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Most departments are doing little to stop police officers from sexually assaulting civilians.
State of the Union and GOP response appear defined by heated rhetoric of Trump campaign
A growing number of organizations are calling for shorter sentences for offenders and better counseling for victims
The US is unusual in its tolerance for hate speech, but the alternative may be worse
Occupation of Oregon federal facility highlights growth in armed anti-government groups
California’s formerly strong stance on consumer protection is being stifled by the tech lobby and electoral changes
Democratic National Committee acted hours after Sanders’ campaign filed suit; will conflict boost audience for debate?
Follow up on PTC series shows positive train control, which may have prevented Philadelphia accident, is still absent from most of US railroads
Consumers are used to rating products on their quality, but in the digital economy, the customer is often rated as well. Want to take a vacation? Make sure your Airbnb reputation is good. Want to get a car home at night? Check your Uber score. How do these systems change our behavior? Whom do they help, and whom could they hurt? In this graphic short, we investigate how this developing economy is playing out.
Teenagers raised in relentlessly competitive environments are learning a dangerous lesson
The only whistleblower from inside the police accountability system, among other experts, is skeptical
The much-hyped technology is no substitute for improved public transit and walkable streets
Separate online identities are common and potentially vulnerable to radicalization
With the cost of pills spiking as much as 5,000 percent, state insurers struggle to pay for lifesaving treatment
San Bernardino killers were Pakistani and Muslim – news that has devastated Pakistani Muslims in the area
If it seems as if there has been a mass shooting in the US nearly every week this year, that’s because it’s true
Policymakers who favor military action after one kind of attack are unwilling to take basic steps toward gun control
Almost half the guns made in the US are produced by three companies: Smith & Wesson, Freedom Group and Sturm, Ruger
One retired cop asks: Why aren’t we doing more to treat police officers with post-traumatic stress disorder?
While Democrats agree on need for anti-ISIL coalition, former Secretary of State condemns ‘jihadist ideology’
Total of 49 detainees not cleared for release – but also not charged with crimes
Exclusive interview: Missouri doctoral student defends research on how state's required abortion wait affects women
City council member Kshama Sawant urges socialist candidates to follow her lead nationwide
Heidi Kendall, a volunteer with Moms Demand Action, is helping to lead a movement in Missoula, Montana, to pass universal background checks for private gun sales in the city, though the state doesn't require them.
Fewer gun laws mean more gun deaths, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s annual report card.
Records reveal NYC building is owned by company linked to man blacklisted for allegedly funding African dictators
Up close and personnel: Neither workers nor bosses, human resources professionals straddle two worlds
The neglected back-office world of HR
The presidential front-runner claims black lives matter but won’t support a popular reform that would save black lives
New documents reveal that the ex-Texas governor had dinner with Chinese officials seeking to park their money abroad
State officials refuse to name company that sent wrong drug hours before scheduled execution of Richard Glossip
Jinping's anti-corruption drive in China closed at least 100 golf courses, leaving many to search for places to play
Houston cabbies say the UberX model, with drivers who dabble, is an insult to the profession
John Kerry's Havana visit caps a seismic shift from hostile policy that helped prop up Fidel and Raúl Castro
In Washington, formerly incarcerated men and women face massive debts and a 12 percent interest rate
Economic crisis is no shock to the 4.6 million Puerto Ricans who live in mainland US, more than 700,000 in NYC alone
At least eight predominantly black churches have burned since Charleston shooting; Ramadan fundraiser aims to help
Vivian de Leon, a 21-year-old nursing student, is one of more than 660,000 people covered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and one of 5.5 million people in the U.S. with at least one undocumented parent. More than 275,000 parents with U.S.-born children were deported from 2011 to 2013. De Leon and her dad, who was deported to Guatemala in 2011, have lived apart for nearly half her life.
Various methods of execution legal in the US and what it really means to kill an inmate using using any one of them.
Municipal officials considering name change in light of Charleston events and recent riots over death of Freddie Gray
Independent truckers say new safety rules threaten their livelihood
One Texas city is improving attendance while reducing the number of students facing criminal charges for missing school. Third story in a three-part series.
In The other Silicon Valley,” Al Jazeera takes a look at how California’s tech boom affects the working class. This is part seven of a seven-part series.
4th part of series on PTC & Amtrak derailment
Analysis: By capping damages, Amtrak 'reform' hobbles judges' ability to compensate victims of mass railway accidents
AJAM breaks the story on missing PTC, and changes nat’l reporting on train accident
More than 7,200 members of the military have been caught between two sets of standards: one for military enlistment, another for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. The difference means they find themselves unable to become citizens of a country for which they are willing to die. More than a third were turned down because of moral character, according to records obtained through a FOIA request.
Once police used pepper balls and tear gas to disperse a small crowd just after 10 p.m., the curfew seemed to hold
Jameis Winston could be the highest-picked player in NFL history to be publicly accused of rape; what does it mean?
Neighborhood already home to many energy projects fears potential effects of proposed giant methanol plant
Flint's water crisis
Former FLDS followers share their stories about why they left and how they are adjusting to life on the outside. Second story in a two-part series.
Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect crumbles in the face of a federal lawsuit and a mass exodus. First story in a two-part series.
Analysis: The Univ. of Oklahoma’s expulsion of students over a racist chant raises First Amendment, due process concerns
On eve of his scheduled execution – now stayed – condemned man speaks to Al Jazeera on his case and the justice system
The Quba Islamic Institute is turning ‘something negative into a positive’ after receiving Islamophobic messages
Even Gallaudet University, designed specifically for deaf students, can get it wrong when it comes to rape
Loved ones recount how the young shooting victims did charity work for war victims abroad and homeless in the US
Grass-roots initiatives aim to keep the ball rolling on national efforts against gun violence.
Chinese company behind methanol plant in mostly black Louisiana town has come under fire for shirking health laws
Al Jazeera investigates ties between Louisiana and the Chinese government in a proposed $1.85 billion methanol plant
A year after President Obama announced the high-poverty priority zone, residents are waiting to see results
Stanley Cohen says he's the target of a political witch-hunt
2014 cemented the mainstream appeal of drug policy alternatives and propelled a movement into full gallop
Cuban-Americans in a New Jersey enclave express deep ambivalence over decision to renew relations with Cuba
Protests after NYC grand jury decides not to indict officer over chokehold death; grieving parents urge non-violence
Forty-seven states require companies to notify customers that their data has been stolen but they vary widely but what data they cover. Iowa, for instance, requires companies to notify you if your fingerprint is stolen _ Texas if thieves steal your date of birth. How does your state compare?
Michael Brown, Kajieme Powell, Tamir Rice — all young, all African American, all shot dead by police. And there’s something else that binds these three — the deaths of these three — together.
While Germany makes university tuition free, the US allows for-profit colleges to prey on low-income students
Cherry-picking from the scriptures helps recruits believe the unbelievable. Third story in a three-part series.
In a working-class immigrant neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., there are plenty of Herbalife believers with small bank accounts but big American dreams. Second story in a three-part series.
Students dream of cash and cars, but get a rude awakening. First story in a three-part series.
Heaing on trying to get Abu Dihab's force-feeding tapes released
The Bullyville founder aims to stop the worst of the worst on the Internet — but critics say he's the real bully
Residents of Staten Island, home to the largest Liberian population outside Africa, fear for loved ones back home
Hector Barajas and the veterans staying with him are establishing a new life in Tijuana — a life after deportation. Their stories are similar: Each was honorably discharged from the military, but was later charged with a deportable offense — for example, drug possession, discharge of a firearm or perjury. Most have spent the vast majority of their lives in the United States and are now starting over in a country they barely know.
With US voting machines aging, states have few funds to replace them and vendors are putting little new on the market. On Election Day, these problems could translate into hours-long waits, lost votes and errors in election results. In the long term, such problems breed a lack of trust in the democratic process, reducing the public's faith in government, experts say.
More young Americans are turning away from organized faith as millennials question the mix with politics
Pajarito, N.M., is 10 miles and a world apart from downtown Albuquerque
With Texas recommending the charter school he founded close for its past problems, 'Prime Time' looks to its future
Nice intranet you’ve got there. Shame if something should happen to it.
This small community is now a microcosm of a national humanitarian and immigration crisis
Congregation in Chicago suburb struggles to find permanent home, amid land use legal battle
How black hair artists got their start building Fords
Al Jazeera’s in-depth look back at a year of NSA leaks by the former government contractor
Weapons, biceps and burgers on display at the annual West Virginia event
Tiny municipality faces extinction unless its supporters — and sole resident Mark Perkovich — get creative
Uber drivers file class action lawsuit in California
12 seconds, 12 months
Immigration advocates shift tactics to press for an end to deportations
In September the Recovery School District will close its remaining non-charter schools, and other cities are watching
Raised by his grandmother, Andre Badley was seduced by the easy money made dealing crack on East Cleveland’s streets. Imprisoned in 1997 at age 24, he is now 41 years old and could spend the rest of his days behind bars while bigger dealers walk free.
FiveThirtyEight and other new media projects pretend to offer explanatory journalism but lack self-awareness
An Arab-American financial wunderkind is betting on the Motor City
The US lacks moral authority to be global protector of rights
Financial institutions need to stop discriminating against sex workers
Lack of global justice regime burdens victims of human-rights abuses
As they mark Day of Remembrance, former detainees say talk of national security can still trump Americans’ basic rights
Nationwide, at least 1,200 people serve life without parole for crimes they committed as children. Beth Schwartzapfel on America’s juvenile lifers.
Crime is rising in highly agricultural Central Valley as hundreds of pot plots proliferate to meet consumer demand
Each time we create a user account, we place our trust in a company's security protocols to protect the username, password and other personal data required to create the account. Al Jazeera contacted over 40 companies from a variety of industries to find out how they store passwords.
An unapologetic Erik Prince, founder of the widely criticized mercenary firm Blackwater, speaks out
Despite rising popularity, Asian hot sauce factory bothers California neighbors who complain of burning eyes, headaches
The virtual currency is crashing into the mainstream, but are its users ready?
Missouri is scheduled to carry out execution Wednesday amid growing concern over the means of delivering death
Curtis Green, a 47-year-old Utah resident, was a high-level administrator of the billion-dollar online black market.
The Adobe data breach of personal information from 150 million user accounts shows just how vulnerable consumers are when signing up for an online account. The data also reveals just how careless many users are in choosing their account settings, which makes not just themselves, but also others in the database, vulnerable to identity fraud.
Coachella Valley High School's Arab mascot is cause for concern among Arab-Americans
For the past seven months, detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp have been on hunger strike protesting, in part, their indefinite detention and alleged mistreatment. Although this action has been one of the most widely publicized, it's certainly not the first. Hunger strikes started almost immediately after the camp was opened 11 years ago and have continued regularly since then. This timeline documents the evolving role of hunger strikes as a form of protest.
Workers in New York take part in a nationwide effort to raise wages
Chinese artist in New York Zhang Hongtu makes whimsical and satirical depictions of Mao. But this art can only be seen outside of China.
Mohammed al-Qeq has so far refused food for 65 days in protest of his detainment without charge in Israeli prison
Aid groups call for exceptions to the amendment, which requires a US visa for people who have visited Iraq, Syria
Federal prosecutor demands maximum sentence for alleged recruiter for armed groups in Syria
Amid fierce US debate over accepting Syrian refugees, one family in a Chicago suburb is grateful to be here
The kingdom is ramping up executions of Shias, with the tacit approval of the United States
The debate on terrorism forces Muslims to participate in an unwinnable argument
At Halifax security forum, military officials and security experts say blocking refugees carries its own risks
Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among those detained during 22 overnight raids, Belgian authorities said Monday
Massive firefight leaves two dead, but fate of alleged planner of Friday's attacks remains unclear
The trial of Colombian exporter Goldex for money laundering reveals how dirty gold reaches two American companies
State-of-emergency powers not enough, constitution should be changed to counter threats, French leader says
‘They left their country because of war and found it here again,’ activist says of those who fled ISIL and civil war
The latest assaults in Paris, Europe’s worst since 2004, leave residents asking why their city was targeted again
ISIL's battlehood success more than one figure
It’s time for pro-intervention hard-liners to be honest about what their position means
At ground zero of the Maoist insurgency, surrendering as a guerrilla is the only way of proving one’s innocence
First leaders' meeting since 1940s civil war sparks fears about China's intentions toward democratic, self-ruled Taiwan
Immigration could help European countries reverse their negative demographic trends and boost their economic growth
A professor at a major South African university explains why undergraduates took to the streets to stop fee increases
ISIL has reportedly ordered all males aged 15 and older to register their names and addresses with police in Raqqa
While idea might pre-empt need for dangerous travel, experts warn plan should not undermine legal protections
With talk of third intifada, Palestinians under the age of 30 discuss where they see latest violence heading
Analysis: End of peace process leaves PA forces, built on a promise of statehood, securing an unpopular status quo
In Liberia, palm oil has set off a dangerous scramble for land
As Colombia's 51-year conflict winds down, Al Jazeera gets exclusive access to a guerrilla unit
Families of the 43 missing Mexican students reflect on an agonizing year
Experts say US military should have reported rampant abuse of boys by Afghan police to the State Department
As Pope Francis visits the island, remote town builds the first new Catholic church since the revolution
Among Japanese, the perception of pure ethnic background is a big part of belonging to the culture
With Hungary’s razor wire fence and Trump's plans to seal border with Mexico, global barriers increasingly divide nations
The tiny Palestinian enclave is likely to experience a major humanitarian catastrophe long before the 2020 UN estimate
Russia leads the way in scramble for Arctic resources
The Children's Place CEO's 'reign of terror' has seen staff fired, activists arrested. Second story in a two-part series.
Human rights experts question Europe’s heavy-handed approach to growing refugee crisis
Beirut’s uncollected garbage is just one symptom of a noxious political system
People affiliated with the ICC proceedings against top Kenyan leaders are turning up dead
Sea-Watch tries to save the migrants Europe ignores
The sugar barons of America, the Fanjul brothers, have a cozy relationship with the US government. Second story in a two-part series.
Bank fails to protect critics but safeguards its impunity
Karla Silva was beaten at the Heraldo newspaper office in central Mexico last year. Did the mayor of her town order the assault?
Analysis: The US has struggled to accept the legacy of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki into its collective memory
Cane cutters work overly long days for poor pay in violation of Dominican labor laws and international agreement. First story in a two-part series.
Massive copper mine at Mes Aynak in Logar province could destroy antiquities site and displace villagers
How domestic workers are systematically abused in Lenanon
Understaffing, budget shortages and rumors of privatization haunt the small country’s hospitals
After recruiters lured their sons, grieving parents take to the frontlines of anti-radicalism
Inspired by photo project Humans of New York, photographers in Syria remind us humanity still exists in war
Iceland's banks are recovering, but the middle class is angry and demanding change, with thousands on strike
Jordan locks up every disillusioned fighter who returns from Syria, but critics say prison will radicalize them further
How war makes USAID a dirty word
In the wake of the government's ouster, citizens transformed the home of the deposed president's brother into a museum
During the Vietnam War, a teenager saw violence, prostitution and heroin addiction take hold of his city, and he saw his friends go to war and die. With his country in turmoil, he knew he had to leave. He decided to start a new life in Germany. What he didn”t factor in was that he”d fall for a girl back home in Saigon. Watch a video about a Vietnam War story documented in nine years of love letters.
Critics say world's largest-ever engineering endeavor marks new era of colonization
The UN congress on crime and justice aims to fix migration and forced labor issues, but no date set for solutions
While Iran has expressed affinity for the Houthi rebels in Yemen, the actual level of support remains unclear
Wang Jing's megaproject furthers China's aims in Latin America and deflates economic importance of Hong Kong
Journalists have become targets for kidnappings and killings like never before, AP chief said, calling for new war-crime law
Two stranded Yemeni-Americans consider fleeing by sea or dangerous back roads as airstrikes grip Sanaa and Aden
Israel’s siege of the Palestinian territory has forced Fat’hi Zoo’s beloved cubs into a refugee camp
Al-Khansaa Brigade’s manifesto on gender roles offers a sharp alternative to Western feminism
‘Wherever you go, even if you run all the way to Yola, we will run after you and kill you,’ leader told Ladi Apagu, 16
Lee's use of authoritarian 'Asian values' in government widely credited by Singapore's success, eyed by other leaders
In Kashmir, a rare guilty verdict for Indian army officers who killed three local men offers hope for the future
Exclusive: Sri Lanka played up concerns of LTTE regrouping in South Africa despite contrary intelligence report
Financed by a vast diaspora and trained by US vets, the Nineveh Protection Unit wants to 'cleanse' homeland of ISIL
Can former political foes overcome a bitter election to lead Afghanistan?
The Rat Tribe lives underneath the Chinese capital
Child brides in flood-ravaged Assam
With UN mission in early stages, local aid groups carry burden of justice
Two sisters lost in the Rwandan diaspora find their way home
Resources, resentment at heart of conflict
Examining the roots of Central African Republic's Séléka rebel movement
Drug trafficking organizations are rapidly splintering, but there’s no end in sight to the violence
Outrage over case of 43 missing students has helped unleash widespread discontent with a deep historical echo
Danish energy policies offer model even more admirable than Germany’s
UN condemns ‘barbaric acts’ but hits roadblocks in releasing thousands of girls still held by ISIL fighters
The brother of journalist Jason Rezaian says his health is deteriorating in detention
Western obsession with the Islamic State is fueled more by bigotry than any genuine assessment of risk or atrocities
The beloved Greek riot dog is dead – and so is his revolution
Israel confiscates nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank
Graffiti show how some affected by the Irish conflict see reflections of Northern Ireland in Gaza
An extensive system of concrete-lined passageways supports Gaza’s civilian economy and military activity
Government ministry issues directive telling organizations to not hold press conferences or work with journalists
El-Haqed faces criminal charges that supporters say were fabricated to punish him for his political beliefs
The general needs high turnout for a mandate to push through painful economic reforms that could spur new unrest
Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex
Washington's reconstruction and remediation plan pales in comparison with the destruction left behind
Analysis: The agreement is a symbolic blow to US global financial hegemony and a signal of Russian-Chinese rapprochement
The US should support accountability claim for the cholera epidemic in Haiti
Simplistic end-of-Chavismo narrative callously dismisses Venezuela’s progress
Capture of El Chapo will have little effect unless Mexico tackles endemic corruption
Anti-government protesters clashing with police in Kiev represent a multitude of beliefs and agendas
Ambitious measure to help farmers reclaim land taken by rebels and paramilitaries faces major obstacles
Egypt’s colonial-era veto power over the river’s bounties is untenable
Dozens of US citizens have had travel documents confiscated in a process questioned even within the State Department
Jehane Noujaim’s Oscar-nominated documentary revels in an idealistic portrait of the 2011 Egyptian uprising, but its sympathies for secular activists eclipse a more complicated truth.
Nation becomes first to legalize marijuana amid growing consensus that war on drugs is unsustainable
Interview with leading historian of Israel's nuclear weapons
What's fit to print after a military coup has become a dangerous question for journalists
Working-class Imbaba fought Mubarak and fought Morsi -- and it's not done fighting
Leaders insist peaceful protest remains the only option, even as they concede it's unlikely to reverse the coup
Those seeking a third way between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military are finding their political space shrinking
Copts bear the brunt of violent backlash against military crackdown
Coptic Christians face backlash from Islamists in the wake of government crackdowns
Western mediators believe a compromise had been possible, but was nixed by hard-liners in Cairo
In reworking moments from the original trilogy, ‘The Force Awakens’ participates in an ancient narrative tradition
In two of the last three seasons, almost half the major college football programs didn't publicly report a concussion
After Bonnie Moore got a divorce, she thought she’d have to give up her dream home for good. Instead, she got creative. She opened her home up to roommates, fellow baby boomers who wanted to pool resources, too. Today, she helps other older adults find roommates through Golden Girl Network, an online resource that matches roommates throughout the country. Moore, her roommates and others like them told America Tonight why more baby boomers should consider the Golden Girl lifestyle.
Casey Cochran is one of at least 26 players in college football to have retired in recent years because of concussions
An Illinois school district has defied federal regulations to give unrestricted locker room access to a trans female
Video, featuring dozens of artists and activists, draws comparisons between black and Palestinian struggles for justice
Mohammed el Gharani beamed into NY art installation
As gentrification sweeps the city, Sesshu Foster has quietly become the poet laureate of a vanishing neighborhood
Exclusive interview with star of 'Hiroshima mon Amour' for 70th anniverary of bombing
We love to secede from everything, even the US of A
In Birmingham, Alabama, a public bus takes about a dozen housekeepers from their low-income, mostly black neighborhood to a wealthy white suburb
Don’t blame the global south for corrupting soccer's organizing body
At their annual convention, Abe and Mary Todd take over small-town Illinois
To draw tourists, the Mississippi Delta plays on its musical heritage
Brisket prices have gone up 40 percent since 2013
Baseball commissioner says a game could be played next year, but Cuban baseball officials say there is no agreement
Hear from some of the luminaries featured at the 2015 South By Southwest festival
The independent beer movement has exploded, threatening Big Beer and posing new dilemmas for craft brewers
Investigation continues amid report NFL determined 11 Patriots game balls were underinflated
Local opinion divided on the end of a production-driven economy
Some descendants of accused witches in Danvers, once called Salem Village, say they are ready to address their legacy
Substance-testing organization the Bunk Police wants to rid music festivals of adulterated drugs
How the Down community sugarcoats difficult realities about the condition
After Freel was the first MLB player diagnosed with CTE, head safety in baseball remains a concern
Not since ‘Roseanne’ has TV had a better portrait of the working-class family
School officials collaborate with local community and Arab-American rights group to reach suitable compromise
Why Marxist playwright Berthold Brecht is theater’s hottest old name
The only thing people argue about more than soccer is food
Why it makes sense to tax services — even spiritual ones
What happens when liberalism becomes a lifestyle choice?
In an extended interview, Davis talks about his struggle to come out and the joy he feels helping LGBTQ youth
A look back at some of the most memorable and controversial antics of America's favorite animated family
Why Christians feel victimized in America
The hidden politics of the ‘maker’ movement
The dilemmas and potential conflicts of interests that reliance on native advertising poses for journalism.
A cartographic history of what’s up
In this exploration of identity, Al Jazeera interviewed individuals about their name and meaning. For some, their name represents who they are at different stages of life, and for others, their name is what makes them unique.
New York mourns a man who embodied the city's grit, style and uncompromising cool
Ailing or dead seals and sea lions washed up on California beaches in record numbers in 2015; this year could be worse
Cannabis industry is a heavy energy user but has potential to go green with the right technology and incentives
NASA scientists say weather pattern hasn’t peaked yet, worst impact in US to be seen in next several months
Despite a historic water shortage gripping the state, the need for more housing trumps the need to save water
Demand from aquatic theme parks in Russia, China fueling new market for wild orcas, marine experts say
Crab fishing is delayed, and poisoned sea lions are washing ashore, with toxic algae to blame
Global demand for palm oil has led to massive fires in Indonesia and air pollution throughout the region
Since 2010, legions of honeybees have taken over the backyards and rooftops of New York City
Ecologists question rebates to replace lawns with artificial turf
Small-scale miners are being aggressively targeted in a government crackdown on illegal gold mining
Los Angeles area rent-controlled apartment building owners want tenants to pay for water as rates rise due to drought
Despite scientific evidence, fossil fuel companies sowed misinformation about global warming for decades, report says
Kern County family sues California governor, charging fracking regulations discriminate against Latinos
Islamic holy month commences, with young activists advocating for environmental justice
World's first ocean system targeting plastic pollution to launch in 2016
Mexican immigrants, the mainstay of residential gardening services, lose work as homeowners remove lawns to save water
Can anything wild still exist in a Washington river that has been plugged for 100 years?
Since coming to power last year, the Indian leader has diluted ecological protections in the name of development
From trapline to showroom, an industry that birthed a nation sees a resurgence
Dominican activists call mining projects new form of colonialism
Bears invade Kaktovik, Alaska
The president's proposed carbon rules assume nuclear power to be a clean, low-carbon energy option, and so put forth a nuclear industry Christmas list of subsidies, incentives and financial backstops that potentially funnels billions of public dollars into private industry hands and risks missing emissions targets while increasing the danger of a nuclear mishap.
In one of the most regulated states in the nation, no laws apply to groundwater pumping, which means some people go dry
State resources officials are aggressively policing the dire shortage by imposing fines on drought rule violators
Sunoco Logistics Partners invokes eminent domain to build a pipeline through Pennsylvania, setting off a legal battle
What it's like to live in the epicenter of fracking
Some residents call the tar sands industry a threat to public safety, say stricter regulations are needed
Thousands of workers could be laid off as land is left fallow and farm owners seek to save their businesses
Despite environmental disaster, King Coal still seen as savior amid statewide ‘Stockholm syndrome’
83-year-old Sister Megan Rice continues her anti-nuclear activism in jail, pleads for a Catholic Church 'of the streets'
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's remarks about African-Americans and higher education cause pain and anger on campus
The racially driven protests at Ithaca College this fall have rocked the upstate New York campus like few other events in the school's 123-year history. For many student journalists, covering a conflict that has made national headlines would be a dream.But for Kira Maddox, the college newspaper’s editor-in-chief, leading the coverage has come with mixed feelings. As a biracial woman, she empathizes with student protestors of color. As a journalist, she's charged with getting all sides of the story right.
Protests about racial tensions on campus have erupted this fall at schools across the country. At the University of Missouri, two leaders were forced to resign. At Brown University, officials are putting $100 million behind a plan to create a more inclusive campus. At Ithaca College, where students and faculty are trying to remove the president, the way forward is less clear. Students opened up about how they talk about race — and what they’re taking away from the protests.
At Ithaca College, students say the climate on campus was tense and unwelcoming to students of color long before the protests at the University of Missouri took the national spotlight. As at Missouri, students at Ithaca say the president, Tom Rochon, can’t move the campus forward. But unlike the embattled University of Missouri president, Rochon says he’s stepping up — not stepping down.
African-American student protests reflect the many anxieties facing the black middle class
Center also trains black workers to be labor rights advocates and has become a model for other cities
Meet a few of the young black leaders in Baltimore who are trying to help the city heal and move on
As one of the bloodiest summers in Baltimore's history wraps up, what's next for Baltimore after Freddie Gray?
Analysis: Families of Latinos killed by police push for a Brown Lives Matter movement
Racially based stops for minor traffic violations on the rise because of court action and police practice, say activists
An in-depth look at the Dallas County courts where children as young as 12 are prosecuted as adults for truancy. Second story in a three-part series.
The protests in Baltimore aren’t just about Freddie Gray's death and police brutality. They're about the racialized poverty and dearth of opportunity in parts of the city, such as the Sandtown neighborhood where Gray grew up. The numbers tell some of that tale: The city's median household income is well under the Maryland average, the number of abandoned houses swelled in the past decades and the city's public schools are 'hypersegregated' by race.
Analysis: The racial wealth divide is a persistent fact of American life and getting worse
Analysis: President Obama says violence doesn't spur progress, but history shows a more complex and troubling picture
Witness to the destruction of their world, they are dying before reparations can reach them
Whether longtime citizens or newly naturalized, Hispanics 45 or older are likely to affect the midterm elections
Memorial Day seen through the lens of Ta-Nehisi Coates' call for reparations
More than half of black college graduates are underemployed, according to the Center for Economic Policy and Research
Recent settlement to dismantle the desegregation efforts that had historic start in 1957
Nation's first state-funded civil rights museum breaks ground Thursday, along with new state history museum
Separated along socioeconomic and racial lines, schools are less diverse than at any other time in the last four decades
Data from 2010 Census shows America continues to be split along racial lines, even in the nation’s largest cities
Recent rape cases in and out of court give small hope that powerful abusers can be successfully challenged
Sex trafficking of minors in the US
In casting Tashfeen Malik as a radicalized foreign wife, Americans avoid confronting the reality of homegrown terrorism
The Latter-day Saints plan to bar the children of gay couples – a move rife with contradictions
The anti-HERO campaign exposed the trans community’s vulnerabilities, and conservative hypocrisy
Once a taboo subject, abortion – and the ban on it – is fast becoming a major issue in the run-up to Irish elections
Until Trans Lifeline, there was no suicide and crisis counseling hotline specifically for transgender people
Cities should consider gender over race in police department diversity
NYC task force seeking way to ban semi-naked women from working in Times Square, once home to peep shows galore
While the military is developing generous maternity packages, the country as a whole has no law mandating paid time off
Gender equality is becoming a charged political issue, but differences among advocates run deeper than party lines
Americans have a fraught relationship with dependence – particularly when it concerns women
The death of María Isabel Pillco illustrates how far the country has to go in changing a culture of domestic abuse
Analysis of proposed laws to bar trans students from using bathrooms matching gender identities
News analysis of the sexual harassment claims against VC firm Kleiner Perks
Analysis of research on gender quotas for corporate boards
The story of a teenage bride who killed her husband
Experts warn lack of media literacy leaves youth vulnerable to gendered toy marketing that stunts emotional growth
Enforcement of dress code policies play out against broader debate of sexualization of young women in American culture
The myopic focus on the plight of Nigerian schoolgirls overlooks narratives of global inequality and Western complicity
Analysis of backlash against Monica Lewinsky's Vanity Fair article
Advocates celebrate the defeat of DOMA, but there are still major obstacles for gay-rights activists to overcome in 2014
Nearly 4 million gay men, lesbians and bisexuals suffer sexual violence, but scope of problem in higher ed is unclear
An investigation shows routine manipulation of data, shortages of supplies, understaffing and enduring dysfunction
In part 8 of ‘America left behind,’ Al Jazeera looks at the human impact of skyrocketing prescription drug prices
In part 4 of ' America Left Behind,' Al Jazeera examines why black infant death outpaces Botswana
Profile of Brock Wilbur, an LA comedian, and his experiences as an abortion clinic volunteer
More than 1,000 teens have gone through activist training at a popular anti-abortion summer camp in Southern California
SF city supervisors debate Laura's Law, which mandates involuntary outpatient psychiatry treatment
Nobody is really sure what is buried at the West Lake Landfill – or where it is
State health studies did little to ease residents’, activists’ concerns about potential radiation exposure in metro area
DEA approves first such trial for MDMA; researchers say public support growing for therapy using psychadelic drugs
Patients, researchers and drug companies look to the future after ‘the biggest breakthrough in depression in 50 years
A look at how the brain processes memories when experiencing a traumatic event like rape
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but is this the kind of awareness the disease needs?
Thousands of people have contracted Ebola since the mid-1970s, but this year”s outbreak is the largest on record. Explore current and past outbreaks in West Africa in this interactive.
Global and West African governments’ actions are inadequate for the danger
‘Forgotten’ disease continues to hit poorest immigrants as prevention resources drop and clinics close
NIH insistence on using female animals in studies is vitally important to women's health
Cal students accuse university of botching sexual assault investigations
Shock political campaign aims to make legislators’ corporate and union sponsors known to voting public
Mocking ‘Vanilla ISIS’ won’t stop the Oregon standoff, let alone what the militiamen represent
Citing erroneous ‘facts’ about race and religion, candidate emphasizes economic, security failings
Analysis: The Republican front-runner is capitalizing on political forces that will outlast his candidacy
Al Jazeera calculated top 10 lists for every combination of five poll result subsets drawn from nonpartisan phone surveys reported on Pollster.com from June and July 2015 and calculated the number of times each candidate made the top 10, on the basis of each combination of polls. Explore how the choice of five polls and method of averaging can affect the top 10 ranking.
Protesters at Netroots event demand ‘a concrete plan’ for stopping black deaths at the hands of police
Campaign notebook: An exchange reveals how the progressive Democrat’s gun-control views may disappoint some supporters
President proposes to tax companies’ foreign profits for half-trillion in revenue but faces tough congressional fight
The 2001 finding doesn’t have an expiration date, and there is no evidence of an Obama-era finding that directly controverts the 'Gloves Come Off' memorandum. In fact, there is evidence that the Obama administration continues to operate under that finding.
Anger at Interstate Crosscheck, the controversial program that identified 'double voters'
Use the search boxes below to search through Crosscheck lists from Georgia and Virginia. If your name appears on this list, you are a potential double voter. Voting twice is a felony, punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison. Guilty or not, voters whose names appear on these lists could be purged from voter rolls.
In a flurry of action at the end of the last term that started with the Hobby Lobby ruling and finished with an injunction in the case of Wheaton College, the high court significantly expanded the reach of the Religious Freedom Protection Act.
The shift from Catholicism to more socially conservative churches is fueling a wave of activism among Hispanic voters
The requirement of congressional approval for the U.S. Treasury to raise the total amount the government is permitted to borrow has become the focus of a bitter political clash between the Obama administration and the GOP over spending priorities. This chart demonstrates how a once-routine act of Congress has become a 'political weapon,' according to Louis Fisher, who focused on the separation of powers during his more than three decades at the Congressional Research Service.
The very rich support unpopular economic policies and often get their way
In part 2 of our ‘America left behind’ series, Al Jazeera explores the vicious cycle of poverty and lack of education
City officials plans to spend about $479,000 annually to distribute diapers monthly to families in need
With sales tax on basic needs and complicated credits, low-income parents are hit hard by the cost of rearing
On tough San Juan streets, city’s most marginalized residents eke out living in precarious underground economy
Lack of access to counsel is a growing problem for U.S. legal system
Activists search for ways to guarantee that businesses will comply with minimum wage, other regulations
Immigrants in big cities rely on networks from home during a downturn, but community in Williston, N.D., still budding
Dickens World is a theme park that aims to bring to life Charles Dickens”s Victorian England and educate visitors about poverty”s hardships. But as fate would have it, Dickens World has fallen on hard times. Few people, it seems, want to experience poverty through a theme park.
Many low-income high school graduates who intend to enroll in college succumb to 'summer melt' and fail to matriculate
A Kentucky nonprofit moves homeless recovering addicts into a hotel, then opens the hotel for business
Parent peer advocacy gains institutional footing in New York City’s child welfare system
NY City Council discusses turning Hart Island, where more 1 million poor and unclaimed people are buried, into a park
Doctors called on to better observe guidelines on screening women for violence, a leading cause of homelessness
Harvey Dell Harmon Jr., homeless in Chicago, died of cold this winter. To family and friends, he was no John Doe
Some of the six vets Al Jazeera America met last year are no longer homeless, but one has died, and two have disappeared
Counters in some 3,000 cities and counties across the country helped quantify the nation's homeless population this month. Yet critics warn against relying solely on this 'point-in-time' method and its underlying definition of homelessness, which could lead to undercounting. A proposed law would change the definition of homelessness and who qualifies for help.
Realignment of state corrections system shifts burden to county jails and probation departments
Pilot street-cleaning program downtown exacerbates wider Bay Area conflict over living space amid second tech boom
With the largest population of homeless veterans, Los Angeles vies to meet White House goal: homes for all by 2015
The federal government will provide $5.9 million in funding to 26 Native American tribal governments
One woman's search for remains in the Bakken oil fields
As buffalo return to Illinois prairie, conservationists also celebrate resurgence of wolves, elk, mountain lions
Native American veterans are the highest-serving minority group yet are among the least-served
Edmond Andrew Harjo, Battery A, 195th Field Artillery Battalion, was a Native American code talker in WWII. He died in Oklahoma on March 31 after receiving a Silver Star for his participation in the Battle of the Bulge and, later, the Congressional Gold Medal. He was one of the last ties to the code talkers.
Native Americans tune into an old-fashioned technology that keeps languages — and communities — alive
At the Indian National Finals Rodeo, Native Americans give lessons on what a 21st century cowboy looks like