Personally, for Snowden, mission validated and accomplished
'For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,' Snowden told the Washington Post. 'I already won.'
Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot
The taboo is broken: Argentina's new anti-drug czar says the country ‘deserves’ the debate, while Chile's new president could ease marijuana laws.
Colorado school shooting victim passes away
Seventeen-year-old Arapahoe High School student dies from her wounds, after the December 13th shooting.
Judge strikes down Utah gay marriage ban
A federal judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in Utah, ruling it violates the US Constitution.
Webby Awards: 60 Seconds on Earth (Experimental & Weird 2013)
'60 Seconds on Earth' is a regular GlobalPost series where our correspondents in the field produce video snapshots of the places and people that we find important, impressive, crazy or just unmistakably cool.
Defying White House, senators unveil new Iran sanctions bill
The debate over whether to impose new sanctions on Iran is dividing Congress as a top Democratic senator unveiled legislation that would punish the country if it violates an interim nuclear deal.
Latin America has a homophobic killing problem
The gruesome murders of gays in the region are shocking. So is how rarely the violence gets reported.
The US executed fewer people in 2013
Nine states have carried out 39 executions over the past year — down from 43 in 2012, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
Rob Ford takes heat for bizarre dance break in council meeting (VIDEO)
Still in the throes of a crack cocaine scandal, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford put his dancing shoes on and cut a rug in a bizarre dance break during Tuesday's city council meeting.
White House releases full NSA data collection report
Five-member panel on NSA surveillance recommends sweeping changes to legislation, limiting its reach.
2013 was the second worst year for journalists in jail
More than 200 journalists have been imprisoned this year so far, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Bipartisan budget deal clears Congress, heads to Obama
Pushing politics aside for a change, the Senate passed a bipartisan budget deal Wednesday that will fund the federal government for the next two years.
As the budget deal nears approval, what it means for you
The Senate is close to passing a bipartisan budget deal that would fund the federal government for the next two years, but what will it mean for you?
The most expensive place for expats? You'll never guess
Not Tokyo. Not London. Think south, and left.
In New York City, a fitting tribute to Nelson Mandela (VIDEO)
At a church on New York's Upper West Side, a congregation says goodbye.
Michelle Bachelet is Chile's next president, again
Promising a raft of left-wing reforms, Chile's one-time president Michelle Bachelet beat rival Evelyn Matthei by a landslide in Sunday's run-off vote.
Guatemala's Miller time could be ‘white knight’ for national brewer
Multinational SABMiller and the Guatemalan Cerveceria Centro Americana are launching a strategic alliance, just as Anheuser-Busch InBev is swallowing up the market.
Parents of Colorado high school shooting gunman 'shattered' (LIVE VIDEO)
Karl H. Pierson, 18, shot a fellow student at Arapahoe High School in Denver on Friday before turning the gun on himself.
US government squabbles over in-flight phone calls
Federal Communications Commission clashes with the Department of Transportation over a proposition to allow in-flight cellphone use.
Rich Texas teen gets probation in DUI deaths, cites 'affluenza' (VIDEO)
Texas teen Ethan Couch avoided jail time for a horrific drunken driving crash that killed four people after his attorneys said he was a product of "affluenza," or a privileged upbringing.
Juan Orlando Hernandez confirmed as president of Honduras
The Honduran electoral tribunal (TSE) confirmed on Thursday that governing party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez won last month's presidential election.
House passes bipartisan budget deal, ships to Senate
The House overwhelmingly cleared a bipartisan budget deal Thursday and sent it to the Senate, where a round-the-clock talkathon threatened its chances of approval.
Boehner unloads on conservative groups opposing budget deal (VIDEO)
An animated House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at conservative groups urging Republicans to vote against the new bipartisan budget deal, accusing them of "using the American people."
Uruguay to create world's first national marijuana market
The Uruguay Senate on Tuesday approved the world's first national marketplace for the sale of legalized marijuana with a vote of 16 to 13.
Uruguayans not all that happy about government's decision to legalize weed
Uruguayans didn't get to vote for the new law. And about 61 percent of them, doubtful it will improve security, are opposed to it.
Uruguay to create world's first national marijuana trade
Drug officials in Uruguay have 120 days to finalize new regulations that will establish a government-run marijuana industry.
Obama, other leaders take heat over selfies at Mandela memorial
President Barack Obama and other world leaders are taking heat over selfies they either took or appeared in during Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Deadly looting spreads in Argentina as police continue strike (VIDEO)
At least five people are dead in looting throughout Argentina as people take advantage of a strike by the police force.
South Carolina sheriff will not lower flag for Nelson Mandela
President Barack Obama had ordered that flags at all public building be flown at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela, but South Carolina Sheriff Rick Clark refuses, saying Mandela isn't a US citizen.
Ukraine protests gain celebrity support (VIDEO)
George Clooney, Hayden Pantierre and other celebrities are voicing their support for the Ukraine protesters demonstrating against the government's push toward Russia and away from the European Union.
Edward Snowden is the Guardian's person of the year (VIDEO)
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has been voted person of the year by readers of the Guardian, the British newspaper he first shared his classified secrets with.