Sarah McBride, then a candidate for Delaware state senate, speaks during an event that announced her endorsement by the Human Rights Campaign in Wilmington, Delaware, Aug. 25, 2019.

LGBTQ candidates won US elections in droves this week. Their momentum crosses borders.

About a dozen LGBTQ candidates were elected to office across the US this week. LGBTQ politicians in other countries say these are victories for the entire world.

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford is stands at a podium during a press conference.

Pentagon looks at stepping up its role in Africa to counter ISIS

Liberian American Shoana Solomon started a campaign called "I am a Liberian, not a virus," to combat the stigma of Ebola.

The ‘I am Liberian, not a virus’ campaign confronts the stigma of Ebola


How one photographer captures changing immigrant families

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Five senate races that tell the story of the 2010 elections

Global Politics

The History of the Voting Rights Act: The Origins of the Preclearance Provision

In June, the Supreme Court ruled Section Four of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. Depending on who you talk to, the decision either gutted the legislation or deeply diminished its strength. At the center of the Supreme Court’s decision was a formula used to define which states and counties were subject to federal review of […]

New monuments join National Park System this summer


America’s National Park Service maintain some 84 million acres of land, 4.5 million acres of oceans and lakes and countless miles of rivers and seashores — and it’s growing. This summer, three monuments were added to the National Park Service and two more were put under the care of the Bureau of Land Management.

Electric cars could produce efficiencies for national electric grid


Electric cars have large batteries that go mostly unused for hours at a time. But a team of researchers in Delaware are hoping to use these electric cars to improve how the national electric grid works. So far, the results are promising. And it could provide benefits to electric car owners, too.

Voting underway across the country as Americans choose between Romney, Obama

Global Politics

President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, are in the final phases of their campaign. Voters across the country are not just choosing a president though, they’re electing Senators and school board members and weighing in on constitutional issues as well.

MAP: Officials urge caution, warn of danger as Hurricane Sandy becomes ‘Frankenstorm’

Global Politics

The northeast United States is bracing Monday for Hurricane Sandy to move on shore with winds approaching 100 mph and a storm surge that is already inundating cities in New York and New Jersey. This Frankenstorm is moving in a weird way, something that’s unexpected more than once in 500 years.