Valerie Plesch

Many parts of the United States are desperately in need of doctors, especially in rural and medically underserved areas.

Virginia bill would give alternate licensing path to foreign doctors

Many highly skilled doctors who have the necessary qualifications are struggling to find work in the United States, even though there is a real need for them in some places.

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Afghans who fled to the US hope that Congress will fix their status 

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Prominent Afghan news organization reports on life under Taliban rule from Maryland 

A Kosovo police officer crosses the bridge that connects north and south Mitrovica. The Ibar River serves as a natural divider in Mitrovica, where Serbs live on the northern side of the river and Albanians on the southern side.

There is one place where Serbs and Albanians coexist in Kosovo — in the country’s version of Costco

An Afghan refugee woman sits with her sleeping child as they wait with others to be repatriated to Afghanistan, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Feb. 2, 2015.

Pakistan wants millions of Afghan refugees gone. It’s a humanitarian crisis waiting to happen.


A new weapon in the fight against the Taliban: Theater

Using drama to push back against misinformation and intimidation in the elections.