The choice of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was controversial from the start, but calls to move the tournaments are growing. Now members of Congress have joined the effort. But is it a principled stand against corruption and labor abuse, or an excuse to win hosting rights for the US?
There was another exodus from Central America. It happened in the 1980s, when almost one million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the US to escape civil war. And a group of American activists and religious leaders took big risks to help them stay.
President Barack Obama's climate policies have got a lot of attention recently. One initiative that has slipped under the radar, though, are so-called regional "climate hubs," designed to help farmers deal with global warming on a local level.
It took more than a century, but Italian police think they've solved the murder of a New York City detective who was shot in Sicily while investigating the mafia. And it all came down to bragging rights for the murderer's relative 105 years later.
The Washington Redskins face growing demands to change their team's nickname, which many Native Americans say is offensive. The public debate is also putting pressure on other teams, like the Edmonton Eskimos, that also use native imagery.
Domenic Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, says refugees are draining the city's limited public services. He's asked the State Department to freeze refugee resettlements to Springfield, but refugee advocates say the newcomers are being turned into scapegoats.
A movie-making doctor and a cinematographer have teamed up to help doctors and nurses improve their diagnoses. Using a Hollywood technique, they've made medical images more clear and accurate, meaning better care for patients.