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  • Oct 30, 2020
      Over 66 million Americans have already voted early or via mail in the 2020 election. With Election Day just days away, here are five facts on voting in the...
  • Oct 15, 2020
    Amid the canceling of the second presidential debate, here are five facts on the impact of debates on the outcome of presidential races. A Gallup Poll analysis found that...
  • Oct 9, 2020
    While fears grow over the America’s ability to conduct a presidential election during a pandemic, the Constitution and federal law establishes a strict and detailed timetable...
  • Oct 2, 2020
    With President Trump’s nomination of federal appellate court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader...
  • Sep 11, 2020
    As Americans get ready to cast their ballots for the 2020 election, over 235 million people are eligible to vote. Here are five facts on voter turnout in the U.S. No...
  • Aug 31, 2020
    With Congress failing to agree yet on a new COVID-19 economic relief package, President Trump recently issued four Executive Orders extending provisions from the previously passed...
  • Aug 21, 2020
    Increased interest in voting by mail has brought new attention to the U.S. Postal Service. The agency is heavily in debt and faces numerous challenges. The Post Office is one of...
  • Aug 18, 2020
    Covid-19 is the nation’s third-largest cause of death. The elderly are far more susceptible than young people. Globally, the U.S. ranks 1stin total Covid deaths, 8thper...
  • Aug 14, 2020
    Many states face significant delays in producing test results for COVID-19. These delays make “contact tracing” all but useless. Turnaround times for Covid-19 test...
  • Aug 7, 2020
    Generally speaking, U.S. military veterans fare well financially. Active-duty personnel are more hard-pressed, but the government sometimes helps in various ways. In general,...
  • Aug 4, 2020
    The United States is approaching a million Covid-19 tests a day, but even that pace falls far short of what’s needed to quell the pandemic. Efforts to re-open schools and...
  • Jul 28, 2020
    The House and Senate are at loggerheads over a new financial relief package for people and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. If they don’t act soon Americans...
  • Jul 24, 2020
    In America, rural residents are generally less healthy than urban residents. Analysts cite numerous reasons, and state and federal governments are pursuing remedies. Several...
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Surprise medical bills have troubled Americans for years. As COVID-19 spreads, lawmakers seek remedies. About 1 in 5 elective surgeries results in surprise bills. A study of...
  • Jun 26, 2020
    The May 25 death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes has prompted renewed efforts nationwide to ban such techniques....
  • Jun 19, 2020
    Many Americans take high-speed, broadband internet access for granted. But millions of rural residents lack this benefit, placing them at a disadvantage. About 24 million...
  • Jun 11, 2020
    Outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has spurred nationwide discussions of police accountability. Legal barriers, strong police unions and other factors...
  • May 29, 2020
    It’s uncertain whether researchers can find a safe and effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus. But recent developments have raised hopes. Accelerated research...
  • May 27, 2020
    More cities are adopting ranked-choice voting, in which voters list candidates by preference. But critics say it won’t solve the nation’s electoral problems. In RCV,...
  • May 21, 2020
    Congress will soon consider bipartisan legislation intended to help states, counties and municipalities cope with tax revenue losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The...
  • May 15, 2020
    Images of farmers dumping milk and destroying ripe vegetables, coupled with long lines at food banks, have raised concerns about America’s food supply. The nation still...
  • May 13, 2020
    Coronavirus has dealt a huge budgetary blow to states, counties and cities. Many are struggling to provide vital services even as their tax revenues shrink because of the...
  • May 1, 2020
    U.S. businesses worry about possible legal liability – involving customers and/or employees – as the economy gradually reopens while the coronavirus pandemic continues....
  • Apr 29, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has imperiled thousands of small businesses. The government is providing billions of dollars to help, sometimes stirring controversy.  By government...
  • Apr 24, 2020
    Researchers rely on various epidemiological models to predict the way pathogens such as the coronavirus might spread in given areas. Different models can produce strikingly different...
  • Apr 21, 2020
    “Herd immunity” as the likeliest way to control and ultimately end the coronavirus spread. But this may require many months, during which thousands of people will likely...
  • Apr 16, 2020
    The fast-spreading coronavirus has left many hospitals and health professionals scrambling to find personal protective equipment, or PPE. These items – including gloves, gowns,...
  • Apr 3, 2020
    Health experts say it’s crucial to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus transmissions to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed with critically ill patients....
  • Mar 31, 2020
    President Trump has ordered General Motors to make critical-care ventilators, after weeks of hearing calls to produce more medical equipment to combat the coronavirus. To do so, he...
  • Mar 24, 2020
    The worldwide spread of the coronavirus is spurring numerous types of research at government labs, health care industries, universities and elsewhere. Some research points to...
  • Mar 18, 2020
    President Trump on Friday, March 13, declared the coronavirus a national emergency, unleashing an array of federal powers to combat the pandemic. Most governors also...
  • Mar 12, 2020
    The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has killed more than 3,000 people globally and rattled world economies. This has heightened interest in how new contagious diseases spread,...
  • Feb 14, 2020
    On Thursday, January 16 the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed in the Senate and was sent to President Trump to be signed into law. Here are five essential facts on...
  • Jan 3, 2020
    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is designed to replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would account for new, 21st century trade concerns....