The league partnered with Everytown for Gun Safety, a group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to create a series of public service announcements featuring some of the league's top players discussing the toll of gun violence.
Idaho cafeteria worker Dalene Bowden lost her job after allowing a 12-year-old student who didn't have any money to take a hot lunch, sparking an online flurry of outrage.
Sister Mary Scullion has helped Philadelphia become one of the most effective cities in dealing with homelessness. Fourth in a four-part series.
Authorities scour abandoned buildings and outdoor sleeping places to find people who need help. Third in a four-part series.
As part of a broader effort to stamp out homelessness, the city focuses on aiding young children and families to break the cycle of destitution. Second in a four-part series.
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.