Lenore T. Adkins
Public defenders back criminal defendants in the U.S. who can't afford a private attorney and are at risk of going to prison. Learn how they came to be.
Commemorations in New York, northern Virginia and Pennsylvania honor the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S.
The Foreign Aid Explorer, a free, comprehensive, interactive database, helps users see what the United States spends on foreign aid.
Find out about some of the work done aboard the International Space Station, including two critical experiments that examine muscle tone and microbes.
More and more students in the United States are earning bachelor's degrees in environmental science. Learn what's involved.
The Amistad case helped dozens of Africans escape slavery and forced America to live up to its founding ideals. Read more about it here.
Without labor from more than 4,000 enslaved people, the University of Virginia would not exist. Learn what the school has done to honor them.
Find out how the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom were established and who may receive them.
In remembrance of Victory over Japan Day, which effectively ended World War II, read reflections from three American veterans who served in that war.