Living it up: The Obama Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million : “President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won’t be cheap; it’s expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.”
Meanwhile, children in America go hungry : Over one in five American children lack steady access to sufficient food, and over 50 million total Americans are food insecure.
White Share of U.S. Population Drops to Historic Low : The U.S. continued its transformation into a majority-minority nation last year, with Census Bureau data showing non-Hispanic whites making up the lowest percentage of the population in American history. The estimates released today capture several milestones in the country’s demographic makeup. For the first time in more than a century, deaths outpaced births among white Americans. Almost half, 49.9 percent, of the nation’s children younger than 5 were minorities as of July 1. And the nation’s total minority population grew 21 times faster than whites.
Rand Paul – There is a war on Christianity : “Senator Rand Paul, who is seriously considering running for President of the United States, told a conservative Christian audience today that, “There is a war on Christianity” being waged by “liberal elites’ and “worldwide as well.”
The government is watching you : “Someone is watching you. What you spend. Where you eat. Who you call. Where you travel. What you Google. What you give to charity. They watch from the air, from cameras, from computers. And you help them, volunteering vast amounts of information about yourself in the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card, the SIM card in your phone, the sites you visit on the Internet.”
Police Agencies Are Assembling Records of DNA : “Slowly, and largely under the radar, a growing number of local law enforcement agencies across the country have moved into what had previously been the domain of the F.B.I. and state crime labs — amassing their own DNA databases of potential suspects, some collected with the donors’ knowledge, and some without it.”
In Africa, Asia, Europe, and Americas, Our Diplomats Are Assisting Local LGBT Organizations : “I wanted to take a moment to join people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month,” Kerry said.”
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