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April 2013 Archives

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

Report Measures Immigrant Assimilation in Post-Recession America

This Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report is the fourth in a series of examinations of immigrant assimilation in the United States. continue reading »

Study: Corporate Diversity Programs Give Illusion of Fairness

Study: Corporate Diversity Programs Give Illusion of Fairness

Diversity training programs lead people to believe that work environments are fair even when given evidence of hiring, promotion or salary inequities, according to new findings by psychologists at the University of Washington and other universities. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Son of Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

JUST IN:  Son of Mega-Church Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

Mega-church Pastor Rick Warren issued a family statement that their youngest son, Matthew, committed suicide at his home. The 27-year-old according to family members struggled with mental illness most of his life. continue reading »

Shakira Answers Ex-Lover’s Lawsuit – ¡NO! Dinero for You

Shakira Answers Ex-Lover’s Lawsuit – ¡NO! Dinero for You

Shakira has answered charges in her ex-lover’s lawsuit and it basically says you didn’t make me a superstar and I am not giving you any money let alone the $100 million you are suing me for. continue reading »

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain's King Juan Carlos has sent a telegram to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez expressing his condolences to the families of those who died in the recent floods in the South American country, and stated his support for the Argentine people in this catastrophe, sources in the royal household told Efe. continue reading »

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of Slain Teen Trayvon Martin Settle Wrongful Death with FL Homeowners Association

Parents of slain African-American teen, Trayvon Martin, have settled a wrongful death suit for a reported $1 million with the home association where the 17-year-old was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February, 2012. continue reading »

Peña Nieto Says “No Going Back” on Education Reform in Mexico

Peña Nieto Says “No Going Back” on Education Reform in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Saturday that his government is open "to dialogue and to hearing different views" with regard to educational reform, but insisted that "the law is not negotiable" and "there's no going back on what was enacted to improve the quality of education." continue reading »

Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake Victims of Dangerous ‘Swatting’ Prank

Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake Victims of Dangerous ‘Swatting’ Prank

Selena Gomez is now added to the growing list of celebrities who have been the victims of the dangerous ‘swatting’ prank. Swatting involves pranksters calling 911 and stating an emergency at the victim’s house unbeknownst to the victim that authorities have been called and without a real emergency existing continue reading »

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida Pays Tribute to Ponce de Leon

St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, pays tribute Saturday to Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521), who discovered Florida in 1513. continue reading »

$500M Not Enough for Maracana Stadium Renovations Ahead of Rio Olympics

$500M Not Enough for Maracana Stadium Renovations Ahead of Rio Olympics

The costly renovation of Maracana stadium, estimated at some $500 million, does not meet the requirements of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, so that further reconstruction will be necessary, the Brazilian press said. continue reading »

Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico (VIDEO)

Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico (VIDEO)

This is so NewsTaco! I watched it this morning – a short documentary about people in the mountains of Oaxaca who communicate through a whistling language. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive Grant to Promote Low-Carbon Agriculture

Brazil to Receive Grant to Promote Low-Carbon Agriculture

Brazil is to receive funding to provide small and medium farmers with grants to encourage the adoption of sustainable farming methods in states critical to Brazil’s biomass—three in the Amazon region (Mato Grosso, Pará and Rondônia) plus four in the Atlantic Forest region (Bahia, Minas Gerais, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul). continue reading »

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel to Rome on April 15 to be received in the Vatican by Pope Francis, government officials told Efe. continue reading »

Target Apologizes for ‘Manatee Grey’ Color for Plus-Size Women’s Dresses

Target Apologizes for ‘Manatee Grey’ Color for Plus-Size Women’s Dresses

Retailer Target has apologized to offended customers after a Twitter user discovered that the grey color option for a dress had two different names. The standard sizes’ grey was called ‘Dark Heather Grey’ while the plus-size version was called ‘Manatee Grey.’ continue reading »

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

The European Commission gave the go-ahead to the merger of Penguin and Random House to create the world's No. 1 publishing house, considering that the operation will not harm competition in Europe. continue reading »