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Easter traditions in America

This year on April 4, many American Christians will celebrate Easter — the oldest and most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his crucifixion some 2,000 years ago. Many Christians observe a period of fasting and ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken On Release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PRESS BRIEFING ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 30, 2021 MR PRICE: Good afternoon. Today I have the privilege of welcoming back to the press briefing room Secretary Blinken. It’s especially a privilege today because the Secretary, as you know, is here to unveil the 2020 Human ...
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Sanctions on Two Burmese Entities in Connection with the Military Regime

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 25, 2021 Members of the Burmese military have taken increasingly disturbing actions aimed at their own citizens since February 1. In response to the military’s refusal to disavow the coup and continuing violence against peaceful protestors, today the United States is taking its most significant action ...
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