At Mount Vernon, Independence Day celebrated by new citizens too

At Mount Vernon, Independence Day celebrated by new citizens too

WASHINGTON – Revolutionary War era soldiers, women in bonnets and aprons and a canon salute over the Potomac River. Each year Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia, holds an Independence Day celebration that welcomes a new year in the nation’s history...

Former Afghani Refugee Gives Back to Community PARIS -- When he lived outside a metro station in Paris, Shikhali Mirzai received a sleeping bag, tent, and clothes from a student group dedicated to aiding refugees in the city. The kind gesture stayed with the then-22-year-old, who...

Anti-Muslim bias still prevalent, author says

WASHINGTON – The author of a new book on prejudice and hate said Tuesday that the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice shows “extraordinarily triggering episodes” of “destructive forces” are permeating the national debate. Speaking at the...

Chinese Students Struggle to Find Work After Graduation

Many students from China are struggling to find work in the U.S. after graduation. Their chances are reduced by a limited demand for new employees in several industries and by social barriers that make networking a challenge.

Children Demand Reunification of Families Across the Border

WASHINGTON  -- On the court-ordered deadline to reunite families seperated at the border, children and families gathered to march and protest at the Hart Senate Office Building. The children sung lullabies and drew pictures of their families to demand that the Trump...

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Medill Today // July 19, 2019


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