For decades, Americans have turned to professionals to prepare the bodies of dead loved ones for burial. But now, in at least some circles, that practice is being challenged as a few Americans choose to prepare their own loved ones' bodies on their own.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.
Somewhere Between seeks to tell the story of the 80,000 girls adopted from Chinese families over the past 25 years. What feelings do they have as they manage their quest to understand what their roots are, and how that culture meshes with the culture they grew up in, here in the United States.
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.
Mitt Romney came out on top, according to most who Wednesday night watched his first debate with President Barack Obama. Romney was described as aggressive, while Obama was panned for being passive and listless.
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
Latino activists are working hard to get Hispanics registered to vote in time for the November elections. According to figures, that community breaks overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but in the last election they didn't turn out in great numbers to vote in the last election. Will that change?
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