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New Belgian Comic Strip Passports Increase Security and Fun
8 Fascinating Findings From the 2020 Census
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Several New State Laws Make Voter Registration More Difficult
Does a Criminal Conviction Bar You From Running for U.S. President?
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Who Are the Sanctioned Russian Oligarchs?
How British Parliament Works
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Who Is Liz Truss, Great Britain's New Prime Minister?
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The Presidential Records Act Is Essential for the National Archives
How Does the U.S. Government Declassify Top Secret Documents?
How Does the U.S. Classify Its Most Sensitive Documents?
Why Data Encryption Remains a Really Complex Issue
The FBI's seizure of top secret files from Donald Trump's Florida home shined a spotlight on the declassification system. How does the process work and who decides when something is no longer top secret?
Affirmative action, LGBTQ rights and election laws are all on the Supreme Court's new docket. And how SCOTUS rules stands to change many Americans' lives. Here's what to expect for the 2022-2023 session.
Kansas, Missouri and Florida are among several states that have passed laws that voter registration groups say put volunteers at risk and make registering to vote more difficult.
Chosen by the Conservative Party, Liz Truss succeeds Boris Johnson to become the U.K's prime minister, the 15th to serve under Queen Elizabeth.
In the U.S., the bar to running for president is deliberately set low – only age and citizenship rules are written into the Constitution. Still, are there any laws that would bar a felon from holding the highest office in the land?
By Dave Roos
Is it millions of marchers with clever signs and slogans, or does effective protest take more than just raised voices and collective outrage?
There are three levels of security classification for U.S. documents related to national security. What are they and who decides how they're protected against unauthorized disclosure?
The FBI searched Mar-a-Lago for missing White House documents on behalf of the National Archives. How did they even know what to look for?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could give state legislators almost complete control over federal elections, which some experts fear could establish one-party rule and endanger democracy.
When the Articles of Confederation failed, the Constitutional Convention of 1787 became a contest between large states and small states for equal representation.
The battle over abortion in the United States rages on. Will abortion rights decisions be moved to the states if the leaked Alito opinion is adopted by the Supreme Court?
Is the U.S. a democracy or a republic? Or both? And what's the difference, anyway?
By Dave Roos
Research shows that generations of refugees, whether displaced because of war, climate or famine, may no longer want to return to the place that was once home, even after it is safe to do so.
Belgium has become the first country in the world to revitalize their boring old government-issued passports with a comic strip design.
By Katie Carman
Declassified government documents can change our view of history, and also sometimes contain surprising revelations. Here are six to discover.
Researchers investigated the racial makeup and economic well-being of 22,286 census blocks in the U.S. with roadways bearing the slain civil rights leader's name. Here's what they found.
Pay-as-you-throw is an effective tool for reducing waste, controlling waste disposal costs and giving residents an incentive to participate in recycling and composting programs.
They're often mentioned in the same breath, but not every socialist is a communist, and not every communist or socialist country operates in the same way.
By Dave Roos
It's that time of decade, when congressional maps get redrawn to reflect population growth — and often to improve one party's chances at the polls. So, when does redistricting become gerrymandering? The line is blurry.
By Dave Roos
Do you have a complaint to lodge against a large business, or a government agency or university, but feel like you're going up against a giant? Then you may just need an ombudsman on your side.
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