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Should America be the world’s cop? What the experts say

Editor’s note: As part of our collaboration with “Third Rail with OZY,” we asked scholars from a variety of disciplines to answer the question: “Should America be the world’s cop?” read more

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In Trump’s America, is the Supreme Court still seen as legitimate?

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The justices may rule that Trump has exceeded his constitutional authority, or they may dodge the issue entirely, saying that the travel ban’s scheduled Sept. 24 end date takes the decision out of the court’s hands. read more

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World News

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, little attention has been paid to a long-running bipartisan program providing insurance coverage to millions of American children: the Children’s Health Insurance Program, often referred to simply as CHIP, which provides coverage to nine million American children. read more

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How the latest effort to repeal Obamacare would affect millions

At the end of July, the nation held its collective breath as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looked poised to achieve his most formidable parliamentary accomplishment: the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. read more

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Rich American seniors are getting healthier, leaving the poor behind

The U.S. has seen substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past century, particularly for those who are better-educated and more affluent. read more

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Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body’s clock – and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don’t get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. read more

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