China’s Arrested Development

China’s citizens are applauding the government's ongoing anti-corruption drive, but critics warn the crackdown — which has led to the arrest of at least 100 senior officials — is causing chaos as the world’s second-largest economy tries to rebound.

Why They Joined ISIS

Caught in a desperate situation, two Iraqi men turned to the Islamic State group for money and a sense of belonging, only to be imprisoned by Kurdish security forces.
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The Rise And Fall Of ‘Boomtown, USA’

A recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. But what becomes of a boomtown as crude prices collapse?

China’s Uncertain Future Comes Into View

As giant manufacturing hubs in China grapple with a slowdown in orders, migrant workers are struggling to find jobs — and worries are deepening about growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

Bullets Beyond Recall

A string of faulty product allegations against one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers is reigniting tension between consumer safety and America’s affection for unregulated firearms.

Guatemala's Harvests Are Disappearing

As dignitaries around the world debate the best way to confront climate change, Guatemalan farmers already struggle to adapt to frequent droughts and brutal cold snaps.

Why Investors Are Fleeing China

Worries about China's economy, currency and reforms have led to record capital outflows in recent months, prompting the Chinese authorities to change tactics.
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The Short, Strange Tale Of Cuddlr

Whatever happened to the "Tinder for cuddling" app? Cuddlr became a media sensation overnight and then just disappeared. Now it's back, this time as Spoonr.

Chain Gang 2.0

Some states now require people to pay for their own electronic monitoring once they bail out of jail. And if you miss a payment, you better watch out.