Concerns about climate change and urbanization spur cities to plant and preserve trees. How Baltimore became a green model.
How Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was shaped by his early years as mayor of Burlington.
Partisanship aligned with demographics has led to new battles over voting. As Democrats push for greater access, the GOP is tightening requirements.
Our correspondent shares what it was like to cover Congress during a time of hyperpartisanship – and reveals a few tricks to buttonholing lawmakers.
Churches step in to protect asylum-seekers from being deported, embroiling themselves in Europe’s fraught immigration debate.
As ‘free college’ plans proliferate, more is being learned about what’s covered and what’s not. The bottom line, say students: Read the fine print.
A spending spree on player contracts this year has brought the debate about the economic system of pro sports back to the forefront.
Western museums have wrestled for decades with whether to return objects taken from Africa. A new report and controversial plan are adding urgency.
Stewart Detention Center, in rural Georgia, rejects more than 90% of applicants. Marty Rosenbluth helps migrants here apply for asylum.
Canada kind: Anti-globalist populism plagues the West, but Canada is insulated by geography, history, and centuries-old politics.
When Judge Abby Abinanti joined the Yurok Tribal Court in 2007, it operated like a normal California court but on a much smaller scale. Today, Judge Abinanti's court practices a more communal and rehabilitative form of justice.
Nuclear weapons: As the U.S. and Russia back away from arms control, how worried should the world be?
For many, worship has always been about much more than the edifice in which it occurs. Today, a new locus of spiritual growth is emerging around alternative settings that redefine “church.”
In 1965, US detectives routinely cleared nearly 90 percent of murder cases. Today, 40 percent of homicides go unsolved, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report.
The journalist, revolutionary, and opposition leader became prime minister last May. Now he faces his hardest task yet: governing.
Aid groups are helping young people abducted by the terror group, and their children born of sexual violence, find acceptance in communities that often shun them.
After 18, teens move into a new, widely acknowledged developmental phase called 'emerging adulthood,' putting off traditional markers of the grown-up world such as marriage, children, and home ownership.
From #MeToo in China to fake news in Cameroon, these issues will ripple worldwide. A Monitor roundup.
Thirty years after the peak of school integration nationwide, that progress has unraveled. Could the outcome in Buffalo, N.Y., offer lessons on America’s pressing need to address racial separation? Part of an occasional series, Learning Together.
Wilmot Collins’s rise and visibility puts him at the nexus of a deepening debate over the role of refugees in America and a heated conversation over immigration – intensified by the caravan of Latin American asylum-seekers.
Ann Scott Tyson found reporting especially challenging in the western region of Xinjiang, where she went to witness the impact of China’s forced ‘reeducation’ of its Uyghur minority. But that work produced a rare and nuanced look at the project’s effect.
With advances in artificial intelligence, machines are poised to invade workplaces that once seemed immune to automation. Transportation is one of the key areas where machines are on the march.
Many Millennials are rebelling at an economic system that they believe puts profits over fairness and equality. Is capitalism too harsh?
A confluence of wants, needs, and dreams – including empty school desks and parents with money – begets an education and business model that is bringing more young students from China to the US.
Our writer stays at an outpost run by famed ecologist Thomas Lovejoy to find out about climate change and saving the world’s most important rainforest. It's a tale of bearded monkeys, exotic birds, and no snakes.
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