Special Report

The latest weekly jobless claims figures were released on May 28. For the week ending May 23, just under 2 million Americans filed to receive unemployment benefits. While this marks the first week in...
Michael B. Sauter
The U.S. has confirmed more than 1.7 million cases of COVID-19 — more than 102,000 of them fatal. The rate of daily new cases nationwide has declined throughout May, though there is concern...
Hristina Byrnes, Grant Suneson, Samuel Stebbins
The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States now exceeds 1.7 million, with more than 100,000 reported deaths. By several measures, including the number of active infections and the...
Thomas C. Frohlich
The U.S. continues to lead all other countries in confirmed cases of COVID-19 with about 1.7 million — more than four times the number of any other country. U.S. coronavirus cases have largely...
Grant Suneson
The United States has been unofficially at war — and involved in various conflicts around the world — since 2001. Indeed, the U.S. military maintains a massive global presence. More than...
Samuel Stebbins
The United States recently hit a grim milestone with 100,000 known deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus. The U.S. has been the hardest hit country in the world with more than 1.7 million...
Samuel Stebbins
While almost every part of the country has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, some parts have been hit much harder. As of May 27, there have been more than 500 confirmed cases of the...
Samuel Stebbins
Going to the cinema to see action films is as much of a summer ritual as going to the beach, having barbecues, or watching baseball games. Unfortunately, the rhythms of the season — which...
John Harrington, Charles B. Stockdale
On May 27, the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States topped 100,000. Looking only at national figures, the spread of the novel coronavirus appears to have slowed. Over the last week...
Michael B. Sauter
With the number of daily new cases of the novel coronavirus declining nationally and states across the country reopening, there’s much to feel good about following weeks of unpleasant news. Yet...
Charles B. Stockdale, John Harrington
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of life, including spousal relationships. A spike in the divorce rate in China, Europe, and other places that have endured long periods of...
Hristina Byrnes
Each of the 50 states that comprise the United States of America has its own shape. How their shapes were determined provides insight into how the United States became a nation like no other. 24/7...
John Harrington, Grant Suneson
Seeking stardom is a daunting task, especially when going for it alone. Imagine, though, having someone who looks exactly like you pursuing a similar career track. How would that affect your odds? A...
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The United States is approaching 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, which is by far the most of any nation and more than one-quarter of all confirmed global deaths from the disease. As steep as the...
Michael B. Sauter
During the coronavirus shutdown many people stuck at home have taken to reading and studying new subjects to pass the time. This has given them an opportunity to improve their vocabularies and their...
Sarah Burns