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Texas border-deployed National Guard troops not being fed

Texas border-deployed National Guard troops not being fed

By Luis Montoya Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX — State Rep. René Oliveira says he is “appalled and embarrassed” that National Guard troops are being forced to ask local charities for a hot meal while serving on the border. “It’s embarrassing that our troops have to stand in a food pantry line,” Oliveira told Action

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Spaniard father and his 7-year-old son will compete again in Chicago Triathlon

By Elizabeth Pederson Extra News The Chicago 2014 Lifetime Kids Triathlon, one of the largest triathlons in the world, along with the Chicago Triathlon will take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 respectively. Thousands of children participate in this annual event, which allows young kids from across the nation to take part in an

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Latina Cake Maker Creates Incredible (Edible) Art

Annika Darling CTLatinoNews.com In seven years, Hope Looney has seen her cake business skyrocket. In her first year Looney made 30 wedding cakes. This year, she will make 425. Looney is the owner of JCakes, a gourmet custom-order bakery in North Haven, CT. Being a business owner comes with numerous challenges, says Looney, but being

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Local art brings new life to San Antonio’s Westside

By Lea Thompson La Prensa Newly painted murals along Guadalupe street show the incredible growth taking place in the Westside San Antonio community. Local artists and residents recently partnered with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and San Anto Cultural Arts to create images representing the Westside’s unique culture and history. Participants and community supporters

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Trail for Humanity ends in San Ysidro with “lots of love”

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego A group of women and children on a mission to create awareness on immigration issues from California’s Central Valley to the border was greeted and welcome by some 100 people in Chicano Park, in Barrio Logan, and later continued on to San Ysidro. A Trail for Humanity

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