Lawmakers propose reforms to Peace Corps amid budget uncertainty

For decades, the Peace Corps has been championed as a hallmark of cultural exchange and international service. In recent years, the agency has also faced problems with mental health discrimination, sexual assault and racial bias. Some reforms are included in bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last summer.

FBI headquarters move to Maryland faces new headwinds from agency and Congress

The years-long debate over the location of the new FBI headquarters seems to be continuing, notwithstanding Wednesday’s announcement by the General Services Administration.

Justices urged to keep gun ban to protect domestic violence survivors

The law requires restraining orders in domestic violence cases to be filed with the national background check system. Such orders are one criteria for halting the purchase of a gun.

Photo gallery: Israeli and Palestinian faces before the war

A picture of Israel and Palestine, nine months before the war between Hamas and Israel began.

Washington’s World Culture Festival focused on peace and community

Last weekend the nation’s capital hosted the fourth World Culture Festival, a celebration of culture, peace and community, on the National Mall.

Raskin leads effort to recognize Banned Books Week

Instances of book banning increased by 33% from the 2021-2022 school year to the 2022-2023 school year, according to the nonprofit PEN America.

With no breakthroughs as government faces shutdown Saturday, impacts would be widespread

There are no signs of a settlement in an impasse among House Republicans who are fighting over the size of spending bills, funding additional border measures and providing U.S. aid to Ukraine.

In Washington, Zelenskyy makes pleas to Congress and the White House for more aid

President Joe Biden last month requested $40 billion from Congress in emergency spending, including $24 billion for Ukraine.