Politics is a push-and-pull between the parties and the states.
Internal party rules make it harder to attract independents, who make up about one-third of US voters.
These people are protesting because they are tired, because they are worn out, because they are exhausted by violence against themselves and their communities.
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In current demonstrations, there are echos of a civil rights era catchphrase: People are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
The suit alleges improprieties by Wayne LaPierre and other current and former NRA officials.
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NRA executives allegedly benefited personally from the improper use of its funds.
Climate-driven ocean warming threatens healthy coral reefs, like this one in Hawaii.
Hundreds of organizations are working around the world to restore damaged coral reefs. New research shows that rapid ocean warming threatens these efforts.
Amid the global work-from-home phenomenon, what a presenter says carries more weight than ever.
As workplace meetings move from offices to living rooms in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, what people say – absent nonverbal communication – is more important than ever.
Food is fuel for the human body.
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The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.
The pandemic has caused an economic emergency in states and cities.
The pandemic isn't just a health disaster. It's a disaster for cities and states, where the money to run government that normally comes in every year has evaporated. Congress may or may not help.
Soldiers and African American workers standing near caskets and dead bodies covered with cloths during Grant’s Overland Campaign.
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Lincoln's chances of reelection in 1864 were dim. He was presiding over a bloody civil war, and the public was losing confidence in him. But he steadfastly rejected pleas to postpone the election.
A 1970 image of prisoners in cell blocks at Rikers Island Prison.
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Infection rates of COVID-19 have soared among prisoners in the US. An expert on penal policy considers what is 'unjust and disproportionate' punishment at this time.
The destroyed port in Beirut.
Abandoned containers of hazardous goods are found regularly in ports.
Illustrative image of virus associated with acute flaccid myelitis.
A polio-like virus has afflicted more than 500 children in the US in the past five years. A doctor who has treated children with the disease explains the symptoms.
The Rev. Philip Dinwiddie sings to a pre-recording of mass at St. James Episcopal Church in Grosse Ile, Michigan.
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A team of scholars have been documenting the sound of worship for six years. Since the lockdown, they have heard a different form of religious expression.
Central Park, New York City, on Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 2020.
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Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Workers remove the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Richmond, Virginia on July 8, 2020.
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Demands to remove, or preserve, the statues polarize communities, rather than building a shared future.
Americans heard about atomic bombs long before one was actually built.
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News of the Hiroshima bombing spread quickly to the US public but, thanks to science fiction writers, atomic bombs were discussed more before the war began than during it.
Neo Tokyo – the setting of the popular anime film ‘Akira’ – is about to explode.
In the wake of the atomic bombs, a number of Japanese animators would question mankind's relationship with technology.
A visitor to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum views a photo of the aftermath of the 1945 bombing.
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What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.
Stephen King famously called Jim Thompson’s Sheriff Lou Ford ‘the Great American Sociopath.’
The author's novels, famous for their bleakly sociopathic depiction of American culture, testify to the insanity and abusiveness that surround us.
Chinese universities have risen in prestige.
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A loss of Chinese students from the US – and the US$15 billion they spend on tuition – could have serious repercussions for American colleges and universities.
Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November?
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It's a myth that Black voters represent monolithic support for Democrats. A recent survey shows that young Black Americans in swing states have big reservations about Joe Biden, Democrats and voting.