The Constitution guarantees every American facing trial the right to a lawyer, even if they cannot afford one. But across the country, the public defender system is stretched to the breaking point.
Since the majority of Rohingya refugees are women and girls, they are vulnerable to traffickers looking to make fast money in the Bangladeshi sex trade.
Child marriage is common among the Rohingya, but for those who have fled terror in Myanmar, insecurity and poverty are pushing many families to marry off their daughters even earlier.
They escaped a campaign of atrocities by Myanmar's military and militant Buddhist monks. Now Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh await a political deal that would allow them to return home.
Science writer Erik Vance visited healers in the U.S., China, and Mexico to study the placebo effect. He has been blessed, cursed, and tortured in countless ways.
John Yang and Frank Carlson explore better solutions on how to treat the mentally ill, specifically ways that do not include imprisonment.
Some residents of Barbuda in the Caribbean are concerned that communal land ownership laws on the island are being changed in the interest of developers following Hurricane Irma's destruction.
In 1956, the Soviet Union was once again wracked with turmoil and upheaval. Journalist Marvin Kalb chronicles his experience living there as a young American.
In a 2016 offensive to take Mosul back from ISIS, the U.S. and Iran fought on the same side without ever publicly acknowledging it. What does that bode for the future?
In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe.
During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there.
A report for PBS NewsHour shows the challenges faced by three siblings among an estimated 9 million children left in the Chinese countryside by parents working in wealthier cities