Stateless Worse Off Than Undocumented

September 21, 2014
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Stateless Worse Off Than Undocumented

Stateless people have no country. They have no identity documents.

Most stateless people have no rights to the basics. They cannot get healthcare, education or employment. They cannot travel, open bank accounts, buy a house or car, or even get married.

Most daughters of poor stateless families are forced at a young age into factory work or prostitution. Srinuan “Aor” Saokhamnuan was safe only as long as she stayed in her village 530...

Health Insurance and Courts Challenge Immigrants and Migrants

September 21, 2014
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Health Insurance and Courts Challenge Immigrants and Migrants

Losing Health Insurance

Helping Migrant Minors

Thousands of immigrants may lose their health insurance. They did not prove they were legal residents or citizens. They did give enough information about their incomes.

Notices will begin to go out on October 1, 2014.

The government said almost a million...

Artificial Sweeteners New Suspect in Diabetes

September 21, 2014
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Artificial Sweeteners New Suspect in Diabetes

First, we were told to limit how many sugary beverages we drink. And that is still good advice.

Now scientists have new findings. They looked at the effect of artificial sweeteners on mice. You know the sweeteners they mean: Sweet ’N Low, Splenda and Equal.

They...

A New War Comes to the Middle East

September 14, 2014
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A New War Comes to the Middle East

Analysis

After the World Trade Center was destroyed, America went to war. The date was September 11, 2001. The terrorists came from Afghanistan. The Taliban trained them. In...

Will the New Pre-Kindergarten Programs Make a Difference?

September 14, 2014
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Will the New Pre-Kindergarten Programs Make a Difference?

Pre-k programs bring school to four-years olds.  Experts believe these programs will help students get a good start. The big question is can things be done to reduce the...

Apple and Samsung Introduce New Watches: Which One For You?

September 14, 2014
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Apple and Samsung Introduce New Watches: Which One For You?

If you have been waiting for a smart watch.

Apple and Samsung are two giants in the digital world. They have come out with new watches. Maybe they will make...

Obama Kills Immigration Reform Before Election

September 7, 2014
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Obama Kills Immigration Reform Before Election

President Obama pledged to issue new rules about undocumented people living in the U.S. He said he would do it by the end of the summer.

He now says he...

China Education Policy is Failing the Poor and Rural

September 7, 2014
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China Education Policy is Failing the Poor and Rural

After nine years of compulsory education, Chinese students take tests to get into the best colleges.  It is not easy. The test scores decide who gets in. It is...

Mexican School System Mired in Corruption

September 7, 2014
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Mexican School System Mired in Corruption

A billboard in Mexico City shows how much of Mexico’s education money is wasted. It is called the abusómetro – the “abuse meter.” It states that about $2.8 billion...

In Brief

Younger People Avoiding Credit Cards

Fewer young people are getting credit cards. More than 60 percent of those between ages 18 to 29 say they do not have a...

Reduce Carbs or Fat: Which is the Best Way to Lose Weight?

According to one expert, “It is a lousy question.” Fats, he said, go from bad to good. All diets should have the “good” monounsaturated...

Diet Habits Set in Infancy

A new series of studies show how important it is to start good eating habits for children by late in their first year.  As...

Auto Bubble Coming?

There was a savings bank bubble in the 1980s. There was the dot.com bubble around 2000. There was the sub-prime bubble six years ago....

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