Lauren is a reporter and producer based in Washington, D.C.
Forget about same-sex marriage. In Saudi Arabia, homosexuality is considered a capital offense. One Saudi woman now living in the US says even coming out in the kingdom is not an option.
Not many people go to North Korea on a whim. But on Saturday, two young rappers from the DC area are boarding a plane that's bound for Pyongyang. They're going to make a music video.
Paniz Asgari grew up playing a Persian form of dodgeball among other Iranian immigrants in America. Now, she's representing the US in international competitions. And it's no longer the stuff of grade-school recess.
Some Bhutanese refugees are growing an unlikely crop in Vermont -- they're farming rice paddies.