A Minnesota Somali youth group that uses the arts to steer young people away from gangs, drugs and religious extremism is the choice for the prestigious FBI Director's Community Leadership Award this year.
Updated: October 23, 2012, - 10:57 PM
Mahamud Said Omar, 46, a one-time janitor at a Minneapolis mosque, was convicted of helping Al-Shabab recruit fighters.
Updated: October 19, 2012, - 08:52 AM
It used to be that children with disabilities were quickly labeled as "special ed" and sent to separate classrooms or even institutions. Then along came Maynard Reynolds with an idea to teach what he called "exceptional children" in the same classrooms as the other children.
Updated: October 17, 2012, - 10:34 PM
The FBI, disputing argument that Omar is incompetent, says he told translator "They got me" after hearing tapes of his calls.
Updated: October 15, 2012, - 11:59 PM
The growing political activism of Minnesota's roughly 70,000 Somalis is causing Minnesota DFLers and Republicans to take notice.
Updated: October 13, 2012, - 06:27 AM
Hassan lied repeatedly during investigation before testifying against Minneapolis man, Omar attorney says.
Updated: October 11, 2012, - 11:43 PM
"That's me," says key witness. Omar's family members say he's caught in the middle.
Updated: October 11, 2012, - 12:21 AM
3rd recruit said he joined Al-Shabab intending to kill anyone in its way.
Updated: October 09, 2012, - 09:55 PM
Who could forget the story of the Tunisian fruit seller who set himself ablaze in a desperate, final protest that triggered last year's Arab Spring?
Updated: October 09, 2012, - 07:06 PM