Scorpions used to be a rural problem in Brazil. Now, residents of São Paulo and other urban areas are dealing with an infestation of these venomous creatures.
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Brazil's scorpion infestation, which is terrorizing residents of São Paulo and other major cities, is a classic 'wicked problem.' That means officials must think outside-the-box to fix it.
Tom Stewart fought to bring the sexual abuse that he endured as a Boy Scout to light.
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These reorganizations may provide roadmaps for other nonprofits to follow if they face abuse allegations in the #MeToo era.
López Obrader wants to cut salaries for all government workers in Mexico, including himself.
AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell
Mexico's new president has reduced his own salary and demanded that all federal workers
– including lawmakers and judges – take a massive pay cut, too. That may be illegal.
Is connecting with their audience key to journalism’s future?
Journalism's crisis – loss of readers, revenue and respect – has led many to conclude that if the news business is to survive, it has to do a better job of connecting with its audience. How can it be done?
Protesters depicting detainees of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
Alleged 'enemy combatants' held at Guantánamo Bay who went on hunger strikes to protest their indefinite detention were force-fed by the US military. Today, ICE is force-feeding immigrant detainees.
Stacey Abrams is the first African-American woman to deliver a State of the Union response in the 53-year history of this tradition.
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The South is changing, with more Asian and Latino immigrants moving in and diversifying a region that was once black and white. Stacey Abrams knows that Democrats can win these rural voters.
A rally celebrating the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, March 18, 2016.
Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
A police officer and an onlooker embrace after a car bomb killed 21 soldiers in Bogotá, Colombia, on Jan. 17, 2019.
A 2016 accord with the FARC guerrillas was supposed to end Colombia's 52-year civil war. But a deadly car bomb in Bogotá shows that armed insurgents still threaten the South American country.
Trump before delivering the State of the Union address with Pelosi and Pence.
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Four scholars weigh in on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, exploring his statements on immigration, childhood poverty, the border wall and the investigations into his campaign.
Protesters in Iraq have been wearing yellow vests since December.
AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani
Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like France's yellow vests, that go global.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
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A Cold War era treaty helped dismantle more than 2,500 missiles between the US and Russia.
A man holds up a joint during a 2017 rally to support the legalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans across the spectrum have changed their minds. A new study says it's all thanks to the media.
Lennie Skutnik, center front, at Reagan’s State of the Union address.
Since 1982, presidents have invited special guests to the State of the Union who they believe embody values around which the nation can rally.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a 2014 press conference in Bahrain.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro created a new cryptocurrency called the ‘Petro’ to combat hyperinflation.
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.
Mauro still has enough money to buy the loyalty of Venezuela’s military — but his government is going bankrupt, so that will change.
A coup seems so imminent in Venezuela that people are debating whether Maduro's overthrow would be good or bad for Venezuelan democracy. But history suggests a coup may be less likely than it seems.
The line of succession works like this: If Trump is removed from office, Pence takes over. If both Trump and Pence go, Pelosi would take over.
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Democrats control the House and could impeach Trump if they wanted. But removing the president from office is in the hands of the Senate -- which is still dominated by Republicans.
Migrants on a ship intercepted offshore near the Libyan town of Gohneima, east of the capital Tripoli, in July 2018.
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After 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa came to Europe in 2015, many countries built fences or closed their ports. That has pushed migrants to take riskier routes into the EU.
Jared Kushner speaks about criminal justice reform.
It's not so unusual that Democrats and Republicans converge on criminal justice, at least on the surface. Deep disagreements still remain.
Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador with the families of the 43 students who went missing in 2014 in Guerrero state. He has ordered a truth commission to investigate the unsolved disappearance.
President López Obrador campaigned on some outside-the-box ideas to 'pacify' Mexico after 12 years of extreme violence. But so far his government has emphasized traditional law-and-order policies.
Jamal Knox, the rapper known as ‘Mayhem Mal.’
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Rapper Jamal Knox was convicted of making terroristic threats against two Pittsburgh police officers in a rap song. Now his case is before the Supreme Court, with serious implications for free speech.
Letter from President Trump to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
After the recent government shutdown and breakdowns in functioning within all three branches, it looks like the separation of powers system is broken or unbalanced. It is – and it isn't.
President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden.
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
Research on the psychology of politics reveals that when issues are framed in terms of moral right and wrong, the possibility of compromise becomes very small.
Annie Dookhan, center, pictured with her family in a Boston courtroom Nov. 22, 2013, after she pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. Dookhan was a state chemist.
David L. Ryan/AP/The Boston Globe
Forensic science is only as good as the equipment and the people who calibrate it, some high-profile cases indicate. Thousands of innocent people have been harmed. Here's how.
Destiny Watford and other Baltimore youth leaders derailed plans to build a big incinerator in their neighborhood.
The Goldman Environmental Prize
Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.