Miguel A. Ortiz

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Ahmed Mohamed, Boy Arrested Over Homemade Clock, Withdraws From Texas School

The Muslim boy who was handcuffed last week after he took a homemade clock to class is withdrawing from his school, and his family is planning trips to the United Nations and Mecca before visiting the White House.<p>Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested after officials at his school in Irving, Texas, …

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Blank Range: Nashville's Avant-Garde Rockers

Indie group makes its mark in a talent-loaded town by thinking (and playing) out of the box<p><b>Their sound:</b> That magical combination of dissonant, …

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40 years ago the US sent Mexico into a financial crisis — and it transformed the narcotics industry

<i>In this excerpt from A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the Mexican Drug War, coauthors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace</i> <i>explain how the US and Mexico jointly created the Mexican Drug War.</i><p>In the mid 1970s, the United States had added to its woes of recession those of …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …


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Ancient tunnels discovered underneath Mexican city of Puebla

Watch the footage showing the ancient tunnels of Puebla which were considered an urban legend<p>Workers have uncovered tunnels thought to be as much as 500 years old underneath the Mexican colonial city of Puebla.<p>The head of the city's historic downtown district, Sergio Vergara, said two structures …