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Safe and unsilenced: Afghan scholars find refuge at US universities

​​​​​​​As they watched the Taliban take over Kabul, a group of Bay Area universities got together to bring Afghan scholars to the US by funding their residencies.

Safe and unsilenced: Afghan scholars find refuge at US universities
Derrick Sanderlin, right, at a Black Lives Matter protest in San Jose, California, last month.

Police reform requires culture change, not just diversity, advocates say

Police reform requires culture change, not just diversity, advocates say
A young woman sits in front of a laptop typing.

One Latina's journey to college amid admissions scandals and inequities

One Latina's journey to college amid admissions scandals and inequities
A man holds a boy on his lap.

California governor halts deportations of 2 Cambodian refugees, thwarting Trump administration

California governor halts deportations of 2 Cambodian refugees, thwarting Trump administration
Activists dressed up as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" are shown back lit from a low perspective.

The red cloak of 'The Handmaid's Tale' is becoming a symbol for reproductive rights

The red cloak of 'The Handmaid's Tale' is becoming a symbol for reproductive rights
Gijiu Kitazawa (left) started the Kitazawa Seed Company back in 1917. He had to restart the company after his family was sent to a prison camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.

How a Japanese American business survived World War II and tied together two families

A Japanese immigrant named Gijiu Kitazawa started his seed company in 1917 in San Jose, California. A century later, it's still in business — but it wasn't always easy.

How a Japanese American business survived World War II and tied together two families
Rapid response training

US immigration arrests rise — and neighbors sign up to witness ICE operations

Rapid response networks, being replicated in cities across the US, are one neighborhood reaction to President Donald Trump's push to step up deportations.

US immigration arrests rise — and neighbors sign up to witness ICE operations
Erick Silva Palacios

Young, undocumented and trying to 'keep my sanity'

"You don’t feel safe anymore. It always feels like we’re tiptoeing our way to 2020, we’re tiptoeing our way to, hopefully, a new president.”

Young, undocumented and trying to 'keep my sanity'
Automation

Meet LoweBot, a customer-service robot here to give you 'superpowers'

On the floor of this big-box home improvement store in east San Jose, shoppers can interact with a white plastic pillar that is touchscreen-enabled and speaks directly to users.

Meet LoweBot, a customer-service robot here to give you 'superpowers'
Aki Kumar

I wanted to be bigger than Bill Gates — but I fell in love with the blues

Aki Kumar left his home in Mumbai to work as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. But then, Kumar discovered American blues and everything changed.

I wanted to be bigger than Bill Gates — but I fell in love with the blues
Family

A Trump dad and his Bernie daughter clash over immigrants' rights

Here's why one immigrant at a Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California, wants the undocumented to return to the countries they came from.

A Trump dad and his Bernie daughter clash over immigrants' rights
A demonstrator stands guard with a rudimentary mortar in front of a burning barricade during protests against Nicolás Maduro's government in San Cristóbal, Venezuela.

Venezuelans, at home and abroad, have to jump through hoops to stay connected as protests continue

How do you stay connected during a crisis? That’s the dilemma facing Venezuelans as the country experiences its biggest uprising in years. Some people are relying on new, lower-profile apps, more than Facebook and Twitter, to keep in touch.

Venezuelans, at home and abroad, have to jump through hoops to stay connected as protests continue

The Quest for Magical, Nutty Tasting Cheese from Northern Spain

Today's Geo Quiz features Michael Paterniti, author of the new book, 'The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese.'

The Quest for Magical, Nutty Tasting Cheese from Northern Spain

California's immigrant farmers squeezed by Silicon Valley success

California's Asian community is fed, often quite literally, by Chinese farmers on the fringes of San Francisco. But as Silicon Valley expands, those farmers living and working on small farms near growing cities are being squeezed out by economic growth.

California's immigrant farmers squeezed by Silicon Valley success
The World

Wired Wilderness

The baggage claim at San Jose's airport is home to a new artistic experiment, display cases full of real-time images from a nearby nature preserve.

Wired Wilderness