Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, are often referred to as "Los Dos Laredos," or the two Laredos. The two cities sit on opposite sides on the U.S.-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande River. With their economies closely intertwined, both cities have suffered from the Mexican drug war.
Aurora, Colo., is one of the most diverse cities in that state. It has a vibrant community of refugees, many of whom don't speak English. Recently, a refugee group pulled together an event to try and help people cross the language barrier and get the facts about the violent movie theater shooting there.
For years, immigration law has sent undocumented immigrants who marry U.S. citizens back to their home countries to obtain visas. Charlie Garcia, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador did just that. Tragically, he was killed there, waiting for his paperwork to come through.
There's more trouble unfolding this week in Egypt, as its newly elected president, Mohamed Morsi, confronts violence on the Sinai Peninsula. The emerging crisis has become one of the biggest tests for Morsi's two-month-old presidency.
In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, women and human rights groups are demanding that Palestinian leaders do more to stop violence against women. The call comes in the wake of a murder in Bethlehem last week that has shocked the Palestinian public. Activists hope the case will raise awareness of domestic violence.
The emergency response team in Oak Creek, Wis., has received high praise for its timely and response to Sunday's shooting. But an emergency medical expert says a response like that is the exception, not the rule. He calls the ambulance system in the United States a public policy disaster.
The office of Houston's mayor created a video to show people what to do if their school or office is invaded by an active shooter. In the wake of recent shootings, it's been viewed more than a half million times on YouTube.
Rio de Janeiro will soon have its moment in the sun. As Brazil's second largest city, it will host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But before the city can host the world's two largest sporting events, it must first deal with its notorious crime scene.
Sunday's shooting in Oak Creek, Wis., is not the first act of violence perpetrated against Sikh Americans in recent years. In the wake of Sept. 11, Sikh communities have suffered an increased number of violent acts and countless incidents of general discrimination.
The man suspected in the suburban Milwaukee shooting this weekend is a member of a white supremacist group and has been on the radar of the Southern Poverty Law Center for about a decade. But law enforcement say they'd never tracked him previously.