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BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH MIAMI HERALD/TNS The new civics education test that immigrants who apply for citizenship through naturalization must take orally is longer and more complicated than its previous version. It consists of 128 questions and answers. In the revised naturalization test announced by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the officer who […]

SUCCESS IN THE ‘BUBBLE’ Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers stands on the NBA logo in a game against the Boston Celtics on Aug. 2 at the Disney World campus in Orlando. The NBA announced on Aug. 5 that there have been no new positive coronavirus cases of the 343 players following scrimmages and […]

BY MAUREEN DOWNEY THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION/TNS A faculty review of the admissions policies of the University of California System recommended the ACT and SAT remain a requirement of applicants to its 10 campuses. A year in the making and anticipated by both sides in the testing debate, the preliminary faculty recommendations represent a setback […]

BY JACLYN COSGROVE AND SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – It took several days to test a coronavirus patient in Northern California who might be the first to have contracted the disease through community exposure in the United States. The individual is a resident of Solano County and is receiving medical care in […]

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries.  Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs and door-to-door visits. They offer “free” genetic testing to […]

Felicity Huffman says she just wanted to give her daughter “a fair shot” at getting into the college of her choice. That is the reason the Emmy Award-winning actress paid someone to cheat on her daughter’s college entrance exam.  Huffman pled guilty in federal court to paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT exam answers […]

In this series of first-person articles, Florida Courier Publisher  Charles W. Cherry II describes how he’s facing health issues and risks common to Black men. This week: colon cancer. BY CHARLES W. CHERRY II FLORIDA COURIER My father, Charles W. Cherry, Sr., was one of the strongest men I’ve ever known. As far as I […]

While praising a recent legislative decision to eliminate an end-of-course exam for students taking Algebra II, a Northeast Florida senator is raising questions about whether the change is being applied fairly. Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, sent a letter last week to top state education officials that focused on students who took the exam during the […]

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Dr. Vanessa Grubbs lay in a hospital bed, her stomach doing somersaults, even as a smile played at the corners of her mouth. A nurse gave her Valium through the IV in her left arm, and then Grubbs was wheeled off to the operating room, where a surgeon would extract […]