Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 12, 2014 - 1:44pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 12, 2014 - 1:40pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 10, 2014 - 4:29pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 10, 2014 - 1:50pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 10, 2014 - 1:47pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 10, 2014 - 1:32pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 7, 2014 - 2:36pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 10:11pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 8:59pm.
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.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 4, 2014 - 8:56pm.
WASHINGTON -- White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections.