Easy access to firearms increases the risk of teen suicide.
Youth suicides in the US have increased by around 50% over the past decade – gun availability is a big part of that trend.
President Joe Biden applauds Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, after signing the PACT Act on Aug. 10, 2022.
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President Joe Biden signed into law the most expansive health care package for military veterans in recent history – despite initial GOP opposition.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the FBI’s recent search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, where classified information was reportedly seized.
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Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.
People gather at a vigil pray and observe a moment of silence after an attack on author Salman Rushdie on Aug. 12, 2022, in Chautauqua, New York.
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The attack on Salman Rushdie promptly led to speculation on whether the attacker had been influenced by the 1989 fatwa against the author. A scholar explains what a fatwa is, and isn’t.
BP, Shell and Equinor all produce widely used scenarios of energy’s future.
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Most claiming to be compatible with the climate agreement show a strong continuing reliance on natural gas and coal.
Bacteria can team up with viruses to cause coinfections.
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Coinfections with bacteria can make viral infections even deadlier. Researchers have identified a protein in immune cells that may play a role in fighting both types of pathogens.
Fly brains can process images very quickly.
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Why is it so difficult to swat a fly? A team of insect experts explains how a fly’s sophisticated vision allows it to quickly react to visual cues.
A new EV schoolbus from an all-electric fleet parked beside charging stations at South El Monte High School in California, Aug. 18, 2021.
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They look like conventional school buses, but electric versions are cleaner, quieter and cheaper to maintain. States, utilities and federal agencies are helping school districts make the switch.
Former President Donald Trump, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Aug. 6, 2022, in Dallas.
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Two national security law experts explain how the Espionage Act isn’t only about international intrigue, and share other important points about the law that was invoked in a search of Trump’s estate.
Supporters of former President Donald Trump rally in Bedminster, N.J., on Aug. 14, 2022.
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Threats to law enforcement have risen in the aftermath of the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida estate. Does ‘message laundering’ by top GOP figures have something to do with it?
Coming soon to Texas and Louisiana? Turbines and a support platform at Gwynt y Mor off North Wales.
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The US is a latecomer to offshore wind development, but President Biden has set big goals for expanding it. The Gulf of Mexico has good conditions and a large offshore energy industry.
William Ruto speaks after being declared the winner of Kenya’s close-fought presidential election.
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The division within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the fact that the race was very close, and turnout was relatively low may increase incentives to challenge the results.
Physical assaults against educators are on the rise.
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Calls for tougher laws against assaults on teachers have been thwarted by efforts to keep kids in school.
A police officer drives by Mar-a-Lago on August 9, 2022.
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A legal scholar analyzes the unsealed warrant for the FBI’s recent search of Donald Trump’s home and the list of materials seized there. The implications for Trump are potentially grave.
Branford, Wynton and Delfeayo Marsalis perform during a tribute to their father, Ellis Marsalis, in 2019.
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Access to instruments and instruction, along with encouragement at home and at school during childhood and early adulthood, can make gaining musical experience possible.
The internet has become a new player in plant care advice.
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Plant care advice abounds on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – but not all of it is good. A plant expert debunks four common recommendations.
The Taliban’s success in taking control in Afghanistan has encouraged other militant groups.
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The Taliban promised not to allow Afghanistan to be used by groups seeking to attack the US, yet terrorist groups have only become more emboldened under its rule.
Rest and relaxation is essential – a lesson religions learned long ago.
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Rituals of rest and contemplation are woven into many religious traditions around the world.
‘All things are possible,’ Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters said of the message contained in the band’s eighth album, ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’
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Stoicism can easily be misread as pessimistic because of its relentless focus on mortality and fragility. But its core message – contained in songs spanning generations – is profoundly empowering.
You and the trillions of microbes in your gut can live in harmony.
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The types of microbes residing in your gut can affect your mental and physical health. Home microbiome tests promise to help consumers improve the composition of their gut microbes.