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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly in the southern United States, where blacks were subjected to unequal treatment in society and at times […]

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Obama Pledges to Improve US Veterans’ Access to Education, Benefits

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to serve American military veterans by improving their access to education and medical benefits. In a speech Sunday marking the annual Veterans Day holiday, Mr. Obama said his administration is helping veterans to obtain a college education and “pursue their dreams.” Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, he […]

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Veterans Day: A US Tradition

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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November 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S. – a federal holiday to honor all military personnel who have served the U.S. in all wars. This is the first Veterans Day since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December. The holiday this year is also a chance for Americans to thank the rapidly shrinking […]

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Veterans Day: A US Tradition

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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November 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S. – a federal holiday to honor all military personnel who have served the U.S. in all wars. This is the first Veterans Day since the last U.S. troops left Iraq in December. The holiday this year is also a chance for Americans to thank the rapidly shrinking […]

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Labor Day: A Changed US Holiday

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are celebrating the Labor Day holiday, a moment born as a salute to the nation’s unionized workers that now has often morphed into a day of family gatherings marking the unofficial end of summer. The first Monday in September became an official U.S. holiday in 1894 to celebrate a “wokingman’s holiday,” and through the […]

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Millions Pay Tribute on World Refugee Day

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Many people around the world are marking World Refugee Day Wednesday by paying tribute to the more than 42 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. In a special message, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said “refugees leave because they have no choice.” He said everyone must choose to help. U.S. Secretary of […]

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US Marks Memorial Day to Honor War Dead

Posted May 28th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to honor the country’s war dead by spending the Memorial Day holiday Monday with veterans and their families, as communities across the nation host their own festivities. The president will visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as well as Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, where soldiers have placed American flags […]

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May Day Rallies Draw Protesters Around the World

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of workers are taking to the streets in cities around the world to mark International Workers Day with marches and calls for higher pay and better working conditions. In Europe, workers filled the streets in Athens, Paris, Madrid and elsewhere, where protests were fueled by growing anger at the austerity measures governments […]

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May Day Rallies Held Around the World

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of workers are taking to the streets in cities around the world to mark International Workers Day with marches and calls for higher pay and better working conditions. In Asia, thousands gathered in the capital cities of Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia to mark May Day with a rallies organized by trade unions. […]

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May Day Rallies Held Around the World

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of workers are taking to the streets in cities around the world to mark international Labor Day with marches and calls for better workers’ rights. In Asia, thousands gathered in the capital cities of Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia to mark May Day with a rallies organized by trade unions. The French news […]

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