With its infrastructure broken, the constant threat of starvation and a failed state, Yemen is on the brink of collapse. Less than half of its health facilities are functional amid a health crisis that has seen epidemics of preventable and…
By Marcia Biggs
Bosnia and Herzegovina was ripped apart by a three-way ethnic conflict in the 1990s, and some analysts fear it's on the brink again, as rising nationalism and Russian influence lead to growing tensions. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports with the…
By Malcolm Brabant
History is so alive across Alabama that it doesn’t feel like history, it feels like now.
By Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees every American facing trial the right to a lawyer, even if they cannot afford one. But across the country, the public defender system is being stretched to the breaking point, and Missouri may…
By John Yang, Frank Carlson
“My friend said, ‘Why don’t you run away from the camps? I know people who can help you. Do you want work in a garment factory?’ I said yes.” Little did she know, her “friend” was a Rohingya trafficker.
By Tania Rashid
They escaped a campaign of murder, repression and rape by Myanmar's military and militant Buddhist monks. Now hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims refugees in Bangladesh await the political deal that would allow a return to their homeland. Special correspondent…
By Erik Vance
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from yoga to laying of hands to your doctor's office. We journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
Each year, an estimated 2 million people suffering from mental illness are booked into county jails. In Kansas City, Missouri, like other places around the country, officials are looking for a better way to get those people the help they…
By Steve Sapienza, Pulitzer Center
The land on Barbuda has been held in common ownership by all Barbudans since the end of slavery there, but the government claims privatizing some parts will help finance hurricane recovery.
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