March 15, 2018

Treasury Department hits Russia with sanctions over 2016 election meddling

The Internet Research Agency, which Mueller indicted in February, is among the entities targeted by the sanctions.

March 14, 2018

7,000 pairs of shoes line Capitol lawn as tribute to child victims of gun violence

The demonstration comes just one day prior to a national school walkout scheduled for March 14.
March 10, 2018

Trump points to history to defend his tariffs, but history shows they have disastrous effects

Trump invoked his predecessors to justify his steel and aluminum tariffs — but history shows that tariffs can have disastrous consequences.
Feb. 27, 2018

Want to work from home or remotely? The best jobs to be your own boss — and the top places to do it

If you want to work from home, remotely or for yourself, set your own schedule and get paid well, look no further than these careers and these countries.
Feb. 22, 2018

Why you’re numb to the horrors in Syria, according to an empathy researcher

News of the war in Syria hasn't garnered much attention, despite record deaths from bombing and escalating violence. Here's what studies suggest limit human empathy — and what you can do about it.
Feb. 21, 2018

Does free money make people lazy? Why the case for a universal basic income is getting stronger.

Support for a universal basic income is gaining traction, including from prominent members of the business community like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Feb. 16, 2018

13 Russian nationals, 3 Russian agencies indicted for meddling in the 2016 presidential election

The indictments are a blow to Trump, who has continuously denied that Russians sought to help elect him president.
Feb. 11, 2018

South Korea’s brand-new Olympic bullet train will make Americans jealous

Americans can only dream of having a train like this, let alone building it so quickly.
Feb. 9, 2018

While you weren’t looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that weren’t about domestic abuse

The Department of Homeland Security floats a plan to surveil American Muslims, Trump will float a new transgender military ban and Scott Pruitt thinks climate change might be a good thing.
Feb. 6, 2018

As Congress debates punting on DACA, “Dreamers” face greater job, life uncertainty

“They act like our lives don’t matter because we don’t have a piece of paper that says we are U.S. citizens. This is the only country that we know. This is the only country that we recognize."
Jan. 25, 2018

Philadelphia becomes latest city to introduce safe injection sites to combat opioid crisis

Studies have shown the planned injection sites have a positive effect on combating drug overdoses.

Jan. 13, 2018

Chain migration: How conservatives created the transformative policy they’re now attacking

Trump and Republicans are attacking "chain migration" — a policy created by conservatives with racist intentions that's gone on to transform the country.
Jan. 11, 2018

Mic Wakeup: Federal courts, Vermont and ‘Black Panther’ all had an awesome week

It’s Thursday, Jan. 11. Here are three stories you need to read.
Jan. 9, 2018

Mic Wakeup: The threat of a shutdown, deportation and nuclear war all loom in Trump’s White House

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 9. Here are three stories you need to read.
Jan. 8, 2018

More questions than answers face 200,000 Salvadorans who just lost their protective status

Salvadorans just lost their protected status and nobody knows what's next.

Jan. 8, 2018

After outcry, H&M apologizes for black child model in “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie

"We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing our internal routines," H&M said in a statement.
Dec. 28, 2017

People can be quick to blame victims of fatal shootings, study says

People who read negative details about a shooting victim are more likely to want a lesser sentence for their shooter, study says.
Dec. 22, 2017

Here’s how much the new tax bill is going to penalize you for being an employee

The new tax bill will significantly privilege freelance work over traditional employment, undermining a number of workplace protections and benefits.
Dec. 21, 2017

UN condemns US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, defying Trump and Haley

The Trump administration has suggested it will cut aid to countries that vote for the measure — and possibly funding to the U.N.
Dec. 7, 2017

Career inspiration: 15 emerging jobs growing fastest in the US

Looking for a new job in 2018? Coding gigs are hot, but you don't have to love math or science to get in on an emerging career area. Here are ideas and some smart advice.

Dec. 6, 2017

What may happen after Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The Trump administration just made a dangerous decision that could reignite tensions in the region. Here's what you need to know about what happened and what could happen next.
Dec. 6, 2017

2018 Food Trends: Here’s what everyone will be eating (and Instagramming)

Is this the year for sparkling cold brew and tajin-topped ice cream?
Dec. 5, 2017

Here’s what Republican tax cuts could pay for

The tax cuts could pay for a decade worth of food stamps, nutrition and health care for infants and mothers, heating assistance for low-income families and cash grants to poor, struggling families.
Dec. 1, 2017

Scientists (known haters of fun) want to ban glitter from our sad world

Glitter, the ultimate problematic fave.
Nov. 30, 2017

Thanks to global warming, we might have to kiss 13,000 American archaeological sites goodbye

If trends continue, the U.S. will lose thousands of precious archaeological sites in the next century.

Nov. 13, 2017

Americans have always hit their kids. Now, the majority of research says it’s time to stop.

“At times, it doesn’t have any effect, but it never has a positive effect.”
Nov. 10, 2017

I was dumped by a Trump voter

Here’s what it taught me about dating and the political divide.
Nov. 10, 2017

Why is it so hard to drink and dine with your dog in New York?

Restaurants and bars across the pond welcome four-legged patrons, but it's still frowned upon in pet-friendly New York City.