Disneyland Ground Zero for Measles Outbreak

January 25, 2015
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Disneyland Ground Zero for Measles Outbreak

Measles was declared over in the year 2000. A case here and a case there did not mean the disease was a problem.

Now there has been an outbreak of measles. It started in Disneyland in California. More than 70 cases have been reported.

A doctor says the Disneyland outbreak “has the potential to develop into one of the worst outbreaks since 1989.”

From 1989 to 1991, U.S. doctors diagnosed more than...

Dreamers Remain a Target of Republicans

January 25, 2015
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Dreamers Remain a Target of Republicans

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) is under attack by Republicans.  President Obama began the program. It is for youngsters called dreamers. These are people whose unauthorized parents brought them to the U.S. as children.

The DACA gives the...

Most Kids in Public Schools from Lower-Income Families

January 25, 2015
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Most Kids in Public Schools from Lower-Income Families

Public schools in the United States range from great to awful. For more than a century, they have been avenues for success for students. Schools are community places. They are places where teachers work to teach students to read, write and learn what they...

Nations, States and Cities Moving To Legalize People

January 18, 2015
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Nations, States and Cities Moving To Legalize People

Good news! Birth certificates, I.D. cards and driver’s licenses are on the way. Countries, states and cities are helping people prove who they are.

Sometimes people have left important documents...

Rising Wages Ahead for 2015

January 18, 2015
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Rising Wages Ahead for 2015

The year 2015 may be the time for wages to start to rise. Experts say there are good signs.

For example, the number of job openings is increasing. Companies are...

Marriage is Good for You, More People Should Do It

January 18, 2015
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Marriage is Good for You, More People Should Do It

The question is: does marriage make you happier or is it that happier people marry?

Scientists think they know. A new study first looked at how happy people...

Life In New York City: Special Issue

January 11, 2015
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Life In New York City: Special Issue

No Crime in New York City?

The feud between the Mayor of New York City and the police is changing life in the city. The police have reduced...

Life in New York City: Special Issue

January 11, 2015
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Life in New York City: Special Issue

Life in a Family Shelter

Life in a homeless shelter is all the stress a family needs. However, families cope with stress in different ways.

New York City officials...

Life in New York City: Special Issue

January 11, 2015
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Life in New York City: Special Issue

New York Court: No Vaccination, No School

A federal judge said New York could require parents to get vaccinations for their child. If they do not, the child...

In Brief

Free-Range Children

Helicopter parents never leave their children alone. They take them to play dates, after-school programs and weekend events. They are called helicopter parents because...

Read, Read, Read

Reading to infants and toddlers is always a good idea. Parents hope it will lead to children picking up and reading books.

The digital age...

Life in New York City: Special Issue

Plastic Food Containers Out

Killing the messenger usually means killing the bearer of bad news. In New York City, it now means killing...

Worst Flu Season in Years

Are you wondering why you and many of the people around you are feeling ill? Flu may be the answer.

The nation is having the...

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