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The Era of Prohibition and how it changed the United States forever

 05/22/2017 - 12:56
American Spirits uses a mix of artifacts and engaging visitor activities to take you back to a time from the start of the temperance movement all the way to the repeal of the 18th Amendment.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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The critically acclaimed exhibit that brings the story of Prohibition vividly to life returns for a limited engagement at the National Constitution Center

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:30pm
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American Spirits uses a mix of artifacts and engaging visitor activities to take you back to a time from the start of the temperance movement all the way to the repeal of the 18th Amendment.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

First Hispanic woman in space receives highest astronaut honor

 05/22/2017 - 04:49
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to travel in space, became a member of the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, an elite group created to pay tribute to US explorers of outer space.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:45am
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Astronaut Ellen Ochoa waves to the audience during the induction ceremony for the Astronauts' Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2017. EFE/GERARDO MORA

Lamp in the street, darkness in the house: President Trump’s first trip abroad

 05/19/2017 - 14:44
Donald Trump begins his first international tour on Friday with the objectives of proposing an "Arab NATO" and connecting with his European allies. EFE/Michael Reynolds
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Leaving the White House in one of the most critical circumstances over the last few decades, President Donald Trump has kicked off his first trip overseas, as planned.

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Donald Trump begins his first international tour on Friday with the objectives of proposing an "Arab NATO" and connecting with his European allies. EFE/Michael Reynolds

Many arrests and few deportations

 05/18/2017 - 16:24
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According to national analysis, arrests of undocumented immigrants have increased by 40% during the new administration, although not all are deported.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
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Under a blanket of doubt

 05/18/2017 - 15:52
A poco menos de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente Donald Trump enfrenta una tormenta política sin precendentes en los últimos años. Foto: EFE.
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The abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI followed by a report from The Washington Post regarding the President secretly disclosing highly classified information to Russian officials, is the latest chapter of a troubled - and still very short - story of Donald Trump in The White House.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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The explosive character of the president has put him several times in the eye of the hurricane. In this trill Trump practically blackmails the ex-director of the FBI and warns to him of the existence of some recordings in case he decides to speak with the press. EFE.

[OP-ED]: The Comey firing reminds us of a bigger danger

 05/18/2017 - 09:37
File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE
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I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:45am
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File photograph of FBI Director James Comey during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9. EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump’s Dangerous Confusion Can No Longer Be Hidden

 05/17/2017 - 11:19
Trump’s problems are not only with the public, his own party comrades have also increasingly begun to run away from him, fearful that his unpopularity could be as contagious as the Zika virus --and cost them an election. EFE
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C’mon people, give the man some credit. Yes, it’s true that these past few days have been completely chaotic and disastrous for the increasingly confused and erratic Donald Trump. But hey, how many other presidents have squandered their political capital so completely in such a short period of time?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:15pm
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Trump’s problems are not only with the public, his own party comrades have also increasingly begun to run away from him, fearful that his unpopularity could be as contagious as the Zika virus --and cost them an election. EFE

Big Texas cities to sue state over recent law prohibiting sanctuary cities

 05/17/2017 - 03:41
Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

The new law ratified by Gov. Greg Abbott allows law enforcement officers to ask legally detained or arrested people for their the immigration status and punishes officials who refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agencies, including ICE.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:30am
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Lawmakers representing the cities of Austin, El Paso and Dallas, and representatives for Houston and San Antonio, during a press conference before the Texas capitol, in Austin, Texas, United States on May 16, 2017. EFE/ALEX SEGURA

UN Security Council to examine situation in Venezuela

 05/17/2017 - 03:27
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

The United Nations Security Council will analyze the situation in Venezuela on Wednesday in an informal closed-door meeting, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:15am
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) speaks in Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNÁNDEZ

Donald Trump could face a "Russiagate"

 05/16/2017 - 15:23
Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS
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After the dismissal of the Director of the FBI, James Comey, Donald Trump is getting closer to political circumstances that are not foreign to the American democracy: the Watergate scandal.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
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Stock Photography (10/5/2017), showing US President Donald Trump (r), with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (l) during his meeting in Washington, DC. The White House today called the leak published by the Washington Post that Trump revealed secret information about the Islamic State (EI) to Sergey Lavrov as "false". EFE / RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERIORS

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