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FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

By Tere Siqueira On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end Obama-era net neutrality – a controversial move that’s expected to change how Americans view and share information online. Because of the FCC’s 3-2 vote to end net neutrality, the federal government will no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as if it were a utility. In addition, …

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California wildfires cause damage, lead to mass evacuations

By Tere Siqueira A recent outbreak of wildfires in California has resulted in the evacuation of more than 98,000 people. The wildfires, which began in early December in Southern California, are believed to have resulted from the hottest summer ever recorded in California. Because of the heat, trees and other vegetation dried out, becoming fuel for wildfires that spread because …

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Trump accused of sexual harassment and misconduct

By Chara On Monday (Dec. 11), several women held a press conference in New York City to accuse President Trump of sexual harassment and misconduct. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump,” accuser Rachel Crooks told reporters. “Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. The only …

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List of best U.S. workplaces for Latinos released

By Yanis De Palma Recently, the publications Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with People en Español to determine what companies have made workplace diversity a priority. The list of the companies was created according to responses to a detailed questionnaire by employees at 630 companies. To be a candidate for the list, the company needed to have a …

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American employers prefer immigrant labor, study shows

By Chara American employers prefer to hire immigrants over American-born laborers, according to a recent study published by the American Affairs Journal. Employers might prefer foreign-born workers because of a few traits foreign-born workers possess that American workers generally lack, the study suggests. It states that immigrants tend to complain less than American workers, who sometimes look for the smallest …

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TV tobacco ads to make a comeback of sorts

By Dermidio Juez-Perez A change is coming to the advertising world. In 1970, then-U.S. President Richard Nixon signed into law an act banning the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio, effective Jan. 2, 1971. The last cigarette commercial shown was one for Virginia Slims that aired at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1 during a break on “The Tonight Show.” In June 2010, a …

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Hispanics among the shooting victims in Sutherland Springs tragedy

Compiled From Media Reports The list of those who died in the mass shooting Sunday (Nov. 5) in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has been released. Some Hispanic surnames are on that list. As multiple news agencies have reported, the shooting took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small, unincorporated town near San Antonio. Multiple news agencies have …

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Hispanic representation in the U.S. military keeps growing

By Yanis De Palma As the United States has become more racially and ethnically diverse, so has the U.S. military. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Defense, racial and ethnic minority groups made up 40 percent of Defense Department active-duty military personnel in 2015. The research also showed that 12 percent of …

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Greenlight to a better KCI airport

Compiled From Media Reports Kansas City, Mo., voters have spoken – and they’ve said Kansas City International (KCI) Airport will undergo renovations. On Tuesday (Nov. 7), the voters passed Question 1 49,950-16,378 (75 percent to 25 percent). As was stated on the ballot, Question 1 was a city request for approval to build a new terminal at the 45-year-old airport …

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Republican senators turning on Trump

By Yanis De Palma President Trump continues to make enemies in politics. His latest enemies, however, aren’t Democrats or the leaders of other nations. They’re in his own party. On Oct. 24, two Republican senators called Trump a danger to democracy. Following their claims, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, senators representing Arizona and Tennessee, respectively, stated they would retire in …

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