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Van attack near London mosque kills one, injures 8

 06/19/2017 - 04:26
A man shows alleged pictures of the incident to onlookers near a police cordon near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London, Britain, 19 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
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All of those injured were members of the Muslim community of an impoverished neighborhood. It’s another challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May, as negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union are to begin today.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 4:15am
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A man shows alleged pictures of the incident to onlookers near a police cordon near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London, Britain, 19 June 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

PA’s REAL ID: 2019 and Beyond

 06/14/2017 - 11:51
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The REAL ID Act is coming to Pennsylvania in 2019, what does that mean?

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:30am
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Due to a health problem, he preferred to seek sanctuary before being deported

 06/13/2017 - 14:46
David Chávez-Macias (r) and his wife. Source: https://www.gannett-cdn.com
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David Chávez-Macias sought refuge at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in northern Nevada, after learning he could be deported.

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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ISIS Claims Responsiblity for London Terrorist Attack

 06/05/2017 - 03:41
Supporters hold signs of condolence for the victims of the London attacks, outside the County Hotel where Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is delivering a campaign speech in Carlisle, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/ROBERT PERRY
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Police was carrying out fresh raids in east London on Monday morning, as first victims were identified. One of the seven killed is Canadian Christine Archibald.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:30am
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Supporters hold signs of condolence for the victims of the London attacks, outside the County Hotel where Britain's Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is delivering a campaign speech in Carlisle, Britain, 04 June 2017. EPA/ROBERT PERRY

[OP-ED]: Trump & Zuma: Two ‘Bad Penny’ Presidents?

 05/27/2017 - 08:15
The presidents of South Africa and the United States not only have similar personalities; Have also been ridiculed for their steady "paws". Linn Washington Jr.

What to see at the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival?

 05/23/2017 - 06:53
The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.
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The Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns next June 2 to 4 with a selection of the most astonishing work of emerging Latino and Latin American filmmakers. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:30am
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The sixth edition of the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival (PHLAFF) will bring to town emerging Latin American shortfilms like 'Concertinas", a documentary about the social crisis in Venezuela.

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 
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Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:45am
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The tour’s focus was Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), which was founded by the Spaniards in the early 1500s as the central stopping point between the Old and New Worlds. Eli Siegel. 

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45am
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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

Venezuela Protests: Death toll rises to 39

 05/11/2017 - 04:08
Protesters face the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, May 10, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

The demonstrations besetting Venezuela, both for and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, have also left almost 2,000 under arrest.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:00am
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Protesters face the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Venezuela, May 10, 2017. EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30am
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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia