Politics

Politics

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By Stephanie Mencimer One of Vice President-elect Mike Pence's pet projects as governor of Indiana was expanding school choice vouchers, which allow public money to...

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By Andrew O'Hehir How much of the “news” is fake? How much of reality is “real”? After an election cycle driven by lies, delusions and...

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By Te-Erika Patterson With half of all doctoral students leaving graduate school without finishing, something significant and overwhelming must be happening for at least some...

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By Ed Yong In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned 19 common chemicals from common antibacterial washes, because manufacturers hadn’t shown that they...

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By Rebecca Klein Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke at a 2001 conference with her husband, Dick, about using educational philanthropy...

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By Molly Redden Reproductive rights advocates announced a significant slate of challenges to anti-abortion laws on Wednesday, taking aim at major restrictions in three states...

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By Anya Kamenetz Part of our ongoing series exploring how the U.S. can educate the nearly 5 million students who are learning English. Brains, brains, brains....

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By Sarah Kaplan As soon as the election result became clear — Donald Trump would be America's next president — ecologist Kelly Ramirez began reaching...

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By Michelle Andrews Some women have been worried that they will lose insurance coverage for contraception under the Trump administration, but coverage for other women's...

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November 21, 2016 Host: Lindsay Beyerstein There’s no getting around the fact that the alt-right has come out of the shadows to fully embrace Trump as...