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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 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  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. 
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 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 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 
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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Diversity is influencing America’s culinary experience
"Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment," says an article published by the Associated Press. The Hispanic population encompasses nearly a quarter 17 percent of the U.S. population, with growth expected to continue, according to a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau. And, the Hispanic population isn't the only one that shows persistent expansion. The U.S. Census also shows that the Asian population has increased 46 percent over the past 10 years. Asians now represent 5 percent of the U.S. po....
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Obama signs executive order on equal pay for woman
Keeping with his promise to champion women’s rights in the workplace, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday that addresses the issue of unequal pay among federal contractors. “Restoring opportunity for all has to be our priority, making sure the economy rewards hard work for every single American. Because when women succeed, America succeeds,” Obama said in a speech to mark the signing of the order. The executive actions coincide with "Equal Pay Day" the date that s....
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President Obama, "Papi" Ortiz, selfie at the White House
The Boston Red Sox were at the White House Tuesday morning to celebrate their 2013 World Series championship. "Beards or no beards, it is an honor to welcome the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox to the White House," said President Obama. "I think for the nation as a whole, there was something about this particular squad that was special, that will go down in history." At one point during the ceremony, team captain, Dominican Big Papi' David Ortiz snapped an impromptu selfie with ....
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Obama promises deportation review to Hispanic Caucus
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will hold off on pursuing a resolution calling for the White House to take action to decrease deportations after President Barak Obama promised to closely examine the issue. Caucus member Luis Gutierrez said, he is giving him hope that President Barak Obama will use his power and bypass Congress to stop the record number of deportations processed during his administration. Obama met with Gutierrez and two other members of the Congressional Hispanic Cau....
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Obama responds to Hispanics on Obamacare
Time is running out to register for "Obamacare" and avoid being fined, deadline is March 31, 2014. In a historic public forum at the Newseum in Washington to answer questions about health care reform president Obama sent a message to families with mixed immigration status that they should not be afraid their registration information in "Obamacare" will be shared with immigration authorities. "The Information that is placed in the application of a health plan will not be shared with Im....
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