The debate over government surveillance versus individual privacy isn't confined to the United States. The revelations from Edward Snowden's National Security Agency leak have prompted investigations and allegations the world over.
Christopher Hitchens, a man who wasn't afraid to take on anyone, died on Thursday of esophageal cancer. He was famous for his biting criticism of, well, everyone, from Henry Kissinger, "a war criminal," to Mother Theresa, "a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud,"
The World's Jason Margolis looks at the legacy of New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on the global garment industry today. The fire, which occurred 100 years ago Friday, was one of the worst workplace disasters in US history.
President Obama announced yesterday his nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan would be the third woman and the third Jew ? the highest number ever of either group ? to sit in the high court.
During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt decided that even unemployed writers needed to be put to work. So as part of the New Deal he created the Federal Writers Project and dispatched scribes to all corners of the nation.