Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.
The United Nations Human Rights Council estimates that more than 6 million Syrians have been displaced as a result of the war. We bring you just one story of all those countless tales of devastation, heartache, and loss. Here, a Syrian refugee describes the homeland he's left.
On Tuesday, General Motors announced a recall of more than 8 million additional vehicle, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year to 28 million. Uncertainty is once again swirling around GM's future, leading many to ask the questions: Why did America bailout GM? And was it worth it?
More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.
An Afghan villager who risked his life to rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, a man immortalized in the film "Lone Survivor" starring Mark Wahlberg, is now being hunted by the Taliban and is desperate for help.
A wedding videographer filmed 112 picture-perfect ceremonies. But after cake is cut and the flowers are tossed, real life begins. His new documentary explores life after the big day.
Diplomats, policy experts, and advisors have all weighed in on the unraveling of Iraq, but if there's anyone who has most acutely felt the anguish of the collapse of democracy in Iraq this week, it's the men and women who were on the front lines of the Iraq War.
Up until yesterday, as far as anyone knew, 89-year-old Johann Breyer was just a retired tool worker from the former nation of Czechoslovakia. Today he stands accused of being an armed guard from Auschwitz, where he allegedly worked to kill victims of the Holocaust in gas chambers.
Law-abiding gun owners say the current debate over the second amendment doesn't include their point of view. But as a recent example shows, legality and good intentions don't always prevent tragedy.
My enemy's enemy is my friend? It's a line that's pervaded discussions about the possibility of the U.S. and Iran teaming up to address a rapidly destabilizing Iraq. Hillary Mann Leverett, co-author of "Going To Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran," weighs in.
Feisal Istrabadi, director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations, says that when he looks at Iraq, he sees all of his worst nightmares coming true.
As an Al Qaeda splinter group rapidly advances and continues to topple city after city in Iraq, many are wondering where the region is heading and what kind of action, if any, the United States needs take.
Just hours after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took control of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul—Iraq's second largest city—members of the Al Qaeda offshoot advanced to Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein.
"To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" is a novel by author Joshua Ferris. This book has been selected as the first work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club. Book club members Tim Sands, Max Wall, and John Lohuis of the Portland Gentlemen's Club weigh in on the book.
As America’s wars wind down, police departments are ramping up. The military’s surplus of weapons and machinery are falling into the hands of state and local law enforcement. Some community members say the equipment is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.
Bill Watterson is known as the J.D. Salinger of comic strips—a recluse and legendary in the cartoon world, but rarely seen. How another cartoonist convinced Watterson to finally return to the page for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Later this week, the World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the long-term economic impact of the game on Brazil still appears limited, and critics say money spent in preparing for the games should’ve been put towards more vital public services like education, and health care.
Labor laws of 18 states exclude home care workers from their state minimum wage laws. As the number of domestic care workers increases nationwide, the number of people working these jobs, without fair pay or protections, is only increasing.
Legal battles aren't often the stuff of compelling cinema, but a new documentary taking a close-up look at the fight to strike down California's Proposition 8 is a drama about love and the definition of partnership. Ben Cotner and Ryan White produced and directed "The Case Against 8."
Twenty five years ago today, student protests in the Chinese capital turned violent when troops closed in on civilians demonstrating for democratic reforms in Tiananmen Square.