It's been a tumultuous year for Boston. But with elite runners returning to the city this week for the 2014 Boston Marathon, their mere presence, watching them train along the Charles River, is helping turn talk of the marathon back toward the race.
Dukhan is a traditional Sudanese smoke bath women perform to get glowing, perfumed skin. But it's not easy to create the same smoke bath structure here in the US, though some Sudanese immigrants are creating their own make-shift dukhan baths.
When Augustine Kanjia came to Worcester, Massachusetts, he'd been nearly killed by rebels, threatened by the Gambian government and forced to come to the US with little more than what he could carry. But what he found in the New England city was a warm welcome — that's made him truly believe Worcester is his forever home.
A year ago today, the Boston Marathon bombings rocked Massachusetts and demanded a lot of the state's leaders. Governor Deval Patrick tells The Takeaway host John Hockenberry how the tragedy affected the state and his own approach to leadership.
Last year, two bombs made an average city street suddenly exceptional. A year later, what is exceptional is that the city street has returned to normal. And for much of the world, that must seem like great fortune.
All is not lost. That's the uplifting message from the third installment of an important UN report on climate change. It says the cost of keeping global warming in check is relatively modest, if we move quickly.
What makes the issue of citizenship so divisive? What does the “path to citizenship” look like now and what obstacles already exist for immigrants? What impact might the different plans have on this country? Join an online discussion.
Primetime dramas in South Korea — known as K-Dramas — are filled with implausible story lines, complete with romantic twists and turns. They’ve been popular in Asia for years, but thanks to online streaming websites, they’re now gaining a cult-like following in the US.
Around the world, revelations about NSA spying have caused outrage and protests. But not so much in the US. In fact, older Americans seem more worried than digitally plugged-in youth, whose electronic lives are being monitored. One researcher says young people don't seem so worried about the government acting as Big Brother.
The Soccket is a soccer ball with a twist — a generator inside that turns kicks into power that can run a small lamp. Its American inventors and celebrity backers say it provides hours of light so poor children in homes without electricity can study at night. But this bright idea has run into some technical problems.
Idaho Latinos have seen their hope for a champion of immigration reform dashed, as Congressman Raúl Labrador, a Puerto Rican-born former immigration attorney, turns his back on a pathway to citizenship.
Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, many consumers in the US remain concerned about radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean. One Seattle fisherman finally got his fish tested, and found what many scientists have also found: there's nothing to worry about.
Many around the world have mocked the inability of US government officials to cooperate and end the government shutdown. Those who aren't laughing include people from around the world whose visits to US national parks have been ruined.
In the latest Snowden leaked records revelation, France was the target of the NSA. The French newspaper Le Monde reported that the National Security Agency swept up about 70 million phone records over a 30-day period. And the French have their own special reason for being angry.
The holidays are closing in, and next year is sure to bring battles over the budget and the debt ceiling. So some immigration advocates are ramping up the pressure on a few Republican members of the House before the issue gets drowned out by other Washington politics.
Stories about Muslim American men in the media are more likely to be about terrorism threats than love or romance. But a new collection of stories by 22 Muslim American men sets out to change that narrative — by letting readers into their love lives.
President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday. Both sides described the meeting as cordial, and Obama professed himself a "great admirer" of the new pontiff. Despite the bonhomie, there are issues that divide the two men.