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The transition between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has formally begun, yet the outgoing president still refuses to concede. How far can he go and has such a situation been experienced in American history?
In 1978, President Jimmy Carter spoke at a Northern Virginia high school about civil service changes underway.
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It's dismantling the Office of Personnel Management and relocating hundreds of USDA research jobs on short notice.
US demonstrators who favor and oppose stricter gun laws, in 2018.
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Legislators in a growing number of democracies are clamping down on civil society. In the United States, it's happening at the state level.
A polling station in Texas.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.
A traveler reads a newspaper.
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Researchers set out across four cities to ask the public, what it would it take to rebuild your trust in the media? Here's what they said.
What are the ethics of anonymous resistance?
An expert argues why the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times can hardly be considered an act of civil disobedience and why it might make things even worse in the Trump administration.
Effective leadership requires leading by example, but Australia’s human rights record has drawn increasing criticism at home and abroad.
On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here's a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.
In the face of rising protest, Venezuela’s government has called on the military to squelch dissent.
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Venezuela's opposition has called a 48-hour strike to stop the Maduro government from rewriting the nation’s constitution. But grassroots democracy may not be able to save the Bolivarian Republic.