Full story - January 11, 2019
A headshot of Bay Area teen Crista Ramos, who is suing the federal government. She wears a red shirt, has long dark hair, and looks directly into the camera.
14-year-old Crista Ramos has become the face of a landmark legal challenge on behalf of 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan who could face deportation under the Trump administration's plans to end their Temporary Protected Status designations.
Full story - January 11, 2019
George W. Bush holds a loud speaker in his hand.
US President Donald Trump has suggested he could declare a national emergency to get a border wall. This hasn't happened yet, but the US is still technically in crisis. There are 31 national emergencies currently active, ranging from last year to 1979.
Full story - January 10, 2019
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, delivers a speech as 4 men and one woman sit in chairs on the stage
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. Their experience may offer useful lessons as the US joins the battle.
Full story - January 10, 2019
A handout photo of Egyptian musician Ramy Essam
Ramy Essam wrote a song in 2011 that became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests. But fast-forward eight years and Essam is living in exile in Sweden making music protesting some of the very same things about the Egyptian government.
Full story - January 10, 2019
Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gives her final official speech at the National Press Club in Washington on August 27, 2013.
Although in favor of adding a few new barriers in strategic locations on the US-Mexico border, Napolitano says building a wall from "sea to shining sea" would be wasteful. The border is "not in a crisis situation," she says.
Full story - January 10, 2019
People are working at computers in a large open office
One Toyko company has started playing "Eye of the Tiger" at quitting time and last year, the government placed a cap on overtime hours, but workers suffer from a labor shortage that causes too much work for each worker.
Full episode - January 10, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he stands in front of a helicopter, next to Ted Cruz
President Donald Trump visits the Mexican border to highlight what he's calling a "humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border." The main message in Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech in Cairo was stated over and over: Barack Obama's approach to the Middle East was dangerous and wrong, and Iran is the arch-enemy of stability across the region. And Americans studying abroad in Italy find common cause with refugees from Sudan.
Full story - January 09, 2019
A headshot of former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhan as he speaks about Trump, Trudeau, and Nieto regarding NAFTA Negotiations at the law firm Dentons' NAFTA 2.0 Summit on October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.  
Though the US president has used Mexico as a "political-electoral piñata," cooperation is in both countries' best interest — and it's been working for years, says former Mexican ambassador to the US Arturo Sarukhán.
Full story - January 09, 2019
two students stand outside the Yasuda auditorium at the University of Tokyo
Kazuna Yamamoto is a college student who started an online petition to get a Japanese tabloid magazine to apologize for an article that rated Japan's universities according to how easy it is for men to get female students to have sex with them. She succeeded and along the way got 40,000+ responses to her online appeal.

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