Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier connected with WikiLeaks, has been approved for hormonal and psychological treatments while in Army prison. It points to a shift toward some states and the federal government considering transition therapy medically necessary.
The Grammys, punctuated by a video statement from President Obama and a powerful spoken-word performance by Brooke Axtell, signals how dramatically perceptions around domestic and sexual abuse have shifted in the past year.
NBC News anchor Brian Williams is under fire for embellishing his reporting. He's off the air 'for the next several days,' but speculation has begun about who might permanently replace the major voice and face of network news broadcasting.
Credibility and trustworthiness are the cornerstones of the anchor business. NBC News has launched an investigation into TV anchorman Brian Williams' questionable assertions about his reporting from Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
Eula Biss's new book, 'On Immunity,' addresses both sides of the vaccination debate, which has reached new heights during the latest measles outbreak, compassionately. There's room for more understanding and less fear, she says.
The attorney general in California announced Wednesday plans to appeal a federal court decision overturning a two-year-old ban on the sale of foie gras. The debate comes amid a broader movement around the ethics of food production.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wrote in an internal e-mail that the company is losing users by not addressing harassment by trolls. But civil libertarians and free speech advocates argue Twitter’s vitality could be imperiled by such a move to censor its users.
A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to legalize doctor-assisted suicide in New York. Since Maynard's death in November, at least four states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills that would legalize the practice.
With sky-high rents crowding out struggling artists, writers, and performers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would invest $30 million over the next decade to build about 150 new live/work artist spaces every year through 2024.
It's a question that's being asked with increased intensity and often hostility in the wake of a measles outbreak at Disneyland. Parents who decide not to vaccinate their children are often well educated and cite complex reasons.