Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate.
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If successful, Barrett would become the seventh current Supreme Court justice to be raised a Catholic, but more importantly the sixth conservative Christian.
This artist’s rendering shows OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending toward asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface.
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OSIRIS-REx will touch down on asteroid Bennu, collect a sample of the dust and begin its journey back to Earth, where scientists will study it, hoping to learn secrets of the solar system's origin.
‘Chile Decides’ whether to change its military dictatorship-era constitution at a popular referendum on Oct. 25.
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On Oct. 25 Chile will decide whether to replace its dictatorship-era constitution with a new one written wholly by the Chilean people. The vote shows how protests can change the course of a nation.
Vice President Biden with a U.S. delegation at the Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia in 2011.
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Biden and Trump are like night and day on foreign policy, and American global engagement would change radically under a Biden presidency. But actual Mideast policy might show only cosmetic changes.
Simple steps like wearing a face mask can lower the risk of getting COVID-19 for the wearers and those around them.
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Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Rural health providers have had to adapt to the pandemic by providing services in locations like school gyms and community centers.
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The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
A lot of interests want to influence the cases that come before the Supreme Court and how they’re decided.
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Special interests use the court as a public policy battleground. Here's a rundown of how that works and which groups are likely to appear before a conservative court with Amy Coney Barrett on it.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in Oct. 12 for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Taking oath is an important tradition before assuming charge of a public office. It entails a commitment to the future. What is the history of oath-taking?
An election worker in Pennsylvania handles mailed ballots during that state’s primary election in May.
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Scholars explain how they know people can trust vote-by-mail systems.
In Europe, women politicians were even more likely to respond to female constituents who asked for help.
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Researchers posed as constituents and emailed 3,685 legislators in 11 countries in Europe and Latin America to ask for help. Responsiveness varied by gender by up to 13 percentage points.
College students are making plans to head home for the holidays at the same time U.S. COVID-19 case numbers are rising.
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Universities have seen widespread COVID-19 outbreaks this fall. Now students are preparing to travel for the holiday, and public health officials are worried.
A shipping container passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for Oakland, Calif.
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China represents one of the biggest consumer markets in the world. Can that potential profit offset the problems of investing for multinational corporations? Apparently, yes.
Juan Duran-Gutierrez kisses his newborn daughter Andrea for the first time in his home after bringing her home from the hospital on Aug. 5.
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
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For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.
D.O.s like Sean Conley, physician to the president, can face stigma from people who don’t understand the practice.
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Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.
A poll worker places vote-by-mail ballots into a ballot box set up at the Miami-Dade Election Department headquarters on Oct. 14, 2020 in Doral, Fla.
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Lawsuits are being argued in courthouses across the country over the conduct of the election. That could lead to the public losing confidence in the election's legitimacy.
Doctors can share your medical information, with your permission.
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A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.
George Aubert rescues one of his chickens from rising floodwaters caused by Hurricane Matthew in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, in 2016.
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More than half the US production of broiler chickens is in states along the coast frequently struck by hurricanes.
Computer algorithms can involve complicated math, but the concept of an algorithm is simple.
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A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
People look at the remains of an exploded vehicle that the Islamic State used as a suicide bomb, on display in Iran in September 2020.
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President Trump has claimed the Islamic State was completely defeated on his watch – but an analysis of government maps and other reports shows his administration did only half the work.