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Politics Mar 14How Trump fits into the history of presidential vetoes
Presidents who have issued a high number of vetoes have often done so in response to pushback from members of Congress, whether it’s within their own party or an opposing party.
World Mar 08How Trump changed the Obama-era rule on reporting civilian airstrike deaths
The decision has renewed the stark debate over who dies, and how, in U.S. military action abroad.
Politics Feb 22How Congress could block Trump’s national emergency declaration
Here’s a rundown of what could happen with the congressional challenge to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.
Politics Feb 153 legal arguments that could challenge Trump’s national emergency
By declaring a national emergency to access more funding, President Trump chose to sidestep Congress and face what could be a long legal battle over executive authority. Here are some of the likely legal arguments.
Agents for Change Feb 08How U.S. hospitals cleaned up their toxic trash
A 1994 report was a wake-up call that hospitals needed to rethink their environmental footprint, especially since health care is “the one sector of our economy that has healing as its mission.”…
Agents for Change Jan 21Why you can expect to see more businesses embrace social missions in 2019
While methods and motivations can vary greatly, businesses that go this route share a common tenet: Working for social betterment is probably a good investment -- financial or otherwise.
Nation Dec 24Why are more and more Americans buying fake Christmas trees?
For many, it all comes down to cost.
Politics Dec 17How Ryan Zinke shifted Interior Department policy
Here’s a look at some of the major changes to energy and environmental policy under Zinke’s leadership at the Interior Department, and what's happening with the investigations surrounding his tenure.
Arts Dec 14Why automation won’t put artists out of work just yet
Creative fields are often held up as careers that are least threatened by the advancement of artificial intelligence. But computers and robots have already proven they can contribute to and change the arts, especially in commercial ways.
Nation Nov 21How to get along on Thanksgiving, from the people Americans trust most
We turned to some the people that we trust most -- doctors, nurses, teachers, military officers and pharmacists, according to Gallup’s annual poll -- for advice on how to diffuse heated conversations and stay civil when tensions are running high.