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Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican and Latin American holiday in which the living commemorate the memories of their dead ancestors. Although occurring at the same time of year as Halloween and sharing a common imagery of death – Dia de los Muertos decorations and foods prominently feature skull and skeleton motifs.

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This holiday does not consider the dead to be morbid or frightening; rather, they are objects of affection and even humor. Families visit the graves of loved ones, share meals, and build altars in their homes to their memory.

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Hundreds of students, faculty and community members gathered in Roseburg's Stewart Park Thursday night for a candlelight vigil after a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in the rural Oregon town, killing nine and injuring seven more.

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Chants of "I am UCC" and "We are UCC" rippled through the crowd as Walker Adams watched volunteers arrange candles in the shape of UCC in front of him at the park. Wednesday was his first day of school, he tells PEOPLE. He was scheduled to have classes on Thursday, but they were canceled following the shooting.

 

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Dr. Oliver Wolf Sacks

July 9, 1933 – August 30 2015

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Oliver Sacks was a British neurologist and author who spent his professional life in the United States. He was widely known for writing best-selling case histories about his patients' disorders. Some of his books have been adapted for film and stage. After studying at The Queen's College, Oxford, where he received his medical degrees in 1960, he moved to the U.S. and completed his residency in neurology at Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco.

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In Loving Memory

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Two television journalists were killed during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday, August 25, 2015 shot by a suspect who was a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the United States.  The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway hours after the shooting. Flanagan, who was African-American, died later at a hospital, police said.

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 New York City's 27th Annual Fleet Week

May 25 - 31, 2016

The yearly invasion of thousands of our brave service men and women in uniform kicked off on May 25 to coincide with Memorial Day Celebration honored the contributions of maritime service men and women. It is also one of the best times to fall in love with a man in uniform! The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have been making a social-media splash by encouraging people to snap photos with the troops and use the hashtag #SelfieWithASailor – a totally cool idea!