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Hispanic Stroke Patients Are Less Likely To Receive This Medication

Hispanic patients admitted to hospitals in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are less likely than non-Hispanic white patients to receive important clot-busting medications, according to research findings presented at this year’s American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. Strokes are one of the leading causes of death for Hispanics in the United States, though mortality rates for Hispanics as a result of this medical emergency are lower than for non-Hispanic whites. According to the Office of Minority Health, overall, Hispanics have a s

Immigration Activists Arrested Outside The White House During Protest

About two dozen immigrant rights advocates and religious leaders were arrested Monday outside the White House as they participated in a civil disobedience action aimed at calling on President Barack Obama to stop deportations. They prayed and sang in front of the White House, refusing to leave until police officers moved in to arrest them. Those participating in the civil disobedience action included two United Methodist bishops and family members of undocumented immigrants who are currently in detention.

Acting ICE Director John Sandweg Resigns Less Than 6 Months After Appointment: Report

Less than a year in the position of acting head of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, John Sandweg, has decided to simply walk away without providing a clear explanation, Fox News reports. Sandweg, whose appointment in August was first scrutinized due to his brief law enforcement experience, informed coworkers of his resignation last Friday, February 14.

Penn State Sorority Closes 14 Months After Controversy Over Racist Photo

More than a year after a racist photo stirred Internet rage, the Chi Omega sorority at Penn State University is shutting down and leaving campus. The sorority faced backlash in December 2012 when a photo circulated online of roughly two dozen members dressed in stereotypical Mexican garb, complete with fake mustaches and signs reading "Will mow lawn for weed + beer" and "I don’t cut grass I smoke it." The photo was taken around Halloween 2012 at a social event.

Mexico Obesity Rate Surpasses The United States', Making It Fattest Country In The Americas

Mexico has overtaken the United States as the fattest country on this half of the globe, CBS News reports. With a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate, Mexico just inches past the 31.8 percent obesity rate in the United States, according to a study released last month by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. That makes Mexico the most obese country in the hemisphere and one of the fattest countries on the planet. According to the FAO’s data, which dates from 2008, several Pacific Island countries and territories have even higher obesity rates.

Border Patrol Checkpoints Foiled By Drivers Asserting Their Rights

A group of drivers want you to know your rights. As anyone familiar with the U.S.-Mexico border knows, the checkpoints don't start where the two countries meet. In fact, the Border Patrol can set up checkpoints within 100 miles of the border, where they stop drivers at random in search of undocumented immigrants. Snoop Dog found that out the hard way last year when he got busted for weed at a border checkpoint outside Sierra Blanca, Texas.

Enrique Iglesias: Latino Culture Is Part Of The United States

Enrique Iglesias still gets nervous before a big show. In an exclusive interview with HuffPost Voces the Spanish star confessed that his upcoming show at Madison Square Garden makes him a bit uneasy. “Many times when I step on that stage, I’m going to get a little bit more nervous because it’s such an important place, so iconic,” the singer said. He first performed at Madison Square Garden in 1998, and he's returned many times since.

Enrique Pena Nieto's TIME Cover Sparks Outrage In Mexico

In his feature on Mexico and its leader, TIME’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Michael Crowley begins by spotlighting Peña Nieto's energy reform, which opened the country’s state-run oil industry to foreign investment for the first time in almost eight decades, and how the sweeping legislation has boosted Mexico's appeal among global investors. Before the reform, Mexico's state oil company, PEMEX, enjoyed a monopoly over the county's petroleum. The energy bill, however, faced massive protests when it passed through Congress in December.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws. To try to accomplish that in the GOP-controlled House, Democrats are planning to rely on an infrequently used, rarely successful tactic known as a "discharge petition." It requires the minority party — in this case, Democrats, who are unable to dictate the House agenda — to persuade some two dozen Republicans to defy their leadership, join Democrats and force a vote on setting the federal minimum wage at $10.10 an

Science reveals sugar is as addictive as major illegal drugs

NaturalNews) What if you discovered that a food you were consuming had the same effects on your body as a highly illegal drug and could lead to addiction, cravings, bingeing, chronic degeneration, and even death? In depth studies show that consuming sugar has the same effects on the body as taking heroin and cocaine. Heroin is a white crystalline substance derived from morphine. Sugar, is a white crystalline substance most often refined from genetically modified sugar cane.
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