World May 26

Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage

Costa Rica is the sixth country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, following most recently Ecuador, which allowed it last year. It is also permitted in some parts of Mexico.

Economy Dec 16

This image made from undated video provided by Zola shows a scene of its advertisement.
Hallmark reinstates same-sex marriage commercials

The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark's parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar had launched a storm of protest.

Dec 19

5 important stories buried by last week’s news

These days, it’s hard to stop news from Washington, D.C., from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White House and the Capitol. Here’s what we’re reading now.