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Ga. man accused of dumping waste into Potomac River
A Georgia man was indicted on conspiracy, Clean Water Act, false claims and related charges for allegedly dumping waste into the Potomac River from 2009 to 2011.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Video: A look inside the pro-amnesty hunger strike
A group advocating amnesty for illegal immigrants is currently holding a hunger strike in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to draw attention to immigration reform on Capitol Hill.
One man's dream of a Museum of the American People
The working design for the National Museum of the American People, which organizers hope will be located at the Banneker Overlook at the edge of L'Enfant Plaza.
Fast-Food Strikes Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rep. Vargas joins fast for immigration reform
Proponents of immigration reform have waved signs on street corners, conducted sit-ins, marched by the thousands and lobbied legislators with letters and phone calls.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Fasters for Immigration Reform Pass Torch to New Group
For 22 days, a group of activists has gone without food in hopes of getting Congress to vote on immigration reform.
The Las Vegas Sun
In brief: Boehner hires immigration adviser; fast on National Mall reaches 22 days
Theresa Navarro, right, and Bob Fulkerson, to her left, participate in a pro-immigration reform sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner's office in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 31, 2013.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
This Is Honor Flight
By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. In 2004, a few days shy of the 60th anniversary of D-Day and two days before Memorial Day, President George W. Bush dedicated the U.S. National World War II Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Consisting of 56 large granite pillars with bas-relief sculptures, arranged in two semi-circles around an ... (more)
New activists continue fast for immigration reform
Four immigrant rights activists ended their 22-day fast Tuesday on the National Mall and were immediately replaced with eight others who pledged to continue the fast.
Immigrant activists end DC fast, pass baton
Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country's immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters including U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III took their place.
The Miami Herald
Florida activists join immigrants in national fast
Nearly a dozen Florida immigration advocates are fasting for the day in solidarity with activists on a hunger strike in Washington.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Player of the Week: Immigration activists
Fast for Families, a coalition of groups that support a pathway to citizenship, has organized a nationwide fast to promote their agenda.
Ventura County Star
Oxnard labor leader loses 20 pounds in protest calling for immigration reform
Eilseo Medina, a well-known labor leader from Oxnard, has lost nearly 20 pounds during a hunger strike in an effort to pressure House Republicans to overhaul immigration laws, a group spokesperson said Monday.
Is it worth it to take the baby to a museum? Spoiler alert: yes
The day after Thanksgiving is one of our highest visitation days of the year and many families bring along tiny bundles of joy.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Washington Post
Kelly: Hard-core 'Star Wars' fans dress up and troop around Washington to promote sci-fi museum
Video: Donned in their best "Star Wars" costumes, members of the 501st Legion help the Museum of Science Fiction film a promotional video on the National Mall.
AIDS memorial quilt
In observance of World AIDS Day, two 12x12 pieces of history hang in the sanctuary of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Obama encourages illegal aliens to continue hunger strike
On the day after Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama stopped by a white tent on the National Mall where some activists have been fasting to protest House inaction on immigration legislation for the past 18 days.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Reading Eagle/Reading Times
Exhibit: Virginia museum explores history behind "12 Years a Slave"
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The painful story of a free black man lured from his home in New York in 1841 to be sold into slavery, now the basis of the film "12 Years a Slave," has a little-known connection to a slave site that still stands near the nation's capital.
Christian Science Monitor
Obama visits fasting immigration activists
President Barack Obama, listens to Eliseo Medina, , Secretary-Treasurer of Service Employees International Union, as he meets with individuals who are taking part in Fast for Families, on behalf of immigration reform, on the National Mall in Washington, Friday.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Contest aims for a cleaner-burning wood stove
Shown here is a Kimberly stove, an entry in a low-emission wood-burning stove competition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Chimneys extend from the tent set up for the wood-burning stove contest on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Smoke billows from a chimney at the tent for the wood-burning stove contest on the National Mall in ... (more)