Karen Danielson was raised Catholic, but she became a Muslim when she was 19. The conversion came with making some difficult personal decisions. But she stresses that the shift was spiritual, rather a culture move that caused her to lose any of her American identity.
Women have made significant gains across Latin America. But sexual violence against women remains a pervasive problem. As part of NPR's series on violence in Latin America, we're looking at the problem in Colombia, where decades of war made women extremely vulnerable.
Revelations this week that the National Security Agency has been running an extensive domestic surveillance program involving companies like Google, Facebook and Apple has caused many Americans to ask what's left of their privacy. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic.