What inspires a person to change from a military combatant to a peace activist? The answer to that question, some experts posit, could have important implications for achieving peace in Israel and Palestine.
Three Cairo-based entrepreneurs have developed an app that anonymously verifies and maps visual content with its date and location in a bid to bring more credibility to citizen journalism.
Mosques have long been central to political dialogue in Egypt. But over the past three years, a tug-of-war between Islamists and the military’s repressive “deep state” has turned mosques into a political battleground.
Based on decades-old stereotypes that single mothers are raising children alone and single dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of U.S. anti-poverty programs almost exclusively serve women and children. Fathers bear the brunt.
New research suggests hope may be just as vital to beating poverty as capital, credit, skills or food.
Medicaid advocates are on pins and needles in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to grant states the choice to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act’s expanded coverage mandate.
A proposal that passed the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Thursday could kick as many as three million people off government food assistance next year, including the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
Prescription drug abuse increased 75 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A growing number of states are moving to ban welfare recipients from spending government cash on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, strip clubs and guns.
A career salesman, Bill Sohan has lost track of the number of incentive trips his employers have sent him on. Sunshine, margaritas by the pool, relaxation — “I’m not going to tell you it’s not a good time,” he says with a laugh. But, in his mind, all those cruises and Hawaiian getaways were just perks that came with the job; he never altered his work habits to earn a spot.
The Supreme Court’s decision to omit the phrase “illegal immigrant” from the Arizona immigration ruling last week has sparked a discussion online about the proper way to identify someone who is living in the country without authorization.
Ethnic minorities are far more likely to be uninsured than the American population as a whole. Perhaps as a result, despite notable progress in the overall health of the nation, there are continuing disparities in the burden of illness and death experienced by minorities.
In a 5-to-4 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled laws automatically sentencing youths convicted of murder to life in prison without parole violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to strike down three out of four key elements of Arizona’s tough immigration law had people on both sides of the issue trumpeting victory Monday.
Obama and Romney courted Latino voters this week, presenting plans for immigration reform.
The Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists this week honored the Deseret News and KSL television and radio, which are owned by Deseret Media Companies, with 57 awards.
Twenty-nine countries made progress in the fight against human trafficking in 2011, but 17 nations are still making no effort to do basic things such as investigate and punish offenses or offer victims protective services , according to new report.
Cities across the U.S. are embracing ordinances that criminalize sleeping in public places and panhandling.
When the Obama administration announced Friday morning that it would stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrations who came to the U.S. as children, the move was met with joy and skepticism.
This year, the world met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the percentage of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. Still, 780 million people don’t have access to clean water.
Working 40 hours a week at a minimum wage job isn’t enough to keep a family out of poverty, research says.
A classified ad website that has been accused of facilitating child sex trafficking sued Washington state on Monday, asking the court to block a new law that requires companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements.
Diane Portnoy argues she’s no different from the Latino immigrants — documented and undocumented — who have become the center of a firestorm of debate in state legislatures across the country in recent years.
More and more Americans are supporting companies who give back to local communities. According to the 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study, since 1993, the percentage of Americans who have bought a product because the company supported a cause they believed in more than doubled, climbing from 20 to 41 percent.
About 1 in 10 former state prisoners were sexually victimized during their time behind bars, according to a new report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Despite sky-high unemployment rates, the number of people signed up for government entitlement programs is shrinking.
More young adults — especially men — are delaying marriage and staying in their parents’ homes. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of young adults living at home rose from 4.7 million to 5.9 million — contributing to an increase in “doubled-up” households since the onset of the recession. But the national numbers mask an important gender difference.
The percentage of older people living below the poverty line has steadily climbed since 2005.
Dut Aguer Bior is just one of many refugees who reach out to lift their home countries after resettling.
The Senate is considering a bill that would eliminate funding for the American Community Survey. The survey informs community officials, academics and businesses who say they need the data to serve poor Americans.