Full story - April 06, 2018
For some communities, the drive to name public spaces in King’s name has taken years as well as heated debates, boycotts, petition drives, marches and even litigation.
Full story - March 29, 2018
Colorful stained-glass windows depicting the resurrection of Jesus Christ at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset, England.
The naming of the celebration seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre. And the holiday used to be marked by heavy drinking and merrymaking.
Full story - March 22, 2018
Rhonada Collier clears away tree branches in front of an abandoned house in an attempt to make her once thriving working-class neighborhood that is now littered with blight look better in Flint, Michigan.
Flint, Michigan, has one of the highest crime rates in the country for a city of its size. One neighborhood has found a novel way to fight back.
Full story - March 21, 2018
Americans tend to prefer beers that have corn or rice "adjuncts," or fillers.
The unique role of the temperance movement in US history might explain why, when it comes to Americans' tastes, bland beer is still king.
Full story - March 19, 2018
A Yazidi woman who joined the Kurdish Peshmerga forces sits next to rifles in the town of Bashiqa, after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, east of Mosul, Iraq Nov. 10, 2016.
In a region surrounded by threats — from Turkey’s attacks and Islamic State terrorism and patriarchy at home — the women of Kurdistan are fighting for their life and liberty. And the cost is hard, dangerous labor.
Full story - February 28, 2018
A team of researchers in northern Australia have documented kites and falcons, “firehawks,” intentionally carrying burning sticks to spread fire. It'ss just one example of Western science catching up to indigenous traditional knowledge.
Australian researchers have released a study finding that "firehawks" intentionally carry burning sticks to spread fire and eat fleeing prey. Indigenous people in northern Australia have known that for thousands of years.
Full story - February 27, 2018
One of the original plates illustrating the novel Pamela, by Samuel Richardson. Etched by L. Truchy and A. Benoist after paintings by J. Highmore.
New forms of fiction and non-fiction writing told the stories of the plight of everyday working women at the hands of abusers.
Full story - February 23, 2018
AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, Oct. 6, 2017.
Recreational gun use has declined while demand for high-caliber, concealable weapons has skyrocketed; a combination of laws sponsored by the NRA and self-defense marketing may be behind the change.
Full story - February 16, 2018
All tweets are part of the presidential record.
The law says official presidential records must be preserved. How do tweets figure in — particularly when they're altered or deleted?
Full story - February 16, 2018
Joe Zevuloni mourns in front of a cross placed in a park to commemorate the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 16, 2018.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.