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February, 2017

  • 21 February

    Immigrants Do Not Increase Crime, Research Shows

    A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. (Pixabay)

    DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations …

January, 2017

  • 19 January

    Report: Texas 3rd on List of States with Highest Medicare Waste

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    Washington, D.C. – The Council for Medicare Integrity (CMI) today released an analysis of improper payments made within the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. The analysis looks at the amount of Medicare overpayments collected from providers by Recovery Audit …

December, 2016

  • 28 December

    Think Tank Challenges Brookings Report on Segregation

    Two reports look at school segregation and have different answers for how to deal with it. (Virginia Carter)

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An education think tank has taken a closer look at a report on school segregation that came out this fall from the Center for Children and Families at the Brookings Institution. It …

  • 26 December

    Texas Closely Watches Fate of NC’s Divisive “Bathroom Bill”

    Throughout the year, people in North Carolina protested HB 2, state legislation that restricts the rights of those who are transgender. (AwakenedEye/iStockphoto)

    AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for the LGBT community in Texas are voicing concerns that North Carolina’s failure to overturn a controversial “bathroom bill” will encourage some Texas lawmakers to pursue a similar measure. North Carolina …

  • 9 December

    Doctors Warn Against Overdosing on Cold and Flu Medications

    More than 26,000 emergency-room visits a year are the result of acetaminophen overdoses.(Borodach/iStockphoto)

    HENDERSON, Nev. – Cold and flu season is officially here, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans catch about 1 billion colds every year. Seven in 10 use over-the-counter medications to …

  • 3 December

    Tips for Gifts that Inspire Gratitude, Generosity

    A new report offers gift-giving tips to inspire gratitude and generosity. (Pixabay)

    DENVER – People feel more grateful for what they have done than for what they have, according to new research, and that feeling of gratitude also leads to more generous behavior. Thomas Gilovich, a co-author …

November, 2016

October, 2016

  • 14 October

    El Paso Airport Reminds: Galaxy Note 7 Banned by DOT, FAA

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    Effective at noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices will be banned from air transportation in the United States. The ban will impact all flights in and out of …

  • 11 October

    Undocumented Immigrants Pledge to Release Tax Returns

    Nationally, undocumented workers pay an estimated $12B a year in state and local taxes.

    NEW YORK – Undocumented immigrants in New York say they’ll release their personal tax returns if all the presidential candidates release theirs. Immigrants and faith leaders gathered at the Judson Memorial Church in New York to …

September, 2016

  • 26 September

    Report: Deportations Could Hurt U.S., Texas Economies

    A new report says mass deportation of unauthorized immigrants could seriously hurt construction and other industries in Texas and across the U.S. (Josch13/Pixabay)

    AUSTIN, Texas — According to a new report, Donald Trump’s proposal to deport all unauthorized immigrants from the country would have devastating effects on the American economy. The study from the Center for American Progress …

July, 2016

  • 29 July

    Research: Loss of Smell Could Indicate Alzheimer’s Disease

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Researchers are making progress in their studies of the disease that took the life and mind of famed UT women’s basketball coach Pat Summit. Researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in …

  • 15 July

    Congress Ponders Changes to School Food Program

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    AUSTIN, Texas – Congress is considering legislation that would change a program that currently allows schools in high-poverty areas to offer free meals to all students. A bill in the House would tighten the rules …

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