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Retiring In Costa Rica: The Dream And The Reality

The Dungans came to Costa Rica with a shipping container full of possessions and with hearts full of hope for a good life of retirement.

They left with just whatever they could fit into four suitcases, losing nearly $100,000 in the process.

'Star Wars' Being Dubbed Into Navajo Language

“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” will premier this summer, dubbed into Navajo.

It’s the first time a major motion picture has been translated into a Native American language. The project may provide an important tool for Navajo families wishing to learn and preserve the language.

Why Immigration Reform May Die In The House

A rising tide of Latino voters is supposed to ensure the passage of immigration reform. But a recent analysis shows that most Republican House members serve in districts that are distinctly less diverse than the nation.

Expensive 'X' Marks The Spot In Juarez

The latest art installation in the Mexican border city of Juárez is a nearly 20-story tall sculpture in the shape of a giant "X".

Despite its controversial construction costs, the inauguration for the new monument was well attended.

Navajo Nation Put On Notice For Not Spending Enough On Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Navajo Nation has failed to spend nearly $150 million in housing grant money for fiscal year 2012.

Since 2000, the Navajo Nation have almost consistently failed to spend HUD grant money.

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