Teen Samantha Soto shares struggles with bullying

By Roberta Pardo The bullying started when Samantha Soto Silva was in the sixth grade. Soto got pushed around. She was called names every day. “I didn’t tell anyone what was going on,” she recounted. “I kept it all inside.” Her mental health deteriorated. She got depressed. Like Soto, many teens struggle with mental health. […]

CDC warns of parasite in swimming pools

By Chara The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert regarding an outbreak of cryptosporidium (crypto) in the United States. Crypto is a fecal parasite that can be transmitted in swimming pools. It can live for days in chlorinated water in pools, water playgrounds or in surfaces disinfected with chlorine. […]

ICE using state driver’s license databases for facial recognition scans

By Roberta Pardo Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the FBI are using state driver’s license databases for facial-recognition scans, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge, the Washington Post reported Sunday (July 7). Internal documents and emails from ICE and the FBI were obtained by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy […]