Peace in Colombia: How It Happened Could Change the World

August 30, 2016
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Peace in Colombia: How It Happened Could Change the World

For more than fifty years there was war in Colombia. It was between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The parties reached an agreement to end the conflict in June. A ceasefire is now in effect. How they did it could mean a new way of ending disputes in other countries.

The families of victims were part of the talks. They came and looked the leaders in the...

Trump and Immigration: What Do Words Mean?

August 29, 2016
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Trump and Immigration: What Do Words Mean?

It is becoming hard to know what Donald Trump stands for. He has been clear before now. He wants to build a wall on the Mexican border. He wants to deport the undocumented immigrants in this country. He wants to stop Muslim immigration into...

Chinese Students Flocking to U.S. Private High Schools

August 26, 2016
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Chinese Students Flocking to U.S. Private High Schools

 

China is sending some of its best students to high schools in this country. They are going to America’s best high schools. The Chinese have two goals. They want their children to get a great education. They want them to go to great colleges....

Immigration Court: Where Children Are Their Own Lawyers

August 25, 2016
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Immigration Court: Where Children Are Their Own Lawyers

There is an easy way to practice law. You do not have to go to law school. Just cross the Mexican border into the U.S. as a child without...

Welfare Reform Hurting the Children of Legal Immigrants

August 24, 2016
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Welfare Reform Hurting the Children of Legal Immigrants

In America, it does matter where you live. For example, some states have chosen not to use the Medicaid part of the Affordable Care Act program. It is fair...

Trump Makes His Case to Black Voters

August 23, 2016
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Trump Makes His Case to Black Voters

Donald Trump made a speech about the black vote in a Michigan town where almost everyone is white. It was almost the same speech he makes everywhere. He says,...

Getting to the United States: The Latin American Route

August 22, 2016
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Getting to the United States: The Latin American Route

Mexico is now the next to last stop for migrants coming from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. They are trying to reach the United States. For many, the...

What is a Burkini? Why Are French Towns Banning Them?

August 19, 2016
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What is a Burkini? Why Are French Towns Banning Them?

In America, most uniform services have dress codes. But for the most part, what you wear does not...

Trump Just Warming Up for the Campaign

August 18, 2016
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Trump Just Warming Up for the Campaign

People say the campaign for president starts on Labor Day. This year Labor Day is Monday, September 5th, 2016.

This will be news to the millions who followed the primaries...

In Brief

Germs and Infections: The Latest News

Infections in hospitals are a big problem. Germs often cause infections. Most hospitals are trying to wipe out germs in surgery and hospital rooms.

Spores...

Immigrant Medicine: Herbs, Plants, Faith

A century ago it was chicken soup. Now it is packets of dried herbs. Immigrants have always brought their cures with them.

A great place...

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as many as 40 percent of Americans suffer from it. Reflux symptoms may include heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness,...

Constipation: The Latest News

It is difficulty in moving one’s bowels. Causes of constipation include the following:

  • physical reasons such as a stricture or tumor;
  • neurological disorders such as...

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