James Reinl

Human Rights

Ex-inmates hail plan to close Rikers Island prison

We explore the dark history of the New York prison and ask if it is a symbol of racially biased mass incarceration.

US-Mexico border

Undocumented migrants await Trump's next move

Cafes, churches and playing fields are quieter than usual, as undocumented immigrants lay low amid the crackdown

Native Americans

Will the real Pocahontas please stand up?

Four hundred years after her death, Native American descendants of Pocahontas reflect on a troubled history and legacy.


Americans split over replacing Obamacare

The United States is once again debating how to pay for healthcare coverage, though a breakthrough is unlikely.

Donald Trump

Trump's first week: Executive overdrive

As of Thursday, the new US administration had signed 13 executive actions on business, trade and immigration.

Donald Trump

The seven biggest threats to Donald Trump's presidency

The mass of protesters converging for Trump's inauguration are not his only headache.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama: So long, and thanks for all the speeches

As Barack Obama prepares to leave White House, Americans and the world reflect on his best and worst moments in office.


Ilhan Omar: First female Somali American lawmaker

Ilhan Omar has broken barriers as first Somali American elected legislator, but will be a lonely voice in Trump's US.

US Elections 2016

Donald Trump's win and how pollsters got it all wrong

Before the November 8 presidential vote, nearly all pollsters were convinced Hillary Clinton would win.

US Elections 2016

Muslim voters as Donald Trump’s nemesis?

Muslim and Arab Americans, despite being only slivers of US electorate, could hurt Republican candidate's chances.

Humanitarian crises

Who will win the 2016 Nobel Peace prize?

Nobel Peace Prize judges must choose between 376 nominated candidates for the peace prize.

Nuclear weapons

Opposing nuclear weapons in the era of millennials

Diplomats and activists are reviving efforts to scrap nuclear weapons, but the odds against them may be getting longer.