Politics and Society
Barbie has a new home in Berlin — and it's literally life-sized. But the protests have been out-sized as well. The Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse opened on Thursday, but protests have already been intensifying. On one recent day, protesters strapped a Barbie doll to a cross and set the cross on fire. Protesters say Barbie sends the wrong message.
There's been a controversy brewing around the way the military handles sexual assault allegations. It's been amplified by recent controversies that have enveloped top military leaders who are supposed to oversee the military's handling of sexual harassment cases....
Pakistan marked a monumental moment this weekend, with voters successfully electing a new individual to be the nation's prime minister. It marks the first time the country has successfully had a peaceful, democratic transfer of power....
Late last week, an IRS official apologized for her department targeting right-wing groups for additional scrutiny. Over the weekend, various media outlets got a look at a pending inspector general report. The report is expected to be released publicly this week, but the controversy is already swirling....
El Bulli was a highly successful, highly celebrated restaurant in Spain, until its founder shut it down at practically the peak of its popularity. But now it's back -- but with a focus on innovation and research, rather than just on eating....
The reality of unlawful immigration over the past decade or more has been families separated between the United States and the home country. For many Mexican families, the prospect of immigration reform in the U.S. brings to possibility of a much delayed family reunion....
In the course of reporting a story, The New York Times' Annie Lowrey asked an innocent question to her Twitter followers. What city is the most average in America. The answers poured in and ignited a controversy around the answers that were given....
China's economic prosperity has opened the world to its people. But that openness has meant many of them are demanding the rights and freedoms they see residents of other successful countries enjoying. But so far, the Communist Party has been slow to offer up reforms, despite the people's demands....
Residents of Newtown are trying to determine what to do with their school, which was the site of a mass shooting late last year. In making that determination, though, they're able to draw on the experience of many others who have dealt with the same issue, from Columbine High School to a movie theater in Colorado....
On Monday, for the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Jason Collins wrote a first-person essay became the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional sport to come out of the closet and publicly say he's gay....
- Spaniards outraged by new, strict EU regulations on olive oil
- James Rosen case prompts frank discuss about balance between First Amendment, national security
- Syrian mother struggles over whether to return to husband, home as civil war rages
- Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing dozens
- Syria’s civil war ends long quiet in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights
- American diplomat expelled from Russia for spying evokes memories of Cold War
- While 11 million people may live in U.S. illegally -- the impact extends to millions more
- Tel Aviv offers insights as Boston prepares permanent memorial to Boston Marathon victims
- Police in Cleveland trying to figure out how man hid abducted women for a decade
- Fence along U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego represents a barrier and a bridge
- Among Myanmar's large Buddhist population, monks, monasteries play important role
- 'I am a Mormon' campaign launches in London, in response to play's debut
- Yangon Muslims watch nervously as violence spreads in Myanmar
- New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela
- New book seeks to guide Orthodox Jewish newly weds in sexual intimacy
- Latino Catholics in the U.S. embrace Catholic Church's new Argentinian pope
- Argentina's Dirty War revisited after new pope is elected
- Catholic Church unveils Pope Francis as next leader
- Bulgaria chooses new religious leader -- with complex past
- American rabbi elected to Israeli Knesset with hopes of bridging sectarian divide
- States consider reforms to help domestic workers move out of shadows
- Ukraine’s Asgarda martial arts program recasts Amazon warrior women
- Undocumented immigrant caregiver tells story from inside invisible workforce
- Meat processing across the Midwest largely done by immigrants
- China's hukou system puts migrant workers at severe economic disadvantage
- Ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar find foothold in North Carolina
- Pakistani women have new tools to fight disfiguring acid attacks
- Some immigrant women, victims of domestic violence, afraid to seek help
- Grand jury will convene to consider more charges in Ohio rape case
- Congress holds hearing on changing how military handles sexual assault cases