Two gay men tell NPR they were kidnapped, beaten and interrogated in Chechnya before they were able to find refuge in Moscow. Human Rights Watch warns that Chechnya is conducting an "anti-gay purge."
Mecklenburg County, N.C., is a blue spot in a red state. And a visit there reveals something national polls may leave unsaid: Many black voters are dissatisfied with their choices for president.
Amid major economic development and an immigration influx, a trip to Charlotte, N.C., reveals trends within the Republican Party that are taking place across cities facing similar issues.