A mummy unearthed during construction in Iran may be the body of a former shah. For the Islamic regime, the discovery is an unwelcome reminder of Iran's secular past. For protesters, it holds promise.
Big business influences politicians in many ways. One little-recognized channel is the money companies and their foundations give the nonprofits politicians like.
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
El presidente electo de Paraguay es un senador conservador y hijo del un concejal del dictador Stroessner, quien gobernó brutalmente de 1954 a 1989. ¿Puede este político profesional trae nuevas ideas?
Who do you call when there's a nuclear crisis? The International Atomic Energy Agency, unless the crisis involves North Korea -- then things get complicated.
Venezuela – once known for its friendly people, oil wealth and beauty queens – ranks 102nd of 156 countries surveyed in this year's World Happiness Report, which measures well-being worldwide.
The 10,300 women serving in fire departments across the US face ill-fitting gear, hostility and sexism. But in the end, they say, people "don't care you're a woman when their house is on fire.'
You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.
For 11 years, Daniel Ortega's regime has been unshakable. But Nicaragua's autocratic leader is vulnerable after weeks of deadly protest. Now, some citizens are calling for him to resign.
Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan was just deposed. His party's still in power, though, and he could end up ruling anyway, behind a curtail like the Wizard of Oz.
Researchers found stark differences in child mental health and infant mortality rates, depending on whether immigrant mothers were covered by inclusive policies or not.
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
The 2020 census will count same-sex couples across the US. A broader count of the LGBT population would be even better.
Where people live in the US is still often influenced by racial discrimination. Is the federal government doing enough to carry out the vision of the civil rights era legislation?
Senate confirmation for many of President Trump's nominees has been tough. In this speed read, The Conversation asks: What is Senate confirmation, and why do we do it?
There's a trade-off when presidents appoint loyalists. A loyalist may not be as competent as the position demands, but he or she may satisfy the president by carrying out his agenda.
A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
The Second Amendment was barely taught in constitutional law classes two decades ago. That changed after a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that ensured a federal right to keep and bear arms.