Will Americans living in poor rural areas vote?


Some poorer residents of rural America say their voices are not being heard as part of the national political dialogue and the presidential election. Continue reading


​Trump complains about rigged election in final debate


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met for what was likely their last public meeting before Nov. 8 on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Continue reading

High school students sit in the bleachers of a gymnasium where Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a campaign rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSROD2

How teachers and students discuss the election in the classroom


Ahead of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, educators around the country have found themselves struggling to teach and discuss this turbulent election in the classroom. Continue reading


Political commentators on presidential candidates’ behavior


Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, who usually fall on different sides of the political spectrum, agreed on Friday that Donald Trump’s behavior in recent days has harmed his campaign. Continue reading

QUALITY REPEAT A sign is seen next to a water dispenser at North Western high school in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, in Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2CVJ1

Why lead went from household staple to dangerous toxin


Lead has been used in pipes and plumbing dating back to ancient times, but its role as a public health hazard only emerged in recent decades. Continue reading

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