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Heman Bekele is a 14-year-old scientist.

The Kid Scientist

Heman Bekele is officially “America’s Top Young Scientist.” The 14-year-old recently won the “3M Young Scientist Challenge” for creating a soap that can reportedly treat skin cancer. Producer Tamika Cody shows us how his Ethiopian family inspired the invention. Watch here.

Meet the Sioux Chef

Chef Sean Sherman is on this year’s Time Magazine List of the 100 Most Influential People. He’s the owner of Owamni, a Minneapolis restaurant that only serves indigenous dishes created using ingredients available before Europeans arrived. So how does that work? Correspondent Leone Lakhani gives us a tour and shows us how Chef Sean’s roots inspired the menu. Watch here.

New Bonds

15 years ago, the Rand family changed forever. DNA testing revealed an unknown side of their family tree. Soledad was there to see the reunion and has an update. Watch here.

More on Matter of Fact

Sister Norma Pimentel is the executive director of the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. She takes us inside the place helping migrants adjust to life in the states after crossing the Texas-Mexico border.

The holiday season is officially in full swing. We head to a cranberry farm in Wisconsin to see what it is  like to be an important part of the dinner table.

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