Politics and Society
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs treats suicidal veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues. According to recent reports, there are 950 suicide attempts per month by military veterans, and many are not receiving the treatment they seek right away.
Hazing incidents on college campuses around the country has sparked a movement to end hazing in greek organizations. Cornell University had a student die while pledging a fraternity and is taking bold steps to reform its culture. A Dartmouth student has also spoken our widely in an attempt to change things....
Former Transportation Security Administration administrator Kip Hawley says the current airport security system is broken. He suggests air travel would be safer if banned items such as knives, lighters and liquids were allowed and officers focused more on real security threats....
The Violence Against Women Act has been locked in partisan gridlock for months, with expiration looming in September. Tuesday, there appeared to be movement with a Republican Senate leader agreeing to a short-term deal. But whether the bill, or any bill like it, can get past the House of Representatives remains to be seen....
Daniel Marcin wants to be in Congress. The University of Michigan graduate student, though, has set his eyes on a tough target: John Dingell. Dingell is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House and was elected to office when Dwight Eisenhower was president....
A trial started Monday with federal officials saying John Edwards broke campaign finance laws when he received nearly $1 million in donations that he says were meant to support the woman with whom he'd had an affair and who was having his child. Federal officials say the amount to a campaign donation....
A new law in Tennessee will allow public school teachers to discuss alternatives to such scientific topics as evolution and climate change. The bill, known as the "academic freedom" law by its supporters and the "monkey bill," by its detractors, went into effect Friday....
A gay rights activist was murdered outside of a bar last week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after reportedly attempting to break up a fight between two men. Members of the community have come out to honor Raymond Taavel's memory....
India fired off a nuclear-capable missile with a range of 3,100 miles on Wednesday. The missile, which has the potential to reach China's key cities, has elevated fears of an Asian arms race. India now joins a small group of countries with these kinds of weapons. ...
Blue Dog Democrats numbered more than 50 in the 111th Congress. Now, there are just 24 remaining and of those, five have indicated they won't run for re-election. On the right, moderate Republicans are fewer in number as well. One former Blue Dog says redistricting and party politics are to blame....
- 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