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MAGA cap at the center of controversial viral video

By Tere Siqueira The “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) cap is at the center of controversy again. The cap, which displays the slogan of President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, is seen being worn by students from Covington Catholic High School in a video taken during a January rally for indigenous people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Specifically, the …

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Ex-migrant shelter worker sentenced for abusing children

By Angie Baldelomar By Angie Baldelomar A former shelter worker charged with sexually abusing eight immigrant children while working at an immigrant shelter has been sentenced to 19 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Levian Pacheco was convicted in 2018 on seven counts of abusive sexual contact with a ward and three counts of sexual abuse of …

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Number of federal workers applying for unemployment aid doubles

By Angie Baldelomar As the longest partial government shutdown continues (in its fourth week, at press time), many people affected by it struggle with the hardships. During the first two weeks of the shutdown, the number of furloughed federal workers seeking unemployment benefits jumped, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Department of Labor said on Jan. 17 …

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Wonderful World: Discover Salt Lake City

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Salt Lake City the capital of the state of Utah, one of the most important places to practice snow skiing. The colonists who founded the city were the Mormons in 1847, the city has around 200 thousand residents while its metropolitan area with almost 1 million two hundred …

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Gun-related deaths reach record high

By Chara Gun-related related deaths in America continue to increase, according to data published recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2017, 39,773 people died because of a gun, the CDC reported – 10,000 more deaths than in 1999. The CDC also reported that 2017 had the highest rates of gun-related deaths in almost four …

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Trump announces withdraw of U.S. forces from Syria

By Tere Siqueira On Dec. 19, President Trump announced the withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. The order arrived via Twitter. After the tweet was posted, Reuters reported the United States would end all air activity in Syria, including strikes against ISIS, as part of the withdrawal. According to a U.S. military estimate released last summer, up to 30,000 …

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Another child dies in Border Patrol custody

By Angie Baldelomar An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) died on Monday (Dec. 24) in New Mexico, making him the second migrant child to die in government custody this month. At first, CBP said the boy died shortly after midnight on Christmas Day. It then issued a lengthy, revised version of events that put …

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Trump backs off demand for $5 billion for border wall

By Angie Baldelomar After weeks of threatening a government shutdown unless Congress funded his proposed border wall, President Trump has reportedly retreated from his demand for $5 billion to build it. On Tuesday (Dec. 18), Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary, said Trump did not want a government shutdown and would find “other ways” to fund a wall along the …

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Wonderful World: Discover Philadelphia

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! We will talk about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a city with a vast transcendental history in the country. Its independence was declared on July 4, 1776. The city was founded in the year 1682 is thus one of the oldest in the US and the fifth most populated city in the country with about 1 million and …

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Customs give Hispanic Christmas celebrations a unique flavor

By Tere Siqueira For many U.S. Latinos, Christmas is a time to explore the roots of their faith and culture. Some of the key characteristics of Hispanic Christmas celebrations include the following:*Date: Hispanic families typically celebrate on Christmas Eve (Nochebuena in Spanish), rather than Christmas Day. Usually, they gather on Dec. 24 to enjoy a big dinner and hand out …

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