Immigrants looking to start small businesses in the United States run up against a problem -- there's really no visa program that lets them do that. There's a movement, and its gaining some traction in Congress, to introduce a new visa program targeted specially at immigrant entrepreneurs.
Congress is considering legislation to change how the U.S. military handles criminal charges relating to sexual assault, in the wake of a spate of sexual assault cases from Lackland Air Force Base. Critics of the military say part of its problems come from how sexual assault cases are charged, but recent Congressional attention could help promote change.
Iranian-Americans have been widely successful in the United States. But they've largely been absent from the political scene. Now Cyrus Habib is changing that. He's currently the highest ranking Iranian-American elected official -- newly elected to the Washington Legislature.
Hugo Chavez has been dead a week and the race to replace him is already set. In many ways it'll be a rematch of the October election Chavez won handily. But the question is whether the less fiery Nicolas Maduro can top Henrique Capriles as well.
Phoenix welcomes more refugees than almost any other American city. It's also home to a great many undocumented immigrants. One group of refugee children is finding its way in a new home on the soccer field, coach by an undocumented immigrant.
A group of scientists are suggesting the government declare plastic a hazardous waste in order to generate more funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's clean-up programs. Though more research needs to be done, one ecologist says they already have a strong lead.
Sen. Rand Paul spent 13 hours on a talking filibuster to stall the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. With bipartisan concern over drone strikes aimed at Americans overseas, some are concerned drones could also be used on American soil in the future.
North Korea is threatening, for the first tiem, to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States and South Korea. Though South Korea has heard this rhetoric before, critics say these threats should be taken with great caution.
Skilled tech workers who aren't Americans but want to work in the United States have one real choice: get an H-1B visa through their employers. But they're competitive and come with a pair of proverbial handcuffs that can put immigrants at a disadvantage. And critics say they take jobs from Americans.
Many Palestinians depend on jobs in Israel for their livelihood. But it's not easy for them to get to those jobs. A new bus line has opened up, but some Palestinians say its just another example of the division between Israelis and Palestinians.