The immigration case in front of the Supreme Court will affect millions of people
Among them are Yolanda Navas and her father Jhonattan, who left Venezuela 16 years ago. The SCOTUS decision could change their lives completely.
Sushi for Passover? With age-old ban lifted, rice is now kosher at seder meal
Ashkenazi Jews outside Israel have been prohibited since the 13th century from eating a group of foods known as kitniyot during Passover.
The two Hillarys: Is Hillary Clinton like a different person once she’s outside of the US?
Reporter Indira Lakshmanan covered both Clinton's 2008 run for the presidency and her time around the world as Secretary of State.
Why a Holocaust survivor's violin has taken on a life of its own
When Joseph Feingold traded a carton of cigarettes for a violin at a flea market in Germany after World War II, he couldn't have imagined what the instrument would become.
The Boston Marathon tradition of Ethiopian excellence keeps these teens running
“I want to see Ethiopians win, but I also want to see a good race from everyone," says Esu Alemseged.
The top 50 US corporations are stashing $1.4 trillion in offshore tax havens
A new Oxfam report says the US is losing $100 billion every year in tax revenue, as the nation’s biggest companies shelter massive profits from the IRS.
US scientists confirm Zika causes microcephaly
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the mosquito-borne virus 'is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.'
The US is dropping bombs quicker than it can make them
The Pentagon’s stockpile of air-to-ground munitions has suffered an unexpected dip. Here's why.
Obama's worst mistake? Failing to plan for Libya aftermath
The US failed to plan for 'the day after' the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
Do you care about whales? Then reconsider your krill oil habit
Environmentalists are taking on drugstore giants to protect Antarctic krill and the whales who eat them.
The news agency that breaks stories for ISIS
Amaq has the trappings and appearance of a legitimate news organization, though it's anything but.
A new generation of video games plays on quieter emotions
Video games aren't all first-person shooters targeted at adolescent boys. They're becoming increasingly complex, story-driven narratives.
The fallout: Huge Panama Papers investigation yields first casualties
Offshore accounts revealed. Heads of state, politicians and celebrities named. So what are the consequences of the biggest data leak ever? We'll keep you updated.
Obama's tax rule changes just killed Pfizer's $160bn merger with Allergan
The tie-up would have enabled Pfizer to slash its tax bill by moving its corporate domicile to Ireland where the business tax rate is much lower.
Muslims have been migrating to the US for centuries
You might say Muslims are more American than apple pie.
The 'Latino vote' is a myth
The idea of a singular Latino population is a US creation.
Why the secret world of offshore banking matters to you
Check out these interactives to understand the biggest data leak in history.
Just 10 percent of world military spending could wipe out poverty by 2030
Global military expenditure reached almost $1.7 trillion last year.
9 statistics that explain the magnitude of the Panama Papers
We’re just beginning to understand the magnitude of the biggest data leak in history. For now, here’s one way to understand the “Panama Papers”: By the numbers.
ICIJ: The world's whistleblower
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a collective of 190 journalists spanning more than 65 countries seeking to root out cross-border crime, corrupti
Can we accurately gauge the impact of climate change on extreme weather?
Scientists have long avoided attributing specific extreme weather events to changes in global climate, but a recent report suggests we can do so with a high level of confidence.
A close encounter of the underwater kind
'The largest of the whales started swimming directly at me ... I got very scared because I know that they are the only animal which could and indeed have swallowed a human being.'
The failed socialist utopian dream that helped make Dallas a major city
The efforts of a French socialist helped make the Texas metropolis what it is today.
Global financial markets are getting used to terrorism
Investors reacted to the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday with predictable swiftness. But it didn’t take long for calm to return. Here's why.
Trump outlines isolationist policy and advisor team
White House hopeful Donald Trump outlined Monday a starkly isolationist stance and a advisory team drawn from the energy industry and the wilder fringes of Washington's foreign policy establishment.
Carbon emissions highest in 66 million years, since dinosaur age
Scientists are worried that means fundamental changes in marine life are on their way.
Venezuelans in the US say their country is worse than 1960s Cuba
And some think it's time to give persecuted Venezuelans the same special benefits Cuban refugees in the US have enjoyed.
The secret story of the last presidential visit to Cuba
Featuring rum, hookers, smuggling and more.
Future American doctors train for free — in Cuba
Lillian Holloway couldn't afford to finish her degree in the US. In Cuba she studied tuition-free, and then came back to work.
The US will declassify sensitive records about Argentina's US-backed dictatorship
These will join the thousands of files Washington already declassified that show US officials, including Henry Kissinger, encouraged the 'dirty wars.'
Global risk index: Trump presidency on par with terrorism
Few things are more threatening to security and the global economy than Donald Trump winning the US presidency, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.