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Do Dead People Outnumber Living, Or Vice Versa?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.07.2012 | Science

There sure are a lot of people on planet Earth—a whopping 7 billion and counting. But how does this number, which of course represents the number of...

For The First Time, Minorities Surpass Whites In U.S. Births

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady im...

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

An Entire Generation at Stake

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Today, more than one-fourth of Latino children live in poverty. Three-fifths live in low-income families. One in five does not have health insurance. Only 55% graduate from high school.