President Barack Obama goes before the nation on Thursday night to lay out the executive orders he's issuing to bypass Congress and massively overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Through a combination of reforms, Obama's plan is expected to keep up to five million undocumented immigrants with long-standing ties to the United States from being deported.
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country on earth to abolish slavery. It took until 2007 for it to finally become illegal in that country to own another person. Still, the practice remains endemic, despite the efforts of activists to finally stamp out slavery there.
Even Honduras's superstar beauty queen isn't safe from the violence that plagues the Central American country.
María José Alvarado, who was crowned Miss Honduras in April, disappeared with her older sister, Sofia Trinidad Alvarado, after a party in Santa Bárbara on Thursday, Nov. 13. Their bodies were found on Wednesday, buried in a riverbank.
Turns out Norway has more to offer the world than just melodramatic memoirists, stupid television, and really expensive beer. Also: pretty passports and currency.
If you're a U.S. corporate CEO fearful that your company's actions abroad -- say, setting up a mine and killing some villagers in the process -- might have you running afoul of international law, take heart: The human rights law that once might have been used against you has been practically stripped of its power, thanks to a vague provision in a 2013 Supreme Court ruling now making itself felt in the American judicial system.