Sarah Birnbaum is a general assignment reporter for The World, with a special focus on the arts and anything quirky. Before joining the show, she spent many years reporting on state and local politics for Massachusetts public radio stations. She was also based in Cape Town, South Africa, for a year where she reported stories for The World and NPR.
Sarah studied art history and English literature at Stanford University. She got her start in journalism at CBS News and WNYC in New York.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning. One of his last acts of mayor was to back a city memorial to the so-called comfort women of World War II, a move that angered its sister city, Osaka.
Hundreds of deadly wildfires in Portugal and Spain have killed more than 40 people.
The US says Cuba failed to protect Americans on Cuban soil, while Cuba says Americans are just looking for an excuse to punish the country.
The Trump administration has cut the US diplomatic presence in Havana in half and warned Americans not to visit Cuba, on the suspicion that a secret sonic weapon is making people sick. But scientists say that’s not possible.
The Spanish government is taking extreme measures to make sure the vote doesn't happen — but Catalans are pushing back with some tactics of their own.
Jagmeet Singh is being widely praised for his level-headed response to an Islamophobic woman shouting in his face. But some are asking, when is it OK to get mad?
"The Hill" takes its name and inspiration from Ammunition Hill, the site of a brutal battle during the Six-Day War in 1967.
After being pressured for years to submit to an arranged marriage, Pakistani graphic designer Nashra Balagamwala decided to turn her experiences into a board game.
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