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Wonderful World: Discover Boston

By Tom Sawyer Welcome back tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about one of the oldest cities in the United States, which was also a pioneer in public and higher education: Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1630 by English puritans, it has a population of around 700,000 inhabitants while its metropolitan area has around 5 million inhabitants. Boston is …

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New ICE chief considering stepping up family deportations

By Roberta Pardo U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking to step up deportations of families who are in the United States illegally, the country’s new top immigration official recently announced. Mark Morgan, ICE acting director, said that even though the agency would continue to prioritize the deportations of people with criminal histories, no one should be exempt from …

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REAL IDs prompting conspiracy theories

By Roberta Pardo Beginning in October 2020, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of identification to fly within the United States. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act “establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards …

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Tornadoes leave trail of destruction across the Midwest

By Roberta Pardo One person is dead and several are injured after multiple tornadoes ravaged Ohio and Indiana late Monday (May 27). Celina, Ohio, Mayor Jeffrey Hazel confirmed to the Washington Post that an 81-year-old had died after a tornado sent a vehicle crashing through his home. Hazel also confirmed seven injuries in Celina. No other deaths had been reported …

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Shooting in Colorado school leaves one dead, eight wounded

  By Roberta Pardo A shooting Tuesday afternoon (May 7) at a suburban Denver school left one dead and eight more students wounded, law enforcement authorities confirmed. The shooting occurred at the STEM School Highlands, a charter school near Denver with more than 1,800 K-12 students. The student who died was days away from graduation, said Douglas County Sheriff Tony …

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Wonderful World: Discover Dallas

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Dallas, Texas, a cosmopolitan city of our country, considered one of the largest in the country. It was founded in the year 1841 and has about 1 million and a half residents while its metropolitan area is the fourth most populated in the whole country with about 8 …

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Morgan nominated to lead ICE

By Chara On Sunday (May 5), President Trump announced his nomination of Mark Morgan to lead the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Morgan served during the Obama administration as Border Patrol chief. According to news reports, Trump wants Morgan because he believes Morgan will enforce a tougher immigration policy. “I am pleased to inform all of those that …

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U.S. unemployment rates remain low

The U.S. labor market remains strong, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics information. According to bureau statistics, 196,000 jobs were created, and the national unemployment rate was at 3.8 percent in March. The Hispanic unemployment rate for people 16 and older was 4.7 percent. “I feel very happy that this is happening,” Kansas City, Missouri, resident James Roberts said. “A …

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Amazon workers reportedly listening to “Alexa” conversations

By Chara People with a smart home or a smart home device might want to be careful about what they say. The reason: other people might be listening. According to multiple news reports, Amazon Inc. employs people worldwide to listen to conversations to help improve “Alexa,” the virtual assistant Amazon began offering about five years ago. According to Time magazine, …

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New York becomes third state to ban plastic bags

On March 31, New York became the third state, after California and Hawaii, to prohibit commercial establishments from offering plastic bags to their customers as a measure of environmental protection. The measure is in the state budget that was approved that same day by the Senate and the Assembly and will start on March 1, 2020. The new legislation, which …

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