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Update: New York City and CDC Report Positive Tests for Ebola in Volunteer International Aid Worker

Oct 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 - A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States has tested positive for Ebola according to the New York City Health Department laboratory, which is part of the Laboratory Response Network overseen...

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Most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients

Oct 24, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Oct. 23, 2014 - A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults fit int...

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Americans toss 40 percent of food produced, while 50 million go hungry; New report raises concerns about food waste in U.S.

Oct 24, 2014

Washington, DC October 24, 2014 - A new report published to coincide with Food Day reveals that America is one of the worst food waste offenders, tossing 35 million tons of food each year, and offers solutions for retailers and consumers. Released by the National Consumers League, the report finds that, worldwide, a quarter...

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Owners of Safari Company Indicted for Illegal Rhino Hunts

Oct 24, 2014

Oct. 23, 2014 - The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns, announced Sam Hirsch Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division;...

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New York City Reports Positive Test for Ebola in Volunteer International Aid Worker

Oct 23, 2014

October 23, 2014 - A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States has tested positive for Ebola according to the New York City Health Department laboratory, which is part of the Laboratory Response Network overseen...

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Landmark Keystone XL Trial Underway in Oklahoma

Oct 23, 2014

ATOKA, OK, Oct. 23, 2014 - Alec Johnson, a 62 year old man arrested last year for disrupting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, attempts to make US history today by becoming the first to argue before a jury that he was justified in breaking the law to prevent the urgent threat of climate...

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New Americans in the Voting Booth: The Growing Electoral Power of Immigrant Communities

Oct 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 23, 2014 - Today, the American Immigration Council releases New Americans in the Voting Booth: The Growing Electoral Power of Immigrant Communities by Walter Ewing and Guillermo Cantor.

Over the past two decades, the number of voters who are immigrants or the native-born children of immigrants (“New Americans”), as well as...

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Is there an “immigration crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data

Oct 23, 2014

HOUSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 - Is there an “immigration crisis” on the U.S.-Mexico border? Not according to an examination of historical immigration data, according to a new paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

“‘Illegal’ Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Is it Really a Crisis?” was co-authored by William Gruben, a research...

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Can you build a wall around 3countries in West Africa? 70 members of Congress support travel ban

Oct 21, 2014

NEW YORK, 20 October 2014 (IRIN) - Since the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas on 8 October and the Ebola infection of two US nurses that treated him, there have been increasing calls by US lawmakers to ban travel from the countries most affected by the virus - Guinea, Liberia...

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Federal Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Mississippi Ban on Marriage Equality

Oct 20, 2014

WASHINGTON October 20, 2014 - Today a case was filed in federal district court in Mississippi challenging the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying. Famed attorney Roberta Kaplan, who successfully argued United States v. Windsor against the federal Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court of the United States...

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