A major offensive against ISIS forces is under way in Iraq, and the Iraqi army is getting plenty of support from Iran and its Iraqi Shiite allies. One country that isn't getting involved, however, is the United States.
A battle has begun in Iraq for control of the city of Tikrit: Saddam Hussein’s hometown. ISIS has held it since June last year, and now government forces are trying to take it back. But there are concerns that Shiite militias might seek vengeance for ISIS atrocities.
Ariel Camacho, lead singer of the group Los Plebes del Rancho, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday. Just 22 years old, Camacho was already a big name in the world of narcocorridos, Mexico's musical odes to drug trafficking culture.
"You have to think about where you invest your time and your energy and your love, because you don’t want to waste it," says Omar Solis, a gay American student in Mexico trying to figure out how to live openly. "But that’s what it takes."
Many pinpoint the start of the Civil Rights movement in the United States to Rosa Parks, refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Over half-a-century later, African-American and Latino communities are still struggling with unequal transit systems.
Americans have started buying again; this past December, they pulled out their credit cards, and charged their holiday gifts. There's currently $800 billion on credit cards. This may be good for the economy, but it is it good for your wallet?
In her new book, "Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age," author Susan Jacoby sets out to debunk the myths that it's possible to avoid the hardships of old age. Is living longer always better? How do you define successful aging?
Google executive Wael Ghonim was released yesterday from Egyptian prison. It turns out that he was one of the main forces behind the Facebook and YouTube campaigns that helped drive protests in Cairo. The Economist's Max Rodenbeck has more.
Watson, a computer designed over the course of four years, is an IBM machine designed to decipher English-language clues and then search more than half a million books for the answer. If successful scientists think it could have real-world benefits.
Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent explains the details behind the Republican agenda. And John Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College explains how legislative reversals are rare.