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  • Why Do Presidential Inaugurations Matter?

    Formal ceremonies and rituals can trigger psychological signals that command people's attention and strengthen the perceived importance of those moments.

  • How to Stay Safe With a Fast-Spreading New Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

  • Black People Are 3 Times More Likely to Experience Pulse Oximeter Errors

  • Neighborhoods With MLK Streets Are Poorer & More Segregated: Study

  • How MLK’s Atlanta Church Became a Seat of Black Power for Generations

  • How Many People Need to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine to Stop the Coronavirus?

    Researchers say around 70% of the US needs to get the coronavirus vaccine to stop the pandemic. But questions around the vaccines and regional differences add some uncertainty to that estimate.

  • Can the 25th Amendment Be Used to Remove Trump After Capitol Siege?

  • The Original ‘War on Christmas’: Why Puritans Cracked Down on Celebrating

  • Can Employers Force Workers to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? Yes, With Exceptions

  • The Coronavirus Vaccine: A Doctor Answers 5 Key Questions

  • Aliens May Be Out There, but UFO Sightings Aren’t Persuasive: Astronomer

    Scientists are not convinced by the current evidence of UFOs. That doesn't mean that they don't exist. But have Americans' belief in UFOs gone from science to a new religion?

  • When Can Children Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? 5 Questions Answered

  • Coronavirus Vaccines: Health Experts Identify Ways to Build Public Trust

  • George Washington Used His First Thanksgiving to Unite the Country

  • ‘Constructive Arguing’: Keep the Peace at Your Thanksgiving Table

  • Election 2020: Why Are Americans So Enamored With Election Polls?

  • Presidential Election 2020: Will Russia Influence the American Vote?

  • What It’s Like to Lose a Presidential Election

  • The 2020 Election Will Shape Congress Through 2030

  • Here’s How Congress Could Decide the 2020 Election

    Biden and Trump are both preparing for a court battle in November. But when the Electoral College produces no clear winner, it's the House of Representatives that's supposed to select the president.

  • Underappreciated Catholic Voters Could Be Critical in the Presidential Election

  • First Debate: What Biden & Trump Said on the Courts, Race & Election Integrity

  • How COVID-19 Is Changing the English Language

  • Can Trump & McConnell Seat a Supreme Court Justice Before Election Day?

  • How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape the Modern Era of Women’s Rights

    Before she became a Supreme Court justice, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work as an attorney in the 1970s changed the court’s approach to women's rights and how we think about women – and men.

  • How the Pain of 9/11 Still Stays With a Generation 19 Years Later

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Why Coronavirus ‘Superspreaders’ Should Be Prioritized

  • COVID-19: Convalescent Plasma Could Be Fast Track to Coronavirus Treatment

  • Convalescent Plasma: How COVID-19 Antibodies in Blood Could Treat Coronavirus

  • Coronavirus: What Is Plasma Therapy & Can It Be Used to Treat COVID-19?

    A century old therapy using plasma from blood is being tested on patients with COVID-19 as a possible treatment for the coronavirus.