The death of Aaron Swartz has added a new data point to the discussion of mental health services available in the United States. That's certainly the case. But for some people, his death is also an issue in an ongoing battle over copyright law.
After gruesome attacks against women in India gained international attention, several global discussions about gender roles have taken off. Some critics say fathers are they key to changing attitudes that allow these attacks to happen.
India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.
The rape and eventual death of a young woman in India last month has sparked hundreds of protests across that country. But it's also sparked hundreds, and more likely thousands, of conversations in this country. Especially among families with Indian heritage.
Sexual assault and rape is a global problem. The case of two Ohio high schools football players, charged with sexually assaulting an incoherent high school girl, coupled with the violent case in India, has experts calling for a multi-pronged approach to dealing with sexual violence.
Medellín has long been known for its connections to the drug wars and the cartels. But as the violence has slowly abated, the government is trying to do its best to kickstart that, and connect the city's disconnected residents.
After the Gulf War, sanctions prohibited Americans from sending money to Iraq. Iraqi-American Shakir Hamoodi broke those rules, however, when he found out his family in Iraq had miscarried, because they couldn't afford $10 antibiotics. Now he's in jail — almost 20 years after the fact.
As the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., unfolded, many parents were faced with the challenge of talking to their children about the horrific and senseless acts that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary. But one mother took to her blog in an effort to start a conversation about what some are calling the elephant in the room.
Numerous questions surfaced this weekend after a tragic school shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. President Barack Obama, speaking to family members of victims of the shooting, said we've endured too many of these tragedies and called for action to be taken.
A European court last week gave some measure of justice to a a German man who was mistakenly believed to be an al-Qaeda terrorist, then kidnapped and tortured, supposedly at the behest of the U.S. government. But U.S. officials remain silent about the case.