Soldiers with the 92nd Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces conduct drills in northeastern Ukraine on Jan. 31, 2022.
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The days of Soviet bloc countries in Eastern Europe disappeared at the end of the Cold War nearly 30 years ago. It appears Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to start a new Cold War..
Supporters of incumbent president Adama Barrow’s National Peoples Party (NPP) during a campaign rally in Banjul in November 2021.
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Temporary measures such as legislative gender quotas can increase women’s access to political participation.
Most nonprofits must file this paperwork with the IRS every year.
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The government makes the information nonprofits report on this form available to the public, enhancing transparency and accountability.
Bernice A. King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, at a recent press conference preview the King Holiday observance in Atlanta, Georgia.
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King saw parallels between the anti-colonial movement in Africa and the civil rights struggle in the US.
Residents had to be rescued as Hurricane Ida flooded coastal Louisiana in August 2021.
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A hurricane that wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York City, the Texas freeze and devastating western wildfires topped NOAA’s list of billion-dollar disasters in 2021.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the best economy of them all?
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The US economy ended 2021 with a lot of uncertainty and serious problems, such as inflation. How will economists know if things are improving in 2022?
Amid the pandemic, confetti fell on an almost-empty Times Square last New Year’s Eve.
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Today most societies take the A.D. time system for granted. That wasn’t always the case.
Wildfires that swept through Sequoia National Forest in California in September 2021 were so severe they killed ancient trees that had adapted to survive fires.
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US disasters in 2021 told a tale of two climate extremes. A climate scientist explains why wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier.
Jennifer Crumbley, at left, and her husband, James, at far right, sit with their attorneys during a hearing.
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It’s rare when parents are criminally responsible for the.actions of their child. The behavior of Jennifer and James Crumbley was so egregious, the prosecutor explained, she had no other choice.
Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off.
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Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
Carson v. Makin comes on the heels of other SCOTUS cases about aid to students in religious schools.
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Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
Many long COVID-19 symptoms – such as fatigue, brain fog and memory impairment – are similar to those experienced post-concussion.
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When a student suffers a concussion, their school typically offers certain accommodations – lighter workload, rest breaks, more time to complete tests. Do kids with long COVID need the same?
Las cumbres climáticas de la ONU reúnen a representantes de casi todos los países.
Un antigua asesora de la ONU explica lo que ocurre en las cumbres del clima como la COP26 y por qué se teme que ésta no cumpla sus objetivos.
U.N. climate summits bring together representatives of almost every country.
A former UN adviser explains what happens at climate summits like COP26 and why people fear this one won’t meet its goals.
Is it possible to have a jury whose members are unbiased?
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A video of Ahmaud Arbery was widely seen and shared by the citizens who could be called on to judge the accused killers. The issue was recently argued before the Supreme Court.
Usher, shown speaking in 2019 at an event hosted by the nonprofit he started, and two other celebrities shot five episodes of the canceled series.
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The producers are recasting the show as a documentary. The original version would have done more harm than good for the causes being showcased, two scholars argue.
Hundreds of people who want to flee the country gathered outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2021.
The dangerous situation faced by Afghans who want to flee, but can’t, shows how unwilling or unprepared the US and other countries are to deal with refugees.
For centuries, societies have used visions of the afterlife to discipline people’s behavior.
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Ancient Christian and Jewish texts threatened women with hellfire if they stepped out of line – and those terrifying visions still resonate in U.S. society today.
Airplane passengers line up for TSA security screenings at Denver International Airport in 2019.
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Since 9/11, billions have been spent beefing up airport security. Was it worth it?
At least 22 people were listed as missing in the days after flash flooding swept through communities in Tennessee in August 2021.
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By mimicking the human brain, autonomous drones could locate victims in hard-to-reach places and alert responders to their location within seconds.