A Tribal Lobster War in Canada

October 22, 2020
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The remains of a lobster plan after it was burned to the ground.Photo Credit: John Morris/Reuters.

Long ago, people belonged to tribes. Members of the tribe were there to support each other. To succeed, they had to protect the members of their tribe....

Israel’s Arab Citizens Confront Peace With Arab States

October 6, 2020
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New Diplomatic Agreements.

Israel signed peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Bahrain. Both are oil rich Arab countries.

Almost two million Arabs are citizens of Israel. The new peace agreements may give them a chance to make a better life....


The “Big Deal” in the Middle East

August 27, 2020
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Image courtesy of The Guardian

Israel and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) announced they would recognize each other. This means that full diplomatic relations will take place. This includes opening embassies and the sending of Ambassadors to each of the countries.


New Border Policy May Help Undocumented Migrants Get Into the U.S.

August 11, 2020
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Men who had been returned to Nogales, Mexico, after trying to cross the border. Photo Credit: Adriana Zehbrauskas for The New York Times.

The migrants have no papers. They are crossing the Mexican border into...

How to Breathe (It Takes Some Work)

July 23, 2020
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“You cannot  be truly healthy unless you are breathing correctly.”

“If there’s some good to come out of Covid-19, it is that people are paying more attention to how they are breathing.”

Drawings by Brown Bird Design.

Clear congestion.

* Sit up straight, do...

Mexican President In U.S. With Weak Hand

July 9, 2020
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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico went to Washington to meet with President Trump. Photo Credit: Mexican Presidency, via Reuters.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visited the U.S. on Wednesday, July 8th. He met with President Trump.


Saudi Arabia Cancels The Hajj Pilgrimage and Grief Rocks the Muslim World

June 25, 2020
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A handful of worshipers in Mecca’s Grand Mosque in April. Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is a journey that all Muslims who can must make once in their lives. This...

The New Pandemic is Global Outrage at America

June 2, 2020
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Demonstrators marched in Berlin on Sunday to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

What is the reason so many people around the world are taking to the streets? The death of