A growing number of jails are enrolling inmates in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in hopes of reducing recidivism and health-care costs. They're trying to reach individuals like Trinidad Sanchez, 33, said who said he committed crimes in the past just to get mental-health treatment. read more
Spring training in the U.S., fashion week in London and Seville, and the start of Holi in India offered colorful notes to the week.
But in Haiti, funerals were held for the victims of last week's Carnival stampede in Port-au-Prince and a ferry accident in Bangladesh killed dozens of passengers when it capsized in the Padma river. read more
A defiant President Obama pledged on Wednesday to do everything in his power to overhaul the immigration system and veto anything that stood in his way. Speaking at a town hall hosted by MSNBC and Telemundo, Obama sat down with José Díaz-Balart at Florida International University in Miami, the president took questions in English and Spanish.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin remove heavy weaponry from eastern Ukraine, a key condition of a truce that Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of violating. read more
Fifty years ago, Malcolm X was a figure who inspired fear -- but time has been kinder to his image and message, which was far more nuanced and insightful than it seemed when a shocked nation first encountered it in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. read more
Tens of thousands of people are packing the streets of Brazil, reveling for five days in dancing, celebrating, pageantry, and dazzling costumes as the country's annual carnival season continues this week. Each year, local residents participate in the Carnival of Brazil, arguably the most famous holiday in the country. read more
Sometimes, when the ache of her son’s death cuts deeper than usual, Constance Malcolm says she can feel his spirit wash over her like a warm whisper. But in the three years since 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by police in their Bronx apartment, his mother’s fight for justice has been cold and elusive.
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The standard publicity shots are well known: Images of the smiling North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un saluting orderly formations of soldiers or touring sterile new factories. But the real story behind one of the nation's most isolated nations is difficult to parse. read more