Government Shutdown

On October 1, 2013, the US fed­eral gov­ern­ment shut­down, fur­loughing hun­dreds of thou­sands of fed­eral employees, closing national parks, sus­pending impor­tant national ser­vices, and threat­ening to com­pro­mise the government’s debt-​​​​ceiling […]

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Sandy Hook shooting

Update: Invesi­ga­tors behind the Sandy Hook school shooting in New­town, Conn. last December plan to release a report on Monday, November 25, that doc­u­ments addi­tional infor­ma­tion about the gunman and the […]

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Sustainable design

In the wake of nat­ural dis­as­ters like the Okla­homa tor­na­does or Super­storm Sandy, how can cities better plan for poten­tial, high-​​​​damage situations? How can we better design build­ings and city spaces […]

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DOD report re: China’s cyberattacks

According to a report released Monday by the U.S. Depart­ment of Defense, China is alleged to be directly respon­sible for cyber­at­tacks against the U.S. The report, which eval­u­ated China’s mil­i­tary capabilities, […]

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SCOTUS

The Supreme Court issued three major civil rights-​​​​​​related rul­ings ear­lier this year. The court dra­mat­i­cally altered the Voting Rights Act; set in place new con­sid­er­a­tions that could end affir­ma­tive action […]

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