A simple cotton T-shirt doesn’t seem so simple when you begin to trace the various steps in the now-standard vast global process from cotton farm to clothing shop.
Follow its epic journey through the global economy.
A lot of loaded terms are used to refer to the diverse group of more than 11 million immigrants who live in the United States without legal status. Almost a quarter of this population lives in California. But who exactly are they? Where do they come from? And what impact do they have on the Golden State’s massive economy? Comic illustrator Andy Warner explains.
It’s been over a year since the worst Ebola outbreak in history began to ravage the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In the interactive map sequence, Frontline traces the epidemic’s spread from its suspected emergence with Patient Zero back in December 2013.
Recently, NBC anchor chair, Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay. View what students had to say when asked, Why is it important for journalists to be truthful? How would you define ethical journalism, and how can journalists earn the trust of the public?
New signs of progress recently emerged In America’s seemingly endless nuclear negotiations with Iran, when the financially-strapped Middle Eastern nation agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of crippling economic sanctions. These three resources — from the NY Times, Associated Press and the Center on Foreign Relations — do a great job boiling down a, well, potentially radioactive situation.
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Florida might not like to talk about climate change, but here in drought-stricken California, the topic’s not so taboo. Mired in year four of the worst drought on record, Californians are witnessing the climate literally change before their eyes. View this musical GIF — set to Nelly’s Hot in Herre (yes, double “r”) — features a collection of monthly map images.
Thousands of marchers joined President Obama and other leaders this weekend in the small city of Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police violently attacked peaceful demonstrators demanding the right to vote.
The Federal Communications Commission ruled today that Internet service and wireless providers are not allowed to slow down the speed of certain websites or create “fast lanes” for other sites that pay extra. So, what does that mean? We will tell you.
About half a million Walmart employees are getting a much needed pay raise. Starting in April, full- and part-time U.S. employees of the company will earn at least $9 an hour, a full $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage, the company announced this week.
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