The Tasmanian tiger was believed to have gone extinct in the wild back in the 1930s, but it may have been more resilient than we thought. An expedition says its found evidence that the creatures still exist. Plus the Philippines try to pick up the pieces after Typhoon Haiyan devastates the area. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
Presided over by Vice President Joe Biden, the Senate passed an immigration reform bill Thursday that would allow undocumented workers a path to gain U.S. citizenship. The bill was drafted by a bipartisan team of Senators, but expectations are low that it will survive a vote in the House of Representatives.
Immigration reform is closer to reality with a proposal in the Senate to beef up border security and win Republican support for the entire package. But one Mexican journalist says not so fast. He says all the money in the world won't seal the border -- and will come with high costs of their own.
When Senator John Kerry was named U.S. secretary of state, it opened a vacancy in the Senate. Now, with a special election approaching, campaigning is ramping up. The Republicans, seeing how vulnerable they were among Latinos last November, have chosen a candidate who could be straight out of central casting.
Republican and Democrat senators introduced a bipartisan plan on Monday for immigration reform. The legislation, they say, will create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, sanction employers who hire undocumented workers and increase border security.
The efforts to avert the fiscal cliff started slowly but took on urgency over the past 72 hours. All signs point to a broad outline of a deal being reached, but it remains unclear whether both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate will be able to vote on it before the night is over.
Mitt Romney is on his first international trip as presumptive Republican presidential nominee. As part of his trip, particularly in London, he's hosting fundraising dinners for Americans living abroad.
When the London Summer Olympics get under way on Friday, Mitt Romney plans to be there. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee expects to attend the opening ceremonies. Then he's making some quick campaign stops in Israel and Poland.
Republicans are trying to convince more young Latinos that John McCain will keep their communities safe and strong and that he's the best candidate on immigration issues. The World's Jason Margolis speaks with some of McCain's Latino supporters.
A record number of Iowan, more than 120,000, turned out for the Republican caucuses Tuesday night and by the narrowest of margins shoved Mitt Romney out the door in the lead for the race to be the GOP presidential nominee. He came in first, just ahead of Rick Santorum.
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.
Both Democrats and Republicans are unveiling new strategies to appeal to Latino voters in the presidential election. Monica Ortiz Uribe of the public radio collaboration Fronteras found a great example of that when she interviewed her own family members.