During the Cold War, all things Western were either forbidden or held in deep suspicion among officials east of the iron curtain. Yet, somehow, the culture of skateboarding that cropped up in California made it into East Berlin, where it thrived. A new documentary looks at that evolution.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
When HBO decided to turn George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones into a TV series, they realized they needed to turn the Dothraki language written about in the book into an actual, spoken language. They turned to a California professor, David J. Peterson, who specialized in making up languages.
Four people have been sentenced to death for their roles in Iran's biggest-ever bank fraud scandal and ten others sentenced to decades in prison for a fraud scheme involving loans worth more than $2 billion.
As more Mexicans who moved to the United States are returning to Mexico, some by choice, others because of deportation, they're bringing with them children who've never known Mexico. Often, they don't know Spanish either, which puts them at a huge disadvantage in Mexican schools.