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The enduring allure of conspiracies

Reset Conspiracy theories seem to meet psychological needs and can be almost impossible to eradicate. One remedy: Keep them from taking root in the first place. By Greg Miller 1.14.2021 Assorted Ideas, Large & Small The United States of America was founded on a conspiracy theory. In the […]

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Inside the Capitol Riot: What the Parler Videos Reveal

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. This story originally appeared in ProPublica. by Alec MacGillis/ProPublica The man’s smartphone camera pans the crowd on the east side of the U.S. Capitol. It’s smaller […]

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At protests that draw counter-protesters, people on the left more likely to face arrest

by Clark Merrefield, Journalist’s ResourceJanuary 12, 2021 As hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters took over the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, journalists chronicled the striking differences in how law enforcement officials treated the insurrectionists compared with how they treated racial justice protesters who marched in dozens of cities […]

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Q&A: In a picture – dancing about particle physics

The idea to do a dance performance about neutrino physics happened through serendipity. It was October 2015, and it was soon after the announcement of the Nobel Prize in physics (to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that these sub-atomic particles […]

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About 700,000 parents with young kids left the workforce in 2020. For many, loss of child care was to blame.

Only about half of child care jobs lost at the start of the pandemic have returned, leading to a 144 percent increase in the number of parents who have missed work to care for children, according to new data analysis.  Chabeli Carrazana Originally published by The 19th Coronavirus […]

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