Federal immigration agencies have identified them as 'sensitive locations' – places to avoid making arrests. After a 10-year-old immigrant was detained at a Texas hospital, however, officials are wondering if formal legal defenses are needed. Rosa Maria Hernandez was released Friday evening.
For some women farmers, it's a second career. Others are young visionaries with a passion for reimagining the food system. Still others grew up on a farm but fled – vowing to never lift another shovel of manure – only to have a change of heart.
This month, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that tax-free housing for clergy is unconstitutional, while in Texas, a federal judge ruled that the governor infringed on an atheist group's constitutional rights when he removed their 'winter solstice' nativity. Dan Barker is the former Evangelical behind both cases.
The words society chooses to use to describe sexual harassment and assault can tint the lens the public uses to assign judgment, belief, or blame, experts say. They can help foster a culture of silence and compliance – or they can empower the vulnerable.
The number of white evangelical Protestants fell from about 23 percent of the US population in 2006 to 17 percent in 2016, and only 11 percent are under 30, according to a survey of more than 100,000 Americans.
Residents of Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in Asia, are scrambling to provide hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees pouring over their border with some semblance of normalcy.
So far, 2017 is on track to have the second-lowest violent crime rate of any year since 1990, according to the nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice.
The character Kate in the Emmy-nominated 'This Is Us' has won acclaim for Chrissy Metz. But body image advocates say Kate also personifies a principal narrative for the fat person in Hollywood: In order for a character of size to be worthy, he or she needs to be trying to lose weight.
In taking on the role of a green leader among developing nations, Morocco struggles to balance its investment in the future with the needs of today.
The number of migrant arrivals in August was down more than 80 percent from last year, thanks to Rome's partnership with Libyan authorities. But those sent back to Libya face torture and rape in the detention centers where they are held.
From the 'Google manifesto' to white-nationalist rallies, some scholars are concerned that fringe ideas of inherent superiority and inferiority may be making a comeback.
The model of peaceful protest that's largely held since the civil rights era is being challenged, with roiling violence in American cities from Charlottesville, Va., to Portland, Ore. The Grannies, who use humor to defuse tense situations, are among those trying to calm the streets.
About 130 square miles of Cambodia are thought to be contaminated with unexploded ordnance dropped by US forces during the Vietnam War – one reason the prime minister says the country should not have to repay a wartime debt of $500 million.
Not long ago, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s calls for economic redistribution were seen by many within his own party as a liability. But today a decisive shift to the left seems possible, even probable in a bastion of Anglo-Saxon capitalism.
In the absence of broad federal support, state managers in Louisiana have had to go it alone in the quest to save the state's eroding coastline.
While they are heartened to have a vocal advocate in the White House, eight officers interviewed by the Monitor say they see it as a minor benefit for a profession that is both intensely local and becoming increasingly complex.
Young workers are becoming barbers, bookbinders, furniture-makers and jewelers. In the process, they are elevating what, historically, were lowly manual labor jobs into sought-after career paths with cultural cachet.
Restoration efforts after Nepal's 2015 earthquake have breathed new life into traditional art. But they have also unearthed strains between the past and present: between temples' roles as relics, and as living spaces; and between history, and the men restoring it.
Alternative high schools, such as one in Boston, offer lessons in how to reach students who might otherwise drop out.
'The cultural atmosphere [today is] way worse than the atmosphere that the underground service worked in during the ‘68 to ‘73 period,' says a former 'Jane,' who helped women obtain abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.
Almost since its founding 150 years ago, Canada has built a reputation for forging consensus, particularly on the international stage. And as Washington withdraws from the global community, Justin Trudeau is doubling down on Canada's values.
Beijing's Grain-for-Green program has helped blanket the country's hillsides with trees, undoing damage from decades of blistering development. But fostering biodiversity remains a challenge, conservationists say.
Schools across the country are watching as some New Hampshire schools start relying less on standardized testing and more on performance-based assessments.
In this time of hand-wringing over a divided country and boiling civic hostilities, the volunteers living on church cots and in campers in a fire-ravaged mountain town seem an affirmation of spirit.
Responses to the thousands of Haitians arriving in Tijuana – and staying, after a US policy change – have brought out hospitality: one of many such examples amid a global migrant crisis. But they also illustrate a second phenomenon: how communities perceive certain groups to be more 'worthy' of help and attention.
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