Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition.
The partition of India led to a genocide that was unprecedented in scale. How far was one man, Lord Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders, responsible?
Child suicide, such as the 2013 death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, has often been blamed on bullying.
AP Photo/Brian Blanco
From '13 Reasons Why' to real-life events, there's been increased scrutiny on the link between bullying and suicide. However, research shows that we may not be getting the full picture.
A Moral Monday protest led by a preacher, Rev. William Barber.
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The 19th-century social gospel, which emphasized how Jesus’ ethical teachings could address poverty and inequality, continues to live on in the activism of the religious left.
Supporters of Jakarta’s former Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama.
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An expert on Islam and democracy examines the threat to the world's largest Muslim majority country.
Stuyvesant High School students arrive on the first day in 2015.
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Elite exam schools are some of the least diverse public schools in the US. Here's how colleges like Harvard could teach high schools like Stuyvesant to improve their admissions process.
Michelle Carter after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
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When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
Drought-damaged corn on an Ohio farm, 2012.
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Climate change, rising food demand and globalization are putting pressure on world food production. New research explores the risk of failures in several of the world's breadbasket regions at once.
One day after Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris accord on climate, EU and China issued a statement from Brussels that climate change and clean energy ‘will become a main pillar’ of their bilateral partnership.
Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement strains international relations further and strengthens the resolve of other countries to move forward on climate without the US.
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will leave the Paris climate accord.
A panel of academics and scientists explain the damages to the Earth, the economy and US moral standing in the world by Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord.
Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
Tiny bug, major disease spreader.
Dr. Paul Howell, USCDCP
Several sites in the US are releasing bacteria-infected mosquitoes as a way to fight mosquito-borne viruses that threaten people. What's the science – and how well will it work?
How do leaders find authority as discerners of evil?
Wellcome Library, London.
Witch-finders of early modern Europe and modern Africa made themselves indispensable by showing people a threat of a growing crisis of threatening evil.
The censorship board. George Creel is seated at far right.
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An executive order signed in 1917 created what's been called 'the nation's first ministry of information.' The media are still feeling its impact.
Leo Frank, 1884-1915.
Library of Congress Online Catalog, Prints and Photographs Division
Fake news has been used in the past to feed into people's fears and prejudices. A particularly poignant story from 1913 relates to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man named Leo Frank.
More than 100 headstones were vandalized at the Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia in Feb. 2017.
AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma
The U.S. saw an increase in anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant sentiments in the period between World War I and World War II. Here's why it matters to know that history today.
Trump signed the executive order surrounded by coal miners, saying it was ‘about jobs.’
AP Photo/Matthew Brown
Trump's executive order on climate will cede American leadership internationally and scores a political win. But reversing all Obama's work will require big wins in court.
Director James Comey makes it official: The FBI is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Russian interference in the U.S. election is part of a bigger pattern, according to a former ambassador from Montenegro to NATO.
The New Thought movement left behind an important legacy.
A 19th-century movement, New Thought, came to a have deep influence on the prosperity gospel - that faith could lead one to health and material wealth. What does it tell us about Trump's faith?
Three generations of a Wisconsin family with a nine-point buck.
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What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.
A woman holding a picture of Castro and Chavez waits to pay homage to Castro in Havana on Nov. 28, 2016.
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A former British ambassador to Cuba, now a professor at Boston University, still has a few questions for the late Cuban leader.