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Elephants killed to feed illegal ivory trade

Killed for their tusks, elephants could be extinct in 100 years

The numbers tell an alarming story. More than 60 African elephants were slaughtered every day in 2012 to feed the illegal ivory trade. Within...
Beyonce sings the U.S. national anthem at President Obama's inauguration in 2013video

Five singers, one anthem. Who rocks it best?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is notoriously hard to sing, but these stars nailed it. Which is your favorite? Beyoncé Knowles, 2013 http://youtu.be/Z-DSFrGnQrk?t=52s Beyoncé Knowles’ dynamic performance of the...
An image that promotes an open Internet by depicting the globe wrapped in the text, "The Internet belongs to everyone."video

The Internet belongs to everyone, let’s keep it that way [video]

Every day, everywhere, people surf the Internet not knowing that this free and open resource is under threat. What would happen if it were...
Kennedy and Nixon speak before their presidential debate

First TV debate revolutionizes political campaigning…on this day

On September 26, 1960, television emerged as the decisive medium for voters trying to decide which presidential candidate to support. Then-Senator John F. Kennedy...
Israeli-Palestinian music group Heartbeat plays a showvideo

Arabic rhythms and klezmer beats help these musicians understand the other...

“Bukra fil mishmish” is an Arabic expression that roughly means “tomorrow will never come.” With Israeli-Palestinian relations difficult after the recent conflict in Gaza,...
Obama speaks to U.N General Assemblyvideo

Obama tells world leaders – ‘We choose hope over fear’

In an address to the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama linked the challenges of aggression in Europe, terrorist brutality in...
Soldiers escort the Little Rock Nine to school in Arkansas

Nine brave students stand up to racial segregation…on this day

Can you imagine armed troops escorting you to school? On September 24, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the U.S. military to escort nine black...
Residents try to find artifacts at the Mosque of the Prophet Younis in Mosul, Iraq after being destroyed by ISIL

ISIL’s cultural destruction is ‘stealing the souls of millions’

The Mosque of the Prophet Younis, which housed the Tomb of Jonah, was 2800 years old. The terrorist group known as ISIL destroyed it in...
President Obama speaks on ISILvideo

Two things President Obama wants you to know about ISIL

In a televised address, President Obama made two things clear about the group that calls itself the "Islamic State": "ISIL is not 'Islamic'.  No religion...