Marisa Peñaloza

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Chefs' Secret For More Flavorful Tortillas? Heirloom Corn From Mexico

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Most tortillas in the U.S. are made with mass-produced corn flour. But specialty ingredient company Masienda is providing American chefs with heirloom corn grown in Mexico for its richer flavor.

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Living With Zika In Puerto Rico Means Watching, Waiting And Fearing Judgment

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Zika virus may have infected more than 1 million people in Puerto Rico, including thousands of pregnant women. Doctors are watching babies born to infected moms who don't show birth defects.

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In Competitive Sports, Puerto Ricans Gain A Sense Of Independence

Saturday, March 04, 2017

This week, Puerto Ricans marked 100 years of U.S. citizenship. The island's political status remains unique, along with its strong sense of cultural identity — most clearly seen in its sports.

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Puerto Ricans Reflect On A Century Of (Limited) Citizenship

Thursday, March 02, 2017

People born in Puerto Rico have been counted as U.S. citizens since 1917, but residents of the island can't vote for president and don't have voting representation in Congress.

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For A Stark Contrast To U.S. Immigration Policy, Try Canada

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Some point to Canada's immigration system as a model for U.S. reform. Canada is nearly a quarter foreign-born, yet it doesn't seem to wrestle with anti-immigrant nativism that has erupted in the U.S.

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How Kitchen Raids In Buffalo Sent Shock Waves Through Immigrant Rights Community

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Federal immigration agents raided four Mexican restaurants in Buffalo, N.Y., recently — one of largest worksite actions in recent years. Outraged locals are asking: Why pick on taco cooks?

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Surge Of Cuban Migrants Arrive On U.S. Shores

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cubans who recently made the dangerous migration to Florida by boat talk about what drove them to leave their homeland, about leaving their families behind, and what awaits them here in the U.S.

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Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cuban migrants have received preferential treatment for more than a half-century. But as the U.S. and Cuba normalize relations, that policy could change and Cubans are racing to reach U.S. shores.

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"I've always felt that the Republicans align with my beliefs," said Judith Martinez, 51, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Mexico.

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Halt On Juvenile Immigrant Visa Leaves Thousands In Limbo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

According to Border Patrol, more than 120,000 unaccompanied children arrived in the past two and a half years, many seeking asylum. Some young immigrants are now trying to use a new visa category.

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Growing up, gay evangelicals may have thought they had to be one or the other. It's different now. At one welcoming Baptist church in Kentucky, a member says, gay congregants "walk through the door."

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'It's Just The Beginning Now,' Says Man Freed From Serving Two Life Sentences

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

David Padilla is adjusting to life back home in Northeast Philadelphia. After nearly 20 years in prison, he won clemency last year, freeing him from two life sentences for nonviolent drug crimes.

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

America's culture war is being fought inside evangelical Christian circles. Some are resisting secular society's trends that conflict with biblical teaching. Others have found a way to live with them.

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Art Installation To Welcome Pope Francis To Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Philadelphia artist has been commissioned to welcome the pope with a public art display. She's reinterpreting one of the pope's favorite pieces of art: a baroque painting of the Virgin Mary.

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Built By Immigrants, U.S. Catholic Churches Bolstered By Them Once Again

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

About 40 percent of U.S. Catholics are foreign-born or the children of immigrants. The change is having profound effects, from reviving dying parishes to shifting the church's geographical center.

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For Many Adopted Dogs, The Journey Home Takes A Thousand Miles

Sunday, August 02, 2015

On a muggy Sunday morning in Rockville, Md., the parking lot of the local pet store is organized chaos at its finest. Several hundred people pack the lot looking for a dog to adopt, and they have 50 to choose from. But they'll have to sort through a whole bunch ...

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

It's a time-honored tradition in South Texas: Local candidates who need votes go to campaign workers known as politiqueras. But some of those workers are now charged with manipulating mail-in ballots.

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With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

Monday, July 06, 2015

How does a promising young cop go from town hero to drug trafficker? A former rogue officer details what led him to the dark side in a region known for corruption.

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

Monday, July 06, 2015

The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.

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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.

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