Today, about 180,000 Iranians live across California. Some say hearing calls for war between the US and Iran is like a "roller coaster ride" — and opinions vary on whether they would support US military strikes.
The desert around Ajo, Arizona, is one of the most deadly parts of the US border. Humanitarian aid groups there are continuing to provide food and water along known routes even as they await the verdict of a fellow volunteer who has been charged with helping two migrants.
On this 75th anniversary of D-Day, we hear from one American veteran who tells us his story of returning to Normandy for what he expects to be his last visit. And, how the controversial legacy of Hugo Chávez splits one family, just as it divides the whole of Venezuela. Plus, how gaming and student procrastination in the 1980s took on a new purpose with the advent of Tetris— arguably one of the Soviet Union's greatest exports — on the game's 35th birthday.
President Trump's threat of tariffs on Mexican goods is already impacting cross-border trade in the cattle industry. And, what is Mexico doing to control the migrant flows north. Plus, a new case of panda diplomacy as China prepares a state visit to Moscow.
Australian police conducted a raid on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, and has caused worry on the state of global press freedom. A new Freedom House report titled "Downward Spiral" goes into detail on the erosion of press freedoms.
In early 2018, Omar Helalat was a student at SUNY Albany about to graduate and start an internship in New York City. Today, Helalat has been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for over a year. It's all because of a strange quirk in US immigration law related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.