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Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show


Michael Light, a criminologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, looked at whether the soaring increase in illegal immigration over the last three decades caused a commensurate jump in violent crimes: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

“Increased undocumented immigration since 1990 has not increased violent crime over that same time period,” Light said in a phone interview.

Surprisingly, there is even considerable common ground on specific issues presumed to be contentious. About two-thirds of us favor tighter gun laws. Sixty-nine percent support limits on greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States as part of an international agreement. And taxes? More than six in 10 of us believe upper-income Americans do not pay enough, while 82 percent are bothered—either “some” or “a lot”—that corporations are failing to pay their fair share.

Record number of Lebanese women running for office

Lebanese Woman


The country also has a Gender Inequality Index (GII) of 0.381, ranked 83 out of 159 countries in UNDP’s 2015 index. The country ranked 137 out of 144 countries on the Global Gender Gap Report 2017, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), and 142 when it comes to political empowerment.#Lebanon#WomensRights#HumanRights#Politics

Core Strength: Extreme “Close-Ups” May Help Explain Why Our Bones Are So Strong

Human Bones

That principle could one day be incorporated into manufacturing processes, Jasiuk adds. Inspired by the bone model Kröger and his colleagues propose, developers could begin designing a new generation of stronger, more durable, lightweight building materials reinforced by a helical skeleton within.




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