As Congress struggles to come up with a transportation plan, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says it's imperative that America find the funds for its transportation priorities. We can't turn our backs on rail and transit and only fund roads and bridges, he said.
The United Arab Emirates has embarked on a campaign to expand its global presence as a leader in foreign aid. In the latest effort, the UAE has made a major investment in Joplin, Mo., which was devastated in 2011 by a tornado.
In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.