Without a federal mandate to end immigration detention in county jails and private detention centers, advocates continue turn to local and state lawmakers to act.
“We weren’t going to sit down as a news organization and just take a pass," says Mi-Ai Parrish, the head of the conservative paper. "So we didn’t."
Sadly, a Christmas TV ritual won't be taking place this year. Since David Letterman retired in May, singer Darlene Love has moved to other venues to perform her her Christmas classic.
Glaciers are key contributors to drinking water supplies, hydropower generation and salmon survival in the Pacific Northwest. Scientists aren’t sure exactly when the glaciers will disappear. It could be within a few decades. It has been 4,000 years since the glaciers have receded this much.
Imagine having the chair pulled out from under you the second you walk into a US classroom. Tanzid Sakib can laugh about it now. The teenager from Bangladesh recalls his first days of public school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
It’s rare to see young women or girls playing organized sports in rural Nicaragua because they have so many responsibilities: taking care of younger siblings, gathering firewood, cooking, and cleaning. And women are restricted by machismo, and the idea that sports are for men. But a small soccer league is giving girls new opportunities, both on the field and off.
Talcum powder has been used for more than a century on babies and many people use it for daily hygiene. But a spate of recent lawsuits and some studies suggest using talc could lead to ovarian cancer in adult women. Still, the science is far from settled.
Intipucá is a small town in El Salvador that spans two countries: There as about as many of its citizens and their descendants living in Washington, DC, as there are people still in the town. It even built a statue to the first man to leave for the US, but a debate still rages over whether he was really the first.
Erik Bruner-Yang's already got one of the hottest restaurants in the nation's capital: a ramen shop called Toki Underground. But recently, he opened an Asian market, something he says is sorely lacking in Washington. The market's called Honeycomb, and the whole point, Bruner-Yang says, is to utilize as many local ingredients as possible.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg couldn't do it in New York. But Mexico adopted a soda tax last year, and health advocates say they're starting to see some results.