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U.S. import prices fall for eighth straight month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. import prices fell in February for an eighth straight month, weighed down by declining costs for petroleum and a range of other goods, but the pace of decline is slowing as the dollar’s rally fades and oil prices stabilize.<p>China Shipping containers lie on the dock after …

Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt centers on restrictive Texas law, and will likely have a major impact on the future of abortion rights nationwide<p>The US supreme court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt, the biggest abortion rights challenge in …

Pro-choice Movement

Socialism Is Destroying Venezuelan Baseball

By Lawrence J. McQuillan<p>Spring is around the corner, which means the 2016 Major League Baseball (MLB) season starts soon. Baseball has long been an …

Venezuela

First to the bar: Chinese immigrant granted posthumous law licence

In a sweet ending to an American dream denied, a Chinese immigrant will posthumously receive a California law license 125 years after the state bar refused to admit him because of his race.<p>On Monday, the state’s highest court unanimously agreed to grant Hong Yen Chang admission to the state bar, …

San Francisco

Chinese Immigrant Denied Law License Gets One, 125 Years Later

The California Supreme Court finally erased one of the last vestiges of the state’s anti-Chinese laws by granting a law license posthumously to Hong Yen Chang, an immigrant who was barred because of his race in 1890.<p>The state’s high court-- one of the most diverse in the country - currently …

The Immigration Act That Inadvertently Changed America

Fifty years after its passage, it’s clear that the law’s ultimate effects are at odds with its original intent.<p>The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, whose 50th anniversary comes on October 3, officially committed the United States, for the first time, to accepting immigrants of all …

Immigration

New Jersey Town Prepping Illegal Immigrants for Encounters with Law Enforcement

A New Jersey town is prepping illegal immigrants for potential encounters with law enforcement.<p><b>FOX's Tom Graham explains:</b><p><i>Princeton officials are publishing eight-page hand outs in English and Spanish. Through a five point plan, the booklets encourage suspected illegal immigrants to remain silent,</i> …

Asian Countries Take the U.S. to School

A closer look reveals key differences in how they educate their students and offers valuable practical lessons in getting all children to achieve.<p>Closing the achievement gap between the United States’ disadvantaged students and the rest of our students has been the major focus of federal education …

Students

Why School Should Start Later in the Morning

The CDC weighs in: Early class times are taking a toll on adolescents’ health and academic performance.<p>For the first time, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging education policymakers to start middle- and high-school classes later in the morning. The idea is to improve …

Public Health

High schools are listening to scientists and starting later in the day

The Seattle school board voted last month to adopt an 8:45 a.m. start time beginning next year for all of its high schools and most of its middle schools, joining 70 districts across the nation who adopted a later start time in recent years.<p>The movement still has a long way to go: There are more …

U.K. Parliament Debates Whether to Ban Donald Trump

The U.K. Parliament debated a problem far from its shores on Monday: what to do about the nativist rhetoric of Donald Trump.<p>Parliament took up the …