A hand holds up a cartoon in front of the Capitol dome of the Statue of Liberty hugging a Muslim hijabi girl.

Refugees stuck in limbo over Biden’s inaction to restore admissions program


Many refugees have already been vetted and approved for entry, but President Joe Biden has yet to make an official commitment to rebuilding the US refugee program. 

Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas, center, walks among protesters Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo., during a unity march to protest against police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

Federal agents could drive ‘even further divisions in our city and our country,’ says Kansas City mayor

Conflict & Justice
A woman looks at a man

Nigerian couple ‘heartbroken’ as families face indefinite visa ban

A man in shadow near greenery

Why did Trump withhold military aid from Ukraine?

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“Tear down the walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told graduates at the 368th commencement ceremony at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 30, 2019.

From ‘mein Mädchen’ to ‘leader of the free world,’ Angela Merkel is winding down her political career

Columns, foundations, and churches spread out around the city of Rome on a sunny day.

Is Trump the new Nero?

Barry Strauss is an expert in all things Roman. He joins The World’s Marco Werman for a talk about Roman history and how its legendary figures compare to our modern politicians.

President Donald Trump answers questions during an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington,  DC on December 11, 2018. Asked about his past business connections with Russia, Trump said, "The stuff yo

Trump’s business history with Russia is a long and colorful one

President Donald Trump says “No collusion!” about the Russia investigation. But special counsel Robert Mueller wants to know about Trump’s past business connections with Russia. The question is, does that history help explain Trump’s relationship with Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin?

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This historian’s new book on Mexican migration is perfectly timed

Stanford historian Ana Raquel Minan’s “Undocumented Lives” focuses on how policy shifts in both Mexico and the United States have changed the daily lives of Mexican migrants for decades.

Daniel Vega and Maria Elena Figueroa

This migrant is done with the US. Instead, he’s choosing to live undocumented in Mexico.


After years of a migrant’s life, Daniel Vega, from Guatemala, is ready to put down roots in Mexico. But being “undocumented anywhere is never easy.”

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Arts, Culture & Media

Prince stops being a Creep, Jessica Fletcher gets an Instagram, and America gets summed up in a single GIF to win the internet this week.