Rioters clash with police as they try to enter the Capitol building.
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The whole world saw the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. How will the textbooks read by America's students describe what took place?
An evangelical outreach in Uganda led by the prominent and wealthy pastor Robert Kayanja.
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African evangelism is born from – and often funded by – American evangelism, and with it comes a damaging cocktail of rightwing ideologies, especially during the Donald Trump years.
Exit, stage religious right.
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As Mike Pence prepares for life after the vice presidency, a scholar of religion looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician's worldview.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and US president Donald Trump during a press conference at the White House in 2018.
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The Trump administration's policies affected Africa in detrimental ways.
President-elect Joe Biden opposes proposals to allow uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, which the Trump administration supports.
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The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Donald Trump rides an escalator to announce his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, in New York City.
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Candidates from both the right and the left use the escalator as a metaphor for the economic perils – and perks – of upward social mobility.
People display Qanon messages on cardboards during a political rally in Bucharest, Romania on Aug. 10, 2020.
The QAnon conspiracy movement is the latest in a long line of moral panics that emerge as a response to change. False theories are used to undermine claims to social justice raised by marginalized groups.
Police officers push back demonstrators next to St. John’s Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020 in Washington D.C.
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Demonstrations by Macedonian villagers in the 1980s, which helped spark the end of Communist rule in the former Yugoslavia, hold vital lessons for Americans peacefully protesting for police reform.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Carson City Airport on Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson City, Nev.
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Americans can survive a second Trump term if they resurrect a language of critique and possibility that draws from history and shields the U.S. from authoritarianism.
This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos show President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The U.S. presidential election is again serving as a symptom and a symbol of a troubled society. Whatever the outcome, history suggests anything but a quick resolution to deeply rooted problems.
Utah’s Cottonwood Canyon is a popular hiking destination on federal land.
Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there's solid consensus on some issues.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness draws thousands of visitors yearly.
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019.
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America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
White House adviser Jared Kushner listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at a White House briefing in April 2020.
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Could Trump's remarks about the coronavirus to Bob Woodward become Exhibit A in a formal prosecution of the president on criminal negligence charges? Or is it Jared Kushner who should be worried?
Supporters cheer as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a Nevada rally on Sept. 13.
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Who are Donald Trump's hard-core supporters and why do they pose an increasing threat of violence in the coming U.S. elections — and after?
International observers from Canada, India and Jamaica tour the Utah County election facilities on Nov. 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah.
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Many US states forbid foreign observers to monitor their elections, but as the 2020 presidential election nears, a poll finds broad public support for international election observers.
In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss.
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Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
Democrats filed suit against Republicans in 1981 for allegedly sending armed patrols to polling stations during the New Jersey gubernatorial race.
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Republicans are free again to recruit poll watchers – four decades after 'ballot security' operations helped steer New Jersey's 1981 gubernatorial race toward their candidate.
Chinese universities have risen in prestige.
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A loss of Chinese students from the US – and the US$15 billion they spend on tuition – could have serious repercussions for American colleges and universities.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump laid bare his dystopic vision for America in his inaugural address that is now playing out in the United States.
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The cult of the personality surrounding Donald Trump is powerful and will be difficult to dislodge, whatever the outcome of the election in November.