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Michael Sorrell is president of Paul Quinn College, and he has turned the historically black institution in Dallas into what
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Leaders in towns and cities affected by Hurricane Florence are attempting to get operations running again. Soon they will likely
Abby Maxman in Yemen looking at a child
Yemen is in the midst of civil war, a brutal conflict that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis according
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Kelly Brownell has stepped away from his role as dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy to launch a
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It’s often said that one in 10 people on the planet is hungry, and that number is on the rise.
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Researchers now believe they can predict bad behavior later in life, just from a child's behavior and life circumstances as
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There's an intriguing new study that shows a connected between when low-income families receive supplemental nutrition, or SNAP assistance, and
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It's becoming more and more apparent that the first thousand days of a child's life are crucial. In particular, the
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It’s widely known that breastfeeding babies is very important. Breast milk is often called "liquid gold" because it has so
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"The tragic Parkland, Fla., shooting on February 14th is yet another dreadful reminder that schools are no sanctuary against mass
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It's March Madness, but instead of basketball, we’re pitting U.S. presidents from throughout the ages against each other. Who will
James Clapper served as director of national intelligence and Obama’s top security adviser from 2010-2017. He oversaw 200,000 intelligence employees,
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It’s estimated that 1.2 billion people around the world live without electricity. Another billion have only limited access to electricity.
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In recent years, oil and gas production in the U.S. has increased dramatically, in part because of new technology. High
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Jonathan Mattingly has been a detective of sorts recently; delving into partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina. (Gerrymandering is when one
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A panel of federal judges recently declared North Carolina's congressional maps unconstitutional. (Congressional maps divide the state into voting districts.)
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The algorithms that determine what we see on social media platforms wield a lot of power, especially when it comes
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Recently, the Charlotte Observer ran a powerful five-part series that revealed shocking practices inside the state’s prison system. The investigation
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)A student-led initiative on college campuses  in North Carolina is tackling one of the most important issue of our time
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More and more rich people are choosing to give their money away before they die. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has
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The latest research on poverty indicates that a federal job guarantee is economically feasible. Such a guarantee could help address
Barney Frank speaks at Sanford
Barney Frank spent 32 years in Congress and served most recently as the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. One
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For decades, higher education leaders have supported expanding college education to include disadvantaged groups. Many colleges have embraced policies that
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Earlier this week a lone gunman perpetrated the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Why does the U.S. lack
Prwsident Obama and Lisa Monaco
Lisa Monaco served as President Obama’s chief counterterrorism and homeland security advisor for his entire second term. She was responsible
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Does history make statesmen or do statesmen make history? A conversation with Bruce Jentleson about his forthcoming book The Peacemakers:
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The United Nations estimates more than 400,000 people have lost their lives in the Syrian civil war and millions more
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Recently, many have protested the dramatically different direction the U.S. is beginning to take in regards to climate change. Tim
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has become the universal yardstick of progress. GDP judges the value of goods and services produced
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Recently, a team at the Duke Reporters Lab has been developing a fact-checking app for the Amazon Echo. Owners of