Upcoming budget negotiations will be Congress' best chance for months, perhaps years, to remove a legal prohibition preventing the CDC from researching gun violence. But political leaders suggest that's almost impossible.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature today. She's an oral historian who has documented the Soviet experience from the Afghanistan War to the tragedy in Chernobyl. But perhaps her greatest achievement will be legitimizing nonfiction writing as literature.
Almost all of the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, have been suspended, amid charges of corruption. The scandal is being followed closely in Africa, where FIFA has spent millions of dollars.
Hare Squead is a hip-hop trio based in Dublin. They're first generation immigrants from Africa who happened to run into each other while skateboarding in Ireland's capital. Just two years later they're one of the hottest acts around.
The beginning of the "American Century" is usually considered to have started around World War II. Are we still in the so-called American Century? China's economic rise has looked impressive, even intimidating from a distance. But a rise is rarely linear, nor without its challenges.
Japanese women who aspire to both a career and a family have long considered their best options to be leaving the country, working at a startup or finding work at an international company in Japan. But even then, it can come down to who your manager is.
The Islamic Revolution in Iran wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini. His anti-west, anti-capitalism fervor captured the minds of so many Iranians. Fast forward 36 years and his great grandson is posting on Instagram.
While the federal government remains stalled on any legislation to require equal pay for men and women, one state is acting. In California, a new law — tougher than any federal measure considered to date — will force employers who pay men more than women in the same position to prove that the differential is based on something other than gender.