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North America

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  • Trayvon- Zimmerman tragedy shows labels don't fit when it comes to race, ethnicity

    Trayvon- Zimmerman tragedy shows labels don't fit when it comes to race, ethnicity
    Whenever JoJo Ramos visits his "meemaw," he never forgets to ask for "bendición," a Spanish blessing, in his Appalachian-Florida dialect before crossing into the heart of her home in Belle Glade. He calls himself a "hillbilly" Puerto Rican in honor of...
  • Discovery premieres first independently produced landmark natural history series, “North America”

     
    “We called [North America] the most extreme continent, and we always talked about it being an extreme continent, and every single month there was something else to remind us of why that was true.” — Huw Cordey, North America series...
  • Fastest-growing consumer complaint: Towing

    Fastest-growing consumer complaint: Towing
    The fastest growing consumer complaints? In order: ¬†Towing disputes, landlord/tenant problems, abusive debt collection practices, telephone billing issues and unlicensed contractors. That’s according to an annual survey releaseed today by the...
  • Commentary: Jesus would demand justice for immigrants

    The nation is engaged in a conversation on immigration and, therefore, our congregations should be too. After all, this is not just an abstract philosophical topic — this cuts straight to the core of who we are as Americans and, ultimately, who we...
  • A Word, Please: Sometimes subjects disagree with their object

    A recent headline from the Los Angeles Times, “Teens plotting attacks tend to tip their hand,” highlights a particularly difficult grammar problem. Do plural teens really share a singular hand? No. But would it be better to make “hand&...
  • TV Picks: 'North America,' 'Ghost Army,' 'Mad Men,' Mel Brooks

    TV Picks: 'North America,' 'Ghost Army,' 'Mad Men,' Mel Brooks
    "North America" (Discovery Channel, Sunday). The latest blockbuster nature documentary to justify your purchase of an HDTV (see also "Planet Earth," "Life," "Frozen Planet," "Africa") is the seven-part "North America." There are some hectoring musical...
  • GM first-quarter profits dip on losses in Europe, South America

    GM first-quarter profits dip on losses in Europe, South America
    General Motors Co. reported lower first-quarter profits Thursday as it struggled with the continuing economic slump in Europe and a dip in earnings in North America. Profit for the nation’s largest automaker profit fell 14% to $865 million...
  • Tracking the long-distance travels of dust

    Tracking the long-distance travels of dust
    Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality. Mineral dust rises from dry...
  • Whose traffic camera system is bigger? D.C.'s or Baltimore's?

    Whose traffic camera system is bigger? D.C. or Baltimore's? In the Baltimore Sun's speed camera investigation published Sunday, Xerox State & Local Solutions, Baltimore's speed camera vendor, called the city's automated traffic enforcement system the...
  • Quebec City: A walkable feast for the explorer

    Quebec City: A walkable feast for the explorer
    QUEBEC CITY — It probably shouldn't come as any surprise that a town that's been around more than 400 years would claim beaucoup historical bragging rights. "That's the Ursuline Convent," says our guide, Sharon Frenette. "It's the oldest girls...
  • Climate Change Increased Weather-Related Catastrophes By Nearly Five Times In 30 Years, Munich Re Says

    Climate change increased the number of hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather-related catastrophes by nearly five times in North America during the past 30 years, according to research published Wednesday by the world's largest reinsurer, Munich Re. The...