The rights of transgender people are often in dispute, including in schools.
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Parents have a general right to know about their children’s activities in school, but that can be limited by students’ rights to privacy and personal safety.
Guinea worms are long, white parasites that emerge from the legs of infected people through painful blisters.
After nearly 40 years of effort, Guinea worm disease is on the cusp of being the second human disease – after smallpox – to be eradicated on Earth.
The exterior view of the Bethel African American Methodist Episcopal Church at 125 S. 6th St. in Philadelphia.
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Millions of enslaved Africans were forcefully converted to the Christian faith. The Black church came about when African Americans began to establish their own congregations.
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.