Undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents before the age of 16 are about to get a reprieve from the threat of deportation that's long hung over their heads. The Obama administration announced a new proposal to suspend deportations of specific immigrants and grant them work authorization.
Drawing from her own family's experiences, author Tayi Selasi's first novel follows a family's journey of leaving its former home and life behind for a new land. Though her novel is a story of immigration, the stories are primarily focused on the emotional lives of these characters.
The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the music of The Kominas. The group's two members are from Boston, the children of Pakistani immigrants. Their new album is called, "Wild Nights in Guantanamo Bay."
On the eve of the G20 summit in Seoul, Simon Johnson, professor at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chief for the International Monetary Fund, explains the issue.
The FBI offered a $50,000 reward this week for information leading to the arrest of a US citizen wanted on terrorism charges. The suspect is Ahmad Abousamra, who fled his home in Massachusetts in 2006.
Brian Glyn Williams teaches Chechen history at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. That's the same college attended by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Williams had brief contact with him, when Tsarnaev was a high school student.
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.
The death of Aaron Swartz has added a new data point to the discussion of mental health services available in the United States. That's certainly the case. But for some people, his death is also an issue in an ongoing battle over copyright law.