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At 70, Raffi Finds a New Voice

Children’s music legend Raffi is still crooning about baby belugas and shaking the sillies out to crowds across the country. But, this spring, the 70-year-old is turning some of his attention to others in those packed theaters: the adults. Raffi, whose full name is Raffi Cavoukian, recently released a compilation album for adults called “Motivational…

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Comparing 3 Methods of Intermittent Fasting

No doubt you’ve heard about intermittent fasting, which is getting buzz for good reason. Growing evidence supports the health benefits of this pattern of eating in which you alternate periods of eating with periods of fasting. Studies show that intermittent fasting not only helps people lose weight, it may also improve brain and heart health…

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Trump Immigration Policy: Mean but Phony for 05/23/2019

You'd think from all the bombast and military shows at the border that Donald Trump is truly dedicated to ending illegal immigration. His apparent choice of Ken Cuccinelli as immigration "czar" would seem to cement the impression. The immigration hardliner espouses policies that are both cruel — denying citizenship to American-born children of undocumented immigrants — and truly stupid — letting companies fire employees who don't speak English at work.

Trump, however, blew his cover following his release of an actually sensible immigration proposal. The plan would scale back family-based immigration in favor of a preference for foreigners with needed skills. Good idea. Canada does it. But something was definitely missing: a means to stop employers from hiring workers without papers.

Updated: Thu May 23, 2019

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