Undocumented Get Day in Court in Arizona

April 23, 2015
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Undocumented Get Day in Court in Arizona

It is not easy being undocumented.  Arizona is a border state. It has made life very hard for undocumented people. Joe Arpaio is sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. The district includes the city of Phoenix, the largest city in the state.

He is now on trial for the way he treated undocumented workers.

For years, federal law made it easy to stop and question people who “look” like they...

Courts and States Dealing with Immigrants

April 20, 2015
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Courts and States Dealing with Immigrants

In this country, people look for people who agree with them. They find their way to like-minded groups. They live in states with these people. As a result, our country is divided into states and regions that are living and practicing different politics.

The...

Migrants Face Death on the High Seas

April 16, 2015
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Migrants Face Death on the High Seas

Crossing the border to get to the United States has always been dangerous. Things are even riskier in the crossing the sea from Libya to Italy.

Migrants from countries in Africa are trying to escape violence. They are coming to violent ends. Recently, 400...

Rise in Black Immigration to America

April 13, 2015
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Rise in Black Immigration to America

Most black Americans call themselves African-Americans. Black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean usually do not call themselves African-American. They prefer to refer to their country of origin (for...

Overweight and Pregnant: Danger Ahead

April 9, 2015
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Overweight and Pregnant: Danger Ahead

A doctor reports on overweight patients who are pregnant.

People who are obese have many problems. They often suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) and diabetes.

A person is overweight when...

As Water Levels Recede, Climate Deniers Recede

April 9, 2015
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As Water Levels Recede, Climate Deniers Recede

Climate change deniers are facing hard times. Drought in California is not imagined. The governor has declared a water emergency. He is imposing restrictions.

No one is saying the drought...

Minorities Targeted for Unfair Auto Loans

April 5, 2015
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Minorities Targeted for Unfair Auto Loans

There is no limit to the number of ways sellers will try to get as much money as they can from buyers. One way is to sell at high...

Will Iran Still be a Nuclear Threat?

April 5, 2015
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Will Iran Still be a Nuclear Threat?

Experts point out that the deal under discussion with Iran is not a done deal. It is not in written form with signed agreement by the countries involved.

Iran has...

Fish Oil Added to List of Supplements that Do Not Help

April 2, 2015
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Fish Oil Added to List of Supplements that Do Not Help

Herbal supplements and now omega-3 fish oil are proving to be of almost no value as health aids.

Studies of herbal supplements in big stores found few of the ingredients...

In Brief

Rise in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Stress

Type 1 diabetes is more serious than Type 2. Obesity is the biggest reason for the increase in Type 2. Losing weight, exercising and...

Fines Making the Poor Poorer

The case in Ferguson highlighted another problem. The way the city uses the police to raise money for city services. Ferguson is not alone....

Heart Disease a Challenge for Younger Women

Men have crushing chest pain. Women have discomfort in their necks, shoulders, right arms, or dizziness and shortness of breath. More than one-third of...

Fighting to Raise Wages on Different Fronts

Was McDonald’s pushed or did it make the decision on its own? It raised the pay at company-owned restaurants. The average minimum hourly wage...

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