Beginning the week of Nov. 21, 2012, the Connection kicks off a series about immigration, diversity and the growing population of foreign-born residents in Northern Virginia. It is a topic consistent with the original Thanksgiving story.


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Murder of Reston Teen: ‘A Deadly Case of Road Rage’

No evidence of hate crime; investigation continues.

Murder of Reston Teen

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The ‘Nice-Nasty Town’

Racism — subtle and not — in Alexandria.

The ‘Nice-Nasty Town:’ Racism in Alexandria

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Bridging Citizen-Police Concerns

Public safety meeting explains changes.

Public safety meeting in Mount Vernon.

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Sharing Insights on Local Gang Culture

Kaine hosts roundtable discussion on gang violence.

Tim Kaine hosts roundtable discussion on gang violence.

Hutchison Elementary Celebrates International Night

Art and performance foster a culture that values and respects diversity.

International night

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World Language Day Showcases Student's Skills

World Language Day

Gathering in Opposition to Trump Immigration Policies

Leaders condemn ICE activity outside Rising Hope Church.

Speaking out against Trump immigration policies

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Prayer Vigil at ICE Office

Rising Hope pastor speaks about arrests outside church.

Rising Hope Mission Church holds vigil at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Protesting ICE Action

Protest against raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.

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Feeling ICE's Chill

The tone in Alexandria regarding immigration is one of apprehension and fear of harassment and deportation.

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Fear Follows ICE Enforcement

Men said to be detained after leaving Mount Vernon shelter.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Mount Vernon.

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'I Felt 'At Least I'm Somebody"

Centreville woman meets birth father after 45 years.

Tina Diep Carmichael and Joe Nguyen reunited.

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So Much Happening, Don’t Blink

Demonstrations at Dulles in reaction to travel ban; fast moving General Assembly lacks transparency; other key issues.

As this date approaches, the General Assembly has a serious transparency issue, as it continues to kill most proposed legislation with unrecorded voice votes in subcommittee, with no accountability or record of how members voted.

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Party-Line Vote Protects Child Labor at Tobacco Farms in Virginia

Republican-led House panel kills effort to craft new protections for kids in unrecorded vote.

In an unrecorded party-line vote, House Republicans killed a bill that would have cracked down on child labor at tobacco farms in Virginia.

Free Halloween Car Rides Offered in Area

As a means of making the Washington-metropolitan area’s roadways a little less frightening this Halloween, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 29.