Ask Jennifer Francis about Hurricane Sandy and she'll point north. Ask her about this summer's midwestern drought, she'll point north, all the way to the Arctic. She's linked Arctic ice melting with fluctuations in global weather.
The World's Clark Boyd reports that a New Jersey Congressman is proposing new legislation to prevent U.S. Internet companies from turning over information about their users to countries that censor Internet content.
When he was 21, the musician John Forte earned a Grammy nomination for his work with hip hop group The Fugees. Now he's the subject of a new documentary, called The Russian Winter. It chronicles a recent 9-week, 5-city tour his band took across Russia.
Some 20 children and six adults were killed when an armed man stormed into a school in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire. The gunman himself died, though the circumstances around his death remain undetermined. Another adult was also killed in a related crime at a separate location.
We hear a lot about the greying of America, but much less about the rising number of aging immigrants in the US. That is a major demographic trend, particularly in places like New York City. For many elderly immigrants, especially Koreans, it can be a challenge to find — and maintain — a community.