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Conflict & Justice

One family, 2 nations: How to stay together while US keeps them apart

Here in the US, we have our own immigration issues with waves of migrants seeking a better life here. Ilda Sarmiento is one of them. She has three young kids but they don't all live in the same country. Her youngest two live with her in New Orleans. They've never met their big brother, Johan, who was born in Honduras and still lives there with his grandmother. This is the kind of divided family that President Obama's executive order on immigration might have helped. He signed it last year, but it's in legal limbo.

Lifestyle & Belief

Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan made history by arresting officials at the Federation Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, on charges of racketeering and money laundering. The case, a groundbreaking example of US authorities policing far beyond America’s borders, raised an interesting question: If prosecutors could target FIFA — an organization headquartered outside the US — could they also take aim at the leaders of another sprawling international enterprise, say, the Roman Catholic Church?

Arts, Culture & Media

'Thank you so much for giving us Muslims the freedom to take our giant cumbersome clocks to school'

Pakistani comedian Danish Ali wants to thank everyone for making it finally OK for Muslims to take their clocks with them wherever they go. His video riffing on the reaction to 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's arrest in Texas has reached about a half-million people and Ali hopes it will poke and prod the conversation about identity forward.