Staying home, or venturing out to volunteer, sets a high mark for mass sacrifice. A federal panel suggests new ways to expand such civic engagement.

Journalist Jerry Mitchell dug up evidence that helped reopen decades-old civil rights-era murder cases in the South, including that of Medgar Evers.

Washington and Tehran have escalated tensions as hard-liners on each side seem to smell victory. Yet behind the posturing remains a chance for mediation by a neutral friend.