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How all 50 state capitals are preparing for possible insurrections of their own

How all 50 state capitals are preparing for possible insurrections of their own

State capitals across the US are preparing for possible attacks on their legislatures in the coming days similar to the insurrection at the US Capitol last week, hoping a larger law enforcement presence and extra security measures will stave off the worst. The FBI sent an internal memo on Sunday warning all 50 states that…
The perilous state of American democracy, in one photo

The perilous state of American democracy, in one photo

If you want to get a sense of the perilous state of American democracy right now, look no further than the images circulating online showing National Guard members sleeping in the hallways of the US Capitol — underneath busts of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, no less. The troops aren’t staying overnight on the…
The many obstacles to the “GOP state legislatures steal the election for Trump” scenario

The many obstacles to the “GOP state legislatures steal the election for Trump” scenario

With President Donald Trump and a good portion of the Republican Party unwilling to accept that Joe Biden has won the election, an idea has been tossed around on the right: What if they get Republican state legislatures in states Biden won to appoint Trump electors instead? To be clear, this would amount to an…
Why every state should adopt a mask mandate, in 4 charts

Why every state should adopt a mask mandate, in 4 charts

Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, recently toured North Dakota to meet with officials battling one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in the country. While she commended the state’s testing efforts, she was distraught by the noticeable lack of face masks in public spaces. “This is the least use of…
How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

The US is now in the middle of what can only be described as a national Covid-19 epidemic, with cases across the country rising at alarming rates in recent weeks. Public health experts look at a few markers to determine how bad things are in each state: the number of daily new cases; the infection…
Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty To A Horrific String Of Unsolved Crimes

Golden State Killer Pleads Guilty To A Horrific String Of Unsolved Crimes

Amy Holliday, the Sacramento County deputy district attorney, cited the current coronavirus pandemic as the reason why the court wanted to move forward with getting DeAngelo’s confession. Holliday also noted, according to CNN, that courts being closed throughout the state and the complications of having older prisoners in the courtroom played a role. She said…
4 reasons state plans to open up may backfire — and soon

4 reasons state plans to open up may backfire — and soon

On Monday, Missouri will allow concerts to resume for the first time since the state’s stay-at-home order started at the beginning of April. Yes, concerts, where people usually pack together, breathing the same air. Apparently, the Missouri government believes it will be safe if people attending stand 6 feet apart. It’s not just concerts: Under…
New York is the first state to cancel a presidential primary over coronavirus concerns

New York is the first state to cancel a presidential primary over coronavirus concerns

New York state has canceled its June 23 Democratic presidential primary, becoming the first state to do so over concerns about the coronavirus. The decision came after a Monday vote by commissioners on the New York State Board of Elections. The decision will not impact primaries for congressional, state-level, and local races, which will be…
Chart: The coronavirus pandemic, state by state

Chart: The coronavirus pandemic, state by state

The coronavirus outbreak first erupted in the United States in Seattle, and while New York has become the American epicenter of the pandemic, there are Covid-19 cases in all 50 states. The pathogen is spreading across the country, along with positive tests and death counts. Getting control over the outbreak depends on each state’s ability…
This Map Gives Your State A Letter Grade Based On Its Gender Pay Gap

This Map Gives Your State A Letter Grade Based On Its Gender Pay Gap

While it’s a useful starting point, ultimately this broad view obscures just how wide the pay gap is for some groups of women. It varies greatly by race (for example, Latinx women make around 54 cents for every dollar a white man makes), and it also varies greatly by state.Ahead, we’ve broken down how women…

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