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Joe Biden may not get his proposed fiscal stimulus proposal through the Senate. But even a trimmed-down version could have big effects, potentially halving child poverty

With only a two-month gap between the announcement of a federal vaccine plan and its distribution, many American medical centres lacked the time and preparation they needed

Schools throughout America are facing dips in pupil enrolment, which means a significant number of children may have dropped out

“Joe Biden’s governing strategy is going to be to govern, which is a welcome change.” On “Checks and Balance@jonfasman  says the new president faces multiple crises

The first order of business will be another covid-19 relief bill, costing $1.9trn. Republicans may balk at the cost

Two proposed amendments to Pennsylvania’s constitution will add to the state's partisan bitterness

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The most nail-biting risk of all this year is of an unintended clash between China and America over the South China Sea #TheWorldIn2021 

Today on “The Intelligence”: a special episode examining China’s crimes against the Uyghurs and how the party’s influence is felt by the diaspora all over the world

Donations to Black Lives Matter-related causes since May were $10.6bn

Refugees are actually the least likely potential terrorists

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2015 is by far America's worst ever year for mass shootings. And it's not even over

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Americans are 40 times more likely than Brits to be murdered with a gun

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