Federal law doesn't require background checks for private gun sales. Many 2020 Democrats favor background checks for all gun purchases. Can universal background checks curb gun violence? Here's what the research says.
Research finds a black man in the U.S. has a 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police during his lifetime -- 2.5 times the odds for a white man. This contextual data can gird stories about people killed by police.
We gathered and summarized a sampling of published studies and working papers that examine white supremacy and far-right extremist groups from multiple angles, including online strategies for spreading propaganda.
Two experts — a university researcher and a former Census Bureau director — point out weaknesses in news coverage of the U.S. census and how journalists can do a better job covering the once-every-10-years population count.