Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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U.S. to mark Juneteenth

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/18/20, 06:37 pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week that their states would officially recognize the June 19 holiday marking the end of slavery. Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler said Juneteenth will become a paid holiday for city workers. Already, 47 states and the District of Columbia recognize the day.

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Jean Kennedy Smith dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/18/20, 06:18 pm

The last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy died on Wednesday, her relatives said. Jean Kennedy Smith was 92.

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DACA survives on technicality

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/18/20, 03:12 pm

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to uphold Obama-era legal protections for immigrants who illegally entered the United States as children. President Donald Trump’s administration argued that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was illegal and the courts had no authority to review its decision to end it. The program provides legal shelter for about 650,000 immigrants.

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