civics & government

What was outcome of Trump-Putin meeting during G20 summit?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO For the sake of time, stop video at the 4-minute mark. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face…read more

Democrats endure series of narrow losses in four special elections

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Help students understand recent runoff elections with this explainer written by Extra intern Amanda Wilcox. Continue reading

With the economy in freefall, Venezuela faces humanitarian crisis

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With the combination of a failing economy and rapidly inflating food prices, many Venezuelans are currently starving to death. One recent study found that in the past year, 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds. The proportion of children who suffer from severe malnutrition increased by four percent in just four months. Continue reading

Senate Republicans reveal health care bill, drawing unanimous Democratic opposition

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After weeks of drafting in secret, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the Senate version of the health care bill public on Thursday morning. It shares broad strokes with the House of Representatives bill, whose approval rating is underwater. Continue reading

Gerrymandering, or how drawing irregular lines can impact an election

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Most states have some rules for redrawing district lines, but cases of gerrymandering in order to give one party an electoral advantage over the other remain widespread. Continue reading

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