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Why China is a Time Bomb

December 13, 2017
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Chinese censorship by Weibo

China has the fastest growing economy in the world. This has been true for more than twenty years. It is now a country of w6ealth. But it is still a country of poverty.

Economists know there

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Jerusalem at the Center of a Storm

December 11, 2017
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In the foreground is the Western Wall, a symbol for the Jewish people. In the background is the Dome of the Rock, a symbol for Muslim people.

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. But until last week, no nation agreed.

Eat Like You are Going in For Surgery

December 8, 2017
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Photo credit: Hello Fresh

Prepare yourself for surgery. These are the same kind of things you can do to be healthy the year round. So you want to treat your body as if you were getting it ready for surgery.

More disaster ahead in Yemen

An Evil Man Dies — a War Goes On

December 6, 2017
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Ali Abdullah Saleh on the left next to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. At the 2010 summit in Sirte, Libya  Credit Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Ali Abdullah Saleh was the ruthless ruler

Did Russia Try to Help Donald Trump Become President?

December 4, 2017
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Hillary Clinton; Vladimir Putin; Donald Duck (Credit: AP/Andrew Harnik/Richard Shiro/Reuters/Ivan Sekretarev/Salon)

It is a question on the minds of many. If Russia tried to help Trump, how did they do it? Were they successful? Was Russia for Trump or against

Black People and the ‘Vegan Way’

December 1, 2017
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The Baltimore Vegan SoulFest is one of several gatherings dedicated to vegan food, as interpreted by African-American cooks. This event is held in August each year on the campus of Baltimore City Community College. Photo Credit Courtesy Nate Pesce for

The Pope in Myanmar: Do Not Say “Rohingya”

November 29, 2017
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Myanmar’s civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, right, with Pope Francis. Credit Vincenzo Pinto/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Pope Frances is in Myanmar (Burma). His goal is to bring his message of faith and peace to the people.


America No Longer Leading the World

November 27, 2017
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President Vladimir Putin at a news conference with Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Hassan Rouhani of Iran, in Sochi, Russia, November 22. Kayhan Ozer/Turkish Presidential Palace/Handout/Reuters

Russia, Turkey, and Iran met in Sochi, Russia to plan the future

Salt and High Blood Pressure are Partners

November 24, 2017
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Use salt sparingly.

More Americans than ever have high blood pressure.

The link between salt (sodium) and hypertension (high blood pressure) is clear. Consuming too much salt will raise your blood pressure.

The goal of experts is to reduce the


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