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Paradox in Child Abuse Reporting: Hispanics Have Low Rate, Blacks Higher Rate Yet Same Poverty Level

Paradox in Child Abuse Reporting: Hispanics Have Low Rate, Blacks Higher Rate Yet Same Poverty Level

Black children are involved in reported cases of child abuse at approximately twice the rate of white children. Until now, this has generally been attributed to racial bias in the child welfare system. continue reading »

Robbery at Spanish Cloistered Convent Playing out Like a Mystery Caper Involving Stolen Millions

Robbery at Spanish Cloistered Convent Playing out Like a Mystery Caper Involving Stolen Millions

A robbery in the convent of Santa Lucia in Zaragoza, Spain, is turning into a suspense-novel saga. continue reading »

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Opens Up About Dating, Double Standards and the Finality of Her Decisions

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Opens Up About Dating, Double Standards and the Finality of Her Decisions

During her recent visit to Northwestern University, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was rather candid in her responses to the university’s law students. continue reading »

A Government Agency Site is Promoting Vigilante Actions at U.S.-Mexico Border

A Government Agency Site is Promoting Vigilante Actions at U.S.-Mexico Border

A Texas website is advocating for residents to take action to secure the state’s southern border themselves rather than relying on the government. They call for the use of land mines and bobby traps, and while this kind of “call to arms” continue reading »

Take a Sneak Peek Into Selena Gomez’s New Video “Who Says” (VIDEO)

Take a Sneak Peek Into Selena Gomez’s New Video “Who Says” (VIDEO)

Heavily harassed on the internet due to her relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez's new video "Who Says" is a message for "internet haters" continue reading »

U.S. Border Mayor, Police Chief and City Trustee Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Smuggling

U.S. Border Mayor, Police Chief and City Trustee Arrested on Suspicion of Drug Smuggling

A overnight raid by the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has landed the border city mayor, police chief and city trustee of Columbus, New Mexico in jail. continue reading »

Maryland DREAM Act Moves to the State Senate, Would Give Undocumented In-State Tuition Rates

Maryland DREAM Act Moves to the State Senate, Would Give Undocumented In-State Tuition Rates

In Maryland, an amended DREAM Act is moving along to the state senate, and if passed, will give undocumented immigrant students in-state college tuition rates. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Promotes Rum & Tourism:  “Puerto Rico Does It Better” and “Just Think Puerto Rican Rum”

Puerto Rico Promotes Rum & Tourism:  “Puerto Rico Does It Better” and “Just Think Puerto Rican Rum”

The Puerto Rican government has reinvented its recently launched campaign for tourism to the island, changing last year’s “Just Think Puerto Rico” for “Just Think, Puerto Rican Rum” in new attempts to get consumers to drink the nation’s renowned spirit. continue reading »

Carlos Slim: More Billionaire than Any Billionaire

Carlos Slim: More Billionaire than Any Billionaire

In 2011, 25 years after Forbes first started tracking down global wealth, the record for total number of billionaires was broken, as well as the record for their combined wealth: $4.5 trillion dollars. continue reading »

Wounded Fisherman Says Travel Agency Should Have Warned Him of Violence in Mexico

Wounded Fisherman Says Travel Agency Should Have Warned Him of Violence in Mexico

A man who took part in a fishing trip/tour in Mexico is now suing the company that arranged the vacation for negligence after he was shot. His negligence lawsuit states that the tour company failed to warn its customers about the dangers of certain destinations. continue reading »

Oaxaca Death Cases Reopened by Mexican Investigators

Oaxaca Death Cases Reopened by Mexican Investigators

The Mexican government and the state prosecutors for Oaxaca, Mexico have decided to reopen the investigation into the 21 deaths of protesters during the 2006 disruptions. continue reading »

Mayors Bloomberg & Villaraigosa’s Twitter Challenge for ‘The People’s Games’ (VIDEO)

Mayors Bloomberg & Villaraigosa’s Twitter Challenge for ‘The People’s Games’ (VIDEO)

Laying the smackdown in a video broadcast on YouTube.com/ThePeoplesGames, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa challenged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to compete in The People's Games tournament beginning with NYC playing L.A. in a best of three basketball competition. continue reading »

59,017 ‘Other Than Mexican Illegal Aliens’ Apprehended in 2010, Says Judicial Watch

59,017 ‘Other Than Mexican Illegal Aliens’ Apprehended in 2010, Says Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection detailing FY 2010 apprehension continue reading »

6 indicted for conspiring to purchase and issue unlawful Tennessee driver’s licenses

6 indicted for conspiring to purchase and issue unlawful Tennessee driver’s licenses

A federal grand jury in Chattanooga returned a two-count indictment on Tuesday against six individuals, including one Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, for conspiring to unlawfully produce Tennessee driver's licenses. continue reading »

Gay Couples Gathering to be Plaintiffs in Immigration Discrimination Federal Case (VIDEO)

Gay Couples Gathering to be Plaintiffs in Immigration Discrimination Federal Case (VIDEO)

Strengthened by the Obama administration's announcement that they will no longer defend part of the Defense of Marriage Act in Court, an immigration rights group is trying to put together a case to sue the federal government for preventing married gay people from sponsoring their spouses for citizenship. continue reading »