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There’s new energy behind the movement for paid family and medical leave.
The latest sensor-enabled technology treats parenting as something to be hacked.
The CBD market for pets has exploded. But there’s no way to verify what your unsuspecting pup is ingesting.
Jails haven’t gotten as much attention as other criminal-justice problems. A new wave of sheriffs is trying to change that.
City noise is harmful. What’s being done to save urbanites’ ears?
British conservatives are selecting the next prime minister. Most voters won’t get a say.
The movement for women’s suffrage often excluded black women. That didn’t stop Ida B. Wells’s activism.
Some Democrats are scrapping their playbooks and reenvisioning what may be politically possible in the Trump era.
States are taking new actions to challenge Roe v. Wade. But the abortion debate itself remains an old political argument.
Trump is threatening tariffs on Mexico. That would put the entire global economy at risk.
Phil Klay’s Redeployment reveals that telling stories can help soldiers recover from war, but only so much.
Don’t snub building codes. These jargony construction standards shape the man-made world around us.