A higher number of children are abducted by family members in the United States than previously thought. A new study suggests mothers and female relatives are most often the perpetrators.
A new study looks at who gets the most visitors in prison. Younger inmates receive more than older ones. White and Latino prisoners get nearly twice as many visitors as black prisoners.
Marijuana strains grown for potency contain less of a natural compound that seems to protect adolescent brains.
A new study finds that black and Hispanic faculty earn lower wages than white faculty. But the wage gap between male and female faculty is even larger.
Amid the opioid crisis, the synthetic drug fentanyl stands out for its danger and the sheer number of Americans it has killed. This tip sheet offers reporters background and resources.
This explainer helps journalists understand what DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is and how the program impacts local communities and undocumented immigrants.
Americans tend to shun redistributive economic programs. But widening income inequality may be changing that position, a new paper shows.
Despite regulatory hurdles, a growing body of scholarship is answering important questions about the health impacts of medical and recreational pot.
Americans have lived without the fear of nuclear war for decades. As North Korea challenges this coziness, new research finds Americans largely ready to push the nuclear trigger.
The American military trains officers from around the world. Back at home, they are nearly twice as likely to attempt a coup than officers who do not receive U.S. training.