Politics and Society
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.
Newt Gingrich tried to cement his role as the front-runner to win the Florida Republican Primary at Monday night's debate. But a newly assertive Mitt Romney was also in it to win, trying to salvage a campaign that had seemed inevitable winner just a few days ago....
Newt Gingrich picked up a double-digit victory in South Carolina over one-time frontrunner Mitt Romney on Saturday. With less than a week to go, the election turns toward Florida, where Romney may be able to use his campaign war chest to his advantage. But Gingrich is already surging....
Gabrielle Giffords will step down this week, about a year after being shot and nearly killed. Giffords, a Democratic Representative for Southern Arizona, left the door open for a return to political life....
Beneath what is now the Battery Tunnel and the site of the World Trade Center is the remains of Little Syria, the first stop for Arab American immigrants who came to the United State near the turn of the 20th Century. Now, a small group is trying to save a six-story building that marks the history....
Public school districts struggling with whether to teach ethnic studies, or climate change, or even evolution, are just enacting the latest act of long American drama. History, as presented in American classrooms, isn't always the final word on what happened....
With support among Latinos for President Barack Obama declining precipitously, the Republican Party is launching an organized, formal outreach campaign that seeks to bring them over to the Republican side in November....
It's been a busy week in politics. Candidates have dropped out (Rick Perry), ex-wives have stepped forward (Marianne Gingrich) and tax returns have been discussed (Mitt Romney). Oh and Stephen Colbert would like you to support Herman Cain. Come Saturday, voters will have a lot upon which to base their election decisions....
Mitt Romney would probably like to go back to bed. The former Massachusetts Governor learned Thursday that the Iowa Caucus had recounted its ballots, and the final tally had Rick Santorum in the lead. But, with some ballots lost, no official winner will be declared. Plus, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Romney rival Newt Gingrich....
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and likely Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren want to keep negative ads out of their race and they're trying to reach an agreement to do just that. But before you hold it up as a shining example of fixing what's wrong with politics, you might look at if it's really enforceable....
- U.S. faces hurdles if it chooses to extradite NSA leaker Snowden to face criminal charges
- Iranian President-elect a moderate, with unknown ability to reform
- U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Arizona voter citizenship provision
- Survey finds broad support for Edward Snowden, NSA leaker
- Greek government, citing budget problems, pulls plug on public broadcaster
- NSA whistleblower reveals himself, hopes for safety in Hong Kong
- U.S. Congress reopens debate over replacing dollar bills with coins
- Spanish town reminds dog owners to pick up after their pets ... with special deliveries
- What can the NSA do with phone and Internet data?
- Why are black people four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana crimes?
- Turkey's Creationist TV channel uses women described as 'Barbie-like' to spread message
- Catholic priests in Philippines bring Mass to shopping malls to meet the people
- 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
- Intelligence officials defend surveillance programs as a necessity in the war on terrorism
- Deportation leaves family split apart, no one truly home
- Modern family takes on new dimension when it comes to structure, gender
- Obama administration drops objection to Plan B ruling
- George Zimmerman trial enters jury selection
- Silicon Valley's immigrant janitors given chance to learn English at work
- 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