Sacred Native American land to be traded to a foreign mining giant

Arizona's Oak Flat, a site considered holy to the Apache, is slated to be transferred to a mining company, but many are fighting the controversial move.

A brief history of some of America’s most fraught presidential transitions

Far from “lame ducks,” these U.S. presidents served out the end of their terms grappling with economic disasters, international crises—and even states seceding from the Union.

Outgoing administration’s last-minute changes to wildlife protections draw criticism

Overshadowed by the turmoil of the presidential transition, the Trump administration's actions may harm animals and the environment.

Talking to kids about the Inauguration

It's not a conversation most parents thought they'd have to have. Here's why this year is different.

Sweeping vaccine plan announced, as U.S. stockpile empties

These are the COVID-19 vaccine prospects that have made it to phase three trials and beyond.

The slow-burning crisis that sparked the Capitol violence was right before our eyes

For months, photographer Louie Palu has chronicled Washington as the capital weathered a deadly pandemic, protests against racial injustice, unfounded claims of election fraud and an insurrection.

Nepali mountaineers achieve historic winter first on K2

With their ‘impossible’ summit of the world’s second-tallest mountain, Nepali climbers send national pride surging in the Himalaya.

A road trip through America reveals a pensive nation on edge

Photographer David Guttenfelder traveled from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., documenting the days before the inauguration.

As inauguration looms, the nation’s capital goes still

Guarded, silent, and rattled, downtown Washington, D.C. is experiencing a presidential transition unlike any other in recent history.

Go inside the close-knit world of Native American rodeo

Keeping a cowboy legacy alive in the face of pandemic challenges, this Montana family is at the forefront of a growing sport.