For years, even speaking Kurdish in Turkey was a ticket to trouble. But now, Turkey's government is opening up, and even allowing Kurdish to be taught in schools. It's a small step -- and some say it's fake, symbolic only -- but it's changing everything.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
A bill to keep the government operating through the end of September contained an unrelated provision that protects genetically modified food. While some say it's unconstitutional, a provision of the bill prohibits the courts from pulling an unsafe genetically modified product from the market.
Japan's energy industry is at a cross-roads, with nuclear energy critical to the country's economy, but a population that is leaning more toward renewables. While Japan was moving decisively toward renewable energy, a change of political leadership has thrown everything in the air.
Along the Texas border, some services are hard to find. A doctor or a hospital may be 150 miles away. And often those highway miles include impromptu checkpoints by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. For some victims of domestic violence, documented or otherwise, those checkpoints stand in the way of getting help.
Palestinians haven't voted in a presidential election since 2006, frustrating many. A local TV producer decided to take that frustration and channel it into a reality TV series, just in time for President Barack Obama to come to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Texans who live in the border area say security in the region is tight enough. They don't want a bigger fence, or a wall, and they say they've got enough drones and helicopters. And local police point to statistics that show their crime rate is far below big Texas cities. But is the border safe enough?
When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, individual soldiers, airmen and Marines led the way. A new exhibition in New York follows the invasion via the pages of a Marine's diary, as well as articles and photos from journalists embedded with the same unit in the early days of the war.
The video of a Florida fundraiser that some say changed the course of the last U.S. presidential election has attracted attention once again after the videographer finally stepped forward. The renewed interest comes on the heels of Mitt Romney 's first public speech since the election, last week.
The best way out of poverty for students in urban South Africa is to get an education. One school in the bustling city of Cape Town has developed a system that's generated graduation rates of virtually 100 percent. But it's been tough. And it's getting tougher.