This Somali American was devastated when his teenage nephew traveled from Minneapolis to Mogadishu to join the extremists of al-Shabab. Now ISIS seems to be using the same recruiting networks to lure American teens to Syria and Iraq.
It’s getting more complicated to send money to Somalia, and that's a big deal in places like Minnesota where some Somali Americans have been wiring cash home for decades. Somali immigrants say the move is cutting off a vital lifeline — and may actually harm the fight against terror.
Some refugees who've lived in warmer climates all their life, come to the US sporting flip flops and shorts. Part of their American orientation is learning how to stay warm and enjoy the winter weather in Minnesota.
For one community, Columbus Day is a marker of genocide and shame. For another, it's a celebration of history and heritage. Now some cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis are siding with the former, rebranding the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day.
At least one young man from Minnesota has died fighting with ISIS militants in Syria. But who would expect a shy, 19-year-old woman with no job and no passport to attempt the journey there? But that's exactly what happened to one Minneapolis family.
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."
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