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Issues & Controversies aims to provide the most accurate, accessible, and authoritative content available and present arguments on both sides of every issue in a clear, balanced, and unbiased manner. To ensure objective coverage and a wide range of competing viewpoints, the editors of Issues & Controversies rely on hundreds of leading print and electronic news sources from the United States and around the world. Foremost among these are prominent newspapers, wire services, and television, radio, and web-based outlets; respected newsmagazines, opinion journals, and scholarly publications; reports, surveys, and data from top think tanks, research institutes, and advocacy groups; and publications and websites of major government agencies and global organizations. Many of these sources are cited below in four different categories: News Organizations; Magazines and Journals; Groups and Institutes; and Government Agencies.

Headline news updates are provided hourly by Reuters®, the international news wire service. Videos of live debates are provided by Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates. New debates are added on a regular basis. The Encyclopedia, published by Infobase Learning, contains more than 24,000 articles. "Special Reports" on timely, important topics are added every month. Photographs, except where otherwise noted, are licensed from Getty Images, Agence France-Presse, Reuters®, and AP/Wide World Photos, and are for individual noncommercial or educational use only. Illustrations, except where otherwise noted, are copyright by Infobase Learning, and are for individual noncommercial or educational use only. A credit line appears with each image. Cartoons are licensed from uclick. Cartoons may not be reproduced or distributed electronically, in print or otherwise, without the written permission of uclick and Universal Press Syndicate except for use within a classroom presentation.


ABC News
Al Jazeera
Alaska Dispatch News
Associated Press
Baltimore Sun
BBC News
Boston Globe
Burlington Free Press
CBS News
Chicago Tribune
Christian Science Monitor
Columbus Dispatch
Dallas News
Denver Post
Fox News
The Guardian
Los Angeles Times
Miami Herald
National Public Radio (NPR)
NBC News
New York Times
Omaha World-Herald
PBS NewsHour
Philadelphia Inquirer
Portland Press Herald
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Richmond Times Dispatch
San Francisco Chronicle
Tampa Bay Times
Topeka Capital-Journal
Tuscaloosa News
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post