Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
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It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
While California’s shocking and deadly wildfires are a tragedy making headlines, future crises lurk beneath the surface elsewhere.
From California's fires to the Rohingya, headlines can be overwhelming these days. But that doesn't mean we should neglect so-called 'silent crises,' which can quickly erupt into global disasters.
Evangelicals are supporting Roy Moore despite the allegations against him. But would liberals make similar compromises?
A scholar who has interviewed hundreds of Christians across the country explains how he sees religious beliefs and values intertwining with pragmatic concerns.
Voter turnout was under 50 percent in Venezuela’s Dec. 10 mayor elections, which were boycotted by most opposition parties.
Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party won 39 of 40 major mayoral races on Dec. 10. A victorious President Nicolás Maduro is now likely to call a snap presidential election early next year. Can he win?
With Jerusalem off the table as a shared territory, a two-state solution to the Middle East has become impossible.
Even before Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict was far-fetched. Now it's all but impossible. And that might not be a bad thing.
Violence erupted across Honduras as the country responded to a presidential election that’s too close to call. No matter who wins, the bloodshed is likely to continue.
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Nearly two weeks after its election, Honduras still does not have a president. Clashes across the country have killed a dozen protesters, and police are now refusing to enforce a national curfew.
Keisha Lance Bottoms.
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The city's image as a model for black mobility and civil rights is crumbling. An expert on race and class politics takes us behind the veneer of one of the South's most important cities.
The Capitol is lit up at dawn on Nov. 30, 2017 as Senate Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
If you own property and make less than US$200,000, the Republican tax overhaul is likely going to eliminate a tax deduction you use.
¿Cómo gana un presidente la reelección cuando tiene tasas de aprobación de 20%?
El Presidente Nicolás Maduro anunció que buscará reelección, otra señal que el regimen autoritario de Venezuela ya tiene una estrategia electoral para aplastar la oposición.
How does a regime with 20 percent approval win reelection?
President Nicolás Maduro has announced he will run for reelection, a sign that Venezuela's authoritarian regime now has an electoral strategy for beating the opposition.
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center.
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It hasn't always been, writes legal expert.
Colombians look on as House of Representatives prepares to vote on transitional justice framework after 10 months of delays.
Conservative congressional reps in Colombia have been stalling votes on key parts of the country's peace accords through endless petitions and nonstop debate. In short, they're filibustering.
Protesters shout their disapproval of the Republican tax bill on Nov. 28, 2017.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
If Republicans don’t cut taxes on the wealthy when they have control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, what do they live for?
‘Fearless Girl’ dons a pink hat on March 8, 2017, on Wall Street in New York. An inscription at the base reads, ‘Know the power of women in leadership. She makes a difference.’
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
A huge majority of Americans support equal rights for women. Is now the right time to get an amendment passed?
Illinois’s Fourth Congressional District is often called out for its ‘earmuff’ shape, but there’s an ideal behind its strange appearance.
Gerrymandered districts are under fire across the US. But a weird district shape isn't necessarily a bad one.
Many of the Iranian dead in the Nov. 12 Iran earthquake lived in the Mehr Housing, state-built affordable apartments that crumbled when other buildings stayed up.
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
On Nov. 12, a 7.3 magnitude quake killed some 500 and injured 7,000 along the Iran-Iraq border. This Kurdish area has also been crushed by war and, after a recent separatist vote, militarily attacked.
Women shipfitters working on board the USS Nereus at the U.S. Navy Yard in Mare Island, circa 1943.
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Thousands of American women moved west to take advantage of wartime employment opportunities during WWII. For some, this version of the California dream was temporary; for others, it lasted a lifetime.
More and more powerful men are being brought down by sexual harassment and assault accusations. But what about the president?
Victims everywhere have lost their patience and their fear and are finding willing listeners. A question worth asking is: Why now?
Prison inmates in Santa Rosa, California.
A study of 100,000 convicted felons shows why rethinking parole may be the key to reversing mass incarceration.
Beatriz Sánchez’s strong finish in the first round of Chile’s presidential election has thrown the race wide open. Her new left-wing party also won 20 congressional seats.
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Young parties are bringing new life to Chile's stale politics, finally ending the post-Pinochet period. As the presidential runoff approaches in December, the race for the presidency is now wide open.
Most U.S. law enforcement agencies didn’t report any hate crimes to the FBI in 2016.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
Hollywood women who have spoken out against sexual harassment.
This story typically has two acts. First come the women's reports of harassment – followed by the inevitable dismissal and undermining of them. Could this time be different?
A tangle of rules govern what to do when a California inmate dies.
If no one claims the remains of cult leader and killer Charles Manson, it's unclear what will happen to his body. Will it find an anonymous California grave or face dissection in an anatomy lab?
An anti-war protester wears a mask showing US President Donald Trump in Berlin, Germany.
AP Photo/Michael Sohn
A former diplomat and foreign policy expert explains just how easily the president could bypass objections to war, from Congress to dissenting generals.
If Caribbean governments can’t afford to rebuild their islands, maybe big tech firms can?
Tesla, China and Richard Branson are among those offering to help Caribbean nations rebuild – and do so in a greener, more resilient way – after the devastating 2017 hurricane season.