A 1913 postcard shows the U.S. House of Representatives in the year its membership was fixed by law at 435.
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Since 1913, the number of seats in the House has remained constant even though the nation’s population has more than tripled.
In Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, the flags of the U.S. and its territory fly side by side.
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A series of Supreme Court cases based on racist language and reasoning still govern the lives of 4 million Americans.
Desperate for visitors to return, tourism-reliant Pacific nations are racing to re-open borders before Christmas. But will tourists feel safe enough to travel?
While Pacific communities need robust public health reporting, local media face harassment and arrest while covering the crisis.
A customer waits for the world’s longest flight from Singapore to Newark.
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The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we’d want to make it any longer.
Vietnamese at a camp in Guam seeking repatriation, September 1975.
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Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
Guam’s trees are struggling without the birds that spread their seeds.
Guam’s trees are in trouble, thanks to the accidental release of a snake species 70 years ago, which has killed off many of the bird species that are vital for the health of the island’s forests.
Images of Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are shown on a news program in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
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The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get them?
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Far from a belligerent rogue state, North Korea is isolated, broke and hungry for attention.
Donald Trump’s presidency is unlike any of its modern predecessors.
A week ago, the leaked transcript of the January telephone call between Malcolm Turnbull and Donald Trump revealed Turnbull had told the president, “You can count on me. I will be there again and again…
By promising ‘fire and fury’, Donald Trump actually plays into North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s hands.
The issue with Donald Trump’s ad-hoc response and commentary on North Korea is the inconsistent messages this sends to an already paranoid and isolated regime.
The news of an exchange of threats between the U.S. and North Korea is reported in Tokyo on Aug. 9, 2017.
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The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that’s not so easy.
Look out, Guam.
The US’s military heft in East Asia may have met its match.
A legless fish that leaps to move on land uses camouflage to hide itself from predators. Researchers found that Pacific leaping…
Pretty but deadly: researchers now understand how blue-green algae is linked to neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists have known for some time now that exposure to blue-green algae is linked to increased incidence of several neurodegenerative diseases. But the reason for the link has been a mystery until now…