What we're watching today
Here's a glimpse at our top five stories, including editor commentary on each story, and our audio edition.
Nuclear weapons: As the U.S. and Russia back away from arms control, how worried should the world be?
For many, worship has always been about much more than the edifice in which it occurs. Today, a new locus of spiritual growth is emerging around alternative settings that redefine “church.”
America’s political structure has survived serious challenges in the past. But partisanship linked to cultural and racial identity, and sorted by geography, is testing it in ways the Founding Fathers never envisioned.
In 1965, US detectives routinely cleared nearly 90 percent of murder cases. Today, 40 percent of homicides go unsolved, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report.
The journalist, revolutionary, and opposition leader became prime minister last May. Now he faces his hardest task yet: governing.
Aid groups are helping young people abducted by the terror group, and their children born of sexual violence, find acceptance in communities that often shun them.
We think it is time to rethink the news.
News is essential. It is the fuel for a thriving democracy. It takes us to places and introduces us to people we never imagined. It defends our rights and values.