The country is under the harsh, one-man rule of Ramzan Kadyrov, who wears a track suit, keeps a pet tiger, and urges men to take second wives.
But they're still cautious as they hold out hope that this American president might be different.
Young basketball players from both sides of the religious divide put aside differences to learn new skills and teamwork.
Peace envoy's trip is part of sweeping effort to demonstrate a broader US approach toward regional peace.
Readers write about freedom of religious speech, why the US should end the Cuba embargo, Somali piracy, using the Web for news, and why the US can learn from Canadian schools.
In London, the business capital of the world's maritime industry, firms shape decisions on arming ships and negotiating with pirates.
Egyptian police have arrested 25 suspects and are hunting for another 24 in the Sinai peninsula, where officials say the Iranian-sponsored group Hezbollah was operating a covert cell.