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Is North Korea Caving? Or is it Cunning?

January 3, 2018
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Kim Jong-un New Year's speech Photo Credit: Lee Jin-Man AP/Images

Kim Jong-un is the leader of North Korea. He wants his country to have a nuclear weapon that can reach the United States. He believes that will make the rest

It may not last long

Freedom Breaks Out in Iran

January 1, 2018
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Iranian riot police tossed smoke grenades at students. Teheran University, Saturday. Photo Credit: Associated Press

By freedom, we mean freedom of expression. In America, it is the right to petition the government. The Constitution protects that right.

People in Iran

Healthy Eating in 2018

December 29, 2017
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Healthy food in a bowl.

Dieting is not fun. It does not always work. It does not last. What is another way to manage your weight? Nutritionists call it Healthy Eating.

Here is how to eat healthily and happily.


Why America Will Not Try to Influence the Russian Election

December 27, 2017
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The Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, center, trying to register as a presidential candidate. His application was denied. Photo Credit: Maxim Shipenkov/European Pressphoto Agency

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, did not like Hillary Clinton. He said she made trouble for

Did Donald Trump Betray Steelworkers?

December 25, 2017
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What a Bethlehem Steel Plant looked like at its peak.

Some steelworkers who voted for Donald Trump face a surprise. Steelworkers in Conshohocken, Pa. are losing their jobs. Their plant is laying off most of its workers.

It seems that

Where the Germs Are — What You Can Do

December 22, 2017
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Germs are everywhere. They cause colds, flus, and diarrhea. Germs also cause norovirus (vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps), staph, MRSA (bacteria that attack organisms)— and more.

What to do.

Your clothes:

Your clothes...

Venezuela: Guilty of Child Starvation

December 20, 2017
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An 18 day-old infant with severe malnutrition.

The state takes away starving children from their parents. Who will take away starving children from the state?

In Venezuela, it is the government that is starving the children. It is starving them

Farms and Factories: Europe’s Search for (Cheap) Labor

December 18, 2017
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A Foxconn factory in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Photo Credit: Milan Bures for The New York Times

Wages are what employers pay to their workers. The less they pay the workers, the more the employers profit for themselves. It is the

Case Study: Mexico

When Wealth Does Not Bring Health

December 15, 2017
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Lunch at Sam's Club. Photo Credit: Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times

Poor people in poor countries want to have what rich people in rich countries have. But they say, "Wait, I do not want to be fat and


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