Polish Judges Fight Forced Retirement
Poland's Law and Justice Party says it's reforming the judiciary. Others say it's staging a takeover of an independent branch of government.
Our Environment Gives Our DNA Instructions, Changing Who We Are
Sometimes our "nurture" can physically change our "nature."
Roe V. Wade, Explained
The decision effectively legalized abortion across the country.
Here's How Some States Are Already Reducing Prison Populations
Making reforms has saved some states billions of dollars.
What Became Of America's '47 Percent'?
When it comes to elections, "47 percent" is way too simple.
Dream Jobs: Antiquer
In Mo Paul's warehouse, you get to hunt for the item you want, just like he did when picking things for his collection.
Supreme Court Nominee's Judicial History Under Scrutiny
The president has made his pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Now the drama begins.
Dream Jobs: Hair And Makeup Artist
For Allie Kunkler, being a professional makeup artist is about more than making clients look beautiful. It's also about connection and creativity.
President Trump Narrows Supreme Court Nominee List
President Trump is set to announce his nominee for Supreme Court justice on Monday.
Dream Jobs: Personal Stylist
Rosana Vollmerhausen says her job is equal parts learning a client's style and pushing them out of their comfort zone.
Antidepressants Definitely Work. Long-Term Effects Are Less Definite.
We know antidepressants are effective. But what about the effect of taking them for decades?
Teens Are Waiting Longer To Get A Job — And That Affects All Of Us
They may not be flashy, but summer jobs introduce teens to the world of work.
Members Of Congress Look To Change Suicide Hotline Number
Members of Congress say they can help more people if they change the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Kennedy's Retirement Will Cement Trump's Mark On Court
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement means President Donald Trump will get to nominate a second justice in as many years.
Some American Muslims Worry SCOTUS Ruling Sanctions Discrimination
The Supreme Court upheld the president's travel ban Tuesday, allowing enforcement of a policy some say is discriminatory.
This Group Helps Felons In Alabama Reclaim Their Voting Rights
Felons in Alabama now have the opportunity to get their voting rights back once they've completed their sentences, but many don't know that.
White Women Voters Are A Wild Card — And Wildly Important
White women could go either way in the next national elections. And they could determine the outcomes.
The Federal Judiciary Spans 50 States, 100s Of Judges, 1,000s Of Cases
There's only one Supreme Court, but the U.S. system of judges spans far greater than that.
Ben Rhodes Talks Russia, The Iran Deal And His Time In The White House
His new memoir, "The World As It Is," dives deeper into his time as a top adviser in the Obama White House.
Dream Jobs: Chocolate Maker
Harper Macaw is working to be a small model for positive change in the cacao supply chain.
Supreme Court Decides Against Getting Involved In Gerrymandering Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court could have issued landmark opinions against partisan gerrymanders — one from each political party. It didn't.
Voters Can Now Wear Political Clothing To The Polls
A Supreme Court decision says voters are allowed to wear whatever political items they want as they cast their ballots.
Anti-Trump Republicans Struggle In Midterm Elections
Incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford is just one anti-Trump Republican struggling to win primary elections.
Gerrymandering Is Absolutely Unfair, But Should SCOTUS Get Involved?
The court typically wants nothing to do with cases that could paint it as a political actor ... and for good reason.
Special Edition Of 'The Why': Singapore Summit
As President Trump met with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, "The Why" traveled to South Korea to meet some of those most affected by the historic summit.
Dream Jobs: Urban Farmer
Rooftop farms aren't only for growing food. They also start a conversation about the environment.
Could Trump's Attacks On Allies Affect North Korea Negotiations?
The U.S. wants to strike a deal denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. But will the president's past reneging on deals hurt his ability to do negotiate?
Dream Jobs: Real Estate Photographer
David was a lawyer for the D.C. police department, and he loved it. But he decided to take a chance on something he loves even more.
Artist's 'Folded Map' Project Aims To Break Down Cultural Barriers
A Chicago photographer's "Folded Map" project aims to break down cultural barriers that separate a city troubled by segregation.
House GOP Lawmakers Look For Compromise On Immigration
Moderate Republicans are demanding leadership take up immigration ahead of midterm elections.
As DACA Winds Through Courts, A Cautionary Tale In Executive Orders
The status of hundreds of thousands of Dreamers hangs on two administrations' interpretations of what the White House can and can't do.
Dream Jobs: Sommelier
One of the nation's top sommeliers tells us how to drink wine like a pro and how she landed her dream job.
Discovering A New Identity: How Krakow's Jewish Population Is Growing
The Jewish community in Krakow, Poland, is often associated with a painful history. Those living there say they're looking toward the future.
Could German Judges Have Done More To Prevent The Holocaust?
In pre-war Germany, some judges helped Adolf Hitler consolidate power and implement his agenda.
AI 'Thinks' Using Deep Neural Networks, But They're Still A Mystery
It's not clear how some artificial intelligence machines arrive at their conclusions.
American Suicide Rates Keep Climbing — Silence Only Makes It Worse
While suicide rates decrease in the rest of the developed world, the U.S. faces a growing problem. And it doesn't help if no one talks about it.
Study: Two-Thirds Of American Millennials Don't Know What Auschwitz Is
A newly released study shows nearly a quarter of American millennials aren't sure they've heard of the Holocaust.
Even Harmless Words Matter, Especially For Kids And Stereotypes
It's easy to support increasing equality, diversity and empowerment, but how do we do it? It might start with the words we use around our kids.
Christian Poles: It's Our Responsibility To Combat Anti-Semitism
A group of Christian Poles have taken it upon themselves to defend Polish Jews as hate speech rises in the country.
Despite A Vocal Student History, Is Free Speech Being Muted On Campus?
Some activists are calling for "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" on campus.
Poland Outlaws Blaming The Country For Holocaust Atrocities
The controversial legislation has some free speech advocates up in arms.
Thousands Of Kids A Year Migrate To The US Alone. What Happens Next?
The U.S. lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year.
Poland Could Lose Voting Rights On European Council
The Law and Justice party in Poland has made sweeping changes to the country's judicial and electoral systems since taking over in 2015.
Today's Moms Are Older, More Educated And Bucking Years Of Trends
They're also more likely to be single.
Young Americans Are Always Connected — And Desperately Lonely
That feeling of loneliness doesn't necessarily go away when others are around.
As Women's Plus-Size Expands, Men's Fashion Is Still Focused On Skinny
It's still not clear exactly what "plus-size" means for menswear.
Refugee Or Not? Countries Are Going High-tech To Figure It Out
Germany has become especially good at it.
Voters Around The World Are Embracing Nationalism
Some of Europe's most influential countries are seeing voters gravitate toward nationalistic views.
Want To Empower Girls? Consider The 'Zarpies'
The specific words we use to teach kids about the world can shape the way they think.
Poland And Its Ever-changing Political Landscape
Poland's latest confrontation with its political values is not the first time the country has faced a crossroads.