Some USAID programs seek to help raise living standards for families like this one in Western Honduras.
Done right, aid fosters greater stability and boosts the economy. That reduces incentives to move away.
It’s difficult to track the spread of digital materials.
Social media companies struggle to identify and remove hate speech when it's posted. What can computer science reveal about how hate-filled texts and videos spread online?
Presidents have traditionally given Oval Office addresses during only the gravest of crises.
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We asked experts on ethics, constitutional law and European political history to analyze Trump's Oval Office address. Here's what they heard in his speech about 'crisis' at the US-Mexico border.
Strong relationships with professors are key to a rewarding college experience, a new poll finds.
Students with larger and stronger networks of faculty and peer mentors tend to find college more rewarding, a new Elon University poll shows.
A crowd gathers around speakers during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus.
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On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, we asked the presidents of Bowdoin, Elon and the University of Washington whether free speech should be treated differently on campus.
President Trump, Neil Gorsuch and wife Marie Louise and Justice Anthony Kennedy.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, President Trump will appoint a second justice to the Supreme Court. Will his nominees be impartial if Trump ends up in the court because of the Russia probe?
Funeral services took place for Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, one of the students killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, while a hearse with another shooting victim drives by.
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Family members of Sandy Hook victims sued media personality Alex Jones over his claims that the killings were a hoax they participated in. Current law makes their lawsuit unnecessarily hard to prove.
Jamaica’s lotto scammers have gotten rich tricking American seniors and gamblers into thinking they’ve won the lotto, then demanding a modest ‘processing fee.’
Lotto scamming — a criminal enterprise largely targeting elderly Americans — is lucrative in western Jamaica, where it is thought to be behind 50 percent of all area murders last year.
Sakya monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, Washington.
Only a few parts of Buddhism's much larger practice were transplanted into American soil in the late 19th century. Here's how Buddhism changed when it migrated.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
If a House provision gets enacted, churches will be able to endorse – not just pray for – political candidates.
A provision in the House's pending tax bill would let religious and secular nonprofits engage in political speech without facing a penalty.
An illustrated depiction of a scene of Lincoln lying in state.
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Dying in America 200 years ago was a simply family affair, devoid of pomp. The US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming changed everything.
The weak spots are at the ends.
Governments' efforts to weaken communications security undermine and distract from the need to protect the real weak points in our online communications.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree.
For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
How secure are you?
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The first line of cyberdefense is having a good password. What does research say about what that actually means?
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs in 1980.
In 2000, Berry's longtime piano player sued him, claiming he never got any credit for songs he had co-written. Even though the case was dismissed, a St. Louis lawyer decided to investigate further.
A woman cries during the funeral of a victim of a fire at a children’s shelter in Guatemala.
Young people from Central America continue to cross the U.S. border. Can programs funded by humanitarian assistance targeting root causes of migration help?
What if even you didn’t know your own password?
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As searches of smartphones and other digital devices at US borders become more common, can research and computer science help protect travelers' privacy?
In the early stages of his campaign, Donald Trump eagerly made himself available to the press. As president, that’s likely to change.
How can journalists resist a master media manipulator, reach local communities and sift through fake news and propaganda? Media experts explore the challenges of covering the next administration.
Syrian Arab Red Crescent assisted families in Homs, Syria in September.
The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East is getting worse by the day. A survey of aid workers provides a glimpse into life on the ground, and clues to why the humanitarian sector is ailing.