Story of the Week: Crime Concerns at 4-Year High Amid Surge in Violence

Amid a recent surge in violent crime and shootings, Americans' concerns about crime are at a four-year high. An ABC News / Washington Post poll conducted in June found that 59% of Americans believe crime is an “extremely” or “very” serious problem. At least 150 people were killed in...
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When Selective Outrage Takes Over Congress

I’ll admit that I have little use for Marjorie Taylor Greene. Similarly, I’ve never thought that highly of Maxine Waters either. Both represent an ideologically extreme and unnecessarily combative approach to representative governance that I find counterproductive. As a result of their...
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Story of the Week: Minnesota Officer Charged With Manslaughter After Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protests

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. As the trial of George Floyd's alleged killer continues in Minneapolis, demonstrations and unrest broke out just miles away in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after another black man, 20-year-old Daunte Wright, was...
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Story of the Week: Mass Shootings Revive Debates on Gun Control, Racism

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. A series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 17 that left eight people dead was followed by another mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday in which 10 people were killed. The Atlanta shooting sparked...
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Value of Nonviolence Shared by Democrats and Republicans

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Of his many profound legacies, one is his longstanding commitment to political nonviolence to achieve social change. That goal to avoid political violence may seem threatened in America...
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Story of the Week: Congress Confirms Biden's Victory; 4 Dead After Capitol Chaos

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory early Thursday after tallying states' Electoral College votes. Shortly after, President Donald Trump released a statement saying "there will be an orderly...
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When Democrats and Republicans Actually Agree on Police Reform

The public was very aware of police behavior in 2020. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor became household names, and widespread protests took place around the country. As we start the year 2021, is there any hope for bipartisan police reform? Surprisingly, Republicans and Democrats can agree...
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Weekly United News Roundup: Democrats and Republicans Increasingly Support Taking Vaccines; Bipartisan Push Against Facebook; and Widespread Disapproval of Political Violence

This news roundup shines a new light on major news stories from the past week, highlighting what Americans have in common across political divides. As the FDA Approves the Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Increasing Numbers of Democrats and Republicans Show Interest in Receiving Vaccine As seen in...
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Story of the Week: Candidates Visit Kenosha in Wake of Violence

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Kenosha, Wisconsin became the newest site of anti-police brutality protests and violent rioting after Jacob Blake was shot by police on Aug. 23 . In the days following Blake's shooting, 17-year-old Kyle...
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Story of the Week: Federal Police Called on to Curb Portland Unrest, Alleged Violence

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Since the death of George Floyd, protests in Portland, Oregon have reportedly caused damage to federal property, prompting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to send federal officers to the city. Those...
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Media Bias Alert: NPR Comes Clean About Fake News — Almost

An AllSides reader recently wrote in to point out an apparent case of media bias by NPR online news , which AllSides gives a media bias rating of Center (though close to Lean Left ). In a now-deleted tweet, NPR ran the headline: “Right-wing extremists are turning cars into weapons, with...
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Story of the Week: Talk of Police Reform, Defunding Takes Center Stage

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Calls to defund the police have rung out nationwide after George Floyd's death at the hands of law enforcement last month. Prominent Democrats recently introduced a bill aimed at significant police reform . Many...
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Story of the Week: George Floyd's Death in Police Custody Sparks Protests, Riots

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. George Floyd's death after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes last week has sparked massive civil unrest and outcry against police brutality, racism and criminal justice failures. The...
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Story of the Week: Mass Shootings Prompt Debates on Guns, Underlying Causes

Two tragic mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso last weekend prompted a resurgence of debates on gun control, gun rights and underlying causes, both on Capitol Hill and throughout the country. Media coverage was largely split in the aftermath. Many left-leaning outlets focused on white...
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President Trump Tweets About Media Bias in Wake of Mass Shootings

President Trump tweeted about media bias following two mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX. The shootings had claimed 29 lives as of Monday afternoon. The Media has a big responsibility to life and safety in our Country. Fake News has contributed...
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