Politics and Society
Undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents before the age of 16 are about to get a reprieve from the threat of deportation that's long hung over their heads. The Obama administration announced a new proposal to suspend deportations of specific immigrants and grant them work authorization.
Wade Davis spent four years playing in the NFL. This week, he came out of the closet. He's not the first, but just another in a wave of former pro athletes to say they are gay. And, it seems, most of their former teammates' reactions can be summed up simply: why didn't you tell us sooner?...
Voters in southern Arizona are at the polls, picking who they want to serve out the balance of the term they elected Gabrielle Giffords to in 2010. Giffords resigned in January so she could focus her energy on recovering from the shooting that took the lives of six people and injured 13 more, including Giffords....
With billions of Google searches conducted across the country, it can be a powerful tool in divining what really interests Americans. For example, porn is a more popular search than weather. But it can also provide political intelligence, as one Harvard researcher recently discovered....
Detroit's struggled in the latest economic downturn, first with the collapse of the American auto industry and then with budget crises and other struggles that have laid the city low. But, for some reason, perhaps its European roots, many foreigners are coming to the city to watch it return to life....
Wisconsonites voted Tuesday to keep incumbent Scott Walker in the governor's seat. The recall election is over, but Tea Party supporters, union organizers and voters are speaking out on what the results mean for the rest of the country....
On Tuesday Wisconsin voters will decide whether to recall Governor Scott Walker from office. Walker's clamp down on Wisconsin's public sector labor unions set off a recall campaign that has spanned over a year and brought national campaign energy to the state. ...
"Equal pay for equal work" has been a phrase since the 20th century. However, in the United States, women still make, on average, significantly less money than their male counterparts. The Paycheck Fairness Act attempts to address the gender wage gap and will be voted on in Congress later this week, but is not expected to pass....
Team sports are illegal for women in Saudi Arabia. But like their counterparts the world over, they're just as eager to show their stuff on the pitch and the field. A new soccer league has emerged to serve those women, and hopefully fight a growing health problem as well....
The debate over fire retardant chemicals has flared up again, prompted by a new investigative series in the Chicago Tribune. Reporters traced a decades-long campaign created by tobacco lobbyists to distract attention from the fire hazard caused by smoking....
- 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
- Purported Israel's strike on Syria seen in wider context of Hezbollah, Iran
- Post-Holocaust 'avenger' tells stories of revenge squads
- 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