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Opinion: History shows just how ugly it can get when people don't want you to vote

As a curator of political history at the Smithsonian, I've spent years studying the bad old days of American politics. Leafing through contested election trial transcripts, constable's reports and boxes of fraudulent ballots, I've studied the voter suppression and violence that was once a common feature of our democracy in the 19th century. It always seemed distant to me, with a consoling "it used to be worse" appeal. But recently, this past has been reanimated by new, partisan state laws designed to make it harder to vote.

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Opinion: Why many Pennsylvania voters still like Trump

If I were to predict which presidential candidate was going to win Pennsylvania, based purely on my experience as a woman who has lived, studied and worked in the Philadelphia area for nearly six decades -- including 18 years as a newspaper columnist -- I would say that Joe Biden would come out victorious. But I would also likely be wrong.

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Here's how one country is beating coronavirus

While the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, life in Taiwan is starting to return to normal. The island's coronavirus response has been praised and studied around the world as a model to follow. CNN's Paula Hancocks visits Taipei to see what Taiwan has done right.

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What exactly is convalescent plasma therapy?

Without a vaccine on the market, medical professionals are looking for possible Covid-19 treatments. One of those being studied is a treatment that dates back to the 19th century called convalescent plasma therapy.

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Astronomers find 'alien' asteroids living in our solar system

Scientists In the last few years have studied the first observed interstellar visitors to our solar system. They include a comet called 2I/Borisov, spotted in 2019 and still passing through, and an asteroid called 'Oumuamua that zipped through quickly in 2017.

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How a 100-year-old vaccine for tuberculosis could help fight the novel coronavirus

As researchers scramble to find new drugs and vaccines for Covid-19, a vaccine that is more than a century old has piqued researchers' interests. The Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine -- which was first developed to fight off tuberculosis -- is being studied in clinical trials around the world as a way to fight the novel coronavirus.

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