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Indigenous languages and global health

Improving the health of the world's 370 million indigenous people is a crucial global health priority. Indigenous groups worldwide tend to have worse health outcomes than corresponding non-indigenous populations. These disparities stem from structural forces of colonisation, poverty, and marginalisation, as well as from barriers to accessing health care.
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Justice will ask Supreme Court to intervene, allow Trump administration to end DACA

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the “rare step” of asking the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling and allow the Trump administration to dismantle a program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants raised in the United States. The Trump administration said it has appealed the judge’s injunction — which said the Obama-era program must continue for now — to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
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NY Times: U.S. to Open Formal Inquiry on Americans Sickened in Cuba

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is opening a formal inquiry into what the government has described as mysterious attacks in 2016 that sickened or injured 24 United States personnel who were stationed at the American Embassy in Cuba.
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