Deported After Living In The U.S. For 26 Years, He Navigates A New Life In Mexico

When 29-year-old Gilberto Olivas-Bejarano first returned to his birth country of Mexico, he didn't speak the native language. "I barely speak Spanish now," he says. He arrived in León alone, and today, nearly two years since his deportation, Olivas-Bejarano has still not seen his parents or siblings in person. Sitting in his small apartment, furnished with hand-me-downs, he pores over a homemade photo album of pictures printed off Facebook. It's filled with memories from his former life in...

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John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. And this week he tweeted: Now, journalists are notoriously poor at math (or at least this one is), so we'll provide a link to the paper . And for those of you who are mathematically inclined, here's the abstract: "In this paper, we develop a cascadic multigrid algorithm for fast computation of the...

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Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap Operas

Binge-worthy podcasts may be a 21st century phenomenon, but addictive, serialized storytelling is nothing new. From the 1930s through the 1950s, Cuba exported more daytime and nighttime radio serials than any nation in the Spanish-speaking world — even Fidel Castro was a fan. After the Revolution, Cuban emigrés in Miami began making original Spanish-language radio soap operas — better known as radionovelas — that reportedly ran on more than 200 stations worldwide. The Latin American Library...

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Bruce Springsteen has clearly spent the last few years with an eye toward the past; after all, he did just

In May 1954, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Brown versus the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

The nine justices were unanimous in their ruling, declaring unconstitutional the concept of "separate but equal" facilities for public school students divided by race. The intent was clear: end racial segregation in public schools nationwide.

Brown v. Board, as it's known, actually consisted of five lawsuits consolidated by the high court into one opinion.

The legacy of architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre Museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition and modernity as the country opened up after the Cultural Revolution. Pei, who died earlier this week at the age of 102, added elegance to landscapes worldwide, with powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces.

On May 15, government forces bombed the Tarmala Maternity and Children's Hospital in South Idlib, Syria.

"The air strikes completely destroyed the facility, which had served about 6,000 people a month," says Dr. Khaula Sawah, vice president of the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-USA.

The information on the incident comes from doctors on the ground in Syria.

According to the union, it was the 19th health-care facility bombed in Syria since April 28.

For nearly two decades, a doctor at The Ohio State University sexually abused at least 177 male students, according to an exhaustive independent investigation commissioned by the university. Most of the doctor's abuse happened under the auspices of providing the students with medical treatment.

Week In News: May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
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Bills to improve safety on roads and school buses in New York move forward in the State Senate, while regulators say no to a natural gas pipeline. In Connecticut a whole bunch of bills move slowly through the legislature. And a reporter gets detained by police in Bridgeport. Our guests:

The number of people dying by suicide in the U.S. has been rising, and a new study shows that the suicide rate among girls ages 10 to 14 has been increasing faster than it has for boys of the same age.

Boys are still more likely to take their own lives. But the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open finds that girls are steadily narrowing that gap.

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The highest point in Rhode Island isn’t very high. It’s more like a slight incline. But it was a tricky point to reach for many years. You can find it in a small clearing just off a state road – at a place called Jerimoth Hill.

Garden To Heal New Haven Gun Wounds

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Gary Kyshon Miller was shot twenty years ago in New Haven. His mother, Marlene Miller-Pratt, moved from North Carolina to Connecticut to find his killer.

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The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products, including electronic delivery systems, from 18 to 21.


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