Involuntary treatment for homeless people aims to help – but also raises ethical debates.
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New York City’s plan has garnered the most attention – and criticism – but several cities are expanding their own intervention programs.
Indigenous patients who live in rural areas often have limited access to medical care.
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Unrelenting poverty, underemployment and historical trauma all contribute to the health challenges faced by Indigenous Americans.
The country’s history of state-sanctioned gambling goes back to the early 19th century.
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Australians lose more money gambling on sports, per capita, than any country in the world.
A group of voters lining up outside the polling station, a small Sugar Shack store, on May 3, 1966, in Peachtree, Ala., after the Voting Rights Act was passed the previous year.
Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols started after he was pulled over by cops.
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The case of Tyre Nichols highlights how traffic stops can turn deadly. Traffic stops are also prone to racial bias, can break down community trust in police and yield few results, research shows.
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Members of Memphis’ SCORPION unit were behind the brutal beating of a suspect.
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The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
The cultural significance of Tu BiShvat has taken on new meaning in modern Israel.
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Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.
ChatGPT is better used for playacting than playing at finding facts.
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ChatGPT and other AI chatbots seem remarkably good at conversations. But you can’t believe anything they say. Sometimes, though, reality isn’t the point.
Black students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement courses.
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A college readiness scholar says the new Advanced Placement course in African American Studies has been weakened by political pressure from the right.
DraftKings is one of a handful of sportsbooks that have been advertising during live sporting events.
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The opportunity to place bets has changed the way games look, the way they’re talked about – and, of course, how many people have money riding on the outcome.
Palestinians block roads to protest home demolition.
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A decision to bulldoze the home belonging to the family of a man accused of killing seven people outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem has sparked questions over the legality of Israeli policy.
A statue of John Witherspoon overlooks a common area at Princeton University.
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Founding Father and Princeton University president John Witherspoon told American colonists to resist the ‘slavery’ of British rule, even as he held slaves himself.
Markets reacted positively to Fed Chair Powell’s acknowledging “disinflation” is happening.
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The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate just 0.25 percentage point following a series of much more aggressive rate hikes in 2022.
Russian nuclear missiles are paraded in Red Square in Moscow in 2020.
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Russia’s refusal to allow the US to inspect its nuclear arsenal could reignite pressure for the US to develop new nuclear weapons.
Commuting can create a ‘liminal space.’
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It turns out that there are some benefits to all the time we spend commuting.
Bill Clinton, at right, oversaw the first balanced budget since 1969, with some help from a bipartisan deal with Newt Gingrich.
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House Speaker McCarthy wants to put the US on a path to a balanced budget as debt ceiling negotiations begin with President Biden. Here’s why it won’t be easy to repeat what Bill Clinton accomplished.
The fire risk goes beyond rising temperatures and dry conditions.
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More homes are burning in wildfires in nearly every Western state. The reason? Humans.
President Barack Obama presents NBA champion and human rights advocate Bill Russell the Medal of Freedom on Feb. 15, 2011.
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February 1, 2023
Black History Month
America’s complicated history with race can be told through the lives and times of Black Americans, a view that some GOP-controlled state legislatures want to restrict, if not outright ban.
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February 7, 2017
Black History Month
In the 19th century, critics and audiences thought blacks were incapable of singing as well as their white, European counterparts. Greenfield forced them to reconcile their ears with their racism.