Antonio Trujillo holds a cigarette while resting on a bench, in Pamplona, northern Spain

Big tobacco is forced to pay for cigarette butt pollution in Spain, but smokers may soon be on the hook


They’re tiny, they’re toxic, they’re everywhere. Cigarette butts are a huge source of pollution in Spain and lawmakers have said, enough. They’re ordering cigarette makers to pay for the cleanup, but smokers worry they’ll end up footing the bill.

Before the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, five states had "red flag" statutes called gun violence restraining orders. Recently, Florida became the six state to add the statute.

Researchers still struggle to get funding to study gun violence

Protests led by DACA recipients

Behind the scenes of a protest, young undocumented immigrants display tactical skills

Eight men behind podium with microphones

President Trump, is immigration reform on your legislative agenda?

Collage of self portraits in black and white

After a well-known artist’s tragic death, Taiwan’s LGBT community demands marriage equality


50 years later, how Medicare changed America


The desegregation of hospitals in the South was just one of many things to come from the Medicare law.

Internet cafes bustle in Ankara, where Turkey's parliament approved a crackdown on online access.

‘What is at stake is the right of Turkish citizens to speak freely’

Global Politics

Turkey is one of the most wired societies in Europe. But Turkey’s government is cracking down on online activities. Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says new legislation will block online access and require Internet providers to store data on web users’ activities.