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2012-10-03 10:10:20

Despite a shared Latino heritage, there are significant differences in the overall health and the use of health-care services among Cuban-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Puerto Rican-Americans – even between men and women in the same subgroup – according to two recently published studies by Florida State University researchers. The authors, led by College of Social Work Professor and Associate Dean Amy L. Ai, evaluated the physical and behavioral health, as well as the health...

2012-03-12 21:26:14

An article released by Social Forces indicates that voter identification requirements have a substantially negative impact on the voting of all groups except for Asians. Particularly strong negative effects are seen for Blacks and Hispanics: a decrease in voting by 18 percent and 22 percent respectively. Even Whites show dampened turnout associated with voter ID policies. Yet for Asians, strikingly, voter ID has the opposite effect, boosting turnout by nearly 30 percent. This is an intriguing...

2011-05-27 16:08:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) asked the Federal Communications Commission in a letter today to support the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile because it will help better meet the wireless needs of the Puerto Rican community not only in Puerto Rico, but also in every state in the U.S. Rafael A. Fantauzzi, President & CEO of NPRC, has issued the following statement: "AT&T's presence in Puerto Rico has...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

Mexicans are Largest Hispanic Group Nationwide and in 40 States WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief on the nation's Hispanic population, which shows the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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