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Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

September 18, 2017
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Question: Should South Korea Send Food and Medicine to North Korea?

North Korea says it may use nuclear weapons on its enemies. It regards South Korea, Japan, and the United States as enemies. They are the targets.

The United Nations has been clear. The law does not allow North Korea to

Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

September 15, 2017
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Next Global Challenges: Heart Diseases and Epidemics

Big money may be able to make big things happen. The Bloomberg, Gates and Zuckerberg foundations are getting together. They will spend $225 million on health programs.

Why heart diseases and epidemics? The director of the project says those two …

Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

September 13, 2017
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Trump Welcomes Prime Minister of Malaysia

There is an old saying, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” It means people and countries can agree on some things. Even when they disagree on other things.

Take Malaysia and the United States. The two nations are different...

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires – Is the End Coming?

September 11, 2017
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Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Fires – Is the End Coming?

It is not that the Middle East is quiet. It is just that this hemisphere is going through a wild period.

The...

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Admissions Program (DACA). The Dreamers' Program.

Dreams Become Nightmares

September 6, 2017
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Dreams Become Nightmares

Dreamers came to the U.S. as children with their parents. The parents were here without legal documents. President Obama said the Dreamers could stay and...

On U.S. Labor Day, September 4, 2017

World News Roundup

September 4, 2017
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World News Roundup

Myanmar

The Rohingya are a Muslim community. They live in Myanmar where the majority religion is Buddhist. For many years the Rohingya have been subject...

America’s ‘Dreamers’ Face the End

August 30, 2017
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America’s ‘Dreamers’ Face the End

There are 800,000 Dreamers. Most of the Dreamers are the children of Mexican adults who crossed the border without papers. Or who overstayed their tourist...

Singapore: Where Languages Compete With One Another

August 28, 2017
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Singapore: Where Languages Compete With One Another

Singapore became a nation in 1965. The Prime Minister was Lee Kuan Yew. He spoke English. He rarely spoke Mandarin. He thought a person...

What is Going On With Trump?

August 21, 2017
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What is Going On With Trump?

About ten days have passed since the march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The march of neo-Nazis and white nationalists...

Features

Do Not Argue. Get Some Sleep.

There is an old song that goes:

“Lucky, lucky, lucky me, I’m a lucky son of a...

More People Are Allergic to Peanuts, Why?

No one knows for sure how many people are allergic. Scientists only know that the number is growing at a...

How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

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