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MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she encountered a problem: The robot she was programming could not detect her own female, dark skinned face.

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With the Supreme Court reviewing another challenge to the Affordable Care Act this past Tuesday, we turn to Dr. Vivian Lee, who says that the problem with our healthcare system isn’t the question of who is paying for what but rather, what we are paying for.

Nate Hegyi

When journalist and former KUER reporter Nate Hegyi set out to better understand America’s political divide, he decided to do it the old fashioned way: on his bike. 

Ivana Martinez

This presidential election was the nail biter that many predicted but few were entirely prepared for.

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Earlier this week, Utah’s two leading newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, announced historic changes that include the end of daily paper delivery and the break-up of their decades-long print collaboration.

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Widespread unemployment, a country in turmoil and a coming presidential election that had the whole country’s attention. But this wasn't 2020 – it was 1876. So, what lessons does a presidential election that happened 144 years ago have for us today? 

Renee Bright / KUER

We’ve heard for years that no matter how passionate young voters may speak about politics, they don’t turn out in significant numbers on Election Day. 

This week, the world lost James "The Amazing" Randi, who died at the age of 92 on Oct. 20. Randi was a renowned magician and escape artist, but, as we learned in 2014, he couldn't abide charlatans. 

According to a recent intelligence report, white nationalists pose the gravest terror threat in the United States. A new documentary from The Atlantic goes inside the movement to expose the roots of its ideas and how they have reshaped the course of the country. 

In 1789, when General George Washington became the first president of the newly minted United States of America, 6% of the population was eligible to vote. 

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