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About this Database

Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, business government and society, family and community, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with a wire-service newsfeed providing the latest headline stories, Issues & Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. Since it was first published in 1995, Issues & Controversies has been a core student and educator resource for understanding and writing about current issues and events, as well as for debate prep. Complete National High School Debate Topic coverage is a feature of each year's coverage.

In addition to its original articles, Issues & Controversies topic pages feature the latest related news coverage from Reuters® as well as a variety of helpful background information, from the key pro/con arguments to chronologies of related events to primary documents. Specially createdl video introductions and additional educator resources are provided for selected key issues. Curriculum Tools and other special features and listings give ideas for integrating the material into instructional frameworks and research assignments.