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People under the age of 25 make up more than 60% of the population of Afghanistan. What do young Afghans want for the future of their country?
Former Afghan soccer player Fanoos Basir is living in a refugee camp. Yet she hasn't given up hope for the nation whose jersey she wore on the world stage.
'The decisions that we're making now are putting at risk the birds that make their remarkable annual migration through this area. And this is a clear signal that the arteries...
Charmayne was among the millions of Americans who were behind on their rent. So she turned to emergency rental assistance programs for help.
"We've been conserving for so long. But at this point, this drought is just going to make it harder to survive out here."
In 2006, Fumiko Chino was just beginning to find her way in life when everything came crashing down. Fumiko shares how an unlikely small furry companion ended up as a...
Novelist Khaled Hosseini remembers the Afghanistan of his childhood and calls on help for those left behind.
'When we each do our bit together, it will make a difference,' stress scientist Elissa Epel says. 'And I consciously decided to hold that positive view and work toward that.'
Ali Rasouly spent four years working with the U.S. Marines to rebuild his country. He shares his thoughts on the collapse of the Afghan military.
'I believe that as a whole, as a country, we have appealed to our better angels. And I think that us as a country, we will be better for it.'
Ken's positive attitude and perseverance helped his store stay open. But it was not without its struggles.
Author adrienne maree brown reflects on a year-plus of COVID, and finding joy in the midst of overwhelming world events.
Dr. Stanley Perlman is a professor of microbiology, immunology and pediatrics at the University of Iowa. He walks through what the past year has been like for him.
How do we find the truth about what happened on the day of the Capitol insurrection? CBS reporter Grace Segers reflects on what she remembers from Jan. 6.
Cicadas have been an inspiration to researchers well beyond the world of entomology. We hear three stories on the remarkable things humankind has learned from these insects.
We speak with the litigator the government brought in back in the 1990s for the U.S. v. Microsoft.
We speak with Melanie Roderick of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. She's a teacher with the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project.
There's a sense that the filibuster has been part of the procedures of the U.S. Senate since time immemorial. We asked a historian whether or not that's true.
Clinical psychologist Steven Taylor discusses his book "The Psychology of Pandemics" and shares how the COVID-19 pandemic parallels past pandemics.
"This is actually a chance for Americans ... to rejoin the rest of the world. But God knows, it's going to be a painful awakening."