Social Studies

Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?

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In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. 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 Democrats increase opposition as secret health care bill picks up steam

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised on June 20, 2017 that a draft of the effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be available on June 22. So far, the bill has been drafted behind closed doors and Senate Democrats have demonstrated strong opposition, including a late-night talk-a-thon on the Senate floor on June 19. Continue reading

High schools and colleges crack down on students’ online activity

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High schools and universities are beginning to pay close attention to what students post online, which can have serious consequences for students. 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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