Hurricane Harvey approaching the Texas Gulf Coast in August 2017.
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Large-scale emergencies can be a strain, even in one of the world's richest countries. Population growth, income inequality and fragile supply chains may make the problem worse.
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
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With many men 'missing' from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to them.
The number of adults living with cancer will likely triple in size by 2030.
The number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size by 2030. How can we prepare for this public health challenge?
Schoolchildren play on a New York subway.
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Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.
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'Rural America' is a deceptively simple term for a remarkably diverse collection of places. Understanding – and improving – these parts of the country is critical for all Americans.
Hillary Clinton supporters at a Clinton watch party in Austin, Texas.
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How southern accents, Puerto Ricans and bias at the polls could change the map of traditional swing states as we know it.
A line of people outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles.
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How can we possibly know how many millions of people are living in the U.S. illegally? Demographers have actually refined a simple formula that's worked pretty well since the 1970s.
Negative stereotypes hamper the success of black males in STEM fields.
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Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.