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WASHINGTON--The bipartisan group of senators pushing to finish a sweeping immigration bill met late Wednesday as thousands of advocates gathered outside the Capitol, many waving American flags, to lend urgency to the effort. The first draft of the...
Mark the date, remember the day. On March 5, 2013, Los Angeles redefined apathy. A measly 16% of the city's registered voters — or perhaps around 20% once all the mail-in ballots are counted — turned out in an election with the following...
Philip Dawkins, a hugely talented Chicago writer, has, in his newest work, "Failure: A Love Story," penned a Chicago tale full of emotional riches. Alas, this potentially moving drama about three ill-fated sisters in the 1920s has been saddled with a...
I have now become the Ellis Island for bisexuals. I tried to avoid it, but they are drawn to me. Consider my recent experience at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip: I go there to hang out with some of the comics and watch the show. It's a very...
Staff WriterSoFlo's first family of music - Gloria and Emilio Estefan - just announced today that they are taking their songs and their story to Broadway. Teaming up with the Nederlander Organization, the dynamic duo say the musical will detail their journey from...
Gladys Edith Schwanebeck Stamper, 88, was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Essex, Md., and left this world Jan. 27, 2013, surrounded by her children at her home in Hagerstown, Md. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy B. Stamper Sr., who died in 2001; her...
Today Benefit concert The Tanzanian Children's Project presents an Irish music concert featuring the Tanzania Ceili Band, Dileab Phriseal and Ellis Island, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road. Tickets are...
Tags: Tanzania, Dance, Religion and Belief, Arts and Culture, Music
Airport hotels are this era's Ellis Island, providing respite to refugees who have traveled thousands of miles and often survived horrific circumstances. New immigrants are greeted not by the Statue of Liberty but by the glow of fast-food restaurants...
Music Lively Arts for the Little Ones presents "Anansegromma of Ghana" at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. The program is a performance of traditional West African music, storytelling and dance. Tickets are $5 for...
Tags: Wii, Tanzania, Gaming, Arts and Culture, Arthritis
The D.C. Sausage Factory is back open for business, and the moment’s featured flavor is Immigration Reform Reprise. The 113th session of Congress will began the process of tackling the immigration reform President Obama promised America prior to...
NewsdayThe bronze figure of Thomas Jefferson rises 19 feet in his Pantheon-style memorial in Washington, D.C. It suits the third president's oversize life. And it underscores the ongoing debate about his stature, examined in five new books about him. "Thomas...
Among Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling to recover: Liberty Island. The Statue of Liberty remains indefinitely closed to the public due to damage on the island, joining another shuttered national icon, the Washington Monument, which has been...
Apr 10, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 6, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Nov 27, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Jan 5, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Jan 25, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 18, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Jan 3, 2013 |Column| Imperial Valley Press Online
Dec 15, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 11, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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