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CrossFit, SoulCycle, FlyWheel: Fitness Brands Or Ready-Made Identity?

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 23, 2018

Boutique fitness brands now make up 35 percent of the U.S. exercise market.

It's Not In Your Head — Psychedelics Are Making A Scientific Comeback

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 21, 2018

By 1970, psychedelics had a bad reputation for being part of the counterculture. But now we could see them make a comeback.

Blockchain Adviser Explains How Companies Can Use It To Grow

By Chance Seales | March 19, 2018

"The Why" spoke with blockchain adviser Lorne Lantz about how the technology can help companies grow in a new way.

MIT Professor Explains Structure And Security Of Blockchain

By Chance Seales | March 19, 2018

"The Why" spoke with MIT professor Christian Catalini about the structure of blockchain technology and its security implications.

Karen North Shares The Possible Impact Of Social Media Influencers

By Chance Seales | March 19, 2018

"The Why" spoke with professor Karen North about whether young people are psychologically able to separate ads from influencers and relationships.

Food Instagram Influencer Talks About The Business Side Of Social

By Chance Seales | March 19, 2018

"The Why" spoke with an Instagram influencer about how he runs this new kind of business.

The Money And Motives Powering The 'Influence Machine'

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 16, 2018

Influencers are becoming independent marketers — just slightly more subtle.

The 'Silent Majority' Isn't Always Silent — Just Ask Nixon Or Trump

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 14, 2018

Nixon appealed to the "silent majority" in a speech in 1969, and it's been part of our vernacular ever since.

Martin County Residents Facing Water Rate Hike

By Alexandra Miller | March 10, 2018

Martin County has more than $600,000 in unpaid water bills. Officials say the only way to climb out of that debt is to charge more for water.

Martin County, Kentucky, Looks To Tackle Massive Debt

By Alexandra Miller | March 10, 2018

People in Martin County are learning how deep in debt their community is. Experts say funds have been mismanaged for years.

Scientology's Billion-Dollar Battle For Religious Tax Exemption

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 8, 2018

Its fight for tax exemption was dubbed "Operation Snow White," and it became a major operation of domestic espionage.

D.C. Councilman Wants New Dads To Get The Same Time Off As New Moms

By Chance Seales | March 8, 2018

"The Why" asked Washington, D.C., Councilman Robert White Jr. about how fatherhood has shaped his views on paid paternity leave.

Caught In The Middle, Moderates Have More Power Than You Think

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 8, 2018

Moderate voters tend to see both parties as extreme, and they mainly want compromise.

The Saturday Night Massacre: No Deaths, But Plenty Deadly For Nixon

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 7, 2018

Once Richard Nixon ordered the firing of Archibald Cox, the president's fate was nearly sealed.

How 5G Technology Will Change Your Neighborhood

By Devan Kaney | March 6, 2018

People aren't happy with the hardware for new 5G cellphone technology. Problem is, it's unclear who gets to decide where, when and how it's delivered.

In 2018, Communism Lives On In China — Here's What It Looks Like Now

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 6, 2018

Mao Zedong established the People's Republic of China in 1949, and his legacy remains today.

Bill McCollum Shares His Experience Working On The Clinton Impeachment

By Chance Seales | March 5, 2018

Bill McCollum shares his experience working on the Clinton impeachment committee and whether he sees patterns in today's climate.

Leon Neyfakh Discusses The Complications Of The Impeachment Process

By Chance Seales | March 5, 2018

Leon Neyfakh discusses the complications of an impeachment proceeding through the lens of Nixon. He hosted a podcast about it called "Slow Burn."

Impeachment Is No Simple Process — Just Look At 1974

By Phil Pruitt, Chance Seales | March 2, 2018

We know the infamous break-in at the Watergate Hotel, but it took a long, complicated process to go from that night to impeachment.

Google Lawsuits Show 'Diversity' No Longer Has One Definition

By Chance Seales | March 1, 2018

Since the fallout from a controversial memo last year, Google has faced increasing criticism and multiple lawsuits.

Students Debate Guns And School Safety At The White House

By Alexandra Miller | February 21, 2018

As the president met with shooting survivors and families inside the White House, students protested outside its gates.

Making Parkland Political

By Alexandra Miller | February 20, 2018

The president says he's holding a listening session. Members of Congress say they'll push bills already on the floor. But will they have an effect?

Martin County Residents Stonewalled At Meeting About Unsafe Water

By Alexandra Miller | February 14, 2018

People in Kentucky say they went to get answers about recent water issues and were kept quiet.

The War On Poverty Continues

By Alexandra Miller | February 14, 2018

President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty more than five decades ago, yet the very town he made this promise in still struggles.

Is Political Discrimination A Thing?

By Devan Kaney | February 12, 2018

An ex-Google employee is suing the company and claims discrimination against his conservative values. But is political discrimination a thing?

Your Meat Isn't Fake, It's Designer: A Newer, Cooler Era Of Meatless

By Chance Seales | February 9, 2018

Scientists are developing ways to make real meat with no animals involved.

Democrats Look To Create Agency To Fulfill Pensions

By Alexandra Miller | January 26, 2018

Companies across the U.S. are failing to pay out pensions. One congresswoman says it's the government's job to step in and pay them.

NAFTA Talks Begin Amid Fears The US Will Withdraw From The Deal

By Alexandra Miller | January 23, 2018

The United States, Mexico and Canada entered their sixth round of talks Tuesday to renegotiate NAFTA.

What's Different About This Year's Women's March?

By Devan Kaney | January 19, 2018

With all of the initiatives and social media campaigns, how much actually changed for women in the past year?

The History Of Women's Marches In The US

By Devan Kaney | January 18, 2018

The fight for women's rights in America has been an ongoing battle for over a century.

CHIP Debate Continues As States Say They're Running Out Of Funds

By Alexandra Miller | January 17, 2018

The Children's Health Insurance Program was supposed to be funded until March, but many states say they're already running low on money.

The Supreme Court Could Change The Length Of Your State's Voter Rolls

By Alexandra Miller | January 15, 2018

It's against the law to kick someone off voter rolls because they don't vote. One organization says the state of Ohio is doing just that.

Cosplay: When Nerd Culture Becomes Pop Culture

By Devan Kaney | January 2, 2018

You've probably seen it before: hundreds of people dressed up in elaborate costumes. No, not for Halloween — we're talking about cosplay.

Is The First Amendment In Danger In The Age Of Trump?

By Devan Kaney | January 1, 2018

Newsy's Devan Kaney talked to Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center, about the current state of the free press in America.

The Free Press: What's At Stake?

By Devan Kaney | December 28, 2017

When it comes to the freedom of the press, what's at stake in our current political climate? Turns out, quite a lot.

Congress Looks To Take Down 'Pay For Slay' Program

By Alexandra Miller | December 27, 2017

A bipartisan group in Congress is looking to roll back funding for the Palestinian Authority for paying terrorists' families.

Rick Perry And His Forgotten Department

By Alexandra Miller | December 27, 2017

We're checking in on Secretary Rick Perry's success with the department he once forgot about.

The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Explained

By Devan Kaney | December 27, 2017

Trying to figure out how the new tax plan will impact you can be confusing. We're breaking it down for you.

How Getting Rid Of Net Neutrality Will Change The Way You Click

By Alexandra Miller | December 27, 2017

The open internet could soon be replaced by a more competitive one.

Expression Of Depression

By Alexandra Miller | December 26, 2017

A group of students turned their everyday struggles into a museum.

Hunters Keep Food Pantries And Stomachs Full

By Megan Smith | December 21, 2017

Gadell's Processing, located in Virginia, has donated about 50,000 pounds of venison to SERVE's food pantry through Hunters for the Hungry.

Changing The Conversation: How We Discuss Sex Trafficking Victims

By Alexandra Miller | December 19, 2017

Cyntoia Brown has been in prison so long that she's never seen a story go viral on social media, yet she's now the face of a new movement.

How Doug Jones Pulled Off A Huge Upset In Alabama

By Eugene Daniels | December 13, 2017

A confluence of events, led by the black vote, helped flip the state.

Meet Doug Jones, The Democrat Alabama Just Sent To The Senate

By Eugene Daniels | December 12, 2017

The career prosecutor pulled off an upset on Tuesday but was largely left out of media coverage before the election.

Trump Confidant Steve Bannon Avoids Russia Investigations — For Now

By Eugene Daniels | December 11, 2017

Steve Bannon has largely been able to stay under the radar during the Russia investigation.

Jerusalem: Why The Land Is So Controversial

By Alexandra Miller | December 7, 2017

President Trump named Jerusalem the capital of Israel, but not every other country is on board. We look at why this city is so controversial.

One-Of-A-Kind Studio Empowers Artists With Disabilities

By Chance Seales, Megan Smith | December 7, 2017

Washington, D.C., houses a special studio where artists with disabilities can both create and sell their artwork.

Medicaid Crackdown Could Worsen States' Opioid Addiction Problem

By Eugene Daniels | December 6, 2017

Critics say adding work requirements to Medicaid could worsen the opioid epidemic, but Republicans are promising no one will fall through the cracks.

Sen. Mitt Romney? Not On President Trump's Watch

By Eugene Daniels | December 5, 2017

Romney's allies are sure the president is pushing for Sen. Orrin Hatch to stick around just to be vindictive.

Republican National Committee Could See End To 35-Year Court Decree

By Alexandra Miller | November 29, 2017

The RNC has been unable to engage in ballot security for more than 35 years because of incidents in the early '80s. It could all change on Friday.

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