The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades.
Earlier this month, Pope Francis begged victims of clerical sexual abuse for forgiveness and promised to hold bishops accountable for covering up the scandal. In recent weeks, a year-long investigation from Minnesota Public Radio revealed decades of abuse and cover-up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese.
Judging from recent machinations in Congress, it's easier to protect for-profit colleges who are generous with their campaign donations than it is to protect this nation's veterans from being preyed upon by schools anxious to get their hands on G.I. Bill education benefits.
Egypt has played a leading role in maintaining Middle East peace since President Jimmy Carter negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978. Today, after a counterrevolution and continuing waves of unrest, Egypt has problems of its own, and neither Hamas nor the Likud Party-led Israeli government seems ready for a cease-fire.
President Obama called on the Russian leader to compel Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine to open the crash site to investigators. Will Putin step in to defuse the crisis?
What's Israel's endgame in its ground invasion of Gaza? And why can't Egypt broker a cease fire as it has in the past?
U.S. Border Patrol has detained more than 52,000 migrant children since last October, about 18,000 more than the same period in 2013. As Washington debates the future of the border, reporters at the Arizona Republic decided to go to the source—to the countries these children are leaving behind.
Gaza has been plagued by conflict for decades. And for people living in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely packed places on Earth, occupation and confrontation are just troubles inherent in daily life.
An new investigation led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises new questions about the culture of safety in government laboratories.The USDA found anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators, and missing containers of anthrax that had to be tracked down by the inspectors.
As the first woman nominated for vice president from a major political party, Geraldine Ferraro endured a litany of questions about her appearance, her children, and even her blueberry muffin recipe. A new documentary by Ferraro's daughter demonstrates that she was and remains a symbol of leadership.
Some African-American leaders feel that President Obama has done next to nothing for their community — or even made things worse. But is it too late now to change course?
A new investigation finds that existing environmental regulations are rarely enforced — and environmental crimes are almost never prosecuted.
Noah Feldman, who helped draft Iraq's constitution a decade ago, says the current chaos can be traced to America's failure to provide security before attempting nation building.
In a speech aired on WNYC in 1957, poet and civil rights icon Langston Hughes grappled with finding an authentic American voice in the face of prejudice.
Bishop Mark Seitz's El Paso diocese cares for many of the undocumented youths who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries, and he's been thrust into the middle of the national immigration debate.
Tensions remain high in Israel and the Palestinian territories following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers last month and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in Israel last week. Natan Sachs, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, has studied and written extensively about the conditions on the ground, and in particular the rise of what many call "price tag" attacks carried out by radical settlers.
This November will mark two years since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana. And today, marijuana dispensaries are finally open across the state. The first licenses were issued yesterday, but this doesn't mean that stores on every corner will be selling marijuana today. In the first wave of licenses that were issued, only about 20 of the 334 applications were granted.