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People concerned with voting rights gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Ty O'Neil/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Voting rights are the subject of intense conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Does the degree of political outrage match the threat to voting rights?

Service-focused companies are experiencing some of the highest quit rates. AP Photo/Marta Lavandier

While the numbers of people quitting their jobs in 2021 are higher than normal, a closer look at all the existing data suggests the current trend isn’t as dramatic as news headlines imply.

A military patrol detains a protester in Kazakhstan. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

A former US ambassador to Kazakhstan explains the strategic and economic importance of Kazakhstan to the US.

Student loan borrowers save a collective of $7.1 billion per month thanks to the loan pause. Pekic/E+ via Getty Images

Student loan forgiveness doesn’t benefit the economy the way some advocates believe it would, an economist argues.

A new study identifies significant language barriers between doctors and their patients. ljubaphoto/E+ via Getty Images

Communication breakdowns between doctors and their patients have real-life consequences and can result in poorer health outcomes and sicker patients.

A man protesting in New York City one year after the violent insurrection in Washington, D.C. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Criminal charges against former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot could spark political consequences – not only for Trump, but for US democracy.

Residents had to be rescued as Hurricane Ida flooded coastal Louisiana in August 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

A hurricane that wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York City, the Texas freeze and devastating western wildfires topped NOAA’s list of billion-dollar disasters in 2021.

Physically removing bad or unwanted memories by altering synapses in the brain may one day be possible. apagafonova/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Understanding where and how memories are formed could lead to more ways to treat conditions like PTSD and addiction.

A diet high in sugary foods can affect brain development in children. carlosgaw/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Kids often crave processed sugary foods. But research shows that consuming too many treats during childhood and adolescence may lead to behavioral and emotional problems.

Telecommunications companies around the world are expanding their next-generation, or 5G, networks. Guo Shining/VCG via Getty Images

5G is 10 times faster than 4G, promising better wireless internet access. It’s also expected to put the Internet of Things revolution in high gear.

Louisiana residents object to mask mandates at a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting in August 2021. AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte

Short-term disputes are really symptoms of deeper divisions in the US over who deserves academic opportunity, and how to present the nation’s history.

A Russian military photo shows Russian soldiers arriving in Kazakhstan on Jan. 7, 2022. Russian Defence Ministry\TASS via Getty Images

Negotiations between Western democracies and Russia over the fate of Ukraine took place against a backdrop of Russia troops entering Kazakhstan. It’s a reminder that Russia is willing to play tough.

You can start these conversations simply, like saying, “I need to think about the future. Can you help me?” Richard Ross/The Image Bank via Getty Images

When you prepare to talk about end-of-life decisions and the legacy you want to leave behind, try thinking about them as gifts you bestow to family and friends.

Flipping jobs? AP Photo/Jenny Kane

The job market continued to improve in December, but a stagnating labor pool will pose more challenges for employers in 2022.

Did justices give oral arguments an icy reception? AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The court appears split over the future of vaccination mandates, with conservative justices skeptical of the Biden administration’s authority to enforce requirements.

Most candy is basically just a heap of sugar. Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images

A healthy diet can include some candy. But if you eat too much, it can interfere with your appetite for the stuff your body actually needs.

The Sun rises in Midland, Michigan, shortly after 8a.m. on Jan. 13, 2017. Christian Collins/Flickr

The winter solstice is past, but bundle up – January is when winter really arrives in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Sidney Poitier, seen here in a 1980 photograph. Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images

Poitier dazzled Hollywood with on-screen grace and bankability. His dignified roles and respectable values forever changed the image of Blacks, then mostly portrayed as maids, buffoons or criminals.

Organizations can apply to have their flag temporarily replace the Boston city flag, shown on far right, in front of City Hall. gregobagel/iStock via Getty Images Plus

The Supreme Court will soon hear oral arguments in Shurtleff v. Boston, which raises questions about free speech and religion in public spaces.

Sentenced to life. Pool/AP

Experts help explain the context around the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and subsequent trial and convictions of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.