Full story - May 08, 2018
Nominee to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel arrives for meetings with Senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC,  May 7, 2018.
If the president wants to benefit from the best information about the most important challenges facing America, he needs to believe the CIA is doing its job well. That trust starts at the top.
Full story - May 07, 2018
A protest by "If Not Now" outside the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, March 2017.
Younger American Jews are overwhelmingly liberal in their politics — even more so than other young Americans. They are also “dovish” in their attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Full story - May 07, 2018
Mercury enters rice through local industrial activities and through burning coal.
Seven provinces in central China account for 48 percent of Chinese rice production and receive nearly double the atmospheric mercury deposition as the rest of China.
Full story - May 02, 2018
People take part in a protest march to demand an end to violence in Managua, Nicaragua, April 28, 2018.
After a week of political protest in Nicaragua, at least 38 people — and possibly over 60 — are dead. President Daniel Ortega, whose government once seemed unshakable, has emerged weakened in the face of protesters demanding his ouster.
Full story - April 30, 2018
Palestinian children play on a ferris wheel near residential buildings that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war in the summer of 2014, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza, July 27, 2015.
Undrinkable drinking water is just one example of how blockades and war have permeated an entire ecosystem.
Full story - April 27, 2018
As more details emerge about the possible motives of the accused killer, particularly his alleged connection to the misogynist movement known as incel, could he face charges under Canadian law for gender-based terrorism?
Full story - April 18, 2018
People fly into the air as a vehicle is driven into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017.
There are uncanny echoes of Picasso’s “Guernica” in Kelly’s photograph.
Full story - April 16, 2018
A boy stands next to the remains of a missile as people line up for aid in the city of Douma in Damascus, Syria, on April 16, 2018.
Before the next horrific round of attacks on civilians begins – in Syria or elsewhere – it is important to improve the UN’s flawed legal framework for authorizing the use of force in response to chemical weapons attacks on civilians.
Full story - April 11, 2018
Cars move in the rain along a highway
When the Clean Air Act was passed, California was already developing innovative laws and standards to address its unique air pollution problems. So Congress carved out an exemption.
Full story - April 10, 2018
View of Ghouta and Al Kiswah farms.
The Syrian revolution that began seven years ago has failed, and the death rattles out of Eastern Ghouta are among its tragic dying gasps. But the political facts, while somber and tragic, fail to tell the full story of Ghouta — the story of its history and beauty.