Abdullah Hammoud, mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn’s first Arab American mayor-elect: ‘You need not change who you are’ to run for public office


“You’re seeing minority populations and residents begin to really get involved in the political process,” says Abdullah Hammoud, the mayor-elect of Dearborn, Michigan. He spoke to The World’s Marco Werman about the issues facing his constituents.

Trump supporters at right argue with a counterprotester at left as they protest election results outside the central counting board at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, Nov. 5, 2020.

International Crisis Group warns political violence could further polarize the US

A healthcare worker walks outside the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Detroit needs Canadian nurses. But coronavirus threatens their cross-border travel.

Government officials, wearing protective masks, stand next to a plane

US deportation flights risk spreading coronavirus globally

Police officers in protective suits arrive in a residential area to check on people

Without support for India’s poorest people, lockdown risks failure


The US movement against female genital mutilation is at a crossroads

The Trump administration has decided not to defend a 20-year-old federal ban on female genital mutiliation despite what activists say about the need to protect young girls.

Ilhan Omar clasps her husband’s mother's face in her hands as she smiles

These are the women who made history in this year’s midterm elections

Women & Gender

It’s a record. After the midterm results are tallied, more than 100 members of Congress are expected to be women.

Hamissi Mamba walks through the guts of what will be his new restaurant, Baobab Fare in Detroit. Originally from Burundi, Mamba relocated to Michigan two years back, learned English, and is now a budding entrepreneur.

Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival

50 States

In today’s Detroit, there are many signs of a comeback: new businesses, stores, less urban blight and more entrepreneurs. And immigrants are bringing new energy to the city.

At General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck factory, it takes about three days for Buicks, Chevrolets, and Cadillacs to complete the 16 mile conveyor belt, start to finish.

Trump’s NAFTA revisions — designed to help the US auto industry — could have the opposite impact

The Trump administration argues NAFTA changes will create jobs. But the plan has many in the auto industry quite nervous.

The West Virginia State Capitol building in Charleston sits on the Kanawha River, which is fed in part by the Elk River — the main water supply for nearly 300,000 of the state's residents.

Documentary uncovers contaminated truths behind water crisis in West Virginia, other locations


A new documentary shows the issues with the water supply in Charleston, West Virginia, and the surrounding area went far beyond a chemical leak.