A number of donors and pharmaceutical companies have raised $500 million to support a partnership aimed at controlling future global epidemics.
Facebook — which has been raked over the coals for allowing the dissemination of fake news stories about the 2016 election — is now taking a hard and careful look at what role it may have played among American voters.
Wednesday's face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump marked the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 campaign.
Iraqi forces and their allies are battling to reclaim Mosul, which has been the de facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) since its capture in mid-2014. ISIS militants are responding to the offensive with heavy gunfire, car bombs and booby-trapped roads, among other tactics.
Last week, the Supreme Court voted to uphold the use of race in the admissions process at the University of Texas (UT).
The 4-3 ruling came as a surprise for some, especially university officials and civil rights advocates who believe affirmative action is an important piece in promoting diversity in higher education.
In a 5-3 ruling, the Supreme Court this week struck down a Texas law that imposed regulations on abortion clinics in the state.
The law, passed in 2013, required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Clinics were also required to be outfitted like surgical centers.
The Senate voted last week to advance $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help fight the spread of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is particularly harmful to pregnant women.
Brazil’s Senate voted last week to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, a move that suspends the president for 180 days. Rousseff, who is accused of using public bank money to cover budget gaps, now faces an impeachment trial.