The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremist groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.
Twin sisters Nungshi and Tashi Malik of India are raising awareness about inequality against young girls in their country by climbing the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents. They've already topped Mount Everest, and in just a couple of months they're going to go for Antarctica's Mount Vinson, named after longtime Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson. GPB's "All Things Considered" host Rickey Bevington recently talked with the twins through Skype from their home in northern India. She began by asking them why they chose climbing mountains for their cause.
After more than a month of airstrikes by the U.S., the extremist group still controls nearly a third of Iraq, including the city of Mosul. But residents there say the bombings are lifting morale.
If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.
Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked earlier this year, has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warn of a military operation that could last for years.
High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.