Barack Obama and Bill Clinton
(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
November 20, 2013

Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who's a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Malala Yousafzai
(Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
October 10, 2013

Will A Pakistani Teenager Win The Nobel Peace Prize?

It hasn't been a great year for peace. War is raging in Syria, grinding conflicts drag on in Afghanistan and Iraq, and assorted insurgencies plague nations from Asia to Africa.


Anna Amoral (on the left) mediating a mock case.
(Nina Porzucki)
May 20, 2013

Immigrant Domestic Workers Test New Ways to Settle Disputes

On a recent Saturday afternoon, a dozen nannies and housecleaners, many of them immigrants from Brazil, gather with employers in a living room in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They snack on cheese and crackers, breaking the ice a bit before talking about talking and how to settle some of the troubles that can bubble up in domestic work.


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