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Historically, black women have engaged in politics from the sidelines. Now they’re stepping into the limelight – especially as mayors.
Carissa Yip is one of 13,000 girls and women – the highest number ever – competing in the U.S. Chess Federation.
Traditional retirement communities are being passed over by more seniors. Enter the village movement.
There’s a long way to go, but there’s been a 38% reduction in child labor worldwide since the turn of the century.
Zorica Rebernik, obsessed with the red color, drinks coffee in her house in the village of Breze near Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct. 16.
Water quality in the Chesapeake Bay is improving after years of cleanup efforts and an EPA regulation.
Despite dire predictions about Amazon and e-readers, independent bookstores are finding their local niches and selling more books.
Signs of malnutrition in children under the age of 5 declined by 36% between 2001 and 2012, and meal programs are reaching more people in need.
In the eastern half of the United States, few purple martins have natural nesting habitat left. But humans have stepped up to fill the housing void.
U.S. high school dropout rates have declined sharply in 18 years, thanks to investments in education and workforce degree requirements.
As climate change and shifting industry practices reshape the fishing business in Maine, seaweed is becoming an attractive alternative crop.
There are more school counselors available to students today than at any time in the last 30 years, meaning that kids have increased access to help.
India, Chile, and Jordan are leaders in the race to find renewable energy sources. How are they pivoting away from fossil fuels so efficiently?
While women and people of color are still underrepresented in Hollywood – both on screen and behind the camera – diversity in the film industry hit record highs in 2018 as tools like inclusion riders gain popularity.
Globally, threats to democracy are acting in full force. But pushback against autocracy is also gaining strength and momentum. A look at some of those movements.
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