The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has just released its findings on interrogation techniques used on terror suspects. Trace reviews the report's findings.
With congressional budget talks often come whispers of a "government shutdown." What actually happens during one, and why do they occur? Does everything close? Trace runs down which things actually do shut down and which never really close.
Do political leanings influence the manner in which liberal and conservative Supreme Court justices view the cases that come before them? Tara looks for a ruling on the question.
President Obama's recent, and hotly debated, action on immigration in the U.S. has the issue front and center in many people's minds. Trace examines a form of immigration used in other countries that's based on what immigrants can offer a country.
Taxes, divorce law and seizing property are no-nos.
Every two years, midterm elections take place for officeholders and challengers at the federal, state, and local levels. Trace takes a look at elections closer to home, in our states and localities, and offers examples of ballot issues decided there.
The news in recent times has been littered with stories of Russian military vehicles -- literally hundreds of times -- venturing into the sovereign territory of other nations. What's motivating the hub of the former Soviet Union to make such moves?
It's an uninhabited patch of real estate at the top of the world that has several countries vying for the right to call it theirs. What's so special about the North Pole? Trace explains.
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