Dana Roberson

A bird eats dead fish in the area where thousands of dead fish washed up on Abangaritos beach in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Feb. 16, 2017.

As oceans suffocate, dead zones grow


A new analysis by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center shows that oceans are suffocating as the number of dead zones is dramatically increasing.

Myra Gregory and her son Roland.

Unless Congress acts, nearly 9 million US children could soon be without health care


How gun laws let domestic violence offenders slip through the cracks


While Flint waits, Nestle pumps Michigan water on the cheap

Bashar al-Assad

President Trump, can the US act as global police and put ‘America first’?


If Assad stayed, could Syria ever rebuild from war?


At a conference focused on rebuilding Syria, experts doubt change will ever be possible under the current regime.


President Trump, do you support rehabilitation or incarceration for nonviolent drug offenders?

Global Politics

Back in 1999, Aaron Glasscock was just 22-years-old and two months shy of graduating from college when he was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for a nonviolent drug offense: conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Nearly 20 years later, Glasscock is out of prison, as his sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama.

Border patrol

Here’s what you need to know when crossing international borders

Global Politics

What rights do we have, if any, in that no-man’s-land between the plane and the international arrivals exit?


The Filipino president has deployed a ‘social media army’ to push his agenda


Journalist Sean Williams stumbled upon the Filipino president’s keyboard army after tweeting about the violent war on drugs in the Philippines.

A scene from the former US Embassy in Iran

A brief history of the times the US meddled in others’ elections

Global Politics

So, Americans are outraged that Russia may have attempted to interfere in US elections. From Italy to Guatemala, Indonesia to Afghanistan, people ask, “so, how does it feel?”