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Michigan: Refugees – mostly Muslim – behind unusually robust Obamacare enrollment

Refugees are a population that have quietly benefited from the Affordable Care Act, a group that historically struggled to make sense of the country’s complex, expensive health system — and one that has an immense amount at stake as the Senate continues its debate over Obamacare repeal and replacement Wednesday.

Detroit has unusually robust Obamacare enrollment for an urban area. One explanation for it is that the city has an especially high Arab-American refugee and immigrant population, whose members have signed up for the coverage expansion in droves.


Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

There are more Indigenous offenders in Canada’s prisons and they serve more time before being released on parole than other prisoners, according to fresh statistics from the federal Department of Public Safety.

Indigenous people are also more likely to be held in a higher security institution, according to the Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview: 2016 Annual Report.

Not a word about the actual crimes or behavior while incarcerated.


Enrollment drops at schools known for ‘social justice warfare’

Universities known for being hotbeds of campus protest and liberal activism are struggling with declining enrollments and budget shortfalls, and higher education analysts say that’s no coincidence.

Take Oberlin College. According to a document leaked to The Oberlin Review, the school’s student newspaper, the small liberal arts college famous for social justice hoaxes has had trouble attracting and retaining students, missing this year’s enrollment mark by 80 and racking up a $5 million budget deficit in the process.


Confederate rally organizers say they don’t know how many people to expect Saturday

Out-of-state organizers of a rally to show support for Confederate monuments slated for Saturday say they don’t know how many people to expect.

Tara Brandau, a Florida resident who identifies with militia groups, told reporters at a press conference on the sidewalk along Bank Street in front of the Virginia Capitol on Friday that responses to a Facebook event page is their only gauge.

“It says in the event page 70-something coming, 400 and something interested and there’s over 400 shares,” she said. “You can’t go by that. Anybody could show up with all the media. I cannot tell you a number.”


How London became a terror hotbed: 5 facts

Paris, Nice, Brussels and London…one look at the recent attacks in major European cities would give anyone a fair idea what Europe is going through.

The connecting dots make a terrifying picture. What’s more worrisome is that London, the beautiful, cultural and financial hub has now become a terror hotbed of Europe. How this thousand-year-old city turned into safe haven for terrorists?


Canada provides $2.5M in urgent funding for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The federal government has announced $2.55 million in funding to United Nations agencies grappling with a huge influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar in recent weeks to escape what the UN’s human rights chief has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

The Canadian funding announcement follows an urgent appeal by the office of the UN Resident Co-ordinator in Bangladesh last week, calling for $77 million US to help humanitarian agencies operating in Cox’s Bazar, in eastern Bangladesh, to assist people who have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where many of the Rohingyas have lived for generations.

‘On Monday, the United Nations human rights chief lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar.’  With that said, any questions about who’s to blame here?


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