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Florida to Get Access to Fed’s List of Noncitizens

Florida to Get Access to Fed’s List of Noncitizens

Florida will have access to the federal government’s list of resident noncitizens as part of an effort to purge its voter rolls of people suspected of not being a U.S. citizen, the Associated Press reports. Voting rights advocates voiced their concerns that the list, maintained by the Homeland Security Department, is being improperly used; the list is kept for law enforcement purposes. Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration maintains that access will help ensure that voter fraud, including noncitizens voting, will be kept at bay.

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Single Parenthood Leads to Larger Disparities for Children

A new kind of socioeconomic disparity is emerging as family units evolve in America and more single parents set out to raise their children, the New York Times reports. The gap between two women with children working together may not be significant, but it becomes an issue when one woman is married--giving her two incomes to rely on--and the other is single, according to the Times. Economic status, race and education all play a part in the likelihood of a person being raised by a single parent, leading children to be automatically resigned to what one expert calls “divergent destinies.”

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Nursing Workforce Looks for Ways to Attract More Diversity

Leaders in the nursing industry are looking for ways to attract more minorities to the field in an effort to build more bridges toward the patients they serve, reports. About 83 percent of nurses are white, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The next largest shares of nurses are Asian, at 5.5 percent, and African-American, at 5.4 percent. Lack of early interest in health sciences and lack of monetary resources are just some of the barriers that experts say lead to less minorities working in the field.

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Navy Unveils Plans to Create Gender-Neutral Carriers

A new fleet of Navy carriers will no longer have urinals in an effort to increase flexibility for its sailors, regardless of gender, the military branch announced. Without urinals, the restrooms can be more easily switched from male to female, while reducing maintenance costs, CNN reported. The new fleet is scheduled to debut between 2015 and 2027 and will cost about $37 billion.

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Green Party Presidential Nominee Is Optimistic About November Elections

Jill Stein, a doctor from Massachusetts who challenged Mitt Romney’s run for governor, may be running against him, and President Obama, in November. Stein was nominated Saturday by the Green Party as the party’s presidential nominee. Though the Green Party is currently only on ballots in 21 states, it has qualified for federal funds for the first time in its history, Stein said.

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