The Berlin Wall in October 1988.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
Black servicemen from WWII faced limited options and denial as they sought GI benefits after the war.
Although the GI Bill enabled generations of former service members to acquire higher education and enter the middle class, the bill's benefits were distributed in ways that create uneven outcomes.
Vice President Mike Pence joins military officers and a chaplain on Aug. 23, 2019 in a prayer for two Army men who died during operations in Afghanistan.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
When the US entered World War I in 1917, military chaplains catered to majority white and Christian soldiers. Today the armed forces recognize over 200 denominations and religious groups.
Eight charities will get the Trump Foundation’s remaining assets.
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Under a settlement reached with New York authorities, he must give US$2 million to nonprofits out of his own pocket. And if he wants to start another foundation, Trump must submit to close supervision.
Sen. Susan Collins is among the senators who have chosen to stay quiet about impeachment so far.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it's probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
NBC Berlin correspondent Piers Anderton inside the tunnel during the network’s 1962 escape project.
Special Collections & University Archives, University of Maryland
A media historian uses declassified government documents to show how both sides of the Iron Curtain worked to have the projects canned.
A cyclist in San Bernadino National Forest, where e-bikes were previously banned.
The Trump administration has moved to allow electric bikes on all federally owned trails where normal bikes are allowed. A public lands scholar weighs in on the issues this could cause.
A looted Jewish shop in Aachen, Germany on the day after Kristallnacht, Nov. 10, 1938.
Wolf Gruner and Armin Nolzen (eds.). 'Bürokratien: Initiative und Effizienz,' Berlin, 2001.
Most histories highlight the shattered storefronts and synagogues set aflame. But it was the systematic ransacking of Jewish homes that extracted the greatest toll.
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew on Aug. 8, 1973 at a Washington news conference.
When Vice President Spiro Agnew gave a speech in 1969 bashing the press, he fired some of the first shots in a culture war that persists to this day.
The inventor with his eponymous weapon.
AP Photo/Vladimir Vyatkin
One hundred years ago, the inventor of the most deadly weapon of the 20th century was born in Russia. Now more than 100 million of his namesake guns have been manufactured and used around the world.
Lizzo’s hit songs include a lot of profanity.
Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
A cognitive scientist observes that the words that bother college-age Americans today can cause harm.
Apple TV Plus has focused on recruiting big names for its shows.
AP Photo/Tony Avelar
Although some have dubbed the flurry of new video services coming out as a 'streaming war,' the reality is very different.
Emperor Penguin in Antarctica.
Emperor Penguins thrive in harsh conditions, but a new study shows that their fate depends on human action to slow global warming and associated loss of sea ice.
Marlboro College plans to close its Vermont campus after the 2019-2020 school year and move its programs to Emerson College in Boston.
Small private colleges are closing left and right. A veteran university administrator explains the forces behind the trend.
New York’s offer of incentives to Amazon to open a headquarters in the state faced significant opposition.
AP Photo/Karen Matthews
The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg leads supporters on a march to the Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration event in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 1, 2019.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Pete Buttigieg has said that Christianity teaches 'skepticism of the wealthy and the powerful and the established.' These ideals are similar to those espoused by a Midwestern Social Gospel movement.
Interactions between people and machines continue to increase.
Engineers predict a time when people and robots physically interact all day long. For that to happen safely will require new soft materials that can do things like sense touch and change shape.
Hospital workers wearing biohazard suits scrub down a man in a decontamination drill.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
Talk of bioterrorism might provoke fears of smallpox and anthrax, but mundane threats like salmonella may pose greater danger. And experts say that the U.S. is not prepared for an attack.
Bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N.D.
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
Bullet-riddled vehicles that members of the LeBaron family were traveling in sit parked on a dirt road near Bavispe, at the Sonora-Chihuahua border, Mexico, Nov 6, 2019.
AP Photo/Christian Chavez
Who are the LeBarons, the Mexican-American Mormons who lost nine family members in a massacre on Nov. 4.?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with Rep. Katie Hill and her husband, Kenny Heslep, in January 2019.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
Just as domestic violence was once misunderstood and tolerated, many today fail to grasp how nude photographs can be wielded as weapons of abuse.
Veterans for Peace gather for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Minnesota State Capitol mall, Nov. 11, 2014, in St. Paul.
Veterans of past wars have long been at the forefront of peace advocacy in the United States.
When faced with a wildfire, responders must act quickly and decisively to save lives.
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Emergency responders and military personnel need to think creatively – even imaginatively – to save lives under pressure. Analyzing the Grenfell Tower Fire in London reveals useful lessons.
Millions of America’s youth experience food insecurity.
Faced with uncertainty over their next meal, teens in a Texas study reveal the various things they resort to in order to put food on the family table.
Tyler Clementi’s 2010 death inspired anti-bullying efforts.
AP Photo/Mel Evans
Nearly a decade after Tyler Clementi's death, there are growing efforts to do more to protect students like him from their peers.