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2008-12-27 15:52:00

FRESNO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Hmong-Americans from California and across the United States will gather in Fresno for special ceremonies on December 27 at the Hmong and Lao veterans monument at Fresno County Courthouse Park and the Hmong New Year at Fresno Fairgrounds. The ceremonies will honor author and human rights activist Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt and commemorate the 15th anniversary of the publication of her book Tragic Mountains: The...

2005-09-16 21:55:08

By Eileen Nimm HAYWARD, Wisconsin (Reuters) - A Laotian immigrant was convicted on Friday of shooting to death six hunters, after the jury rejected his claim he fired after being shot at and that a racist tirade made him fear for his life. Chai Soua Vang, a 36-year-old truck driver who is a member of St. Paul, Minnesota's Hmong minority community, faces an automatic sentence of six life terms in prison after the all-white jury found him guilty of six counts of murder and three...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'