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New Mexico: Images of the Land of Enchantment

David Clapp / Getty New Mexico is the fifth-largest state by area and is sparsely populated, with nearly half of the state’s 2.1 million residents living in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. Below are a few glimpses of the diverse geography and history of New Mexico and some...

The Latest Catastrophe at the VA

On a warm November day in 2017, Representative Mark Takano, a California Democrat, met with a whistleblower who had serious concerns about the 270-bed Veterans Affairs facility in Loma Linda. Later that day, Takano took a tour of the hospital, and was shocked by what he saw. Grime encrusted the water fountains; the floors of the operating room were...

The Statues Brought Down Since the George Floyd Protests Began

Steve Helber / AP In the widespread protests that followed the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, statues of and memorials to Confederate soldiers and generals were vandalized or torn down. Some of the many statues of Christopher Columbus were targeted as...

Maine: Images of the Pine Tree State

Denis Tangney Jr. / Getty Although Maine is the largest of the New England states, it is still relatively small—ranking 39th in area. It remains a state with a low population density, at just about 1.3 million residents, mostly living near the southern coast. From its wooded...

Iowa: Images of the Hawkeye State

Jim Young / Reuters More than 85 percent of the land in Iowa is dedicated to agricultural use, divided up among more than 86,500 farms. More than 3.1 million residents live and work in the state, on its farms and in its cities. Below are a few glimpses of the landscape of Iowa...

Delaware: Images of the First State

Khairil Azhar Junos / Shutterstock Fewer than 1 million people live in Delaware, the second-smallest state in America by area. The region is primarily coastal: The state’s entire eastern border is formed by the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. Below are a few glimpses of the...

Alabama: Images of the Yellowhammer State

Jeffrey M. Frank / Shutterstock Nearly 5 million people live in Alabama, which takes its nickname from its state bird, the yellowhammer. The terrain of Alabama ranges from mountains in the north, to rolling hills and gentle plains sloping toward Mobile and the Gulf Coast in the...

American Protest: Images From the Past 24 Hours

Win McNamee / Getty One week after the start of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, protests in cities and towns across the United States have been growing, despite curfews and aggressive policing methods in some places. Just yesterday,...

Missouri: Images of the Show Me State

Charlie Riedel / AP Another nickname for Missouri is “Mother of the West,” the historic starting point for westward expansion along the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, and other routes. More than half of the state’s 6.1 million residents now live in its two biggest metropolitan...

Fire and Protests in the Twin Cities

John Minchillo / AP A third day of protests took place yesterday in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, with demonstrators angered over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday, after an officer kneeled on his neck and ignored his pleas...

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