Immigration Reform at Muddled Crossroad

February 22, 2015
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Immigration Reform at Muddled Crossroad

The American government has three branches. They are the executive branch (the President), the legislative branch (Congress) and the judicial branch (the courts).

All three are now deeply involved in the future of immigration reform in the U.S.

Last December, the president presented new rules for undocumented aliens. It said certain groups could be protected from deportation. One group includes many more undocumented people who were brought here as children. The...

Air and Water Catastrophes Looming

February 22, 2015
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Air and Water Catastrophes Looming

Climate changes occur naturally over time. However, economic activity creates an impact. For years, air pollution from China has been a threat to health. Now, India is leading China in the amount of pollutants in the air.

The United States is monitoring air quality in...

Walmart Raising Wages – What it Means

February 20, 2015
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Walmart Raising Wages – What it Means

Walmart is the largest private employer in the U.S., with 1.3 million workers. It is raising wages for 500,000 workers. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is earned by only 6,000 Walmart workers.Walmart’s part-time workforce now earns an average wage of $9.48....

Showdown Ahead on Homeland Security Funding

February 15, 2015
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Showdown Ahead on Homeland Security Funding

President Obama issued orders giving a chance for legal protection to Dreamers. These are youngsters brought here by their undocumented parents. He also gave legal status to the unauthorized...

Genital Cutting Cases Rising with African Immigration

February 15, 2015
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Genital Cutting Cases Rising with African Immigration

Female genital cutting is an ancient tradition practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The condition is often called female genital mutilation or F.G.M. It is also called female...

Lower-Income Food Consumers Targeted

February 15, 2015
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Lower-Income Food Consumers Targeted

The food business is changing. Companies have to follow their customers. Changing habits in the U.S. are driving buyers to fresh food, locally grown food and organic food.

Big food...

Are Popular Herbal Supplements Dangerous to Your Health?

February 8, 2015
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Are Popular Herbal Supplements Dangerous to Your Health?

Herbal supplements are an annual $5 billion dollar business.

There are questions about how pure these products are. Questions have been raised about whether they contain the supplements they list...

The War Against Haitians

February 8, 2015
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The War Against Haitians

Few people in this hemisphere suffer more than Haitians.  Haiti is in the western part of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic is in the eastern part of...

Ebola, Flu, and Measles – What is Going On?

February 8, 2015
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Ebola, Flu, and Measles – What is Going On?

Opinion

The world has confronted three health crises in less than a year.

The first was Ebola, which began in West Africa in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. It...

In Brief

Women Can Have Up to 14 Years of Hot Flashes

Menopause is the ceasing of women’s menstruation (periods). It usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55.

Nearly 80 percent of middle-aged women have...

If You or Someone You Love Smokes – Read This!

If you thought you knew all about the evils of smoking, think again.

A new study adds at least five diseases to the number of...

Smart Shopping From the Experts

Being a wise shopper is always a good idea. Here some tips from the experts.

Shop Seasonally

Most things we buy have a season. After New...

February 8, 2015 Tips for Teachers

Are Popular Herbal Supplements Dangerous to Your Health?

Approximately how much money is spent to buy herbal supplements annually? [Approximately $5 billion dollars is spent...

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