Sokol keeps Czech-Slovak heritage alive Many services for immigrants to Minnesota are aimed at helping new arrivals from Southeast Asia, Africa or Latin America. But in some neighborhoods, institutions that served immigrants of a previous century carry on, as well.7:25 a.m.
China's Income Gap: The Brother Who Fell Behind
The three Gong brothers grew up during the era of the "iron rice bowl," when the government provided everything: housing, health care and education. Two of the brothers adapted to China's new economy. But the third one didn't make it.
Philly Voters on Race and a Long Election
Pennsylvania voters go to the polls on April 22. Registered Democrats in Philadelphia — home to 20 percent of the state's party members and to a large African-American population — cite race, the economy and the war as the issues influencing their decisions.
Calling Residents Back to the Lower Ninth Ward
After Hurricane Katrina, residents of New Orleans' devastated Lower Ninth Ward scattered. Patricia Jones is slowing trying to lure them back. Her community group spreads the word about who's returning — and keeps up the neighborhood so they'll want to come home.
Clinton Challenges Obama to Bowling Throwdown
Looking somber, Sen. Hillary Clinton walked into a Philadelphia news conference Tuesday. It isn't clear when it became evident that it was an April Fools joke. But instead of withdrawing from the campaign, Clinton challenged Barack Obama to a bowling contest.
Backroom Primary: Undecided Superdelegate Farr
More than 300 superdelegates across the country have yet to commit to either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. California has the most superdelegates, and nearly two dozen of them are uncommitted — about twice as many as any other state. One of them is Rep. Sam Farr.
Retracing John McCain's Bipartisan Roots
John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, continues his biographical tour Wednesday with a visit to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. As a youngster, he says, he had "a little bit of a chip" on his shoulder. But as a lawmaker, he has shown an ability to work with colleagues from across the political spectrum.
Zimbabwe Awaits Election Results; Runoff Predicted
Zimbabwe's state newspaper predicts that there will be a runoff in last weekend's presidential vote. It could be the first time in 28 years that the country's autocratic leader has failed to win re-election. The Election Commission has yet to announce the outcome of the presidential vote.
Tibetans Outside Region's Borders Recount Unrest
Much of the past month's protest over Tibet has taken place outside of Tibet. Roughly half of ethnic Tibetans live outside the legal boundaries of the region that carries their name. And those Tibetans have added to the complexity of the protests against China's government.
Tibetans in India Urge Strong Tactics Against China
Recent events in Tibet are being followed closely in India, which is thought to be home to at least 100,000 Tibetans — including the Dalai Lama. Now some of the Tibetan exile community are taking a harder line in pursuing their cause.
Wall Street Rallies on European Banks' Big Losses
A buying spree on Wall Street has come after very bad news from European banks: Two of the biggest announced multibillion-dollar losses from their mortgage investments Tuesday. The logic on Wall Street: There has been so much bad news from financial institutions that maybe the worst is over, so now is the time to buy.