Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. Even though it's now illegal, forms of it still exist. Hundreds of thousands are estimated to be victims of human trafficking in the United States alone.
Media outlets have been dominated by news of the sequester for weeks now, but few people fully understand where it came from and what it means for them.
Over two billion people identify themselves as Christians, comprising 22 percent of the world's total population. Nearly 63 percent of those practicing this faith are native to Europe and North America, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Vision Beyond Borders, an organization whose mission is to provide Bibles and service to Christian followers in nations where Christianity must be worshiped in secret, has made it their goal to spread their faith and the word of God to those living in areas such as Southeast Asia.
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting, a multitude of citizens have come forward with demands for socio-political change.
Some contend that the mental health system in place needs to be reevaluated, while others argue that gun control in America needs to be stricter.