Six Somali Americans from Minneapolis have been arrested and charged with terrorism for planning to join forces ISIS, marking just the latest instance of jihadi recruitment among Minnesota's large Somali population.
Liberian American Patrick Sawyer died this week of Ebola virus in Lagos, Nigeria. His wife, Decontee, remembers him as a passionate advocate for Liberian democracy and a man who was "bigger than life."
May is National Bike Month, a month promoting cycling as a transportation alternative. New data show dramatic increases in bicycle use over the past decade in cities across the country. The data also revealed economic savings from bike commuting.
In November, Minnesota voters will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that reinforces the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The upcoming election has forced many Somali immigrants to come to terms with their beliefs on gay marriage, an issue many consider taboo.
With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater scale and greater impact. PRI will remain operationally independent, but an affiliated company of WGBH.
A new documentary, "Somewhere Between," follows four girls as teenagers coming to terms with who they are and where they come from. The World's Jeb Sharp caught up with the filmmaker and three of her subjects at a recent screening in Boston.