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Hispanics Are Less Likely To Have Paid Sick Days, Study Says

Hispanics and individuals in low income brackets are the least likely to have paid sick time, according to a study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). What’s more, the researchers found that while the overall number of sick days in the United States has increased since 2009, but more than 40 million workers still lack access to paid sick days. According to researchers, lack of sick days is most common for workers in fields that deal closely with the public–jobs that often put individuals at the most risk for germ contraction and spread.

Hundreds Of Immigrant Detainees Go On Hunger Strike

OLYMPIA, Wa., March 8 (Reuters) - Hundreds of detainees at an immigration holding center in Tacoma have gone on hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility and an end to U.S. deportations, their attorney said on Saturday. While advocates for the strikers put their numbers at 1,200, U.S.

Sugar adviser linked to Coca-Cola 'will not act' on UN guidance: Doctors and MPs accuse officials of 'immense arrogance' for ign

radical UN recommendation to halve sugar intake will not be implemented in Britain says a Whitehall adviser on nutrition who has worked for Mars and Coca-Cola.

Eric Garcetti Talks Cutting Deportations In Trip To Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama should cut deportations of migrants and focus resources on the 2 million people in the U.S.

Huber Matos Dead: Cuban Revolutionary Who Broke With Castro Dies In Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the burgeoning communist government landed him in prison for 20 years, has died. He was 95. Matos died Thursday at a Miami area hospital following a massive heart attack two days before, his grandson Huber Matos Garsault told The Associated Press. He was to be buried in Costa Rica after a memorial service set for Sunday, his family said. Matos was a 34-year-old rice farmer and teacher — and an opponent of Cuban dictator Gen.

Alleged Mexican Military Incursion Into Arizona May Point To Cartel Collusion

WASHINGTON — Just before 8:30 a.m. January 26, two figures dressed in camouflage and carrying military assault rifles crossed an international border, making their way on foot through the quiet desert terrain, unaware that they were under the constant watch of authorities in the country they had just entered.

Woman's Lawsuit Alleges Horrifying Abuse By Border Officers, Including Cavity Searches And Forced Bowel Movements

Customs and Border Protection and a Texas hospital allegedly subjected a woman to repeated anal and vaginal cavity searches over a period of six hours without her consent and without a warrant, leaving her traumatized, according to a lawsuit filed in December. The hospital then allegedly sent the woman a bill for more than $5,000 after she refused to sign a consent form.

THI Letter to Subcommittee on Communications Subcommittee on Communications

March 3, 2014 The Honorable Greg Walden The Honorable Anna G. Eshoo Chairman Ranking Member Subcommittee on Communications Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and Technology Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Washington, D.C.

Susana Martinez To Unveil GOP Diversity Plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is set to unveil a plan aimed at electing "75 diverse candidates" and 150 women to office as Republicans. The nation's only Latina governor and former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno are scheduled to announce details Tuesday on recruiting black, Latino and female GOP candidates for state-level offices. Martinez, a moderate Republican seen as a rising star in the party, has been leading an effort to diversify the GOP. She and Nevada Gov.

Census: White Population Will Lose Majority In U.S. By 2043

WASHINGTON -- White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections.
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