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An unknown treasure of American history

 04/25/2017 - 16:28
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A 225-year-old document exhibition aims to reveal details of national history hitherto unknown to most Americans.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Drafts of the United States Constitution, like this one - written by the lawyer James Wilson in 1787 - will be seen in the National Constitution Center of Philadelphia on May 4.

[OP-ED]: America needs more immigrants, not fewer

 04/20/2017 - 09:50
Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE
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President Trump appears to have softened his position on NATO, free trade, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the advice of generals, and whether China is a currency manipulator.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30am
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Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE

[OP-ED]: ‘Sexual paranoia’ arrives on campus

 04/20/2017 - 08:21
Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.
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If Laura Kipnis thought she was under fire in 2015 after writing an essay for The Chronicle of Higher Education criticizing an emergent “sexual paranoia” on college campuses, then her new book will surely catapult her into public-enemy No. 1 status in the eyes of legions of angry feminists.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:15am
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Kipnis bends over backward to repeatedly and vehemently note that she is (a) a certified left-wing feminist and (b) absolute in her belief that women should be safe from harm on campus, at work and everywhere else.

Investigation of Trump's Charity Wins Pulitzer Prize

 04/11/2017 - 04:53
The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes this year in the categories of best feature writing, best special reporting and best breaking news photography. EFE/JUSTIN LANE
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David A. Fahrenthold won the prize for national reporting, with the judges citing stories that examined Trump's charitable foundation and called into question whether the real estate magnate was as generous as he claimed.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:45am
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The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes this year in the categories of best feature writing, best special reporting and best breaking news photography. EFE/JUSTIN LANE

[OP-ED]: A familiar voice with an all-too-familiar story

 04/06/2017 - 11:02
Ray Suárez es un verdadero periodista. Tras ascender superando dificultades en los años 70 y 80 -cuando la frase ‘reportero de televisión’ conjuraba imágenes de Mike Wallace y Harry Reasoner y no la de un muchacho puertorriqueño de Brooklyn- este veterano de 60 años es simplemente la norma a la que muchos jóvenes periodistas latinos aún aspiran. youtube.com
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Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes around 10,000 hours of practice to master a craft. 

But there’s a catch. Who’s to say that, by the time you put in the years necessary to get really good at something, you won’t be at an age where it is tough to find gainful employment?

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:45am
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Ray Suarez is a real newsman. Having come up the hard way in the 1970s and ‘80s -- when the phrase “television newscaster” conjured up images of Mike Wallace or Harry Reasoner and not a Puerto Rican kid from Brooklyn -- this 60-year-old veterano is simply the standard to which many young Latino journalists still aspire. Photo: youtube.com

[OP-ED]: Halperin is right: When reporters become ‘combatants,’ they stop being journalists

 04/03/2017 - 08:41
Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 
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 I never thought I’d say this, but Mark Halperin is right. 

In May 2015, I wrote a column criticizing Halperin for a series of questions that he posed to Ted Cruz that I considered racist. 

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:30am
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Too many journalists are in the arena, protecting their employers’ brands and going mano a mano with Trump. This means they’re combatants, and that they’ve stopped being journalists. 

[OP-ED]: A reminder from behind bars of the rewards of persistence

 03/30/2017 - 11:30
One piece, titled “My Prison Cell: Learning to Hear on a Cardboard Piano,” struck me deeply. In it, Demetrius Cunningham described his singular determination to learn the piano.

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

Sofia Vergara, Andy Garcia to Star in 'Bent'

 03/24/2017 - 06:16
Actress Sofía Vergara attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception pre-party at Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Yahoo News)
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The Colombian actress and the Cuban-American actor will be part of Bobby Moresco's new thriller about a narcotics detective. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00am
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Actress Sofía Vergara attends the Yahoo News/ABCNews Pre-White House Correspondents' dinner reception pre-party at Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Yahoo News)

[OP-ED]: Hispanics show a diversity of opinion - including on Trump’s border wall

 03/23/2017 - 08:15
Más de 600 empresas que se registraron para demostrar su interés en participar en la construcción del muro fronterizo del presidente Trump desde fines de febrero, 62 son empresas “de propiedad hispano americana”. EFE
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There was a moment in the now-defunct Fox animated sitcom “Bordertown” when the protagonist, a Mexican immigrant named Ernesto Gonzalez, rails against newcomers.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00am
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More than 600 businesses that have formally registered interest in helping to build President Trump’s border wall since late February, 62 are “Hispanic American Owned” businesses.