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Fifth Anniversary of Japan's Tsunami

Japan's nuclear disaster still affects thousands

03/10/16 09:07AM

Five years ago, a powerful earthquake and tsunami sent the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan into multiple meltdowns, resulting in the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century. More than 160,000 Fukushima residents fled their homes in the wake of the disaster, and the effects of the seaside towns now leveled, the schools still... read more


This Week in Pictures: Feb. 27-March 4

03/04/16 11:08AM

Voters turned out for Super Tuesday. The Supreme Court was back in session. And the migrant crisis continued across Europe. Here is the week in pictures. read more

A group of refugees awaiting asylum in Denmark arrive at the Sandholm Center in Birkerod, Denmark the largest refugee reception center in the country. (Photo by Moises Saman/Magnum)

Fleeing to Europe — the migrant crisis

03/02/16 05:45PM

More than a million migrants pressed into Europe in 2015, and more than 3,500 died trying to get there. Magnum photographer Moises Saman follows their path. read more

Super Tuesday on the ground in Texas

03/01/16 05:01PM

In contests of sheer size, Texas has been known to be competitive. A fight to influence presidential nominees is no exception. Early voting concluded on Friday with 1.1 million Texans showing up to the polls, and on Super Tuesday, turnout expectations are sky-high, especially for Republicans. Why? Native son Ted Cruz. read more

Exploring Virginia before Super Tuesday

02/29/16 03:55PM

From the suburbs around D.C. and Arlington with their urban and liberal counterparts, to the evangelical south, Virginia is a place of variety, a seat of diversity and a bastion of American political history. Photographer Mark Peterson drove the state asking people he talked to a single question: “What is the one thing in this election that is... read more

Indonesian anti-terrorism military personnel on exercise

This Week in Pictures: Feb. 20-26

02/26/16 01:38PM

It was a big week in politics. The refugee crisis continues in Europe. And Iran and Ireland held elections. Here is the week in pictures. read more

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush cheer during a rally in Rock Hill, S.C., on Feb. 18, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Photos: South Carolina's Republican presidential primary

02/20/16 12:17PM

Republican presidential candidates have been campaigning across South Carolina in anticipation of the state’s first-in-the-South GOP primary. With its winner-take-all method of awarding delegates, the Palmetto State holds importance for the rest of the 2016 race: A win here for front-runner Donald Trump would give him a significant lead over his... read more

This Week in Pictures: Feb. 13-19

02/19/16 10:48AM

Pope Francis wrapped up his visit to Mexico this week; Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died; and lovebirds celebrated Valentine's Day. read more

Photos: 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

02/16/16 08:52AM

Dogs of all shapes and sizes descend on New York City with their owners and handlers for the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Show, February 15-16. More than 3,000 canines from all 50 states and beyond came to compete. read more

This Week in Pictures: Feb. 6-12

02/12/16 12:28PM

The U.S. campaign trail heats up and, around the globe, both celebrations and tragedies make headlines. See all that and more in this week's photos. read more