Small manufacturing towns throughout the Midwest have been ravaged by foreign competition for 30 years. Call it irony, or call it smart business, but some of these same communities are now trying to reinvent themselves by turning to foreign competition.
Barack Obama's election campaign fund has decided to re-pay donations from relatives of a fugitive, Juan Jose Rojas-Cardona. The family has also sought a pardon for Rojas-Cardona, who fled to Mexico in 1994 to escape a variety of fraud and drug charges.
China's presumed next president Xi Jinping is in Washington today meeting with President Obama. Xi will also visit Los Angeles and the town of Muscatine, Iowa. The World's Jason Margolis has more on why China's next leader chose Iowa.
Filibusters are pretty common here in the US but it's a tradition that often strikes outsiders as strange. We wanted to find out more about filibusters: Where do they come from and what other countries, if any, use them?