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February 16, 2017
Immigrants in some US cities stayed home Thursday to show how critical they are for their industries and their communities. An Iraqi who runs a cafe in Washington, DC, supports the action, but says what's really needed is meaningful immigration reform. Also, President Donald Trump gets asked twice in two days what he's doing to stem a rising tide of anti-Semitic incidents. Plus, a retired professor in Cuba whose family lost land when Castro's revolution triumphed. Now she's doing well in the new Cuban economy.
Stories in this Edition
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are both masters of their nations' media, and baffling to their critics. And with the election of Trump, Washington and Moscow have been on more amiable terms. But that might not last.
How to measure the impact of a one-day event that highlights the role of immigrant labor?
For the second time in two days, President Donald Trump was asked by reporters about rising anti-Semitism in America. And each time, he declined to offer a straight and clear condemnation of anti-Jewish bigotry.
Extremely high levels of endocrine-disrupting PCBs were found in shrimp-like creatures at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Josue Romero was arrested and put into the custody of federal immigration agents. He was held for 24 hours and then released — which raises serious questions for immigrants about what Trump's policies actually are.
For all the controversy around the casting of Matt Damon in a “white savior” role in a story set in ancient China, director Zhang Yimou plainly acknowledges that Damon’s involvement was a Chinese strategy to attract non-Chinese audiences.
Earlier this month, the African Union backed a mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. Those who want out accuse the court of focusing too much on Africa and barely on any Western nations. If they do, African women seeking justice could suffer the consequences.
Americans were discriminated against and incarcerated during World War II because of their ancestry. Which in turn created a generation of their descendents who don’t want to see it happen again.
Kristina Krump and her husband don't want to raise teenage boys in this country, in the current political climate, so they're starting a new life south of the border.
With some students worrying more about deportation, the pressure on campuses to declare themselves safe spaces is intensifying. But not everyone is on board.
As Europe shifts rightward, current policies are hotly debated.