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Global Trade War Underway?

January 24, 2018
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President Trump faced an old problem. Some people said some products made in foreign countries were better and cheaper than goods made in America.

The easy solution is to make better and cheaper products in this country. That part is

If the War on Terror is Over is the Next War Beginning?

January 22, 2018
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis waits for the arrival of Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen to the Pentagon, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Cliff Owen.

The American Secretary of Defense says, "yes."

The invasion of Iraq by America

The Parasite in the Playground

January 19, 2018
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Strays may shed eggs of Toxocara worms, contaminating parks and infecting children. Photo Credit: Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times

Those stray dogs and cats you see in playgrounds are leaving something behind. They leave roundworms. The technical name

North Korea on notice

What Happens When You Talk About War

January 17, 2018
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A conventional war. Military experts say North Korean forces will pour into the South to choke off the Seoul. The U.S. forces are expected to mobilize in full force.

U.S. presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, tried to deal with North

Israel and the Palestine Territories: What is the Future?

January 15, 2018
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The light rail system in Jerusalem, serving Arabs and Israelis.

American President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. It is the capital of Israel. But no other country ever was willing to say it is the capital. 


Make Health a Habit

January 12, 2018
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Healthy family eating lunch.

Get some physical activity daily.

Activity reduces many risks to your health. It improves your mental health. Activity is more important than what you eat.

The activity can be simple. It can be making time

Trump Says ‘Go Home’ to Thousands of Central Americans

January 10, 2018
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The back of the Statue of Liberty, New York City.

America is an ‘idea’ that goes back a long way. After one hundred and fifty years, America is still the biggest economy in the world.

It is no wonder that

Book Claims That U.S. President is a ‘Child’

January 8, 2018
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A woman in a bookstore. Photo Credit: NY Daily News

A new book about Donald Trump tells a story that is scaring people. The name of the book is “Fire and Fury,” by Michael Wolff. It is already a number-one

To Lose Weight – Wait

January 5, 2018
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Use a clock to help you fast.

To Lose Weight – Wait

Wait to eat that is.

New research confirms that some fasting is the key to weight control.

Experts do not say go on a fast. That is harmful


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