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Meet America’s Patriots

By   /  Thu 6 Muharram 1441AH 5-9-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

July 5, 2019 By Susan Milligan U.S. World News & Report RO KHANNA LEARNED A LOT from immigrants – who just happened to be his parents. Khanna, born in Philadelphia during America’s bicentennial, is the son of Indian immigrants who came to this country to build a better life for their children. Early on, Khanna […]

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Mining Hopes for Independence

By   /  Thu 6 Muharram 1441AH 5-9-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

  An aerial view of the Panguna mine located in the autonomous region of Bougainville on July 20, 2015, in Papua New Guinea.(USGS/NASA LANDSAT/GETTY IMAGES) A copper quarry helps fuel Bougainville’s hopes for separation from Papua New Guinea, a move that would resonate across the Pacific. By Geoff Hiscock | U.S. News | July 1, […]

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A Controversial Urban Developement Program Divides Islaelis

By   /  Tue 4 Muharram 1441AH 3-9-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM — If all goes as planned, the aging 1960s-era apartment building where Yael Rockoff lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two young sons will be nearly demolished and rebuilt to current construction standards. Rockoff and the other five households will all receive bigger apartments in the revamped building, gaining at least one additional […]

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“Medicare for all” Divide 2020 Democrtats

By   /  Sun 2 Muharram 1441AH 1-9-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

“Medicare for All,” the progressive proposal that would rely on a single government entity to provide health care coverage to all Americans, has materialized as a defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race at a time when its most vocal champion, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, is searching for a lever to reverse […]

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Bullying, Substance Abuse & Segregation

By   /  Sat 1 Muharram 1441AH 31-8-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

For 25 years, Marcia Zorilla worked as a health educator in San Francisco’s Balboa High School, where she saw health problems and patterns of substance misuse change over the decades. Alcohol was the focus at one time, then ecstasy became the drug du jour. More recently, she says, students have taken to using marijuana and […]

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The Battle for the Grand Canyon

By   /  Sat 1 Muharram 1441AH 31-8-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

Deep in the ground surrounding one of America’s most well-known natural landmarks, the Grand Canyon, lies reserves of a radioactive mineral necessary for nuclear energy production across the country. No one can touch the high-grade uranium deposits – for now. Health concerns over uranium contamination in nearby water supplies spurred the Obama administration to issue […]

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Diversity Emergency

By   /  Tue 26 Dhul Hijjah 1440AH 27-8-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

As a boy growing up in St. Louis, Larry Penton was fascinated by comedian Bill Cosby playing a wisecracking ambulance driver in the bawdy 1976 comedy “Mother, Jugs and Speed.” He often found himself thumbing through medical journals his mom, then in nursing school, brought home from time to time. But young Larry couldn’t imagine […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Pivot to Asia

By   /  Tue 26 Dhul Hijjah 1440AH 27-8-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

Saudi Arabia was once the linchpin of the Trump administration’s plans for the Middle East. The country was President Donald Trump’s first foreign destination after taking office. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, struck up a close relationship with the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. And both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia pledged to […]

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Future Of Cities from Past Cities

By   /  Mon 29 Ramadan 1440AH 3-6-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

Great cities are among our sturdiest survivors, she argues, because they serve a crucial role. That’s why more than half the world’s population now lives in cities, and that proportion will only rise in coming decades. (Penguin Random House) In this era of increasing polarization, she offers a hopeful reminder about the calming influences of […]

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7 Simple Community-Building Ideas for a Greener Space

By   /  Wed 15 Jumada Al Akhira 1440AH 20-2-2019AD  /  Civics 101  /  No Comments

March 28, 2016 by Jen Wallace Promote community-building and make your town or city a greener place to live. Looking for easy ideas to promote sustainability and community building at the same time? We got you covered.   Get Involved with Government and Politics – If you aren’t already involved within your community’s government, you […]

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