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Census change may result in fewer 'white' Americans

The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past, a move that may speed up the date when America's white population falls below 50%.<p>Census Director John Thompson told the Associated Press that …

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Crimea declares state of emergency after power lines attacked

Explosions on Friday and Sunday cut off electricity supply from Ukraine, forcing Russian-annexed peninsula to rely on generators<p>Almost 2 million Crimeans were left without power and in darkness at the weekend after unknown saboteurs blew up power lines to the peninsula, underscoring its continued …

As Brazil's Largest City Struggles With Drought, Residents Are Leaving

It happened slowly at first. The reservoir's water level dropped, so the resort extended the boat launch ramp.<p>Then they had to add another extension.<p>Eventually, the water dropped so much that business dried up — along with the lake.<p>"For this coming weekend, there's not one reservation. This …

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

Injecting the drug ranibizumab into the eyes of diabetics improved their sight and prevented further deterioration<p>Diabetics blinded by the disease have been offered new hope afters scientists unveiled the first new treatment in 40 years.<p>Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab …