Politics and Society
Medellín has long been known for its connections to the drug wars and the cartels. But as the violence has slowly abated, the government is trying to do its best to kickstart that, and connect the city's disconnected residents.
Celebrated Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of coalition forces during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, died Thursday at age 78. He suffered complications from pneumonia....
In Italy, the caretaker government of Prime Minister Mario Monti has been dissolved. But with new elections to be held In February and another former prime minister already set to run again, some say this isn't necessarily the end of Monti....
The Hmong culture has been a resilient one for centuries, enduring wars, genocide and mass migration. But the culture is under threat in the United States. A new elementary school immersion program in California aims to preserve it, and make it real to the children of immigrants....
Colombia was wracked with violence during the era of the Escobar drug cartel. And while the cartel has been curtailed, regular street violence persists. Now, arts groups are trying to give youth an alternative path to the future....
Dedicated students not allowed to enroll in state universities in Georgia can take advantage of free classes at Freedom University. Immigration policies vary nationwide, but in Georgia undocumented immigrants aren’t allowed to attend the state's five most selective public universities....
The U.S. Army often needs people who speak a specific language in its ranks. Many of those people though, while living in the United States, aren't U.S. citizens or permanent residents. That's presented a problem for the Army, but one that an innovative program aims to solve....
As the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., unfolded, many parents were faced with the challenge of talking to their children about the horrific and senseless acts that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary. But one mother took to her blog in an effort to start a conversation about what some are calling the elephant in the room....
Numerous questions surfaced this weekend after a tragic school shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. President Barack Obama, speaking to family members of victims of the shooting, said we've endured too many of these tragedies and called for action to be taken....
Now more than ever there's a need to set partisan differences aside to address the number of Americans living in poverty, activists say. But with no representation for the growing number of people falling into poverty, some are calling fiscal cliff negotiations a threat to our democracy....
- 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