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[OP-ED]: The perils of assuming anything about the Latino vote

 05/18/2017 - 08:20
You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.
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At the outset of their new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes note that adviser David Plouffe prioritized three goals for Clinton to win: “It was important to have the right culture and mission, to manage Bill Clinton, and to effectively target Latino voters.”

We know how well that turned out.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
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You don’t need to be a political scientist to figure out a few simple truths: In raw numbers, more and more Hispanics will cast ballots in upcoming elections -- as has been the case for the past 36 years.

Donald Trump: Media treating me worse than any politician in history

 05/18/2017 - 04:10
US President Donald J. Trump gestures after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One in Washington, DC, USA, 17 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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President Donald Trump went into defensive mode on Wednesday against his "critics" and the media, while the Senate increased pressure on the White House to obtain responses about the president's controversial relationship with former FBI Director James Comey and the investigation he was leading into Russian involvement in the November election.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump gestures after arriving on the South Lawn of the White House by Marine One in Washington, DC, USA, 17 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Sally Yates: I told White House Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail

 05/09/2017 - 02:55
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates appears before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing entitled, 'Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 08 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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Former acting attorney general testified to Senate commitee that the then national security adviser was susceptible to blackmail by Russia on 26 January. Trump then tried to shift blame onto the Obama administration.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:30am
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Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates appears before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing entitled, 'Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 08 May 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

[OP-ED]: Why should Obama have to be saintlier than his predecessors?

 05/08/2017 - 11:19
Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE
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The best thing about President Barack Obama’s historic presidency is that it’s over. We can now look back on it -- and him -- in far fonder terms than it was experienced live.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:15am
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Former US President Barack Obama is being honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. EFE

FBI chief: I felt nauseous to think I could have influenced US election

 05/04/2017 - 04:42
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

 FBI Director James Comey told senators on Wednesday that he felt "mildly nauseous" thinking that his investigation of Hillary Clinton could have influenced the 2016 presidential election, but he strongly defended his decision to reopen the probe when there were just 11 days left before the vote.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 4:30am
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FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 03 May 2017. EPA/SHAWN THEW

A Tea Miracle: Small Chinese city of Zunyi transforms tea industry

 05/01/2017 - 12:43
A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
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The small southern Chinese city of Zunyi, an emblematic place where Mao Zedong took the reins of the Communist Party, is now a pioneer in implementing a new system of land distribution that has transformed the tea industry, an economic engine of this area.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 12:30pm
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A woman harvests tea leaves at the plantation near the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China, 29 April 2017 (issued 01 May 2017). EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

Can Feminism and the Far Right Meet?

 04/20/2017 - 04:00
Marine Le Pen during a political rally in Marseille, France, on April 19, 2017. EFE/Paul Durand
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How being a woman helped Marine Le Pen in the French presidential campaign

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 3:45am
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Marine Le Pen during a political rally in Marseille, France, on April 19, 2017. EFE/Paul Durand

Want to Save a Life? Push a Few Buttons

 04/11/2017 - 12:19
Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.
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As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:30pm
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Hundreds of people live in begging in Philadelphia. Donafy is a mobile application that helps direct donations to better serve these people. Yesid Vargas/AL DÍA News.

Thousands came to enjoy Japanese culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

 04/10/2017 - 10:49
The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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From Japanese calligraphy to fans dressed as their favorite anime, the spring celebration had a wide array of events for people to enjoy!

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:30am
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The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Play Ball! - Philadelphia Phillies First home game at Citizens Bank Park

 04/09/2017 - 17:57
Opening Day for the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/ AL DIA News

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