Australia has thousands of refugees clamoring for asylum every year. In a bid to get a handle on the problem, the country has decided to setup refugee processing centers on small, Pacific islands where the refugees will remain until a decision is made on their status.
A judge this week is expected to rule on the legality of Pennsylvania's new voter ID law. Conservatives say people are required to produce ID for many aspects of daily life, and voting should be no different. Opponents say as many as 800,000 voters don't have proper ID. Both sides have vowed to appeal if need-be.
Over the weekend, Mitt Romney announced that he'd chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate in the upcoming presidential election. And while Republicans praised the pick as bold and game-changing, and something that would rally the conservative base, Democrats sought to paint him as out of touch and, perhaps worse, as the ideological leader of a deeply unpopular U.S. Congress.
Aurora, Colo., is one of the most diverse cities in that state. It has a vibrant community of refugees, many of whom don't speak English. Recently, a refugee group pulled together an event to try and help people cross the language barrier and get the facts about the violent movie theater shooting there.
Palestine's economy suffers under the weight of the long-running Israeli occupation. And while it's resumed growth, that growth is tied to foreign aid. Economists say to achieve true stability, it needs a vibrant private sector economy -- and that requires a peace agreement with Israel.
A Virginia Deputy Sheriff says he was fired for liking the Facebook page of his boss's opponent. Sheriff B.J. Roberts says Ray Carter was fired because of poor performance. Now, a wrongful termination lawsuit may turn on whether Carter's Facebook like is considered a form of free speech.
PRI President and CEO Alisa Miller describes how PRI's involvement in the State Integrity Investigation helped increase public awareness and engagement around government accountability.
The office of Houston's mayor created a video to show people what to do if their school or office is invaded by an active shooter. In the wake of recent shootings, it's been viewed more than a half million times on YouTube.
98-year-old James Benet left the United States in his 20s to fight on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War. The Republicans were backed not only by foreigners, like Benet, but also by Mexico and the Soviet Union. After his side lost, Benet came back to a United States where he was immediately viewed as a communist.
Late Sunday night or early Monday morning, depending on where you were in the world, NASA landed a technologically advanced rover on the surface of Mars, with a mission to determine whether life ever could have, or maybe does today, exist on the red planet.