Discussing violence with children can be challenging for a parent.
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Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
Parents may find it challenging to get their children comfortable going back out into the world.
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As more people get vaccinated and different facets of society slowly reopen, challenges remain in the nation's quest to get back to normal. Here are five articles that help illuminate the path.
The American Dream and Promise Act, also known as House Resolution 6, would create a path to citizenship for immigrant ‘Dreamers’ – but it has to pass the Senate first.
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The House passed a bill creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. Here's what you need to know about the Dreamers and DACA.
New mRNA vaccines use genes from the coronavirus to produce immunity.
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So far, most vaccines in the US are mRNA vaccines. These represent a new technology and are likely to take over the vaccine world. But how do they work? What are their weaknesses? Five experts explain.
Democrats celebrate passing the first big legislation of the Biden presidency.
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Four articles from The Conversation US archive provide context and analysis on the historic legislation.
House of Representatives members and staff walk the article of impeachment against Donald Trump across the Capitol.
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There are a lot of questions about the point of putting on trial someone who is no longer in office.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
Rioters carrying white supremacist symbols were inside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Different groups carried their own symbols at the riot, but they all share a common idea.
Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt signs an official tally of the Electoral College votes from the 2016 presidential election, in January 2017.
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Five scholars explain different aspects of the history, workings and effects of the Electoral College.
Back in the swing of things.
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The US economy's record pandemic plunge was followed swiftly by a record upswing. But what does it all mean?
How did the U.S. political system get the way it did?
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Explanations of how the US election system works, the history of how it got that way and what effects and significance those mechanisms have on the nation today.
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.
When a person sneezes, tiny droplets, or aerosols, can linger in the air.
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Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.
Wildfire smoke creates an orange glow over San Francisco, Sept. 9, 2020.
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How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
The pandemic has caused an economic emergency in states and cities.
The pandemic isn't just a health disaster. It's a disaster for cities and states, where the money to run government that normally comes in every year has evaporated. Congress may or may not help.
A Seattle man wearing a mask walks past posters encouraging participation in the 2020 Census.
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African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year's census.
Where the action is: The capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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Did you know that senators shouldn't be called 'jurors' in an impeachment trial? Here's a roundup of stories that give behind-the-scenes facts and context to the news event of the year – so far.
There is growing political interest in providing higher education to those behind bars.
Education for those behind bars is gaining more attention. In these four articles, scholars take an up-close look at efforts to provide – and restrict – higher education in prison.
Big challenges call for big responses.
2019 was a big year for dire warnings about the state of the planet, but crises can spur solutions.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks migrants’ documents.
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Many want to come to the United States, as an asylee, a migrant or a citizen. But those journeys have become more complicated.