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  • The 2020 Election Will Shape Congress Through 2030

    When voters in November pick among the candidates for state legislatures, they are choosing the people who will make the new electoral maps for congressional elections.

  • Here’s How Congress Could Decide the 2020 Election

  • 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?

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has sparked a battle over the future of the Supreme Court. Against that backdrop, a nominee faces prescribed steps towards a confirmation vote in the Senate.

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

  • 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

    In the blood of COVID-19 survivors are antibodies that can defeat the coronavirus. Researchers are testing whether these antibodies can be collected and injected into others to save them from the virus.

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

  • How to Use Ventilation & Air Filtration to Prevent Spreading Coronavirus Indoors

  • Kamala Harris Pick Boosts Joe Biden in Poll of Young Black Americans

  • Kamala Harris Likely Won’t Make or Break the 2020 Election, History Shows

  • Shirley Chisholm & Other Black Women Paved the Way for Kamala Harris

  • Ammonium Nitrate: What Is the Chemical That Exploded in Beirut?

  • It Could Take Rocket Science to Reopen Schools Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Random Testing in Indiana Shows COVID-19 Is 6 Times Deadlier Than the Flu

  • Landlord-Leaning Eviction Courts Are About to Make the Coronavirus Housing Crisis Worse

    Millions of Americans may be at risk of losing their homes in coming months as eviction moratoriums expire and courts resume a process that heavily favors landlords.

  • COVID-19: How to Be Safe on the Fourth of July Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Can You Visit Your Dad Safely on Father’s Day Amid COVID-19? A Doctor’s Checklist

  • The Understated Affection of Fathers: How Dads Show Their Love

  • How ‘Karen’ Became the Name for Entitled & Racist White Women

  • Being Convicted of a Crime Has Thousands of Consequences Besides Incarceration

    More than 40,000 restrictions, most imposed by states, leave rights, benefits and opportunities out of reach for Americans with past convictions.

  • Why Cellphone Videos of Black People’s Deaths Should Be Sacred, Like Lynching Photos

  • Memorial Day: Why Veterans Are Particularly Vulnerable to the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • COVID-19: Masks Help Stop the Spread of Coronavirus, Scientist Says

  • The Mysterious Disappearance of SARS & Why We Will Need a Vaccine for COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Are Pretty Accurate, but Far From Perfect

    Expanding coronavirus testing is one of the most important tasks public health officials are tackling. But questions over accuracy of the two main types of tests have rightly caused concern.