson, a public health officer in Placer County, Calif., answers a question about the death of an elderly patient in Auburn, Calif., March 4, 2020.
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Communication from public health and government officials during a health threat is a critical component of preventing and treating a disease. An expert who worked on the anthrax scare explains.
How can you tell the news from the noise?
As the 2020 elections near and disinformation campaigns ramp up, an expert on media literacy offers advice you can use to develop habits to exert more conscious control over your news intake.
Some U.S. service members may now collect damages for medical malpractice.
For more than half a century, service members who got hurt while on active duty but not in combat – like being hit by a jeep while on base – could never sue for damages. That's now changed – a bit.
Harvey Weinstein leaves the court after prosecutors completed their closing argument in his rape trial on Feb. 14, 2020.
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Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
House Democrats have more tools up their sleeves than impeachment alone.
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The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
Punta Ventana, a popular tourist attraction near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, before and after the Jan. 6 earthquake.
Puerto Rico was once home to about 110,000 Taínos, an indigenous people decimated by the Spanish conquest. Their ancient homeland was located in the area hit hard by recent earthquakes.
The tab for enrolling your child can cost $6,000 a month or more.
As many as 100,000 US adolescents currently spend at least part of the year in these therapeutic or disciplinary programs.
Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys.
When it comes to exercise, there's no month like January, when resolutions kick into gear and call us to the gym. And while physical activity is good, you can injure yourself by overdoing.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., during debate over rules for the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, Jan. 21, 2020.
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Certain words are being used over and over during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. One of them is 'precedent.' What does it really mean?
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), with Rep. Marc Pocan (D.-Wis.) behind her, speaks Jan. 8, 2020 at the Capitol.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who spent four years in a refugee camp, was recently criticized for saying that talk about war makes her feel anxious. A trauma psychiatrist explains the effects of PTSD.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., signs the oath book after being sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
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As the Trump impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, the 100 lawmakers there are required by law to abide by a special oath.
Congress and President Trump are engaged in a power struggle that historically has been avoided by the courts.
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President Trump refuses to provide information to lawmakers in the impeachment inquiry. But courts have been reluctant to take such cases for fear of upsetting the government's balance of power.
Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee during the first public impeachment hearing.
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The first day of public impeachment testimony was defined, in part, by strongly worded statements from Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.
Xanax, sold generically as alprazolam, is a popular drug to treat anxiety – and to sell on the street.
Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the US. They are meant to be used only short-term, but thousands use them long-term. That's a big worry.
Could using the guillotine be more humane than execution by lethal injection?
Many recent executions in the US by lethal injections have resulted in prolonged suffering before death. A historian asks: Could the guillotine be a preferable method?