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Joseph "Beau" Biden III, the eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has died of brain cancer, his father announced on Saturday. The younger Mr. Biden was 46. He served as Delaware's attorney general for eight years from 2007 to 2015. He joined the Delaware National Guard in 2003, serving as a major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. In 2008 his unit was deployed to Iraq. Mr. Biden's death is not the first tragic loss for the vice president.  His first wife, Neilia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident in 1972 when the station wagon they were driving in to go Christmas shopping was hit by a tractor-trailer. Beau Biden and his brother, Hunter, were also injured in the crash, but both survived. Father Joe Biden won the November 7, 1972, U.S. Senate election in Delaware at age 30 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. When he was first sworn in to the U.S. Senate in 1973, he took his oath by the bedside of his four-year-old son Beau. The tragedy brought Joe Biden closer to his children. "It's not about whether you get knocked down but how quickly you get up," which he used to say to his sons. In 2014 Beau Biden tweeted about his relationship with father, saying "Happy Birthday to the best coach I could have asked for. Love you Pop" with a photo of father and son watching baseball from a dugout. Their incredible bond shows us a typical American father-and-son theme, the importance of family and the resilience of this country.   
1. Senators Finally Credit Edward Snowden For Role In Patriot Act Reforms

"Because of Edward Snowden, there's a perception -- which is not true -- but there's a perception that we're invading people's privacy," Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), explained last month. "But the fact is, some of his disclosures led to a reassessment of our intelligence operations" Durbin explained. (HP) 

Bob Fuchigami, 85, who had come to tell the story of his imprisonment, 73 years before, at an internment camp here that came to be known as Amache. In 1942, just after the attack on Pearl Harbor, roughly 120,000 people of Japanese descent were evicted from their homes and sent to live in camps around the country. About two-thirds of them were American citizens. (NYT)

In his battle against militant Islam, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is relying not just on bomber planes and soldiers but on white-turbaned clerics from Al-Azhar, Egypt's 1,000-year-old center for Islamic learning. He wants clerics to counter radicalism in the classroom. (Reuters) 
Bruce Jenner, the former Olympic gold-medal-winning decathlete who revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman, is now Caitlyn Jenner. The revelation was made in Vanity Fair, which tweeted an image of Jenner on the cover of its July issue. (NPR)
While about half of the victims were white, the report released Saturday by the Washington Post found that two-thirds of those who were unarmed were Hispanic or black. Among the other findings: 92 of those killed were identified by family or authorities as mentally ill, 49 people had no weapon and the guns held by 13 people were actually toys. (Time)
Most of the 458 passengers aboard a chartered cruise ship were still missing on Tuesday morning more than 12 hours after it sank during a storm along the central Yangtze River, according to a report by Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency. (NYT)
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7. 뉴욕 주 상원 '5월 한인 가정의 달' 법안 통과

토니 아벨라(독립민주컨퍼런스) 상원 의원이 지난 2월 상정한 이 법안은 어린이날(5일), 어버이날(8일), 스승의 날(15일) 등을 소개하고 5월을 '한인 가정의 달'(Korean American family month)로 정해 기념식을 하는 내용을 담고 있다. 이 법안은 하원 의결 및 앤드루 쿠오모 뉴욕 주 지사의 서명을 거치면 발효.     

아시안 최초로 '나홀로 美 대륙횡단 마라톤'에 도전한 강명구씨가 지난 2월1일 캘리포니아 산타모니카 해변을 출발, 114일만인 25일 오전 11시40분 워싱턴DC 백악관 앞에 도착함으로써 대장정에 성공한 것. 한민족의 일원으로서 분단 70년을 그냥 넘길 수야 없지 않느냐. 조국의 통일이 내가 달리는 길보다 더 멀고 험해도 첫 발을 내딛는 순간 더욱 가까이 느껴질 것이라는 믿음을 모든 사람들과 공유하고 싶다"며 의지를 불태웠다. 자신과 함께 죽음의 대장정에 나설 유모차 앞에 한반도 이미지를 배경으로 '남북평화통일 LA to NY'이라는 배너를 붙였다. 
앤드류 쿠오모 뉴욕주지사는 29일 종업원 권리장전 포스터 부착 여부에 대한 단속을 시작으로 네일업계 근로환경 개선 캠페인에 돌입한다고 밝혔다. 종업원 권리장전 포스터는 최저임금 액수와 식사시간 및 안전한 노동환경 보장, 훈련비용 지불 요구 금지 등 종업원과 업주와의 관계에서 업주들이 꼭 알고 지켜야 할 법규들이 적혀 있다. 업주는 눈에 잘 보이는 곳에 종업원의 모국어로 된 포스터를 부착해야만 한다.
10. 세종학당, 한국 전래동화 자료 활용한 동영상 공모세종학당, 한국 전래동화 자료 활용한 동영상 공모

'제1회 누리-세종학당 교육자료를 활용한 수업 동영상 공모전'에 응모하기를 희망하는 사람은 재단의 온라인 학습 사이트 '누리-세종학당'(에 게재된 '만화 한국 전래동화' 자료를 활용, 동영상으로 제작해 출품하면 된다.  "세종학당의 학습 품질을 높이기 위해 현장의 교육 우수 사례를 공모하기로 했다"며 "수상작은 온라인 사이트에 올려 교육 참고 자료로 활용할 계획"이라고...