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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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Bullies are using a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids

Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including 6 million children, according to Food Allergy Research & Education. The prevalence of food allergies among children rose to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011 from 3.4 percent in 1997-1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bullying, harassing and teasing of children with food allergies seems “common, frequent, and repetitive,” concluded a 2010 study that surveyed 353 food-allergic teens, adults and the parents of food-allergic children.

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Children of undocumented immigrants nervous about future of DACA policy

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals voice their concerns for the future of the policy that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for work permits.
Video by Jill Toyoshiba, reported by Joe Robertson / The Kansas City Star
Children of undocumented immigrants nervous about future of DACA policy 2:49

Children of undocumented immigrants nervous about future of DACA policy

Democrats bring guests affected by DACA, immigration ban to joint address 2:15

Democrats bring guests affected by DACA, immigration ban to joint address

This Oroville Dam evacuee brought along a month's worth of food 1:13

This Oroville Dam evacuee brought along a month's worth of food

Estimated turnout for Women's March in D.C. at 500,000, official says 1:55

Estimated turnout for Women's March in D.C. at 500,000, official says