Tens of thousands of images showing tortured and emaciated bodies were smuggled out of Syria by a former government photographer nicknamed "Caesar." Now some of the photos are being displayed at the US Holocaust Museum as a reminder of the ongoing threat of organized genocide.
Switzerland is often held up by gun rights advocates as a model of what the United States could be with the right gun laws. But many in Switzerland say, not so fast. They point to already tightened restrictions and a, crucially, a healthcare safety net that lets fewer people go witout treatment.
Liberian Patrice Juah boarded a plane from Monrovia this week to come to the US. When she arrived at Washington's Dulles International aiport, she encountered a host of new screening measures, including a system for 21 days of self-monitoring. She says she came away impressed and reassured
Amnesty International investigated 9 drone strikes in Pakistan over the last 20 months, including some where drones struck a second time, minutes later, and killed those who came in to help the victims. Amnesty says that would be a war crime, if it is intentional.
The Washington Redskins face growing demands to change their team's nickname, which many Native Americans say is offensive. The public debate is also putting pressure on other teams, like the Edmonton Eskimos, that also use native imagery.
Foreign leaders are wondering what the heck US politicians are doing. That's according to former Republican Senator Richard Lugar. He says foreign leaders are telling him now isn't the time for the US to have an internal tiff with global complications.