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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... more minorities than whites for the first time in 2043, a result of higher birth rates among Hispanics and a stagnating or declining birth rate among blacks, whites and Asians. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570738/hispanic-children-fastest-growing-numbers-us-public-schools-system
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Detroit police chief James Craig calls on people to have guns and fight back

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:14pm by GDN

    ... Besides having the worst homicide rate among large American cities, Detroit experienced 12,935 burglaries last year. With around 250,000 households, that means Detroiters have roughly a one in 20 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576175/detroit-police-chief-james-craig-calls-people-have-guns-and-fight-back
  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US foreclosure crisis eases on revival in job market

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Bloomberg

    ... Bankers Association said. That was the lowest rate since the second quarter of 2008, when it was 4.5 per cent. The foreclosure crisis is fading in much of the country as the economy rebounds. Employers in the US added more than 200,000 workers for a sixth month in July and the jobless rate rose to 6.2 per cent as growing confidence prompted more Americans to look for work, Labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1572225/us-foreclosure-crisis-eases-revival-job-market
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    British twins, separated at birth, reunited in California after 78 years

    Posted May 05th 2014, 08:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press inCalifornia Twins, separated at birth, reunited after 78 years It's been 78 years since Ann Hunt and Elizabeth Hamel were last together — in their English mother's womb. The twin sisters, separated by a lifetime and an ocean, were reunited last week for the first time since birth in Southern California, thanks to a nudge from their children and help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505163/british-twins-separated-birth-reunited-california-after-78-years
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Parents openly carry firearms in US pro-gun lobby children's book

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:00pm by GUARDIAN

    ... to over-compensate for ‘something’ by brandishing a gun in public. Don’t worry, we get both messages, loud and clear,” wrote one reviewer on Amazon. “This started out as a 5 Star rating, but quickly went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566841/parents-openly-carry-firearms-us-pro-gun-lobby-book-children
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Auschwitz guard Johann Breyer dies before facing trial in Germany

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... arrived at by estimating the survival rate of prisoners packed into 158 trains that arrived at Auschwitz from May to October 1944, according to documents. Breyer served at Buchenwald before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558341/auschwitz-guard-johann-breyer-dies-facing-trial-germany
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Religious freedom rules for top US court as it decides firms don't have to fund contraceptives

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Ruling could allow employers to discriminate against employees, jeopardising women's health Supreme Court curbs access to free birth control A sharply ... Act. He said the ruling was limited and there were ways for the administration to ensure women get the birth control they want. But White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544383/religious-freedom-rules-top-us-court-it-decides-firms-dont-have-fund
  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    All-cash home purchases surge in US with rising interest rates

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:04am by Bloomberg

    ... purchases surge with rising rates Greg Leffel, an investor in Columbus, Ohio, relishes cash deals as much as he dislikes home loans. He has spent US$150,000 buying and renovating 10 foreclosed ... rates and stiff credit requirements. Americans seeking a loan to buy their first dwelling are increasingly shut out. Even if you do get a loan, you would have to jump through a bunch of hoops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1511301/all-cash-home-purchases-surge-us-rising-interest-rates
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... they have retired and are out of Washington's bitter partisan crossfire. Bush, who was deeply unpopular at the end of his second term, has seen his ratings edge up in recent years. Others like Clinton were popular on their last day in office and have seen their public opinion ratings remain strong. The poll appeared to show a bias towards more recent presidents. Only 13 per cent said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545996/obama-worst-post-war-president-americans-tell-pollsters
  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Rising mortgage rates hammer US housing sales

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 05:50am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Transactions for second-hand and new homes end two-year rebound in March as lending costs increase after change in monetary policies Rising mortgage rates hammer ... is emerging as outside influences that fuelled a two-year rebound are receding. Mortgage interest rates are rising from record lows as the central bank withdraws its stimulus, and investors, who had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1500131/rising-mortgage-rates-hammer-us-housing-sales

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