In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News

In a city with more Cubans than anywhere but Cuba, what some see as wrongheaded, others see as overdue.

December 18, 2014

DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline...

December 18, 2014

Horror Paralyzes Pakistan After a Methodical Slaughter

With flags at half-staff and businesses shuttered, Pakistanis seemed to be trapped between grief, anger...

December 18, 2014


Opening of Relations Could Bring Cuban Stars to Major League Baseball

The vision of an active relationship between Cuba and Major League Baseball became a little more real...

December 18, 2014

Well: How Exercise Changes Our DNA

Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important step on the way to improved...

December 17, 2014

Why Congress Gave In to Medical Marijuana

Congress may have tried to stop residents of the nation's capital from being able to light up joints...

December 17, 2014


Owners of Chemical Company Charged in Elk River Spill

Four owners and operators of Freedom Industries are charged in the January leak that cut off drinking...

December 17, 2014

Marco Rubio's Cuban Conundrum

If you were watching the television coverage Wednesday of President Obama's historic shift on Cuba policy,...

December 17, 2014

Jeb Bush's Presidential Hopes: Bad News for Hillary

Tuesday was a good day in presidential politics for Republicans—but not for the reason you might first...

December 17, 2014


 

New Documents Show the US Called Waterboarding Torture During World War II

Decades before it started waterboarding terrorism suspects, the US government had dramatically different...

December 18, 2014

Jeb Bush Wants a Tougher Cuban Embargo

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—the first Republican to declare an official interest in becoming...

December 17, 2014

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014


When Chicago Tortured

In response to the CIA torture report, President Obama stated that torture was "contrary to who we are."...

December 17, 2014

The Spirited and Strange Lawmakers Leaving Congress

Every two years around this time, the halls of Congress are crowded with boxes, as departing lawmakers...

December 16, 2014

The Long Stretch Home

Finally it is time for a report on Day 4 of our cross-country trip for our American Futures project....

December 16, 2014


 

Analyst: We underestimated them

As the United States gets ready to blame the Sony hack on North Korea, a troublesome question is emerging:...

December 18, 2014

Violent turbulence caught on video

An American Airlines plane is diverted after several passengers and crew were injured by turbulence during...

December 18, 2014

Watch thieves steal Barbie's corvette

Police bust shoplifting "heart attack" scam. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on some heart-stopping shopping. ...

December 18, 2014


Obama: 'Go to the movies'

President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats...

December 18, 2014

Blind boy's cane taken by bus driver

Parents are outraged after they say their blind son's cane was taken away from him by a school bus driver....

December 18, 2014

Long history

Just 90 miles away, Cuba inevitably shares a long history with the United States, from conquistadors...

December 18, 2014


 

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014

After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014


Pakistan's Blackest Day

This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied...

December 17, 2014

Is the SAT an Exam Only Rich Kids Can Game?

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in 2004. A year after graduating from Princeton, I founded...

December 16, 2014

Evangelical Colleges: Unlikely Allies in #BlackLivesMatter

Responses to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown have...

December 16, 2014


The Plight of Being a Gay Teacher

Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot"...

December 16, 2014

Vulnerable in the Field: Sex Assault Is Common Among Scientists

When she was a graduate student, geobiologist A. Hope Jahren planned to study a little-understood body...

December 15, 2014

2014: The Year in Volcanic Activity

Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world's volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500...

December 15, 2014