Farewell: Americans We Lost in 2017

By Lauren Monsen Over the past year, Americans said goodbye to many talented people. Here are 10 who died in 2017, all of whom lived remarkable lives. Music legend Tom Petty, a prolific writer of chart-topping songs since the late 1970s, led his
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Migrant Toddler Found on Turkish Beach Identified

VOA News The 3-year-old migrant Syrian boy whose dead body was found on a Turkish beach when his boat sank was identified Thursday as Aylan Kurdi. The heartbreaking photograph of Aylan, dressed in a red T-shirt and sneakers and lying face down in the surf, ran on front pages around the globe (more...)

U.S. Welcomes Record Number of Refugees

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The United States welcomed a record number of refugees in fiscal year 2013. The 69,930 refugees who found safe haven this year in the United States represent the Obama administration’s commitment to creating a refugee admissions program that meets important security screening standards as well (more...)

Exhibition Illuminates Faces, Stories of American Immigrants

By Lea Terhune Staff Writer Generations of immigrants passing through entry points to the United States left details of their lives there that now reside in the U.S. National Archives. Its new exhibition in Washington, Attachments: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates, shares some of those photographic and documentary records (more...)

Philadelphia Man Was Charged With Helping Terrorists

According to local media, "Bakhtiyor Jumaev, 45, of Port Richmond, was arrested by the Philadelphia FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Justice Department said". He was charged with helping to fund the Islamic Jihad Union. CBS News reported, that "Bakhtiyor Jumaev, is accused of sending funds to 35-year-old (more...)


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