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Arts, Culture & Media

Name a largely Arab American city where hookah smoking is on the rise

Despite all the warnings about tobacco and lung cancer, it's not easy to stop teenagers from smoking. And in one large American city that's home to a large Arab American community, health officials say teen smoking is on the rise. But it's not cigarettes luring young smokers there. It's the hookah or shisha--the kind of waterpipe popular throughout the Middle East.

Business, Finance & Economics

Detroit's existing immigrant communities feel left out by a new proposal to attract skilled immigrants

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is pushing immigration as one solution to Detroit's economic woes. He's asked the Obama Administration to designate 50,000 visas to attract skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs to the bankrupt city during the next five years. But Detroit's existing immigrant communities insist they be included in the economic strategy to bring Detroit back.

Business, Finance & Economics

Detroit's existing immigrant communities feel left out by a new proposal to attract skilled immigrants

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is pushing immigration as one solution to Detroit's economic woes. He's asked the Obama Administration to designate 50,000 visas to attract skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs to the bankrupt city during the next five years. But Detroit's existing immigrant communities insist they be included in the economic strategy to bring Detroit back.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Congress is voting on legislation that would simplify the visa application process for foreign musicians who want to perform in the U.S. The World's Marco Werman has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the hometown of the top ranked women's tennis player in the world, Jelena Jankovic. Jelana was born in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia.

Conflict & Justice

Gauging the Arab-American vote

Eight years ago, Arab-American citizens favored George Bush for president. This year, polls suggest they're leaning toward Democratic candidate Barack Obama. And the war in Iraq plays a role in that shift, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.