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NRA begins annual convention, Trump to be main speaker

 04/28/2017 - 04:01
A man looks at a firearms exhibit at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER
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The National Rifle Association, NRA, publicly supported Trump during the campaign and was one of the groups outside the Republican Party that produced the most political advertising for him.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 4:00am
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A man looks at a firearms exhibit at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 27 April 2017. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Article calls El-Shabazz into question

 04/27/2017 - 15:44
Tariq El-Shabazz ha sido fiscal de Filadelfia. Hoy aspira a ocupar la silla de su exjefe, el emproblemado Seth Williams. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News.
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A journalistic investigation accuses him of defrauding several clients during his years as a defense attorney.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Tariq El-Shabazz has been a tax attorney in Philadelphia. Today he aspires to take the chair of his former boss, the unskilled Seth Williams. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DÍA News.

[OP-ED]: The importance of minority teachers in our schools

 04/27/2017 - 14:30
According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.
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Black teachers make a difference.

I know because I attended a prestigious college-preparatory public high school in the heart of Chicago where approximately half of the teachers were black. They included my AP Biology teacher and AP English teacher, several of my art teachers, one of my history teachers, a chemistry teacher -- and probably many more I’m forgetting in the haze of the past quarter-century.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:30am
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According to a new statistical analysis by the U.S. Department of Education, even though minority teachers remain underrepresented, both the number and proportion of minority teachers in elementary and high schools grew by 104 percent between 1987-88 and 2011-12, compared with 38 percent growth in the number of white teachers.

[OP-ED]: America the complacent

 04/26/2017 - 10:54
In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 
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The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.” 

Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:45am
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In his new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” Cowen argues that we’ve overcorrected and gone too far toward trying to create perfect, insulated “bubble worlds” for ourselves and our kids. And now we’re afraid to change anything, lest we burst the bubble. 

This is what's going to happen in Philly on May Day

 04/26/2017 - 10:25
El pasado 16 de febrero, cerca de 32 restaurantes cerraron sus puertas en muestra de solidaridad con la comunidad inmigrante de Filadelfia. Foto: Archivo AL DÍA News.
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What is the value of black and brown bodies to the city of Philadelphia? Local groups in the city hope to show just that on May 1st.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:45pm
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On February 16, 32 restaurants closed their doors to show their support to immigrant communities in Philadelphia.  Photo: AL DÍA News.

According to Ivanka Trump, his Father is a Fervent Advocate of Women

 04/26/2017 - 05:31
 President Donald J. Trump's assisant and daughter Ivanka Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, moderator Miriam Meckel and Dutch Queen Maxima during a panel discussion 'Inspiring women: Scaling Up Women's Entrepreneurship' at the W20 Summit in Berlin, Germany, Apr. 25, 2017. EPA/CARSTEN KOALL

At the Women20 Summit in Berlin, Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to the president of the United States, said that she was proud of her father"s advocacy of women, a statement that prompted hissing and booing from the audience.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:15am
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 President Donald J. Trump's assisant and daughter Ivanka Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, moderator Miriam Meckel and Dutch Queen Maxima during a panel discussion 'Inspiring women: Scaling Up Women's Entrepreneurship' at the W20 Summit in Berlin, Germany, Apr. 25, 2017. EPA/CARSTEN KOALL

A Guatemalan indigenous land rights activist wins the Goldman Environmental Prize

 04/25/2017 - 03:26
Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Rodrigo Tot, born in central Guatemala during the mining boom of the 1960s, spent much of his 59 years in a tenacious battle against the mining industry in the Lake Izabal region.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:15am
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Guatemalan indigenous leader Rodrigo Tot poses during an interview with EFE in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Apr. 24, 2017. EFE/Esteban Biba

Attacks in Paris: when terrorism is the best political campaign

 04/21/2017 - 12:02
Some people place a poster in which you can read 'All my heart with the police. Vive la France', in the place where a policeman was killed last night during a jihadist attack on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris (France). EFE / Christophe Petit Tesson
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In the most critical moment of French democracy, terrorism is once again the driving force behind the electoral machinery.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am
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Some people place a poster in which you can read 'All my heart with the police. Vive la France', in the place where a policeman was killed last night during a jihadist attack on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris (France). EFE / Christophe Petit Tesson

Mother of four deported to Mexico despite having no criminal record

 04/20/2017 - 04:27
Maribel Trujillo and her family. Screenshot

Ivanka Trump brand secures China trademarks on day US president met Xi Jinping

 04/19/2017 - 02:46
Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks as US President Trump, left, listens during a meeting with women small business owners in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, Mar. 27, 2017. EPA/ANDREW HARRER / POOL

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