With the Republican Party in charge of both houses of Congress and the White House, Washington, DC, is about to shrug off the gridlock that has plagued it for years.
For four days last week, a small army convoy carrying Castro's ashes zigzagged through the interior of Cuba in a symbolic reversal of the path the deceased leader took to overthrow the brutal regime of Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s.
Bizarrely, both mass shootings in Europe came at the hands of apparently unwitting security or police personnel.
Hillary Clinton says fake news is a dangerous "epidemic," court docs tease Mark Zuckerberg's political ambitions, South Korean parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye, and more.
In picking John Kelly, Donald Trump passed over more obvious choices in favor of yet another retired general for his cabinet.
"If you go back 40 to 50 years, people thought, I'm only going to have a drink or two because it relaxes me, so I'm a safer driver, a calmer driver."
Republicans control both parts of Congress and the White House, but that doesn't mean their time in power will
Greg McKelvey is rapidly becoming the new face of left-wing protest politics in one of America's most left-wing cities.
Reformers and experts point to the makeup of the jury and a history of police escaping accountability in America.
Despite incredibly harsh conditions and a request from a Sioux leader that non-Sioux campers leave, many are staying put.
One of the episodes screening will be "Sacred Water," which focuses on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation's resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
"I am going to run in 2020," Biden said. "For president. You know, what the hell, man, anyway."
One of Donald Trump's favorite punching bags, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is as good as killed. So what was it, anyway?
The former neurosurgeon has an inspiring life story, but it's hard to say what qualifications he'll bring to the table as Donald Trump's secretary of housing.
Protesters, including some anti-fascists itching for a fight, were prepared for the KKK to arrive in Danville, North Carolina. But the Klan never showed.
A major victory for the "water protectors" at Standing Rock was greeted by cheers and cautious optimism.
Ginella Massa is challenging stereotypes and facing her trolls head on.
Giving individual companies money to keep factories in the US makes for good headlines, but economists from across the spectrum say it doesn't do much long-term good.
Some of the defining workers' struggles of recent times have been fought by migrants.
Believe it or not, there are reforms on the horizon that could help some debtors—but it's far from clear if student debt is a priority for Donald Trump or the incoming Republican Congress.
The country famously—and controversially—quarantined its HIV-infected population at the onset of the crisis, and maintained an aggressive approach to containing its spread for decades after. But recent reports suggest a dramatic and troubling shift.
The Trump tax cuts probably won't help the lower of middle classes, but maybe we'll enjoy the new airports Trump wants to renovate?
Guess we know what weed the guys in your English 201 class will be smoking.
Jill Stein has created a lot of headlines with her recount campaign, but can that enthusiasm be transformed into a viable political movement?