Ani Zonneveld started as a Grammy award-winning songwriter. Now she spends her time challenging conservative interpretation of her Muslim faith and has become an imam that embraces gender equality, gay rights and interfaith marriage.
Not long after the shooting in Charleston, a US House of Representatives committee rejected a measure that would have allowed the CDC to conduct research into gun violence, leaving intact a ban pushed by the NRA back in the 1990s.
The movement to legalize marijuana for medical use continues to gain momentum in the US. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have approved marijuana for medical use and a handful of states allow recreational use of the drug. As the debate continues, one surprising fact emerges: There is no strong scientific evidence to support the arguments of either side.
In the state with the most Muslims in the country, conservative lawmakers keep trying to pass legislation seen as targeting Islamic sharia law. And even a Muslim appreciation day carries touches of bigotry.
An undocumented immigrant with a history of felony convictions and deportations shot and killed a woman in San Francisco last week. His situation highlights some of the complications presented by “sanctuary city” policies for immigrants.
Palm oil can mean steady, consistent income for farmers in the developing world, but it can also means environmental degradation and other abuses. As palm oil expands in Latin America, can it take a different course?
The US Agency for International Development claims American efforts to help build schools in Afghanistan have been successful, with schools now serving millions of Afghan pupils. But a BuzzFeed investigation questions the agency's numbers, finding many US-financed schools in serious disrepair and the enrollment numbers inflated.
This week Obama is going to meet with some very important leaders. We want you to find the city that is the buzzing hub of economic, social and political activities of its continent. Our map quiz will tell the world how good you are in locating Addis Ababa.
Whether it’s driving five miles over the speed limit or breezing past a stop sign on your bike, chances are, we have all broken a few — or more — rules of the road. When it comes to obeying traffic laws, “we’re all criminals,” says the author of this survey.
I was born in Iran, but have been in Britain since I was 2. In Britain, we all pretend everyone is the same. In contrast to this, I just spent the year in New York. Oh my God, Americans talk about race so much. But by not talking about race in Britain, are we missing the importance of our differences?
The damage between Donald Trump and the Latino community is beyond repair. It’s over. And Latinos have no interest in making amends with him, because once you show your true colors, you can’t walk it back. What does this mean for 2016?
Scientists thought they knew how the human body worked. They thought they knew how the immune system worked. They were wrong. A recent discovery found a previously unknown path for the immune system into the brain.
Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of the country's police officers even carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.