Hispanics are the fastest growing population in the U-S, according to new census figures. The data reveals that the number of Hispanics has by grown 43% in the past ten years. This week, President Obama held a town hall meeting in Washington D.C, to discuss challenges facing Hispanics. The event was convened by leading Spanish language TV network, Univision. To explore the impact of that population growth on Hispanics, host Michel Martin speaks with Jorge Ramos, longtime anchor of the network's nightly newscast.
The burning of a Quran by members of a small church in Florida last month apparently sparked a protest that turned deadly today in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, The Associated Press and other news outlets report.
According to the AP "an Afghan official says seven people have been killed ... when a Quran burning protest turned violent."
So often we're in the position of chronicling health problems that are growing worse that's it's kind of nice to be able pass along some good news.
Americans are driving more than ever, yet deaths from traffic accidents have fallen to levels not seen since 1949. Last year 32,788 died in accidents, a 3 percent drop from 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates.
On the beach facing the Pacific in a city called Rikuzentakata stands a lone pine tree whose bark is scraped and scarred from the tsunami waters. Remarkably, it is still standing tall.
Rikuzentakata has been, effectively, erased from the map of northeastern Japan. Very little remains of this historic low-lying resort town that was popular for its beautiful white-sand beach. One in 10 residents out of the population of 23,000 are dead or missing, and officials privately expect that figure to go much higher.