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.
If left unchanged, the country’s first law regulating the naturalization of foreign-born Americans would have made it illegal for nearly all of today’s immigrants to become American citizens. Here’s how that changed.
In 1893, three men went to the Supreme Court and challenged the authority of the US to deport immigrants. The case’s decision laid the groundwork for the federal government’s long history of deportation.
Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.
Germany needs skilled workers to keep its economy humming, but it doesn't have enough of its own. So it's looking south, to Spain, where unemployment remains high. As The World's Gerry Hadden reports, young Spaniards are now thinking about moving.
Lawmakers affiliated with the Tea Party joined with Democrats to block the passage of an extension of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Todd Zwillich reports. Louise Story weighs in on legislation to fight regulations.
Aa new philanthropic program is working with the courts and legal system to keep women charged for nonviolent offenses out of the prison system in Oklahomah. The Women in Recovery program began in 2010 and is funded by the George Kaiser Foundation.