Donald Trump has created a GOP identity crisis: Will he end up reinventing the party?
How two schools foster inclusiveness in an era when students want more than just a multiracial campus.
In top convention role, the House speaker could end up as a living symbol of rifts between Donald Trump and the party that's poised to nominate him.
One Afghan boy overcomes tragedy in a tale of resilience and Austrian hospitality.
In January, Portland, Maine, workers' pay jumped to $10.10 an hour, with the rest of Maine still at $7.50. US cities and states are raising their minimum wages as high as $15 an hour – creating a national experiment in how labor markets operate.
In some corners of America, the lives of children and teens are being shaped by heroin and opioid abuse. In turn, they could help reshape how America sees addiction.
How higher home prices are forcing the middle class out of major American cities.
How he's changed basketball and become an irreproachable role model in an era of checkered athletes.
At 4 million words long, the US tax code is one of the most complex in the world, the result of issues of fairness and, yes, your desire for deductions.
A Philadelphia charter school CEO draws national attention by trying to turn around failing schools in a way that draws both praise and criticism.
How the country went from being the cocaine capital of the world to a Latin American success story.
A novel New Hampshire program helps infants exposed to drugs, at a time when a baby is born in the US every 25 minutes with symptoms stemming from a mother's opiate use.
Young, energetic, and optimistic, the new prime minister seeks to return Canada to its traditional position as a liberal society and a global peacemaker.
Once in groups ranging from US white supremacists to Irish nationalists to European Islamists, these ex-extremists have formed a network to support each other as they try to help people avoid the errors they made.
The country debates preserving Hitler's rallying grounds in Nuremberg and releasing an edition of 'Mein Kampf.' How do nations deal with memorials of a disowned past?
As Americans rethink how animals should be treated – from food production to SeaWorld shows – zoos face an uncertain future. New ideas are emerging.
Ohio's second-largest city has become a national leader in responding to rape cases and dealing compassionately with victims.
A once-utopian idea – allowing kids to ‘discover’ their own education path while learning at home – goes mainstream.
Glorified religious sacrifice, a staple of the regime's efforts to secure its citizens' support, is giving way to an updated appeal to Iran's youth.
Almost unnoticed, the world has reduced poverty, increased incomes, and improved health more than at any time in history.
Can aggressive espionage fuel the innovation that Beijing needs to reinvent its global role?
How Donald Trump has changed the Republican Party – and American politics – no matter what the outcome in 2016.
A Georgia town becomes a magnet for refugees – including from Syria – despite resistance to the newcomers in many parts of the South. Can Clarkston be a model?
Judging from the reaction to Gov. Nikki Haley's comments, it is clear that immigration is becoming a conservative litmus test.
In a 3,500-mile humanitarian odyssey, Greg Mahle transports rescue dogs from shelters in the South to new owners in the North.
Targeting specific homeless groups, many urban areas are now focusing on eradicating rather than just managing one of America's most intractable problems. First in a four-part series.
An estimated 30 million Americans are former churchgoers who nevertheless keep faith in God. Here are some of their stories.
People no longer switch allegiances between parties from election to election, adding to the rise of more-extreme candidates and changing the nature of campaigns.
An ultraconservative Muslim order that preaches nonmilitancy is gaining followers across the region. Does Dawah represent an antidote to Islamic State or another threat to the West?
Bear No. 399 provides a cautionary tale of the revival of the rugged symbol of the American West as Washington considers removing grizzlies from federal protection.
More people are donating small amounts directly to their favorite causes online, bypassing the big philanthropies and changing the culture of giving.