Activists say Assad's army dropped chlorine gas on a northern Syrian town, while Kurdish forces allege ISIS use of the same weapon against them near Mosul.
It's all fun and games until someone's actually trapped in the closet.
Tanzania has made strides in holding hundreds of witchdoctors accountable for the deplorable practice of butchering people to make "magical" potions.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey will no longer feature pachyderms in their performances, bringing about an end to one of the hallmarks of the American circus.
The NBA player Larry Sanders is taking a break to explore his "purpose in life." That's very unusual.
A budget standoff could force the department to shut down this week, but most Americans won't immediately notice.
Early leads in the presidential polls don't predict success, but falling too far behind can produce failure.
Will MLB's new rules to speed up America's pastime bring younger fans back or alienate the diehards?
America's winner-take-all electoral system has its problems. Proportional representation might fix them.
In the 1981 Atlantic short story, a man can’t understand a social gathering until his wife reenacts it for him later in the evening.
The FiveThirtyEight founder on broken-windows policing, Max Scherzer, and foxes in the Oval Office.
State and local taxes in the United States take the most from those who have the least, undermining efforts to redress inequality.
For European stars, is Major League Soccer anything more than a long retirement party?
The Everton manager is hugely popular thanks to a strong resume and a likeable personality, but his team is in freefall.
Mahmoud Abbas joined the Hague a day after the Palestinian Authority was denied statehood by the UN’s Security Council.
How The Atlantic processed the Cuban Revolution in 1959
Congress's new spending bill is packed with "riders" that change policy on everything from the sage-grouse to D.C. marijuana laws.
Congressional leaders have reached a deal to fund the government, but polls show most Americans don't understand what the U.S. budget includes.
Tottenham Hotspur are well-liked and close to the top. But until they can beat their rivals head-to-head, they won't surpass them.
The Saints survived a summer exodus and started the season well, but this weekend, they were reminded why they're still underdogs.