Research suggests when volunteers are taught and required to practice rituals, they demonstrate greater trust toward others who practice the same ritual, and diminished trust toward those who don't.
Back in the recesses of Nairobi's sprawling Kenyatta market waft the sounds of rumba. Between merchants selling roasted meat, sits a man who has been selling vinyl albums from the spot for nearly 30 years.
The Senate appears headed for a showdown that will fundamentally change how the institution approaches the process of Supreme Court nominations, and it could have further implications.
The Nobel Prize winner says he will use any political clout he has left to help take down the Polish government to protect democracy. He wants Poles to petition for a referendum on new elections.
President Trump and his secretary of state downplay the importance of human rights in meetings with world leaders. Rachel Martin talks to Tom Malinowski, a former assistant secretary of state.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court is set to hear a case Tuesday that could determine how much local authorities can help federal immigration enforcement efforts. Localities say they can't detain people just because federal officials ask them to.
Rachel Martin talks to Guardian correspondent Shaun Walker about Monday's bombing of a metro train in St. Petersburg that killed 14 people. Another device was found unexploded at a nearby station.
Steve Inskeep talks to historian and political scientist Francis Fukuyama about contributing factors to the decline in popularity of global free-trade, and the overall popularity of free-market liberal democracy.
David Aguilar, who once led Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol, will testify before a Senate panel on Tuesday about fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In her new book, The Most Beautiful, Garcia explains how an unlikely meeting at one of the pop icon's concerts sparked a relationship full of love, surprises and, ultimately, heartbreak.
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The two Nogales — one in Arizona, the other in Mexico — are in separate countries, but to the people who live there, they feel like one place: a border city.
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Several states across the U.S. are curbing their use of solitary confinements in prison. But in New York, corrections officers say it's a necessary tool to keep the guards and prisons safe.
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Researchers say the belief some South Koreans hold that North Koreans — who are the same ethnicity as South Koreans — are beast-like is a product of years of propaganda and misleading education.
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The order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the bid to reassess an agreement in Baltimore may signal that the Trump administration plans to scale back investigations and reopen past deals.
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A lawsuit filed on Monday by a paid political commentator for the Fox News Channel alleges past chairman, Roger Ailes, made unwanted sexual advances while holding out the possibility of a promotion.
At least two explosions on a subway train in the Russian city of St. Petersburg have left at least 10 people dead, with many others injured.
Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, who has said he will vote against the nomination of judge Neil Gorsuch. Cardin, however, has not said if he will support the filibuster.
A court settlement has been reached. A Dunkin' Donut spokeswoman told the Boston Globe that their stores in Massachusetts do carry both butter and also a butter substitute vegetable spread.
Over the weekend, Bob Dylan turned up in Stockholm, where he was in town for a concert. In a ceremony he received his award. Afterward, an academy representative in Sweden called him "very nice."
The men's NCAA college basketball championship will be decided Monday night. Gonzaga faces North Carolina — both earned tough wins in the national semifinals over the weekend.