Full story - April 02, 2019
Protesters wa;l through the streets of a city carrying Russian flags and large signs written in Russian.
New research shows how recent laws have slowly eroded the role of nongovernmental agencies all over the world . Experts have said that these actions threaten democracy in countries where institutions have already become weak. See where and how laws like these have had their biggest impact.
Full story - April 01, 2019
sign on store for atheism
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
Full story - March 29, 2019
Women with green bandanas protest in a crowd
The "global gag rule" has been rescinded by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican to occupy the Oval Office, reflecting the partisan nature of abortion. But studies show the rule may actually lead to increased abortions abroad.
Full story - March 27, 2019
An evening cityscape of Moscow with towers in the background and a river and traffic-filled road in the foreground
Official Russian response to the Mueller findings has been scornful. Today, most Russian media outlets are holding up the Mueller story as just another example of American dysfunction.
Full story - March 25, 2019
A boy swings from home base.
Dominicans alone now number more than one-tenth of all major league baseball players. But for those who don't make it to the big leagues, what do they have to fall back on?
Full story - March 22, 2019
Mueller has a pensive face.
Grand jury records and prosecutors’ decisions about individual cases are shielded from public view to protect those who may have been investigated but not charged. It remains a serious legal question whether a release to Congress of the Mueller grand jury’s deliberations would be barred by the law.
Full story - March 20, 2019
Commander Jeff Schoep of the National Socialist Movement, one of the largest white nationalist type groups in the country, speaks during a rally at the state capital in Little Rock, Arkansas,
As more people embrace a xenophobic and anti-immigrant worldview, it is fueling hostility and violence toward those deemed “outsiders” — whether because of their religion, skin color or national origin.
Full story - March 14, 2019
A contractor walks between trucks
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
Full story - March 12, 2019
a black and white photo of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler standing next to each other
As the leader of fascism, Mussolini pushed for the growth of the Italian population. He believed a larger population was necessary for the nation to function as a world-class military power. He also regarded Africans and Asians as inherently inferior. Again and again, he called on white Italian women to produce more children.
Full story - March 11, 2019
A close up of Putin looking at Trump
Russian political discourse is also riddled with conspiracy theories. Everything bad that happens in Russia is traced back by some to one or another anti-Russian plot hatched in the West.