Like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the Monitor's Linda Feldmann travels Cuba on a 'people to people' tour. Since 2011, such trips have had the sanction of the Treasury Department – a legal way for Americans to see the long-forbidden island.
Middle-schooler Joshua Williams is the founder and president of Joshua's Heart Foundation, a Miami-based organization dedicated to combating hunger and helping individuals improve their quality of life.
Home prices increased by 9.3 percent, their largest annual margin in nearly seven years. But experts warn that a backlog in some markets could keep home prices low for the foreseeable future.