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Catalan Region in Spain Fights to be Independent

October 23, 2017
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Catalan Region in Spain Fights to be Independent

Catalonia is a region in Spain. Regions are like states in the U.S. and provinces in Canada.

Catalonia wants out of Spain. So do some Texans who would like to secede from America. Or the province of Quebec that every

The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

October 20, 2017
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The Easy Way to Make a Better Child

Reading is the key to life. You cannot be successful in school or on the job without being able to read. Everybody knows that.

What is less understood are the other good things reading brings.

Reading to the child growing

The Next War is Starting in Iraq

October 18, 2017
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The Next War is Starting in Iraq

The Kurdish are people of the Middle East. About half of the Kurds live in Turkey. Most of the rest of the Kurds live in Iraq and Iran. A smaller group lives in Syria.

In Iraq, most Kurds live in

America and Iran: Trump’s Foreign Policy Feeds His Base

October 16, 2017
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America and Iran: Trump’s Foreign Policy Feeds His Base

Few nations agree with President Trump about the Iran deal. The deal keeps Iran from making a nuclear weapon for a decade. Iran says it does not want a nuclear weapon. It made the deal to free up money held

Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

October 13, 2017
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Your Child’s Blood Pressure Matters

Most kids do not have their blood pressure taken when they go to the doctor. Many of them will have elevated blood pressure. Doctors find fewer that one out of four of the cases.

Most children do not suffer because

Children as Property: Exchanging Children for Money in Yemen

October 11, 2017
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Children as Property: Exchanging Children for Money in Yemen

A United Nations spokesman talked about events in Yemen. She said, “It is impossible to say how many kids in Yemen are being pulled out of school now. They are married off or sent to fight. More and more parents

Islamic State Faces the End

October 9, 2017
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Islamic State Faces the End

“Suicide or death” was the cry. Islamic terrorists would never surrender. That was then. Now is now.

Terrorist held towns in Iraq are being taken by allied forces. Surrender is the new normal.

What happened? The new prisoners talk. They

Nobel Prize in Physics: Einstein Was Right!

October 6, 2017
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Nobel Prize in Physics: Einstein Was Right!

Every year the Swedish Academy gives out the Nobel Prizes. The award categories include medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, and economics. For example, last year they gave the prize in literature to the musician Bob Dylan! Eight years ago

Essay

Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

October 4, 2017
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Las Vegas, an American Sniper and the American Constitution

Q. What does the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution do?

A. It is a few sentences in the Constitution. They let a madman kill and wound hundreds of people who are attending a concert.

Q. How does it do

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Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

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Blood Pressure: Do You Need It?

Yes, you do. If you do not have blood pressure, it means you are dead. So we all need blood...

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