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Saudi Arabia Upending Arab World

November 13, 2017
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Saudi Arabia Upending Arab World

Saudi Arabia was the most conservative Arab nation. It restricted the freedom of its women. Only recently has it allowed females to drive.

It made peace with the religious Wahhabi zealots within the country. Many trace Islamic terrorism to Saudi

Alcohol and Cancer

November 10, 2017
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Alcohol and Cancer

Is it safe to drink?

It can be hard to find something that does not cause cancer. Too much sun, too much weight, too little exercise, too much smoking – are all causes of cancer. And taken along with the

Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

November 8, 2017
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Refugees on Manus Island Come to the End of the Road

Refugees flee hardship and violence. Poverty in Africa is one reason. Violence in the  Middle East is another reason. Crime in Central America is yet another reason.

Europe is the goal of most refugees.

In Myanmar, Rohingya refugees are escaping

The Chinese are Coming

November 6, 2017
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The Chinese are Coming

Xi Jinping is the head of China. He runs the government, the armed forces, and the Communist Party.  Mr. Xi became strong by fighting corruption in China. This allowed him to get rid of enemies. The Chinese Party Congress reelected

Toddlers and Tantrums

November 3, 2017
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Toddlers and Tantrums

The tantrums of a toddler are normal. Except when they are not. Advice for parents is available from experts.

First, the wrong thing for a parent to do is to get angry.

A doctor said, “What are tantrums made of?

The American Way on Trial

November 1, 2017
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The American Way on Trial

It is not hard to find fault elsewhere. China is America’s competitor. It wants to be the biggest player in the world economy. It wants to become a powerful nation. How is it going about doing this? It is placing

Crisis: Catalans Declare Independence – Then Spain Takes Over

October 30, 2017
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Crisis: Catalans Declare Independence – Then Spain Takes Over

The Catalan people voted for independence from Spain. The Spanish government said “No.”

The Catalan Parliament voted to secede from Spain. The Spanish government said, “No.”

Now Spain has taken over the Catalan region. Madrid took over the Catalan government

Shingles—Coming At You

October 27, 2017
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Shingles—Coming At You

The U.S. government says there is a good chance you will get shingles.  Shingles is a viral infection. It can result in a painful rash and can leave lasting nerve damage. About one of every three people in the

Trump Wages War Against a War Widow

October 25, 2017
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Trump Wages War Against a War Widow

U.S. President Donald Trump continues his odd behavior.

Four U.S. Marines died in an ambush by ISIS in Niger. Niger is a country in north-central Africa. Why and how they died is a big question. The U.S. government is looking

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