Team USA Solves for Victory At International Math Competition

Photo: Team USA members (in blue shirts) Michael Ren, Adam Ardeishar, James Lin, Vincent Huang, Andrew Gu and Mihir Singhal stand in celebration after placing first at the 2018 International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania. (Mathematical Association of

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Ending Child Marriage in Pennsylvania

Unchained At Last, the AHA Foundation and sponsors of HB2542/SB1219 will gather on September 25 at 9:00am in the Main Capitol Rotunda to discuss the bill to end child marriage in Pennsylvania. The bill’s primary sponsors include Representatives Jesse Topper and Perry Warren, as well as Senators John (more...)

Easter Traditions in America

By Mary Jane Maxwell This year on April 1, many American Christians will celebrate Easter — the oldest and most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion some 2,000 years ago. Many Christians (more...)

Celebrating Passover in America

By Mary Jane Maxwell Jewish households and synagogues across the United States are preparing for Passover, one of the most sacred and widely celebrated holidays in the Hebrew calendar. The name of Passover comes from the traditional story that God “passed over” enslaved Jews in Egypt and saved them from a plague, (more...)

Philadelphia Files Suit Against Prescription Opioid Manufacturers 

Suit Seeks to Halt Deceptive Marketing Practices and Pay Treatment Costs for Residents Suffering from Opioid Addiction 

Following years of deceptive marketing of prescription opioids that have created an unprecedented public health crisis, the City of Philadelphia today filed a lawsuit against prescription Opioid manufacturers. “The epidemic currently plaguing the City has exacted (more...)

Russian Orthodox Christmas Tradition

Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, January 7th has become an official national holiday. This is the date of the Russian Orthodox Christmas – Nativity of Christ. In the Roman (more...)

Alexa, Where’s Santa?

Amazon's diligent, computerized know-it-all is the latest technology to enlist in NORAD Tracks Santa, the military-run program that fields phone calls and emails from children around the world eager to ask when Santa will arrive. Now entering its 62nd year, NORAD Tracks Santa will go live Sunday, with about 1,500 volunteers (more...)

First Lady Melania Trump Unveils Christmas at the White House 2017

The First Family will celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with a nod to tradition. This year's theme, “Time-Honored Traditions” was designed by First Lady Melania Trump to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House. In the East Wing, visitors find a tribute to (more...)

Pining For the Real Thing, the Nation Has Spoken: Real vs Artificial Christmas Trees

64% of respondents voted in favour of real Christmas trees, compared to 36% preferring artificial With nearly one in four UK households displaying a Christmas tree each year*, research conducted by the Ideal Home Show at Christmas has settled the debate of whether Britain prefers real or artificial Christmas

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Turkey Named ‘Drumstick’ Is Given Presidential Pardon

President Donald Trump, just prior to beginning his Thanksgiving vacation on Tuesday, carried out a final pre-holiday executive action — pardoning a turkey. "Drumstick, you are hereby pardoned," the president declared in the White House Rose Garden, with his wife, Melania, and their 11-year-old son, Barron, alongside. The turkey, with a (more...)

Visit Minnesota, a Heartland State With an International Vibe

By Lauren Monsen Most people know Minnesota as a Midwestern state with over 10,000 lakes and spectacular scenery. And they might know it as home to music icons Bob Dylan and Prince, as well as the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. But (more...)

How to Purposefully and Successfully Transition to a Single Income

By Nathaniel Sillin Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It's not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent's career (more...)

Trump Now Opposes Bipartisan Accord on Health Law Changes

VOA U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his opposition Wednesday to a bipartisan accord on national health law changes, a day after saying he supported it. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, "We've said all along that we want something that just doesn't bail out the insurance companies but actually provides (more...)

Totalny Diktant In Philadelphia

For the first time Totalny Diktant in the Russian language takes place in Philadelphia on April 8, 2017 at 15:30, at South Philadelphia Library (700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145-2392) . dictation" 
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Japan’s Much-Celebrated Gift Blooms in Washington

By ShareAmerica Washington’s famous cherry trees are blooming again. This year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington honors the 105th anniversary of Japan’s gift of the flowering trees to the United States. It took coordination and the work of many to ensure the cherry trees’ (more...)

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