While some parents cite religious and moral reasons, others say they are keeping their kids out of public schools to protect them from school-related racism.
Scientists tap new technologies to unravel mysteries of the deep – discovering sources of food and energy, and enhancing knowledge of life on land.
Digital currencies such as bitcoin do not fit classic definitions of 'money' and are therefore difficult to regulate with existing laws. It's one of a number of new technology innovations that regulators are struggling to fit into traditional laws.
On the 100th anniversary of the national park system, Yellowstone offers the ultimate test of whether America's outdoor crown jewels are being used too much.
On a drive from Boston to Los Angeles, two Millennials plumb the motivations and aspirations of members of their own generation – and find some surprises.
How Vermont's labeling law for genetically modified foods may change what America eats.
The vote on whether to leave the European Union pivots on deeper questions about immigration, economic policy, sovereignty, and Britain's place in the world.
Child labor often spikes following natural disasters. Nepal wants to break that mold and help kids like Dorje Lama.
Donald Trump's appeal to working-class whites is partly racial. But the rhetoric turns off at least as many voters as it attracts, making Trump's route to the White House difficult.
In a farewell letter, our longtime Beijing correspondent tells what's behind China's global ambitions and gives insights into where the country might be going.
They have fled war. Now they hope to make the first refugee Olympic team – and lift the spirits of stateless people around the world.
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?