Politics and Society
Despite recent tuition hikes, state colleges are struggling to fund popular programs because of cutbacks in government support. As a result, many of these programs are losing support or disappearing altogether, despite offering training for some of the most highly sought skills in the job market.
Russia makes a big deal out of International Women's Day. Women are celebrated, getting flowers and gifts. It's described as a combination of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day — all rolled into one....
Super Tuesday elections across 10 states have Republicans at the polls, choosing who they want to represent their party in this year's presidential election. While each candidate is expected to do well in at least one state, the eyes of the nation are on Ohio and Georgia....
A growing number of advertisers on Rush Limbaugh's syndicated, conservative talk-radio show have pulled the plug. At last count, 11 businesses have decided not to air ads on his program in the wake of his calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a slut....
Mitt Romney's gotten good news in the latest polls. His support is trending upward, buoyed by a series of a high profile endorsements. But Newt Gingrich is seeing an uptick in support as well, especially in southern states....
Thousands of Hmong people in southeast Asia fought for the CIA in the Vietnam War. Tens of thousands of Hmong, including many vets, have since moved to the United States. Despite their service, though, they're not eligible for a military burial. Pending legislation in the Minnesota House asks Congress and the President to change the law to accommodate them....
Vladimir Putin won the presidency of Russia for six more years following last week's election, receiving more than 63 percent of the vote. However, opponents and monitors are questioning the fairness of the election, claiming abuse of election monitors and so-called "carousel voting." Anti-Putin protests are expected at the Moscow Kremlin Monday night....
Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win re-election as president on Sunday. And he can probably do it without fraud. But in the wake of what many say were very fraudulent elections in December, many Russians are volunteering to monitor the votes coming in....
Rush Limbaugh this week went on the offensive against Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who was to testify before Congress about access to contraception. He called her a slut and said she should have to put videos of her sex life online because the public was paying for her contraception....
As Russians prepare to head to the polls on Sunday, voters in the nation's cities are increasingly unhappy with what seems to be almost a foregone conclusion. Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president. But out in the rural areas, support remains wide-spread, if more reserved than it once was....
- 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
- Obama administration considering providing weapons to Syrian rebels
- Israeli ambassador spells out concerns with ongoing Syrian civil war, chemical weapons
- 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