Monthly Archives: April 2012

Argument preview: Who controls immigrants’ lives? : SCOTUSblog

Today (April 25) the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the constitutionality of the controversial Arizona immigration control law (S.B. 1070). S.B. 1070 was passed in 2010 to help reduce the number of undocumented immigrants arriving (and remaining) in … Continue reading

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U.N. votes to send 300 monitors to Syria

According to the Washington Post, the U.N. Security  Council unanimously approved sending 300 observers to Syria to monitor the violence, which has escalated since the ceasefire between government and opposition groups was supposed to begin more than a week ago. … Continue reading

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Over 800 dolphins wash ashore in Peru

According to CNN, authorities are looking into the deaths of 877 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year. Peruvian Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria reported on Peru’s state-run news agency that the dolphins may … Continue reading

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Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
By John Blake, CNN (CNN) — When he was boy growing up in rural Arkansas, James Cone would often stand at his window at night, looking for a sign that his father was still…

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Starbucks will stop using an insect dye in its products

According to CNN, Starbucks said that it is phasing out the use of an insect called cochineal as food coloring in its drink and food products. The company should be fully transitioned from the existing product inventories by the end … Continue reading

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Social media sites remove posts/websites promoting eating disorders

According to ABC News, social media sites– Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest–  have announced they will remove posts and websites that could promote eating disorders. This effort is one of many that show a shift in the way the public views … Continue reading

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I am sorry for not blogging recently

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am sorry I have been neglecting my blog. I started a new job recently and it has been very time consuming (in a good way). Once I get settled in and … Continue reading

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