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In this article written by CNN staff on October 15th 2013, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the country of Japan.  It was approximately 200 miles away from Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean. About three billion dollars of damages have been evaluated.  This is not the first time that Japan has had huge natural disasters hit them, making many casualties as well. In 2011, an earthquake with the magnitude of 9.0 hit the Fukushima prefectures, with about 15,000 deaths. This has had a huge impact on the country’s economy since they always have to rebuild.

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Growing up adopted is a struggle for many. The documentary Somewhere Between directed by Linda Goldstein gives first hand experience on what adoption is like.

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One girl's journey to find her biological parents becomes life changing after the culture shock she endured while in China.

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Homelessness is a complex social problem that deals with many social factors and is a problem worldwide. What are the types of problems and how can we fix them?

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  The article I chose was, “Turning 21 and the Associated Changes in Drinking and Driving After Drinking Among College Students “. This article was writeen by, Kim Fromme, R. Reagan Wetherill, and J. Dan Neal. They conducted a study among college students and their alcohol use, how much and if was binge drinking. They researched the amount of drunk driving that was happening and studied the Drinking age along with the law and legislations.  The objective of the study and article was to examine the drinking and driving after participating in drinking and the use of alcohol and other drugs.

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In purpose of this article is to bring attention to UNICEF wanting to end female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation is a ritual of cutting girls’ genitals. This ritual is practice by some African, Middle Eastern and Asian communities (BBC New Africa, 2013). One of the main points and certainly needed when trying to understand these communities is the reason behind the ritual. These communities practice FGM with the belief that it protects women’s virginity and woman marriageable (BBC New Africa, 2013).

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  Teen Motherhood and Long-Term Health Consequences

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This article looks at the many issues that teens experience while making their transition into the complex world of adulthood. It looks at their moods and reactions to things that accrue in their everyday lives such as loss of friendships depression or unbalanced anger. Parents are having trouble distinguishing when these outbursts really begin to take a tool on the Childs life, and when it is necessary to seek sources other than themselves for help.

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In the article Gays in Russia Find No Haven, Despite Support From The West ( written by David M. Herszenhorn, homosexuality is not only against the law in Russia, but has Russians getting harassed and abused publically.

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This article talks about how cops target African Americans and Latinos for random stops for no reason. It also gives examples of scenarios when they have been stopped by officers without reason.

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