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Horrors of the Holocaust: Five Websites to Help with Education, Accuracy

Whenever there’s an analysis or discussion about how much people know about the Holocaust, the focus is often on what they don’t know. A 2018 survey of 1,350 people age 18 and older found that 11% of U.S. adults and 22% of millennials had not heard of the Holocaust. Almost half of U.S. adults and millennials could not name one concentration camp or ghetto that was established in Europe during the Holocaust, the survey found.

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Incitement To Violence Is Rarely Explicit—Here Are Some Techniques People Use To Breed Hate

As senators plan for an impeachment trial—in which former President Donald Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to mount a deadly insurrection at the Capitol—global concern is growing about threats of violent unrest in multiple countries, including the U.S. The United Nations reports the proliferation of dangerous speech online represents a “new era” in conflict.

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What Does The Vice President Do?

Today, Kamala Harris became vice president of the United States—the first woman, the first person of South Asian descent, and the first African American to do so. Harris also became the first vice president to have graduated from a historically black college or university. However, the vice presidency itself has traditionally been a relatively insignificant position, though the office has become more influential in recent years.

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How Do Pandemics End? Diseases Fade But Are Almost Never Truly Gone

Epidemiologists and public-health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in an effort to curb the coronvirus’ spread. But infectious disease modeling is tricky. Epidemiologists warn that “[m]odels are not crystal balls,” and even sophisticated versions, like those that combine forecasts or use machine learning, can’t necessarily reveal when the pandemic will end or how many people will die.

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