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From Cambodian Refugee Camp to Best U.S. Chef Contender

Washington, D.C. Seng Luangrath may have been born to cook. She started when she was a 7-year-old girl in Laos, learning from her grandmother. “My mom was too busy working,” she told VOA in the kitchen of her Washington, D.C., restaurant. “So, I had to cook for my three other siblings. I remember it was […]

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‘Bridges, Not Walls’ Protesters Chant Outside Trump Buildings Around U.S.

New York, N.Y. “Bridges, not walls,” protesters chanted outside Trump International Hotel in Washington late Saturday, referencing President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border to bar Mexicans — who Trump has described as “criminals” and “rapists” — from entering the country. About 400 protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis Convention […]

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For the First Time, American Writer Wins Man Booker Prize

Washington, D.C. Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the prestigious Man Booker prize. American Paul Beatty wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his book “The Sellout” in London, Oct. 25, 2016. Beatty’s The Sellout, a caustic satire on U.S. race relations, won the $61,000 prize, which was previously […]

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Protests Against Police Brutality Held on U.S. Capitol Steps

Washington D.C. A black teenager stood with his white classmate from a Washington high school and somberly looked on at protesters on Capitol Hill who marched from the White House Thursday evening speaking out against police brutality.   Democracy Spring. Photo: Wikipedia, Michele Egan The two friends, though of different races, were an image of […]

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Congress Member Maloney Writes on Fighting ‘Extremists,’ ‘Nonsense’

Washington, D.C. In a letter to constituents today, Congressional Representative Carolyn B. Maloney expressed frustration and determination to fight what she termed as both “extremists” and “nonsense.” She represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan, including Roosevelt Island. The past few weeks in Congress have been, in a word, interesting. The Pope visited. Speaker Boehner […]

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Connecticut Senators: No Background Check, No Gun

Washington, D.C. This week, Senate Democrats will reportedly unveil new legislation that would block guns from being sold without background checks. The bill, sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), would close a loophole that allows retailers to sell guns without a background check after 72 hours. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). […]

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Pope May Hit on Divisive Issues in Congressional Address

Washington, D.C. Pope Francis is expected to touch on sensitive issues including the Middle East refugee crisis, climate change and the excesses of capitalism when he addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress Thursday. Tens of thousands of people are set to watch the proceedings from the Capitol lawn and hundreds more will gather […]

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The Pope’s Schedule for D.C., Phildelphia, and NYC

Washington, D.C. The White House has released His Holiness the Pope’s U.S. schedule. It is as follows: The Schedule For up-to-date information about road closures and security announcements for Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia, please visit www.secretservice.gov/events/pope/. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:00 PM:  Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews. Wednesday, September […]

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