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 Diana Rubio suing Barnes & Noble for royalties Diana Rubio suing Barnes & Noble for royalties
A former New York fashion student claims in a federal lawsuit that she hasn't made any money off a top-selling backpack she designed for Barnes & Noble. Diana Rubio designed the "Everything Backpack" in 2010 while at Manhattan's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Now 33, she graduated from FIT in 2011 with an associate’s degree in accessories, according to the New York Post. As part of her coursework, the New York Daily News reported, the school assigned Rubio to enter Barnes & Noble's....

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 Schools brace for up to 50,000 migrant kids Schools brace for up to 50,000 migrant kids
Schools across the USA are bracing for as many as 50,000 immigrant children who would start school this fall, most of them unaccompanied by their families. "We haven't started school yet, so we are all just holding our breath to see what's going to come on the first day of school," says Caroline Woodason, assistant director of school support for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia. Under federal law, all children are entitled to a free public education, regardless of their immigration statu....

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 Lack of immigration reform could hurt U.S. retirees Lack of immigration reform could hurt U.S. retirees
Schuyler Kropf Post and Courier U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says America's retirement system could be at risk unless the nation's immigration problems get fixed. In a speech to a Charleston business group, Graham said the U.S.'s graying population means there will be fewer workers in the job stream to keep stocking stressed government budget and benefit accounts, including Social Security. And if the future economy includes millions of undocumented workers who don't pay in, then benefits tha....

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 Companies finding largest engagement in Spanish social media

Companies finding largest engagement in Spanish social media
Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the population and not just Latinos, young Latinos are out-growing their non-Latino counterparts. And nothing screams youth nowadays more than being active on social media, whether that be the major sites like Facebook or Twitter or the smaller apps like Vine and Snapchat. The number of U.S. residents 5 and older who spoke Spanish at home in 2011. This is a 117 percent increase since 1990 when it was 17.3 million. Those who hablan español en cas....

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 12 year set to run 7 marathons on 7 continents 12 year set to run 7 marathons on 7 continents
Blanca Ramirez starts to feel the pain when she is running the marathon in the mile 20. “I wonder if I’m going to finish, if I should quit, I’m tired and my legs hurt,” said Blanca, a 12-year-old from La Puente, California. Marathon running can be a lonely journey a grueling and punishing 26.2 miles and is a mental, as much as it is a physical, battle between “me, myself, and I." But for Ramirez, she has dad, who follows her on a bike through every mile. He flashes Blanca a funny face to k....

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 Being bilingual boosts brain power
Being bilingual boosts brain power
Individuals who can speak two or more languages often benefit from more than just an improved ability to communicate. Numerous studies indicate the health benefits of being bilingual, and the latest data is no exception. According to research published in the Annals of Neurology, bilingualism even when the second language is learned in adulthood may slow down age-related cognitive decline and dementia. “Our study is the first to examine whether learning a second language impacts cognit....

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 80 children, 3 infants died in the tragedy of MH17 80 children, 3 infants died in the tragedy of MH17
The tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, continues to unfold as more and more victims are revealed. Now, heartbreaking new pictures and information about the 80 children including 21-month-old Kaela Goes just one of three infants aboard the doomed flight who were killed when MH17 was allegedly shot down out of the sky have been released. Entire families were killed in the tragedy, as multiple children were traveling on the plane with their....

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 Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama Selfie at LULAC Convention Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama Selfie at LULAC Convention
Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama look like they're BFFs! The singer-actress actually introduced the first lady Thursday at the 2014 LULAC Convention in New York. J.Lo also Instagrammed a super-smiley selfie of "Me and my girl @flotus at #LULAC National convention for the empowerment of Latinos. LULAC, which stands for the League of United Latin American Citizens and seeks to empower Latinos, held its 85th national convention at the Hilton in midtown. There, according to the organizatio....

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Latinos making great strides in education
First Lady Michelle Obama said that Latinos have made great strides in education, but that they also have to surmount the fact that they lag behind in college rates. Speaking at the annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, in New York City, Obama said: “When it comes to college, Latinos are far more likely to drop out.” “In the face of so many challenges and obstacles, you’re still asking the hard questions,” she told the audience. “Too many young ....
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White House celebrates Military naturalization ceremony
President Barack Obama celebrated July 4 by hosting a naturalization ceremony at the White House for active duty military service members. Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said of the foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life." The president noted that the service members represented countries like Jamaica, Guatemala German....
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Alejandro, the drama of migrant children in the U.S.
A foreigner crossed the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas, the other day. He had spent three weeks traveling from Honduras, and he was carrying only one thing with him: a birth certificate. He was hoping to find relatives in San Antonio or Maryland. His name is Alejandro, and he's 8 years old. His story and photo appeared in The New York Times by photoreporter Jennifer Whitney, providing a stark reminder that unauthorized immigration often involves harmless individuals who are guilty of noth....
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Dangers, misinformation about unaccompanied minors
Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala to meet with Central America leaders and discuss how they can work together to address the alarming number of unaccompanied minors coming to the United States from that region. Obama administration dispatched Biden to the region to warn against the perils of the trip and to announce that it will start to detain families at the border instead of releasing them on their own recognizance. Biden was set to meet with Guatemalan President Otto Perez....
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Nia Sanchez, crowned Miss USA
Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, was crowned Miss USA 2014. She beat out 50 other contestants from all the states and the District of Columbia for the title of 63rd Miss USA in the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana. Sanchez will go on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year. In a vibrant red floor-length fishtail gown, Miss Nevada talked about the importance of women being able to defend them....
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Surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the border
The shelter houses children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border by themselves. These kids are often referred to as unaccompanied minors. President Barack Obama called the influx of unaccompanied minors, UAC (unaccompanied alien children) crossing the southwest border U.S.-Mexico an “urgent humanitarian situation” and directed federal officials to lead a “unified and coordinated” response said in a memorandum released. Obama also stated in the memorandum that he has directed Homeland Sec....
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U.S. births, not immigration drive Hispanic population growth
After decades of heavy immigration from Latin America, the Hispanic population in America has grown to the point where U.S. births are now the main driver of its growth. This trend is reflective of tough immigration enforcement and the failure of comprehensive immigration reform. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, immigration was the main source of growth of the Hispanic population. But according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, the size of the Hispanic population in the USA, ....
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