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US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers'

Senior US officials have said they are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. 621 more words


US Based Zabiha Halal Protein Processor Receives Capital to Grow Operations

Barkaat Foods, a Chicago-based, Zabiha Halal protein processor, recently announced that it secured a Shariah-compliant credit facility from FirstMerit Corporation (FirstMerit) and Prairie Street Capital with the help of Sikich Investment Banking (Shariah law is the moral code and religious law of Islam). 344 more words

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U.S. authorities arrest head of Mexican drug gang Gulf Cartel

The head of the notorious Mexican cocaine-trafficking gang, the Gulf Cartel, was taken into custody in southern Texas, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Mexican national, Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez, 23, was arrested on Oct. 270 more words


Internet Speeds in the US

In a recent test performed by Ookla (speedtest.net), the United States’ average internet speed is around 30.43 megabits per second. That speed puts the US as the country with the 27th fastest internet in the world. 279 more words

More Jessica socks, red corn chips, aluminum foil, the States, ugly 6-3 loss to the Stars

I went out at 4 (just managing to get the bus) to get some more on-sale dark / grey Jessica socks and black underwear at Sears, then went to London Drugs to get replacement aluminum foil / extra-spicy Clamato / red corn chips. 93 more words


Estudiantes de habla español se ajuatan a un cambio grande

Normalmente la transición de la escuela de enseñanza media a la escuela secundaria es un cambio bien grande en la vida de muchos estudiantes. Y este se agudiza para algunos de ellos que tienen que ajustar se a un cambio mas grande, al dejar un país donde se habla español para venir a vivir en los Estados Unidos. 437 more words


Spanish-speaking students adjust to life in the United States

Normally the transition from middle school to high school is a rather large one in the lives of many students. This change is exacerbated for some who are having to adjust to leaving a country where Spanish is spoken to come live in the United States. 451 more words