Full story - February 27, 2017
Revelers catch Mardi Gras beads during the Krewe of Thoth parade down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, March 5, 2000.
Each Mardi Gras, 25 million pounds of beads hit the streets of New Orleans. The story of how they got there — from the Middle East, to China, to Bourbon Street — reveals a cycle of environmental degradation, worker exploitation and irreparable health consequences.
Full story - February 13, 2017
African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla, Oct. 22, 2014.
What do border walls cost? And — do they work?
Full story - February 03, 2017
President Donald Trump attends the National Prayer Breakfast event in Washington, DC, Feb. 2, 2017.
The rules are pretty clear — and really crucial reading for anyone drafting, say, an executive order.
Full story - January 11, 2017
Oil facilities at Venezuela's western Maracaibo lake November 5, 2007.
Venezuela and ExxonMobil have been spatting over oil for decades. How will that history impact relations under a Rex Tillerson-run State Department?
Full story - January 04, 2017
A Syrian refugee woman, who is stuck between the Jordanian and Syrian borders, holds her child near the town of Ruwaished, in the Hadalat area, east of the capital Amman, May 4, 2016.
More than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Millions more are trying to escape Syria's borders. Here's what they can expect from the new year.
Full story - December 13, 2016
Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.
How do you cover the rise of a political leader who’s left a paper trail of anti-constitutionalism, racism and the encouragement of violence? That's a question US journalists faced after the ascendance of fascist leaders in Italy and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.
Full story - October 04, 2016
The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
The NFL streamed games on Twitter in recent weeks, which illustrates just how much TV may change in the months and years ahead.
Full story - September 05, 2016
Sister Loraine McGuire with Little Sisters of the Poor speaks to the media after Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under the ACA.
Fewer than one-third of stories on the nightly news programs for ABC, CBS and NBC between January 2010 and July 2014 featured any medical information at all.
Full story - August 30, 2016
Women and family-friendly leave policies
Many research universities have adopted more “family-friendly” tenure rules aimed at helping women balance family and career. Research shows that despite such policies, gender equality remains elusive in academia when it comes to tenure. Rather, some of these policies are helping men, not women.
Full story - August 25, 2016
Tthe government rarely steps in. Shouldn't the FDA revisit its role to ensure it is striking the appropriate balance between protecting patients from flawed drugs and ensuring drugs get to market to reduce prices?