US military to lift ban on transgender troops
The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday.
A record 65 million people displaced worldwide, UN says
"Every 24 minutes a person is forced to choose exile from his home," UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said on World Refugee Day.
Hey dads: How much housework do you do compared to other fathers?
The unbalanced work distribution between genders has long been a major contributor to gender inequality.
The new Trump: Trying to raise campaign money
When it comes to raising money, Donald Trump is morphing into the very kind of bootlicking presidential candidate he insisted he wouldn’t become.
The wild English roots of the song you'll hear at every US graduation
Pomp? Circumstance? It's actually a fiercely patriotic British song.
The joy of a bicycle, the triumph over a horror such as Orlando
Commentary: What so many violent attacks share is that they are shots to the human spirit. That spirit, however, can never die.
In college, I didn’t know how to be me. Pulse helped me figure it out.
Commentary: When you’re Latino and queer, like me, you’re often made to choose between different parts of your identity. But a club in Orlando felt like home.
What do we call the attack in Orlando? 'Hate crime' or 'terrorism?'
President Obama has called the attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando both a hate crime and terrorism. Experts' opinions differ.
The Afghan-American community needs to acknowledge Omar Mateen
Commentary: This was the first time a man of Afghan heritage took so many lives on American soil. And it must be the last.
'Up to God to punish homosexuals': Orlando killer's father
Seddique Mateen said in a video posted on Facebook that the 29-year-old killer Omar Mateen a 'good and educated son.'
World's gay communities rally after Orlando attack
Crowds flocked to vigils around the world on Monday in shock at the shooting of dozens of Florida club-goers in the deadliest ever attack on the gay rights movement.
The worst mass shootings in US history
A shooting spree by a heavily armed man at a gay nightclub in Florida early Sunday left 50 people dead, making it the worst mass shooting in US history. But there are many more.
Terror returns to US shores with gay club massacre
US anti-terror strategy came under fresh scrutiny after a gunman previously cleared of jihadist ties launched a hate-fueled rampage in a Florida gay club that left 50 dead.
Leonardo DiCaprio as a 13th-century Persian poet? Why not, says Hollywood.
The possibility of Leonardo DiCaprio being cast as 13th-century Persian poet Rumi in a new biopic has sparked the latest social media debate about Hollywood "whitewashing."
When the White House said 'No' to the Saudis
The US has sold tens of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia. But last month the Obama administration decided to hold one back.
The US is still dumping some of its toxic e-waste overseas
A new investigation finds that toxic electronic waste from the US is still being shipped to unsafe recyclers and dumps overseas, despite efforts to clean up the industry.
Simple blood tests can help detect, target cancer
Blood samples can be just as effective as invasive tissue biopsies in monitoring cancer and can help doctors better prescribe treatment, a study revealed Saturday.
'He will never die': World mourns Muhammad Ali
From the White House to Kinshasa and Uzbekistan they remembered on Saturday a sporting and cultural icon, saying there would never be another one like Muhammad Ali, "The Greatest".
'I got no quarrel with them Vietcong'
Muhammad Ali's penchant for poetry and his readiness with a pithy quote delighted some and made others squirm. Here is some of the wit and wisdom of the late boxing icon.
This Iranian American comic is facing down some of her toughest critics: Fellow Muslims
"We actually never think of Muslims as funny and ... I'm trying to just subtly change that."
Twitter shut down a popular Putin parody account. Followers were not happy.
Fans of the parody account @DarthPutinKGB were so outraged to find out it was suspended on Tuesday, they managed to convince Twitter to bring it back.
What it's like to get the rare, WWI-era autoimmune disorder affecting Zika patients
When Zika detonates inside a patient, it opens the person up to all sorts of other maladies, like Guillain-Barré Syndrome. This reporter had it before the Zika outbreak.
A once-deported US Marine finally gets his citizenship
It happened in one day. Daniel Torres was interviewed for citizenship and took the oath in San Diego — years after he served in Iraq.
'Thank you for your service' brings up mixed emotions for US veterans
Memorial Day is about remembering the 1.2 million people who’ve died in US wars going back almost 250 years.
US veterans react to Obama's visits to Vietnam and Hiroshima
We asked US veterans what they think of Obama's trips to Hiroshima and Vietnam and how World War II and the Vietnam War have shaped their worldview. Here's what they told us.
The song that helped Okinawa heal after WWII gets an Ethiopian remake
Debo Band is about as eclectic as musical fusion groups get. Well, now even more eclectic.
'Hijab Day' at this US school was canceled, but it got people talking
Students from a public high school in Massachusetts planned to take part in 'World Hijab Day.’ Organizers say the event succeeded by getting people talking.
An NGO focused on water poverty turns its attention from Africa to the US
On the windswept Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, water often comes from unexpected places miles from people's homes.
Morley Safer's coverage of the Vietnam War changed everything
In 1965, when a CBS news correspondent filmed US Marines setting fire to Vietnamese homes with Zippo lighters, America was stunned. Morley Safer died Thursday at the age of 84.
Maz Jobrani's new comedy turns Middle Eastern stereotypes on their heads
"Heroes aren't born. They're imported."
Why both ISIS and some US right-wingers are threatening to kill this American imam
Jihadis accuse Suhaib Webb of being too Western. Islamophobes charge him with fomenting religious hatred. Both groups are threatening to kill him.