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The Deaths of John Lewis and George Floyd

July 28, 2020
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John Lewis died of cancer at the age of 80.

John Lewis.

John Lewis was a symbol of how far America has come in ending segregation. Segregation was a way of life in the South of the U.S. It was used to...

About the election for the U.S. president

The Rise of Donald Trump

July 25, 2020
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Trump announcing his candidacy. He called some Mexicans crossing the border rapists.

The Democrat Joe Biden is in the lead. Polls show him beating President Donald Trump by more than ten points. The election is November 3rd, 2020.

The Democrat Hillary Clinton was in...

The Dos and Don’ts of Hugging

June 11, 2020
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Graphics by Eleni Kalorkoti for The New York Times.

Not only do we miss hugs, we need them. Touching someone reduces our own stress. It calms our nervous system. An expert said, “A warm touch is how our systems reach one...

What the Workers on the Front Line of the Coronavirus in New York City Are Eating

May 29, 2020
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Johnny Miller for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Rebecca Jurkevich.

Southern Macaroni and Cheese

There is macaroni and cheese. And then there is this macaroni and cheese.  This one begins with a milk-and-egg base, which gives the dish a rich, silky...

Coronavirus: Around the World

March 24, 2020
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The New York Times
Countries with the highest number of cases. The New York Times

The coronavirus first spread in China. There are now more confirmed cases outside of China...

Editorial: What Just Happened in America

February 7, 2020
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The American Constitution has a way to remove the president while still in office. It is through “impeachment.” The House of Representatives charges the president with crimes against the Constitution. The Senate puts the president on trial. The House accused President Trump of crimes. First, asking a foreign government to interfere in the next election. Second, not...

How Inflammation Leads to Ailments

December 26, 2019
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Courtesy: Gracia Lam for The New York Times. Chronic inflammation is a low-grade irritant. It can be a big part of your health. Scientists link it to most chronic diseases. These include heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. It can...

Fake Meat vs. Real Meat

December 5, 2019
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Courtesy, The New York Times. The game is on. The question is, who will win the battle of the “real meat” hamburgers vs. the “fake meat” hamburgers? The new “fake” challengers have no ham or meat in them. Some of their content comes...

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