A poll from the Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans who identify as not being religious has grown. Despite these numbers, Todd Stiefel, major funder of what he calls a "free thinkers movement," says atheists are one of the groups most discriminated against.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard the first of two cases regarding same-sex marriage on Tuesday. California's ban known as Proposition 8 came under scrutiny. But one legal scholar says the Court might find a way to avoid issuing a national ruling on the right for same-sex couples to marry.
Al Jazeera is expanding its international reach with the creation of Al Jazeera America. Media scholar Traci Griffith says, despite criticism of Al Jazeera's coverage of the United States, its entrance into the market is good for media literacy and diversity.
Every year, monarch butterflies migrate 2,000-miles from the north to a few mountaintops in central Mexico. But a new study shows that monarch numbers are declining significantly. One ecologist says the monarch's decline could indicate other habitation problems.
Transforming himself from a felon into celebrity chef, Eddie Huang has made a name for himself with his Taiwanese sandwich shop, his blog and guest appearances on popular food shows. But before finding success, Huang, in his new memoir Fresh Off The Boat, says he felt like an outsider.
An understanding of the historical events that take place when we're growing up, one critic says, might not be the events we learn enough about. For example, for America's youth today, the educational system may not teach kids enough about the Iraq War they've grown up with.
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.
British energy companies are expected to soon begin using fracking to unlock shale gas, in hopes of igniting an energy revolution for the country. But with the controversy around fracking in the United States, many residents are saying, not so fast.
Guatemala's former President Efrain Rios Montt is about stand trial for his role in a violent reign of terror over 36 years. Ríos Montt had seemed untouchable, even being elected to his country's legislature after losing power. Now, however, he will answer for the crimes he's accused of.
American workers are pushing their retirement further down the road finding that rising life expectancies mean they'll need more income. Some say these older workers could bring an opportunity for companies to create new work models to accommodate older workers.