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Bush Gets Tributes at Kennedy Center Honors Program

Last year’s Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was almost overshadowed by controversy surrounding the sitting president. This year’s event took place in the shadow of the death of a former commander in chief. Sunday night’s ceremony honoring lifetime artistic achievement featured multiple tributes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night at age 94. …


Jews Worldwide Mark Beginning of Hanukkah

Jews around the world are lighting candles, spinning dreidels, and eating traditional potato pancakes as they welcome Hanukkah. The eight-day long Festival of Lights marks the re-dedication of the temple of Jerusalem in the second century BC, after Jewish guerillas defeated the armies of tyrannical Syrian and Greek rulers. Every night over the next eight …


Melania Trump Decks the White House Halls

Since President John Adams and first lady Abigail Adams’ Christmas party at the White House in December 1800, wintertime in the U.S. president’s residence has been filled with various holiday festivities. This year, first lady Melania Trump has decked White House halls in the spirit of the patriotic theme “American Treasures.” Patsy Widakuswara has this …