The death of one-month-old Rajahnthon Haynie, whose body was found in Druid Hill Park in Baltimore on Sunday, begs the age-old question: How can child abuse be stopped?
World Wrestling Entertainment boss Linda McMahon took a ten-point lead in the Republican race for the Senate after a notorious YouTube campaign where she takes to the boxing ring.
A gay US Marine has written a tongue-in-cheek editorial in the New Yorker asserting that the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuality makes him a better soldier.
Scientists have established common bloodsucking insect the leech as a model for a study of reproductive behavior, with some twisting and turning results.
Blood purification might sound evocative of ethnic cleansing and genocide, but the term in fact refers to a new technology designed to deactivate potential harmful bacteria in blood.
Republicans running for the House this year think that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the villain driving health-care reform, not President Barack Obama, writes Politico.
Rabbi Oren Hayon feels the Passover story—a tale of enslaved Israelites, pestilence and plagues— needs perking up, so he has recruited a band of rabbis to act it out on Twitter.
“Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia,” by Francis Wheen, reflects that politicians may be paranoid now, but it's nothing compared to what happened in the ‘70s.
The famous Great Red Spot which can be seen on planet Jupiter is not what astronomers previously thought it was. Turns out, the red spot is a warm patch in a cold storm!
With the US military unhappy with the quality of CIA intelligence in Afghanistan it has been outsourcing its intelligence services to contractors. The Washington Post investigates.
Abducted. Raped. Married. Can Ethiopa’s wives ever break free from the marriages they were forced into as children? The Independent’s Johan Hari goes to meet them.
The law ignominiously known as the “miscarriage bill” was signed by a Utah governor last week in a move which renders women little more than incubators, writes Melissa McEwan.
Three of California’s wealthiest coastal cities howled loudly last year when they were sued by a civil rights group over their treatment of the homeless. But progress has since been made.
The Western Balkans remains the missing piece of a strong, free Europe, write The Wall Street Journal commentators, and the US must work hard to help slot it into place.
Jennifer Bleyer reports on how the young, trendy and extremely broke are buying fresh organic produce using government-subsidized “food stamps.” Got a problem with that?