Last December, Michele Bachmann went on Jan Markell's radio show and said she spent 2012 fretting about the Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens Over th ... More >>
On Sunday, reports circulated that two Somali men who recently lived in Minnesota may have taken part in al-Shabaab's massacre of more than 60 civilians at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.But later reports indicated the purportedly Shabaab-managed Twitter account that linked the Minnesota to the ... More >>
Two Minnesotans may been among the gunman who slaughtered shoppers of Nairobi's Westgate mall this weekend with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.An English-language Twitter account purporting to speak for al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliate, live-tweeted the massacre. Before the social ... More >>
Local immigration attorneys are up in arms over the United States embassy in Nairobi's refusal to issue certain visas to Somali applicants. At issue are I-130 applications by Somalis in America, which are petitions to bring over family members. United States Customs and Immigration Services has to ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
The average Chicagoan has to work less than 15 minutes to get enough dough for a Big Mac. Is that a good or a bad thing.
In their third update since the announcement, Wikileaks addresses some of those questions and concerns raised about Coleman's campaign leak of private data.
Feds making family reunions not so sweet
Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
How African hip hop "gives back" to two continents
Seeing is still believing in 'Women With Vision'
Al Gore's Current TV takes an earnest poke at news and culture
Declaration of total chaos Somalia's founding fathers wannabe founding fathers convene in...Nairobi Everybody loves a constitutional convention. The wise men full of altruism and profound insights on human governance. The debates over the public good. The brawling with chairs and walking stick ... More >>
Somalia's wannabe founding fathers convene in Nairobi Everybody loves a constitutional convention. The wise men full of altruism and profound insights on human governance. The debates over the public good. The brawling with chairs and walking sticks. In order to celebrate more than a decade of anarc ... More >>
The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota
The AIDS drug Ziagen has brought healthy windfalls to the University of Minnesota and GlaxoSmithKline. But it isn't doing anything at all for the millions who are dying of the disease in Africa.
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
From brutality, death, survival, and triumph, a family emerges
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.