Amidst a state-sanctioned drug war that has stoked fear and silenced dissent, the Catholic Church is emerging as possibly the only institution strong enough to stand up to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Eastport, Maine, used to be the sardine capital of America. When the industry dried up, the town did, too. But the city still has a big asset: the deepest natural harbor in the continental United States.
On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.
Walk up and down Commonwealth Avenue on the Boston University campus, and it's easy to see and hear the presence of international students. The largest percentage of foreign students — here and nationwide — come from China. So when President Donald Trump sounds off, college administrators get anxious.
President Yahya Jammeh has ruled The Gambia with a heavy hand for the past 22 years. But the opposition turned out in force to vote, and now the West African nation is set for a rare handover of power.
Many undocumented immigrants in the US work in cultivation, picking fruits and vegetables. They move around or live permanently on the fields, along with their children — many of whom were born here and are US citizens. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough on illegal immigration. And that has many immigrant farming communities bracing for what comes next.