Q and A: The subject of tipped workers has received little attention in the minimum wage debate. The Economic Policy Institute's David Cooper makes a case for a raise.
For the 20th year in a row, young people are spending their summer walking from the West Coast to the Capitol to promote the pro-life cause.
When someone close to Teresa Miller developed an addiction to prescription pain medication in 2009, the Florida mom was so distraught she enrolled herself at the University of South Florida.
Miller emerged three and a half years later with a master's degree in mental health counseling. Miller said she wanted to do everything she could to understand the addiction dilemma and to accompany a loved one -- and eventually other parents and families in the community -- in navigating what is a daunting crisis.
Pope Francis on Tuesday called for an end to racism against migrants and pushed the U.S. to offer greater protection for young children entering the country illegally.
Most Christians don't approve of President Barack Obama right now, but he gets high ratings from Muslims and other minority religious groups.
It's not because of their religion, though.
Obama's level of popular approval matches Americans' political party ties, not their religious identity, age or almost any other demographic characteristic, said Jeffrey Jones, managing editor of the Gallup poll.
"These children and families have journeyed to our country, fleeing violence and destitution in Central America. ... They are exhausted, afraid and clinging to hope."
The 5-4 decision broke new legal ground by extending religious rights -- or religious personhood -- to closely held for-profit corporations.
We say: Perhaps it is only through future cases that the country will learn whether this ruling is narrow or "a decision of startling breadth."
Column: "The demographics of the nation, and the electorate, are changing rapidly and the American public as a whole support immigration reform."
Global Sisters Report: When the pressures of poverty and violence become too heavy, people risk moving to someplace they perceive to be better. Here's how to help.