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Oct 28, 2014 09:55 AM ET
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.
Oct 27, 2014 10:47 AM ET
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?
Oct 13, 2014 09:24 AM ET
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.
Oct 1, 2014 09:40 AM ET
Demonstrations in Hong Kong have sprung up over recent electoral changes announced by the Chinese government. Trace explains what near- and long-term issues have motivated protesters to take to the streets.
Sep 19, 2014 09:21 AM ET
Scotland's independence referendum was voted down by its citizens, but they were not the only people with thoughts of breaking away on their minds. Which other groups worldwide have secession in mind?
Sep 5, 2014 11:37 AM ET
Piles of cash go to parties and pet causes on both sides of the political spectrum. Where do the big-donor philosophies differ, and is there any common ground?
Aug 25, 2014 09:30 AM ET
Though protests are at the moment still peaceful, the situation is tense in Pakistan, as citizens express displeasure with their government.
Aug 21, 2014 07:55 AM ET
Missouri's governor has called in the National Guard, thanks to the current unrest in the city of Ferguson. Who makes up the National Guard and what exactly is it? Tara has the answers in this explainer.
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