After the Civil War, thousands of defeated Southerners came to Brazil to self-exile in a country that still practiced slavery. For decades, their descendants have thrown a massive party that now attracts thousands. The Confederate flag? Everywhere. As in the United States, calls are growing for a reassessment, but some are refusing to renounce the symbol.
All 176 passengers were killed in the Jan. 8 incident. Iranian authorities took days to admit its forces had fired an antiaircraft missile at the plane shortly after it took off from Imam Khomeini International Airport.
Before his death, Davon McNeal was drawn to a quote by Frederick Douglass about “struggle” and “progress.” The fact that the 11-year-old is now gone signals that we are not yet in a place where that progress has been realized.
Travelers contemplating a domestic trip can’t help but wonder: What’s it like . . . to take a train? To fly in a plane? To rent a car? Are passengers abiding by the rules, and what happens if they don't? Here is our report from the rails, sky and road.