The US will resettle close to 85,000 refugees from across the globe here this year. Many have been ending up in Boise, Idaho. So many in fact, that the city now has a special police officer assigned to that community.
Mitt Romney's gotten good news in the latest polls. His support is trending upward, buoyed by a series of a high profile endorsements. But Newt Gingrich is seeing an uptick in support as well, especially in southern states.
The US will take in close to 70,000 refugees this year from across the globe. Many are highly educated: doctors, engineers and accountants. A program in Boise, Idaho is helping these refugees find jobs more suited to their backgrounds.
When it comes to risk of corruption, not all states are created equal. A new 50-state investigation found that no state does exceptionally well when it comes to having laws and practices that discourage corruption. And some states do extremely poorly.
The days of public radio and television being a refuge from political ads may be over, at least for public broadcasters on the U.S. west coast. A court ruling there will allow public broadcasters to begin accepting political ads immediately.
The Afghan Taliban have offered to exchange Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay. The move is sure to divide those who refuse to return Taliban leaders and those who demand Bergdahl be returned to the United States as soon as possible. He was captured in 2009 at the age of 23 and had been held since.
The popular crayfish, perhaps better known in some corners as the crawfish, is on the move. The red swamp crayfish is invading, with some outside assistance, Washington State lakes and pushing out native species.
Ernest Hemingway captures the imagination of many Americans. His summer of 1959 was well-documented in photos, but for the longest time no one knew who was in the photos, or where they were taken. Now more information has come to life, thanks to extensive research.