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An App Aims To Help People With Disabilities Find Friendship And Love

By Austin Kim | August 16, 2017

Dating can be tough for many people, but for adults with disabilities, research shows finding love can be especially difficult.

Why The Total Solar Eclipse Is A Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

By Lauren Stephenson | August 16, 2017

The path of the Aug. 21 eclipse will give astronomers the opportunity for some rare solar research.

How Nazi Sympathizers Gained A Foothold In The US

How Nazi Sympathizers Gained A Foothold In The US

By Chance Seales | August 15, 2017

Neo-Nazis have been in recent headlines, but a faction of U.S. citizens have embraced Nazism since the 1930s.

The Nonscientific Reasons Everyone Is Geeking Out Over The Eclipse

By Lauren Stephenson | August 14, 2017

Phil Plait, aka the "Bad Astronomer," chatted with Newsy about the upcoming total solar eclipse and why he thinks there's so much hype.

Teachers Are Using Crowdfunding To Get More Classroom Supplies

By Lauren Stephenson | August 11, 2017

Teachers on average will spend $600 out of pocket on classroom supplies, according to AdoptAClassroom.org.

Is Diplomacy With North Korea A Waste Of Time Or The Only Way Forward?

By Chance Seales | August 11, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt famously suggested speaking softly while carrying a big stick. There's a debate now about whether that works with North Korea.

North Korea's History Is Far More Complex Than 25 Years Of Aggression

By Chance Seales | August 11, 2017

North Korea insists it's ready for war. History shows why the Kim regime believes aggression and nukes are necessary.

North Korea's Neighbors — Not Just Guam — Are Used To Threats

By Austin Kim | August 10, 2017

U.S. allies close to North Korea often have to recognize bark from bite in threats from the North.

The North Korean Standoff Is (And Isn't) Like The Cuban Missile Crisis

By Chance Seales | August 10, 2017

As North Korea threatens the U.S., some say certain aspects mirror the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

Privatize America's Longest War?

By Chance Seales | August 10, 2017

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a controversial plan to privatize the U.S. war in Afghanistan with security contractors.

A Look At North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal

By Austin Kim | August 9, 2017

The U.S. intelligence community and experts now believe the DPRK has as few as 10 nukes or as many as 60.

Many Experts Dismiss Them, But Climate Change Doubters Are Powerful

By Chance Seales | August 9, 2017

Only 3 percent of scientists doubt mankind's effect on our warming planet. This is their perspective.

What To Know About North Korea's Hwasong-14 Intercontinental Missile

What To Know About North Korea's Hwasong-14 Intercontinental Missile

By Austin Kim | August 8, 2017

North Korea celebrated its most recent missile launch. Here's the Hwasong-14's range and what it means for U.S. national security.

The Case For Merit-Based Immigration Reform

The Case For Merit-Based Immigration Reform

By Chance Seales | August 8, 2017

Groups like FAIR want the U.S. to move away from a system that favors immigrants' family members. That's an incredibly controversial stance.

Making Sure Toddlers Don't Represent Themselves In Immigration Court

Making Sure Toddlers Don't Represent Themselves In Immigration Court

By Chance Seales | August 8, 2017

The fate of immigrant children who cross the U.S. border without a parent often rests in their own hands. KIND makes sure they have representation.

The Alt-Left Media: One More Sign People Are Looking For Echo Chambers

By Chance Seales | August 8, 2017

The alt-right got a lot of attention in 2016, but the alt-left has been around longer. And critics say it also peddles fake stories to eager readers.

This Is How Politicians Put Grenades In 'Vote-A-Rama'

By Chance Seales | July 27, 2017

Senators can propose loads of amendments in the "vote-a-rama," which puts the opposition in a tough spot if they want to get anything done.

Robert Mueller, The Russia Probe And Abnormal Times

By Chance Seales | July 27, 2017

Normally, you don't know what's happening inside a federal investigation — normally.

Al Gore Talks Climate Change And Middle America (Full Interview)

By Zach Toombs | July 25, 2017

In an exclusive interview with Newsy, the former vice president talked about his new film and what climate change could mean for much of America.

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