Georgia has led the way in prison reform in the South, including $12 million for education. On one hot morning this summer, 19 prisoners in the state celebrated becoming high school graduates.
As middle-class incomes and aspirations rise around the world, travelers are discovering new and unexpected ways to spend their vacations, both near and far.
The success of ride-sharing service Uber typifies a new class of business without benefits or regular hours or job security. For workers, that can be good and bad.
Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, is not immune to security threats. But changing practices have yielded progress.
The grace shown by the members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., revealed the power of faith to promote racial harmony under the most trying conditions. Other congregations believe they also have a crucial role to play.
Across the country, a number of evangelical congregations have been engaging Muslim neighbors in new ways, while Muslim charities have reached out to Christian churches during their time of need.
A briefing on what China wants: It speaks of a 'peaceful rise' in Asia and of binding the region with liberal markets. But it's creating military bases and throwing sharp elbows far below its own territory.
The HERO Corps is recruiting wounded veterans to help curb a rising online scourge. In fighting child pornography, some veterans – already trained to be tenacious and to cope with disturbing images – say they've found a new way to serve their country.
More East Jerusalem Palestinians are taking Israeli citizenship, learning Hebrew, and living in Jewish neighborhoods. But does that affect their identity?
An estimated one-third of government spending goes towards Chad's vaunted army, a dependable regional policeman and the pride of the people. But a taste of stability, and oil money, has Chadians wanting more.
Parents can encounter a steep learning curve about how to best support a child in the aftermath of a rape. Here are the stories of two families as they've navigated immense challenges and sought justice and healing.
By promoting anticorruption efforts in countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic, the US hopes to prevent Russia or others from 'hollowing out' young democracies by gaining undue influence.
Sugar cane workers make up most of some 20,000 people across Central America who have died of a mysterious kidney disease over the past two decades. A pilot program is delving into why – and testing if small changes in workers' daily practices could yield life-saving benefits and reform a tough industry.
More academics say their work is coming under a cloud that has Mao-era features as President Xi Jinping tightens the screws on independent thought.
Decades after Jim Crow, one of the reddest states is making peace with – and for – its past.
Silicon Valley is perhaps the world’s leading crucible of innovation. But it is a man’s world – with women making up only 25 percent of the tech workforce. Meet the people working to change that.
In the past, Russia was an empire, then a communist colossus, then a 'defeated' power expected to adopt Western ways. But current tensions with the West are fostering what may be the birth of a distinct Russian nationalism.
Some of the most important changes involving transgender issues are happening at home. More and more, experts say, today’s parents are making different choices about how to handle the identity issues of their children.
A Hamas-affiliated party recently won elections at a university outside Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority. It's being taken as a sign of rising criticism of Palestinian leaders and institutions.
Meth has overtaken heroin as the most widely used drug in Asia's most populous country – and it could pose an even greater threat.
At a time when America wants to deepen its relationship with Pacific allies, the historic rancor between Japan and South Korea is worsening – with Seoul accusing Japan of blatant untruths about abuses in World War II.
Parenting decisions that were commonplace a few decades ago are now cause for 911 calls and visits from a police officer or someone from child protective services.
The percentage of officer cadets who are religious has grown 10-fold since the early 1990s. Among secular Israelis, that’s being met with a mix of respect, and concern.
The minority Twa are often overlooked by the larger Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups. Now, two decades after Rwanda's genocide, they want a greater share of its new prosperity.
The celebrated Rafi Peer troupe got featured at this year's Lahore literary festival, after surviving Islamist bomb attacks. But civil society and free expression in Pakistan may still be measured as one step forward and two back.