The app's massive popularity has raised national security concerns, but skeptics say banning it would do little to keep Americans' private data out of China's hands.
The one-time stronghold for organized labor became the first state in nearly six decades to repeal a policy limiting unions' power in workplaces they represent.
Most Americans believe the invasion was a mistake, but how much do the errors that led to that decision weigh on leaders today?
Criminal charges connected to an alleged hush money payment to a porn star would be more than enough to sink most politicians, but the former president has a history of capitalizing on his many scandals.
A handful of trials have found that a condensed schedule can create major benefits for workers and businesses alike, but skeptics question whether those effects would last if the practice was adopted more broadly.
The demise of Silicon Valley Bank came at a time when the tech industry is experiencing mass layoffs, tighter investment and increasing public scrutiny.
Powerful drug traffickers are fueling violence and overdose deaths on both sides of the border, but America's power to stop criminals operating inside another country is limited.
The president's $6.8 trillion proposal sets the stage for upcoming fights with congressional Republicans and his likely 2024 reelection bid.
The president has said he supports the district's right to govern itself, but chose not to stand in the way as Congress blocked a sweeping set of reforms that had been approved by the city's leaders.
Supporters say the move would be the least painful way to prevent the program from becoming insolvent, but critics argue it's just an indirect way of cutting older Americans' benefits.
Scientists, lawmakers and the media have spent three years fighting over what may ultimately prove to be an unsolvable mystery.
Sanctions haven't been nearly as devastating to Russia as many experts expected, but some see reason to believe the country's economy could be primed for a major downturn.
As residents of East Palestine deal with lingering health concerns, politicians from both parties have traveled to the small rural town to call for change and point fingers at their rivals.
The fight over the best way to teach kids to read has taken a decisive turn, but it will take a lot more than new strategies to solve America's literacy crisis.
The former South Carolina governor has a strong conservative track record, but can she break through in a Republican field that already has two clear frontrunners?
Rates of depression and suicidal thoughts have increased dramatically over the past decade, some experts think time spent online is the main reason.
Surprise charges from airlines, hotels and ticket sellers drive consumers crazy, but eliminating them may be easier said then done.
Electric cars have become the centerpiece of plans to decarbonize American transportation, but some experts say a less-heralded alternative should be getting much more attention.
Presidents from both parties have promoted rules that prioritize U.S.-made products, but many economists say the strategy does more harm than good.
There's no shortage of plans to protect the water source that 40 million people rely on, but states are battling over who should bear the brunt of the sacrifice.
The strange incident comes at a time when the Washington and Beijing at odds over a wide range of issues that could tip the global balance of power.
The technology has become widely adopted over the past decade, but that hasn't stopped the police killings from continuing to rise.
For the past three years, the emergency declaration has given the government expanded powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
An emerging renters' rights movement is dusting off an old solution for keeping housing costs down, but longstanding skepticism of the policy still remains.
The Taylor Swift ticket mess drew enormous attention to the entertainment giant's many shortcomings, but that doesn't necessarily mean those flaws will be fixed.
Technology has completely upended longstanding norms around tipping and revived the debate over whether there's a better way.
Drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have been shown to promote significant and sustained weight loss, leading some experts to believe they can help dramatically improve Americans' overall health.
After decades of silence, the military has started sharing info on encounters with things it can't explain. The new approach could have a huge impact, even if no new evidence of aliens ever surfaces.
History suggests it's tough to tame inflation without causing unemployment to spike, but positive recent trends have raised hope that a "soft landing" may be possible.
Avoiding booze to start the year may bring some real benefits, but sobriety trends are no solution to the deadliest effects of drinking.
The White House's new strategy will toughen rules against illegal crossings while expanding opportunities for legal entry, but the approach has prompted criticism from the left and the right.
The streaming revolution was powered by a massive spending wave from companies looking to bulk up their content libraries, but experts say that business model is on its way out.
Age verification laws intended to prevent children from viewing explicit content are gaining steam, but critics say the rules are easy to circumvent and create huge privacy risks.
Democrats battled for years to obtain the former president's financial records, but did the disclosures reveal anything worthwhile?
The strategy has helped some cities dramatically reduce the number of people living on the streets, but skeptics say the approach can't work everywhere.
Three of the past four presidents have called for the controversial detention center to be shut down, but politics and legal hurdles have blocked their efforts.
Social scientists have been studying the effects of the Santa myth for more than a century, but the question of whether the legend is a hurtful lie or just harmless fun is still up for debate.
Is artificial intelligence a threat to education or a tool that can help students discover new abilities?
Supporters say no-cost bus and train rides could reduce inequality and cut car emissions, but skeptics argue that the money is needed to upgrade the nation's woefully inadequate transit system.
Legalization was supposed to make the illicit pot trade obsolete, but today many legitimate businesses are struggling to stay afloat while unlicensed operators thrive.
Advocates argue that protecting the vulnerable sometimes requires placing them in care against their will, but critics say involuntary treatment is ineffective and creates room for abuse.
Under the new plan, South Carolina would replace Iowa as the first state to vote in the 2024 Democratic presidential primary.
Republican candidates pushing false claims about the 2020 election were defeated in key races across the country. What does that mean for the future of "Stop the Steal?"
The president tasked Congress with preventing "economic catastrophe," but critics say his intervention undermined workers' collective power.
Views on marriage equality, in the public and among lawmakers, have transformed dramatically over the course of a single generation.
“American workers are desperate for a break.”
“Workers will have more leisure but at the cost of less efficiency and a lower standard of living.”
“We have more important things to do now than spend our lives making a tiny group of very rich people even richer.”
“Some industries and deeply entrenched work cultures mean the four-day workweek may not be realistic for all employees.”
“While workers have spent the last 50 years steadily producing more and more, real wages have not risen at the same rate.”