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Does Race Matter? Ferguson, Missouri Re-Elects a White Mayor

April 11, 2017
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Does Race Matter? Ferguson, Missouri Re-Elects a White Mayor

Ferguson is where the “Black Lives Matter” campaign began. A police officer killed a young unarmed black man in Ferguson. Facts about the case differ. The District Attorney did not charge the police officer.

Other incidents followed. The incidents Included …

For Slaughtering  a Cow in India You Might Get Life in Jail

April 7, 2017
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For Slaughtering  a Cow in India You Might Get Life in Jail

A few days ago, a group of radical Hindus killed a Muslim. His crime, he was transporting cattle. The incident took place in Rajasthan. Cows, religion, politics, and violence sometimes come together in India.

India exports meat. A huge …

One Risk of Being Famous

April 1, 2017
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One Risk of Being Famous

Cristiano Ronaldo is a world-famous soccer star. If you are famous, they will name things after you. For example, an airport. The Madeira International Airport in Portugal is now the Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo.

What comes with an airport? Perhaps a …

Racism in India

March 31, 2017
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Racism in India

There was a rumor about African students. They sold drugs to a young Indian student who later died from an overdose. There was a candlelight vigil for the dead student.

Troublemakers in the crowd convinced the mourners to charge into …

One Expensive President

March 29, 2017
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One Expensive President

President Trump said he would not take a salary. It is four hundred thousand dollars. That is, he said he will contribute his salary at the end of the year.

The Secret Service guards the president and his family. It …

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What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

March 11, 2017
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What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

On the 2010 Census, President Barack Obama, identified himself as  “black.” But millions of Americans consider themselves “bi- or multi-racial.”  And their numbers are rising.

The number of mixed or multi-racial people in the U.S. rose by 6.6 percent between …

Weekend Feature

Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

March 4, 2017
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Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was a great American poet. Just before he died, he read his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.

“This poem is a quiet, humorous look at rural life. It is also …

Waging Peace in Colombia is Not Easy

March 3, 2017
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Waging Peace in Colombia is Not Easy

The fifty-year war in Colombia was over. It was time to make peace work. The rebels (known as FARC) agreed to turn in their weapons. The movement was to become political. The military phase was over.

But a lot …

Who is Targeting American Jews?

March 2, 2017
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Who is Targeting American Jews?

Anti-Semitism is another word for being anti-Jewish. It means being against people because of who they are.

Jews have suffered for centuries because of their religion. Seventy-five years ago, Hitler set out to kill all the Jewish people in countries …

Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

February 25, 2017
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Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

The President of Iceland started it. Last week he joked that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. His remarks set off a debate that went viral.

He made his remarks in a visit to a high school. Students were …

Features

Watch That Juice Drinking

Of course, you thought fresh orange juice was good for you and your children. Who does not? Some experts do not.

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Do You Feel Well? Do You Feel Good?

Health is mind and body. It is also the world around you.

The good in germs

 A human begins life in the...

How to Add Three Years to Your Life

The results are in. An hour of running adds seven hours to your life. The effect does not get much greater if you run...

News on Skin Cancer

The lighter your skin, the more freckles, and moles you have, the greater your chance of having skin cancer.

A new study said we need...

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