When you think of flowers, you might think of Holland. But the owners of an Oberlin, Ohio, greenhouse are working with the Dutch — as well as flower growers from 12 other countries — to master the art of growing the perfect orchid.
When Evanna Hu and her family came to the US, they were poor. She just didn’t know it because she was surrounded by other low-income immigrant families in Columbus, Ohio. Here's the story of her first days in America.
Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system has been citied with keeping casualty counts in Israel relatively low in the latest violence. But is it prolonging the crisis overall? That story and more in today's Global Scan.
Offshore wind power has huge potential in the United States, but few wind farm projects are being approved. Now, a project on Lake Erie that once looked promising has lost federal grant money and may also be in jeopardy.
First-trimester abortions were decriminalized in Mexico City six years ago. Anti-abortion activists launched a counter-offensive across Mexico. Investigative journalist Kathryn Joyce has traveled to Mexico City to look at the abortion wars there.
The struggle between government surveillance and personal privacy has been hotly contested this year. The question is no longer what government is capable of but what it will limit itself to. In Ohio, police conducted 2,600 searches based on previously secret facial recognition technology.
Amish communities live a simple life, and mostly shun modern technology. But in Carroll County, Ohio, many Amish farms sit on top of rich gas shale beds, and most Amish there welcome fracking, and its rewards.
The United States has lost about a third of its manufacturing jobs since 2001, many to foreign competition. To help stem this, the president is touting a national network of regional "manufacturing hubs" based on a German model.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court has a PR problem. Its very existence as a "secret court" has rankled critics, who've demanded greater transparency. James Carr, who served on the court from 2002 to 2008 has offered his own solution to mend the public's confidence in the court.
Islam's holy month of Ramadan has begun this week. It is a time to strengthen the bonds in the community and throughout the world. But reporter Deepak Singh is finding it difficult to call his friend in Pakistan to send him greetings from India.