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POST OFFICE PANIC. Oct 12, 2020 1014
THE NOT-SO-UNITED KINGDOM: Will Britain's decision to leave the European Union cause the U.K. to break apart? Oct 12, 2020 963
The Children Left Behind: Mothers and fathers are fleeing Venezuela in search of work, leaving hundreds of thousands of children to fend for themselves. Sep 21, 2020 1533
Your Guide to the Electoral College. Sep 21, 2020 428
The End of Freedom of HONG KONG? A tough new security law threatens the territory's tradition of free speech and political protest. Aug 31, 2020 948
WHAT'S AT STAKE: November's presidential election will take place in a time of crisis and have huge ramifications for the nation's future. Cover story Aug 31, 2020 2144
ELECTION LINGO. Aug 31, 2020 741
Is Peace Possible Anymore? May 11, 2020 1977
Is America's Longest War Coming to an End? Apr 20, 2020 2304
THE AMAZON UNDER FIRE: To aid its struggling economy, Brazil has allowed massive destruction of the rainforest, raising fears about the consequences for the rest of the planet. Mar 30, 2020 2074
The U.S. vs. IRAN: Why we've been in conflict for 40 years and where we go from here. Feb 17, 2020 1990
President on Trial. Jan 27, 2020 1064
CHINA'S MISSING WOMEN. Jan 6, 2020 2529
How Will the Justices Rule? The Supreme Court is considering important cases this term on a variety of hot-button issues. Dec 9, 2019 2485
What Now in SYRIA? How President Trump s decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria has upended that nation's brutal civil war--and what it means for the U.S. Nov 18, 2019 1821
Alone at the Border: Why have thousands of migrant children crossing into the U.S. at the southern border been separated from their families? Nov 18, 2019 3218
Winning the War Against EBOLA. Oct 28, 2019 2469
The 'Most Dangerous Place in the World'? A recent crackdown in Kashmir has raised tensions between India and Pakistan and increased the possibility of violent conflict. Oct 28, 2019 1613
A Solution for Climate Pollution? Sep 16, 2019 1007
The Fight for HONG KONG: Mass protests in Hong Kong reveal a clash between the territory's open way of life and an increasingly authoritarian Chinese government. Sep 16, 2019 3541
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: Checks & Balances. Sep 2, 2019 3180
Cuba AT A CROSSROADS: What do rising tensions with the U.S. and an economic slide mean for this Communist nation on the cusp of change? Sep 2, 2019 1959
SOUTH AFRICA LAND OF INEQUALITY: After 25 years of democracy, South Africa continues to struggle with the legacy of apartheid. May 13, 2019 3460
The Battle Over THE CENSUS: The decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census has prompted a massive fight over the once-a-decade national count. May 13, 2019 3161
Making Sense of Mueller: Now that the special counsel's investigation is finally over, a look at what it means for President Trump and the nation. Apr 22, 2019 954
Going Nuclear? Apr 22, 2019 2137
The Price of Admission: An illegal scheme to buy spots at elite schools is focusing attention on the role of money in college admissions. Apr 22, 2019 2331
ISLAM IN AMERICA: Despite becoming part of the fabric of American life, Muslims face increasing hostility and attacks on their faith. Apr 22, 2019 3366
BATTLE OVER THE BORDER WALL: What you need to know about the legal showdown over the president's national emergency Declaration. Apr 1, 2019 1088
VENEZUALA ON THE BRINK. Apr 1, 2019 3214
THE U.S. & CANADA: Family Feud. Chronology Feb 18, 2019 2017
Crisis in YEMEN: War has devastated this impoverished nation and created a massive humanitarian disaster. Cover story Jan 28, 2019 2748
Has a 'Youth Wave' Begun? Jan 7, 2019 1055
Will Ginger Get to Stay? Jan 7, 2019 3577
Is Freedom in Trouble? Jan 7, 2019 621
Desperate Journeys: With little but poverty and violence at home, migrants from Central America are risking everything to get to the U.S. What will happen to them? Dec 10, 2018 3699
Genocide in Myanmar. Nov 19, 2018 1774
Coming to America. Oct 29, 2018 2472
Midterm Exams: A lot is at stake for President Trump and the nation in this year's midterm elections. Oct 8, 2018 778
THE U.S. & HIGH-TECH SURVEILLANCE: Americans are increasingly being watched, and some are worried about what that means. Brief article Oct 8, 2018 243
Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve To Die? With prosecutors planning to seek the death penalty for the Parkland shooter, the debate continues over capital punishment in the U.S. Oct 8, 2018 3542
Supreme Showdown: What you need to know to follow the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Sep 17, 2018 2099
Change Comes to the Kingdom. Sep 17, 2018 3103
New Life for the E.R.A.? Sep 3, 2018 2482
DANGER ZONES: A look at five countries posing the biggest challenges to the U.S. in the year ahead. Sep 3, 2018 1543
Facebook Under Fire: Its failure to protect users' private data has spurred calls for federal regulation of social media companies. Cover story May 14, 2018 972
Quick Answers to Tough Questions About Climate Change. May 14, 2018 3245
A Tale of Two INDIAS. May 14, 2018 3543
'NEVER AGAIN'. Apr 2, 2018 4259
The Battle Over the Paddle: Is corporal punishment an effective disciplinary tool in school or a form of abuse? Feb 19, 2018 891
The Great IMMIGRATION Debate. Feb 19, 2018 1792
THE BATTLE OVER Jerusalem: Why President Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has sparked so much debate. Jan 29, 2018 3151
Are Our Elections RIGGED? Jan 29, 2018 1607
The Plight of the Rohingya: A minority group of Muslims has been violently driven out of Myanmar in what experts are calling a case of ethnic cleansing. Jan 8, 2018 914
The 'Great Firewall' of China. Jan 8, 2018 2795
Why We're Still Arguing About GUN CONTROL: The tragedy in Las Vegas has reignited the debate over America's gun laws. Cover story Nov 20, 2017 3572
Is Your Facebook Friend a Russian Hacker? Nov 20, 2017 1020
Wheels of Progress. Oct 30, 2017 1872
ANTHEM UPROAR: How a small protest movement in the NFL turned into a national debate over patriotism, free speech, and race relations. Oct 30, 2017 908
PUERTO RICO: What Other Americans Should Know. Oct 30, 2017 808
A Dream Deferred: President Trump says he's ending DACA--a program that protects thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation--unless Congress acts to save it. Oct 9, 2017 923
Supreme Decision: The Supreme Court is set to rule on several important cases this term, including whether President Trump's travel ban is constitutional. Oct 9, 2017 2962
Should the Military Ban Transgender Soldiers: Here's what you need to know about President Trump's transgender military ban and the questions surrounding it. Sep 18, 2017 975
Will Alexa Take the Witness Stand? Cover story Sep 4, 2017 1091
Sugar coating the truth: as the battle over soda and obesity heats up, researchers say the sugar and beverage industries paid for dozens of studies that conclude their products don't pose health risks. May 15, 2017 2446
Venezuela in crisis: with its economy in free fall and a government looking more and more like a dictatorship, Venezuela is on the brink of disaster. May 15, 2017 2029
Too young to say 'I do'? Apr 24, 2017 1039
Trump's travel ban. Mar 13, 2017 1796
Driven to distraction. Mar 13, 2017 2868
Meet the Textalyzer: it's a controversial new high-tech tool that could catch drivers texting behind the wheel. Mar 13, 2017 385
Supreme battle: what you need to know about the fight over President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Mar 13, 2017 3204
How Trump could change America: as Donald Trump prepares to take office this month as the 45th president, a look at six ways his policies and personality could reshape the nation. Jan 9, 2017 2049
Update: Syria's civil war: the war has killed half a million people and displaced half the population. Brief article Nov 21, 2016 217
A heartbeat away: the vice presidency has long been the butt of jokes, but the job is much more important than it used to be. Lesson plan Oct 31, 2016 2019
Why did France ban: a bathing suit? Bans on body-covering bathing suits for Muslim women in some French towns highlight the growing tensions over Islam in Europe. Oct 10, 2016 1053
The 30-second campaign. Oct 10, 2016 2248
Is it time for a third party? Sep 19, 2016 1206
Electoral college 101. Sep 19, 2016 732
What's at stake: in November's presidential election, will Americans look beyond the circus and vote on the issues? Sep 5, 2016 3895
Election speak. Sep 5, 2016 867
Why are some delegates super? In the race for the Democratic presidential nomination superdelegates play an important--and controversial--role. May 16, 2016 1976
Three days in Cuba: will president Obama's historic visit lead to real change in one of the last bastions of communism? Apr 25, 2016 902
Trump vs. the G.O.P.: if Donald Trump wins the republican presidential nomination, will his own party abandon him? Apr 25, 2016 1817
Apple vs. the F.B.I.: the battle over a terrorist's locked iPhone could have a huge impact on the future of digital privacy. Essay Apr 4, 2016 2925
Young sleuths for old crimes: students investigating civil rights-era murders piece together the victims' stories--and help families heal. Apr 4, 2016 922
Stay or go? British voters will decide in June whether to leave the European union, a move that could unravel the E.U. Essay Apr 4, 2016 824
Justice Deferred? The death of a Supreme Court justice and the battle over who will fill his seat--and when. Mar 21, 2016 942
The battle over daylight saving time: arguments over springing forward and falling back have been heating up in state legislatures. Mar 21, 2016 913
The new Vietnam: forty years after the Vietnam War, the Southeast Asian nation is becoming a modern, capitalist country eager to improve relations with the U.S. Mar 21, 2016 3744
Who's allowed to be president? Feb 29, 2016 1925
Feeling the heat: whether it's record temperatures, rising seas, or disappearing rivers, the effects of climate change are already being felt in a growing number of countries. Feb 29, 2016 3619
The gun debate. Feb 8, 2016 3229
Does North Korea have the H-bomb? Its most recent nuclear test is just the latest cause for alarm about this isolated Communist regime. Feb 8, 2016 2931
A day on the campaign trail. Jan 11, 2016 3237
Locked away: have get-tough-on-crime laws sent too many Americans to prison? Cover story Nov 23, 2015 2703
Popemania! When Pope Francis made his first visit to the U.S. last month, more than just the nation's 67 million Catholics were paying attention. Nov 2, 2015 949
Party crashers: upstart candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are shaking up the 2016 presidential election. Oct 12, 2015 959

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