Johanna Carpio

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U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions.<p>Roberts and other Supreme Court justices …

Immigration

'Until the Drug Dealer's Teeth Rattle'

A new book examines how black communities inadvertently helped lay the groundwork for mass incarceration.<p>Any real discussion of mass incarceration is impossible without addressing racism. Michelle Alexander’s widely acclaimed book <i>The New Jim Crow</i> cast the criminal-justice system as a successor to …

Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America

Central American gangs are responsible for brutal acts of violence, abuse of women and forced displacement of thousands. Governments must go beyond …

Mexico

FDA approves at-home genetic tests

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>We apologize, this video has expired.<p>April 7th, 2017<p>If you could find out whether you’re predisposed to a serious disease or condition, would you want to know? The FDA has just given approval for a DNA testing company to market at-home test kits …

Millennials And Gen Z Are The Hispanic Market

There is a big reason why marketers have spent the last five years obsessed with Millennials — the numbers. Millennials total 75.4 million and have …

Terrorists threaten hunger strike

Terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons on Monday announced their plan to launch a hunger strike this Friday, on “Palestinian Prisoners' Day”, in …

The 50 most violent cities in the world

Latin America holds the ignominious distinction of having the most cities on Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities for 2016.<p>Of the 50 cities on the list, 43 are in Latin America, including 19 in Brazil, eight in Mexico, and seven in …

The Soviet Union fought the Cold War in Nicaragua. Now Putin’s Russia is back.

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — On the rim of a volcano with a clear view of the U.S. Embassy, landscapers are applying the final touches to a mysterious new Russian compound.<p>Behind the concrete walls and barbed wire, a visitor can see red-and-blue buildings, manicured lawns, antennas and globe-shaped …

Russia

Syria Protest Turns Violent in Florida As Hundreds Hit The Streets In U.S. Cities

Demonstrators turn out in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Jacksonville and Boston.<p>A Florida protest turned violent Friday, as activists gathered in Jacksonville, New York City, Philadelphia, Newark, Chicago, Detroit, Boston and other cities to demonstrate against the U.S. attack …

United States

Getting the mentally ill out of jails

<i>Stateline is an inititative of The Pew Charitable Trusts.</i><p>A dearth of beds at state psychiatric hospitals in many parts of the country and shortages …

For a judge, one rewarding day in Miami-Dade’s juvenile court

On any given day, GRACE Court — a specialized trauma court that deals with juvenile victims of human trafficking — usually consists of many …

Sefolosha to donate large portion of $4M settlement from police brutality lawsuit

The Hawks forward is donating to a non-profit that helps train public defenders<p><b>UPDATE:</b><p>On Friday afternoon, Thabo Sefolosha released a statement about …

Nonprofits

Brutal Gang Beating of Teen Refugee Shocks London

LONDON — British prime minister Theresa May used a set-piece speech earlier this year to describe her country as one of the most "racially diverse in Europe."<p>But the brutal assault of a 17-year-old Iranian-Kurdish asylum-seeker has shocked the nation and thrown a spotlight on its attitude towards …

United Kingdom

Indigenous Languages in El Salvador Reemerging After a Difficult Past

Photo of youth participants in the project. Photo provided by CCNIS and used with permission.<i>This is the fourth update about our project, a</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

Immigrants increasingly taking to sea routes to Mexico

Central American immigrants are no longer just trying to get to the United States. Many are now fleeing to Mexico to escape violence in their home …

Scores Join Freedom March “Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley”

07 Apr<p>10:01 PM<p>Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists joined on Friday the Freedom March ““Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley” that was organized by …

Israel treats thousands of war-wounded Syrians

QUNEITRA CROSSING, Golan Heights (AP) — Seven wounded Syrians __ two children, four women and a man __ waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross …

Middle East

The real free speech threat

There’s a lot of writing these days about the Left being oversensitive crybabies that can’t handle free speech. Students shutting down racists like …

Rights & Freedoms

California community college first to pass Israel divestment resolution

Nora Barrows-Friedman 7 April 2017Push for divestment at De Anza College is part of growing global student campaign.

Israel

Judge rejects Trump administration in Baltimore police consent decree case.

One of the Obama Justice Department's signature achievements was the creation of 14 police reform agreements—called "consent decrees"—with …

Trump supporter cancels woman's Airbnb reservation because she's Asian

Dyne Suh was looking forward to a fun ski trip near Big Bear Lake in Southern California for President's Day weekend. She'd booked an Airbnb for …

York board parent files human rights complaint after racial slur

“Elgie’s slur and the board’s guarded approach to addressing incidents of this nature are an indication of the deeply entrenched systemic barriers …

Venezuelans called to flood streets in anti-Maduro protest

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are calling on demonstrators to flood the streets of Caracas as part of a weeklong protest movement that shows little sign of losing steam.<p>An almost daily dosage of strong-armed tactics by Maduro's government has energized the opposition leading up to …

Venezuela

California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative

The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically to rethink the way they manage—and charge for—electricity.<p>California is one such a place.<p>On March 11, it …

Renewable Energy

Evidence Suggests Early Exposure to Antibiotics Might Lead to Long-Term Behavioural Changes

The mice showed increased anxiety and aggression.<p>Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their …

Why We Should Decriminalize Prostitution

New York City is considering decriminalizing prostitution—and it’s a long time coming.<p>Prostitution is not necessarily something you want to bring up …

Feed the starving? Guns are the true cause of hunger and famine

Here we are again. Famine is back. Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, and the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an appeal for east Africa. We are being reminded there is one last chance to stop utter devastation in South Sudan. More and more horror reveals itself as areas are taken …

Africa

We sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we're tired

Sadly, there’s nothing we can do about it—yet<p>It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need?<p>In a review out today in the …

Brainwaves

Disposable Americans: U.S. health care system is condemning thousands to early death

The merciless attacks on low-income health care programs can be a death sentence<p>In his report, "This is how American health care kills people," Ryan Cooper tells the story of 29-year-old Matthew Stewart, who required emergency surgery for hepatitis-induced liver damage, but learned that only about …

Health Care