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Mapped: How many immigrants does America get and where do they actually come from?

President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order on Wednesday, kick-starting the construction of a wall along the Mexican border.<p>He will also sign a separate order, temporarily banning refugees from entering the country as well as visas being issued to citizens of seven Muslim-majority …

Donald Trump Sticks to Voter-Fraud Claim

Independent experts say there is no evidence to support president’s assertion<p>President Donald Trump has quickly advanced a number of top policy initiatives in the opening days of his administration, placing an emphasis on creating the jobs he promised on the campaign trail.<p>But the president’s …

Donald Trump

Russian Parliament Just Passed A Bill To Decriminalize Domestic Violence

The bill, which passed after its third and final reading, means domestic violence is no longer a crime.<p>Russia's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to decriminalize domestic violence.<p>Only three lawmakers voted against the "decriminalization of battery" bill, which makes "minor" instances of …

Professor Smith Goes to Washington

In response to the new president’s stances on a range of issues, more scientists are preparing to run for political office.<p><i>Updated on June 4, 2018</i><p>For American science, the next four years look to be challenging. The newly inaugurated President Trump, and many of his Cabinet picks, have repeatedly …

Science

Trump and Brexit are responses to a political system that’s imploding. But could a radical redesign wrest it from the liars?<p>Debased and de-based: that’s the condition of our political systems. Corrupted, they no longer fulfil their democratic potential. They have also lost their base: the …

Political Science

Trump considers executive order on voter fraud

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump could sign an executive order or presidential memorandum initiating an investigation into voter fraud as early as Thursday, a senior administration official tells CNN. The investigation would be carried out through the Department of Justice.<p>The move would expand on …

GOP Looks for Clarity, Unity at Philadelphia Retreat

Republican lawmakers are departing Washington for the nation’s original capital Wednesday, hoping three days of closed-door strategizing in …