Spelling Bee: How Do You Spell Xenophobia?

May 28, 2015
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Spelling Bee: How Do You Spell Xenophobia?

 

Winners of spelling bees are always be greeted with cheers. But sometimes messages like this go out over social media:

“The kids in the spelling bee should only be AMERICAN”

Ireland Votes for Marriage Equality

May 25, 2015
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Ireland Votes for Marriage Equality

Ireland made homosexuality legal only in 1993. Twenty-two years later, it became the first nation to make same-sex marriage legal by popular vote.

Six out of ten voters said yes to marriage equality. Turnout was high.

Ireland is a Catholic nation. Abortion, except to...

Migrants at Sea Bring Crisis to Asia and Europe

May 20, 2015
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Migrants at Sea Bring Crisis to Asia and Europe

Nearly sixty years ago Cubans were leaving Cuba by boat. They were crossing the sea to get to Florida. They were fleeing the tyranny of Fidel Castro.

Many lives were lost because the boats were small and the sea dangerous. But there is one...

Money Driving 2016 Presidential Race

May 17, 2015
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Money Driving 2016 Presidential Race

Bill and Hillary Clinton make speeches for big money. They took in $25 million for speaking over the past 16 months.

Who would pay them so much money? And...

Which Pain Killers Work Best?

May 13, 2015
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Which Pain Killers Work Best?

Analgesics are the drugs people take for headaches, muscle pain and fevers.

Analgesics include acetaminophens and ibuprofens.

Acetaminophens

Acetaminophens are drugs people take for headaches. Tylenol is...

The Scandal of Nail Salons

May 13, 2015
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The Scandal of Nail Salons

Migrants and workers are treated cruelly everywhere. They drown trying to escape death in their home countries. They work brutal hours in dangerous workplaces, ranging from Bangladesh to the...

Ebola Officially Over in Liberia

May 10, 2015
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Ebola Officially Over in Liberia

It was an outbreak that scared the whole world. The number of deaths was predicted to be more than one million. The good news is that the alarmists were...

Relief for “Zombie” Debt

May 10, 2015
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Relief for “Zombie” Debt

It is not easy or fun to declare bankruptcy. You have to spend money and time. You have to bear the stigma of telling the world you did not...

What is Free Speech in America?

May 7, 2015
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What is Free Speech in America?

The First Amendment to the Constitution is the most sacred text in America.

Americans are familiar with the right to practice our religion, speak our minds, enjoy a free...

In Brief

One (Rich) Man Can Change One (Small) Part of the World

Tangelo Park is a small community in Florida. It has a population of around 3,000, most of whom are homeowners. Most of...

Want to Live to be 100? Move to Sardinia

Sardinia is a village on a mountain island in Italy. The population is 10,000. There are 21 centenarians (people who are 100...

Working Mothers Rock!

First, the good news. The children of working mothers do not suffer because their moms work.

Now, even better news. The daughters of working...

Green Cards for Sale: $500,000

There are many ways to get into America. One way is to go over the border. Another way is to overstay a student visa...

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