Gillette, Wyoming is a place where “the high school yearbook devoted four pages to ‘Hunting: No Greater Sport,'” a local club funds “college scholarships by raffling off AR-15s,” and popular slogans include, “Welcome to Wyoming: Consider Everyone Armed.” Mariah Engdahl, age 16 — a girl surrounded by gun enthusiasts in her family and in her boom-and-bust community — educated herself on gun laws in Wyoming and, as a one-teen protest on gun control, delivered a speech to the Campbell County school board in a bid to avoid arming teachers in her county’s schools.
How an 85-year-old Chinese man — desperate for human interaction — put himself up for adoption by taping a note to a bus shelter in his neighborhood.
How a bid for freedom from government oppression in Syria ended in torture — both physical torture, and for one young mother, the anguish of not knowing whether her husband is dead or alive.
Medical innovations, India’s preference for male heirs, and China’s one-child policy have created an irreparable gender disparity in the world’s two biggest countries, where men outnumber women by 70 million. Many Chinese men have started buying brides from countries such as Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. The imbalance has also led to an increase in prostitution, human trafficking and violence against women, but in some Indian villages, women have started fighting for equal rights.
The Mississippi is the second longest river in the United States. Unfortunately, the aging levees, locks and dams that make life and industry possible have degenerated, and no one seems able to initiate improvements.
A tourist who stays exclusively at Trump properties around the world experiences opulence, pointless exclusivity and a clear vision of American mediocrity. Writer Jason Wilson made this global journey so we don’t have to. Unfortunately, we’re all living it already.
Rachel Crooks is one of 19 women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault. She plans to continue telling her story until something changes.
Fifteen-year-old Ruben Urbina suffered from depression and attempted suicide multiple times. His friends and family members pleaded with him to get help. But one morning, Ruben couldn’t handle it anymore and called the police to falsely report that he had a bomb strapped to his chest.
They crept across mountains at night to escape bombings in Damascus. Coyotes smuggled them across the Mekong River. Now they cook for you and me at other peoples’ restaurants and dream of opening their own one day. Refugee chefs receive unique culinary educations, and they offer food as a cultural exchange between people, if we let them.
How six teens dealt with their trauma days after the Las Vegas shooting massacre. Cox spoke with family members, friends, witnesses, doctors, and school officials to show the effect of gun violence on these young survivors.