Yia Vang, who moved to the US from a Thai refugee camp as a kid, explains his family's rites of passage, and why beets can be controversial.
"It’s a really, really scary moment for the Somali community," says refugee advocate Suud Olat.
The largest high school in Kansas, Wichita East, has welcomed 58 new refugee students in the past year and a half. Many grew up in refugee camps and have no formal education — perhaps haven't ever learned to hold a pencil. The whole school system is learning to adapt.
The politicians and staff are gone now that the state's primary is over, but some residents are left to deal with animosity stirred this political season.
After a childhood of pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes and singing the national anthem, Iowa caucus veteran Maria Alcivar finally feels American.
Despite the simple sweetness of a scoop of ice cream, this frozen dairy product has a complicated microstructure. And this combination of air cells, ice crystals and fat globules affects the way and rate in which different kinds of ice cream melt and collapse.
Spanish-language radio stations aren’t new on the coasts, and they’ve gradually been cropping up in the American heartland, too. La Mega, in Cleveland, is the latest offering; one station playing the pop hits from all over Central America and the Caribbean.
As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the city's police have brought out military equipment to tamp down the protests, shocking many Americans. The gear most likely came through programs created after 9/11.
Tear gas, armored vehicles and the arrest of reporters marked Wednesday's protests in Ferguson, Mo. The images coming out of the Missouri town furthered anger at police tactics in the town and even prompted a White House response.
States are competing against each other with tax incentives in the battle for jobs. But once incentives are given out, some are finding it impossible to determine whether they're getting any return on their investment.
Students at Harvard University, joined by others at some of the country's top universities, are taking a new tact. Rather than change lightbulbs and conserve more, they want their universities to empty fossil fuel company investments from their endowment.