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Nonprofits To Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11 With National Day of Service

The nonprofit 9/11 Day plans to pack 200,000 meals for St. Mary’s Food Bank and United Food Bank in Phoenix and a total of 2.5 million meals nationwide.

Rose Kaur Sodhi, a medical resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, stands for a portrait Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. Rose, Balbir Singh Sodhi’s niece, was a second grader getting ready for a relative’s birthday party when her family learned of her uncle’s murder. “We knew something was terribly wrong because my dad came home crying. I had never seen that before,” she said of her father and Balbir’s brother, Rana Singh Sodhi, who became a well-known figure in the Sikh American community and taught her to share her family’s story and advocate for peace. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Two Decades Later, Young Sikhs Still Struggle With Post-Sept. 11 Discrimination

The FBI listed 67 anti-Sikh crimes in 2020, the highest annual number since the bureau created a category to track hate crimes against Sikhs in 2015.

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Congress Just Passed the National American Latino Museum — What’s Next?

The museum will honor the 500-year history of Latino people in the US and their contributions to life, art, history, and culture.

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9 Things You Don’t Know About Jill Biden

From book author to irrepressible prankster, the woman who is poised to become First Lady of the United States has a fascinating life of her own.

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Will Impact Latinos for Generations. Here’s Why You Need to Pay Attention.

The court is now split between five conservative jurists and three liberal justices. Whoever fills Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacancy will affect the makeup of the Supreme Court.

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‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coming of Age and 9/11: How Two Generations of Americans Have Been Impacted by a National Tragedy

Nearly two decades ago, a generation came of age as September 11 took place. Today, another generation is growing up amid a pandemic. COURIER spoke with both to see how the events of 9/11 and their aftermath continue to take a toll.