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Will Robert Mueller Bring Clarity to the Russian Investigation?

 05/18/2017 - 05:44
File photo showing then FBI chief Robert Muller, during the 32st Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2013. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL
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The US Department of Justice announced Wednesday the appointment of former FBI chief Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation of alleged Russian efforts to affect the 2016 election in favor of now-President Donald Trump.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:15am
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File photo showing then FBI chief Robert Muller, during the 32st Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, USA, 15 May 2013. EFE/Olivier Douliery / POOL

Obama urges political courage to save health bill

 05/08/2017 - 05:35
Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved by Obama in 2010, was, despite its failures, his greatest national political achievement which provided health insurance to tens of millions of people and saved as many millions of families who almost fell into bankruptcy because one of their family members were sick.

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:30am
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Former US President Barack Obama speaks after being presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 07 May 2017. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Obama: ​​​​​​​"So, uh, what's been going on while I've been gone?"

 04/25/2017 - 02:39
Former US President Barack Obama participates in a 'conversation on community organizing and civic engagement' at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 24 April 2017. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

“Help Wanted” at the City of Philadelphia

 04/14/2017 - 09:54
Director of the Office of Human Resources, Pedro Rodriguez, wants to bring diversity to city government.

These Latina Women are "a force to be reckoned with."

 04/12/2017 - 19:54
Women at the Top Awards honored six Latinas in Philly at the top of their careers. Pictured here: Honoree Alicia Kerber-Palma.
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AL DÍA News' Women at the Top Awards honored six Latina women who were making an impact on their communities around the city.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Womenen at the Top Awards honored six Latinas in Philly at the top of their careers. Pictured here: Honoree Alicia Kerber-Palma.

[OP-ED]: Is the American dream on a ‘self-defeating quest’?

 04/04/2017 - 15:06
 La mayor parte del nuevo libro del economista Tyler Cowen, titulado “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream”, es una lectura mega-deprimente.

Inequality is rising. Segregation by socioeconomic class, educational attainment and race is skyrocketing. The country is generally less dynamic and more risk-averse -- when people have the opportunity to move for a better quality of life or more rewarding job, they tend to settle for staying put.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:45am
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Most of economist Tyler Cowen’s new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,” is a mega-depressing read.

Hillary Clinton "ready to come out of the woods."

 04/03/2017 - 03:07
Former First Lady and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an event sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, 31 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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Hillary Clinton came out Friday with her strongest criticism of US President Donald Trump since he took power in January, making fun of his office"s use of "alternative facts" and slamming as a "grave mistake" his plan for budget cuts to health, development and particularly diplomacy.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:00am
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Former First Lady and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an event sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, 31 March 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Latina Soprano Sings her dreams into reality

 03/31/2017 - 12:39
Academy of Vocal Arts Resident Vanessa Vasquez is one of Philadelphia's millennials who is making moves in her career. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Who wants to study Spanish in Philadelphia?

 03/28/2017 - 16:30
María Paredes Fernández, profesora de español en Penn University, fue nominada el año pasado como “mejor profesora de español de EEUU”, por la Asociación Americana de Profesores de Español y Portugués (AATSP). Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick
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The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:30am
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María Paredes Fernández, Spanish language teacher at Penn University, was awarded "Best Spanish Teacher 2016" by the American Association of Spanish and Portuguese Teachers (AATSP). Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

[OP-ED]: Racism and the Trump effect at the high school where I teach

 02/28/2017 - 15:06
A small group of Mexicans and Americans demonstrated today in two parts of the Mexican capital for the visit to the country by US Secretaries of State, Rex Tillerson, and Interior Security, John Kelly, where they declared through banners "Persona non grata" to the secretaries, an official visit in Mexico, and urged them to stop the hatred, racism and ignorance shown so far by the policies of President Donald Trump. EFE

My two sons used to come home from a day at high school complaining that ludicrous accusations of racism were as common as the desks in the classrooms. I chalked it up to adolescent exaggeration.

After having spent the current academic year as a teacher surrounded by rowdy high-schoolers, I can attest that they were right.

In the hallways, at assemblies, in my classroom, “That’s racist!” was a common refrain for most of the early fall.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:39pm
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A small group of Mexicans and Americans demonstrated today in two parts of the Mexican capital for the visit to the country by US Secretaries of State, Rex Tillerson, and Interior Security, John Kelly, where they declared through banners "Persona non grata" to the secretaries, an official visit in Mexico, and urged them to stop the hatred, racism and ignorance shown so far by the policies of President Donald Trump. EFE