Army Overturns Convictions of Black Soldiers Charged With Mutiny in 1917 Houston Riot

The U.S. Army has overturned the convictions of 110 Black soldiers charged over a century ago with mutiny, murder and assault in a Texas riot. Nineteen of the Black Army soldiers convicted were sentenced to death and executed following the riot in 1917, when members of the 24th Infantry Regiment clashed with police and white … Read more

The Militia at the Center of the Darfur Genocide Kills Hundreds in Sudan

Listen to article (2 minutes) The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in the backs of Toyota pickups, brandishing Kalashnikovs and dressed in the telltale sand-colored uniforms of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces militia. Over three days they killed hundreds of men and teenage boys in a Darfur refugee camp, according to witnesses, local human-rights groups and … Read more

Oregon Decriminalized Hard Drugs. It Isn't Working.

A majority of voters now want to undo a pioneering change as public drug use has become rampant.

Ordinary Russians Feel Wrath of Putin’s Repression

In a city in southern Siberia, security forces detained a man in October for reading antiwar poetry at a literary event. Authorities in Novosibirsk fined a woman 15,000 rubles around the same time for tearing down a poster exalting Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine. In St. Petersburg, a man was briefly detained in September for holding a … Read more

As Migrants Keep Coming, El Paso Spends Millions to Keep Them Off the Streets

Nov. 11, 2023 11:00 am ET EL PASO, Texas—Like most border cities, El Paso has long tried to have as little involvement as possible in caring for the migrants who come and go every day. Federal authorities arrested and processed people who entered the U.S. illegally, while local nonprofits have helped those who needed assistance … Read more

Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 1:26 pm ET ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday. The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin … Read more

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Europe has discovered that it has an anti-Semitism crisis on its hands. And now some politicians claim to have found the answer: Deport the anti-Semites. It’s a response as illuminating as it is futile. The shock to Europe has been the “pro-Palestinian” protests on the streets in the weeks since Hamas’s barbaric invasion of Israel. … Read more

Israeli Forces Advance Toward Heart of Gaza City as Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 10:29 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Israeli troops were advancing toward the heart of Gaza City, engaging in heavy gunbattles and ratcheting up pressure on neighborhoods that have become a refuge for tens of thousands of Palestinians. The Israeli military said Thursday it captured an area on the western … Read more

Vatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized

ROME—The Vatican said transgender people may be baptized as Catholics and can serve as godparents, in the latest sign of the church’s greater openness to LGBTQ people under Pope Francis. The Vatican also said that the children of gay couples, including ones who are adopted or born to surrogate mothers, may be baptized, and that … Read more

Abortion Rights Measure Takes Lead Shortly After Ohio Polls Close

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 8:10 pm ET Shortly after polls closed in Ohio, supporters of a measure to enshrine abortion rights in the Midwestern state’s constitution had an early lead, in the highest-profile ballot question on a range of issues in Tuesday’s elections around the U.S. The Ohio vote is the latest test of where … Read more