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Gerrymandering and partisan politics in the U.S.

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The practice of drawing congressional district lines to benefit one political party over another is known as gerrymandering and dates back to the 19th century. Continue reading

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Native American tribes band together to block oil pipeline

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Unrest in North Dakota persists as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to protest the building of an oil pipeline that would threaten its culture and health. Continue reading

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How one violent extremist decided to change course

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In 2012, Jesse Morton, a young man born and raised in in the U.S., was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in running a pro-jihadist website. The site inspired a number of terrorist plots, according to the FBI. Continue reading

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Why #Election2016 is confounding many voters

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For an inside view into the choice facing voters, six Northern Virginia residents shared their thoughts on the presidential election, including whether or not the U.S. will become more unified in years to come. Continue reading

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Summer academy helps refugee children prepare for life in the U.S.

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A program that helps refugee children from 29 countries acclimate to life in the United States met again this summer in New York City. Continue reading

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