Today marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. In February 1972, in the final years of the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon flew to China to meet with Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. The meeting has been memorialized as the triumph of Nixon's career.
As the Republican Party prepares to nominate its first Mormon candidate for president next week, there's growing interest in Mormon practice -- especially young Mormons serving missions around the world. Though numbers are down from the 1990s, many young Church members are still going abroad.
Soaring demand and soaring prices for tuna on the global market has sent fishing through the roof. It's also led to a dramatic decline in tuna populations. The waters off a handful of central Pacific islands have the only remaining healthy populations -- and those are coming under threat now too.