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Gerrymandering the political trick of manipulating the size and shape of electoral districts, to give one party an advantage. It's always been a problem, but technology has taken it to new heights.
Freedom of the press is one of the most overused — and increasingly, misunderstood — phrases in modern society. We explore what it really means and what happens when the freedoms disappear.
Two consecutive 2017 hurricanes nearly exhausted FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund before Congress replenished it. But will that always happen?
Some countries have started allowing people to choose an 'X' on their passports to indicate an unspecified sex. Many people argue that's not enough and gender classifications don't belong on government documents at all.
Americans tend to equate American identity with stereotypically male traits, like ambition and independence. But why? And how does it affect women?
Trump rescinds DACA. What's next for the 800,000 dreamers?
Some say that publishing someone's personal information online for the purpose of harassment is bad, even if that person spouts hate speech. Do you agree?
Life in North Korea isn't easy — and it's also not easy to determine what information coming out of the Kim regime is fact and what's fiction.
Is the campaign to re-elect President Trump crossing the line with its new Facebook "News of the Week" report? Some think so.
This time it's not honey that got Winnie the Pooh in trouble.
Anarchism is often thought of as a synonym for chaos and violence, but the philosophy of anarchism is far more nuanced than that.
Guess which president liked to skinny dip and which one liked petroleum jelly rubbed all over his head every morning.
The U.S. National Security Agency has broad reaching powers. But are they all for good?
The United States has impeached just two presidents so far, though other federal officers have had the dishonor. Find out how this constitutional mandate works in the U.S. and other countries.
Political critics blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump say that act infringes upon their Constitutionally protected speech.
The Trump administration has proposed cutting nearly one-fifth of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding. Health professionals, and even Republicans in Congress, are cautioning against the cuts.
President Trump and Congressional Republicans have claimed that protesters who've shown up in force are being paid by their political opponents. Is there any evidence that's true?
Investigations have been a part of the U.S. Congress since 1790. Who decides on an investigation and how effective are they?
Fake news stories are incredibly profitable to produce, easy to believe and hard to recognize. So who's to blame for the influx of these stories? The creators or readers?
The survey also showed that more Americans believe the government is covering up information on alien encounters than believe aliens have visited Earth.
President Trump says dozens of national monuments were named with an "egregious abuse of federal power." Check out a gallery of those his administration is reviewing.
A new study finds correlations between public opposition to government corruption and access to social media, especially in the absence of a free press.
More than 150 years after the U.S. Civil War ended, Confederate statues (and their removal) are still igniting passions in the South.
HowStuffWorks headed to Washington, D.C., for the massive march aiming to place science, evidence and facts above partisan politics.
Dozens of private contractors submitted plans for a border wall between Mexico and the U.S. but one plan stood out as an alternative: a hyperloop and independent nation.