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Wednesday May 16th, 2018 night edition

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It’s the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and since 1982, it has commemorated military personnel who died or were declared missing in action during their Vietnam War service.

The moment plans for the memorial were unveiled, it was clear the structure would be immediately recognizable—and controversial.

It was all the more astonishing because of its creator, an unknown, 21-year-old student with no professional experience.

They escaped mainland China as young adults when it became clear that their families might be threatened by Maoist revolutionaries.

She did experience its effects, though: During the 1970s, the war indelibly impacted American life and popular culture.

Young adults lived in fear of the draft, and the father of one of Lin’s high school friends was killed in combat.

In 2010, a study even found that visiting the wall multiple times can help Vietnam veterans better cope with post-traumatic stress. »

Maryland bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

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— Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday to prohibit health professionals from practicing “gay conversion therapy” on minors, as a growing number of states and municipalities are banning it.

Meagan Simonaire poses in the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., on May 15, 2018, after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation to ban "gay conversion therapy" for minors.

More: Washington Legislature bans gay conversion therapy on minors. »

Today, the Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality

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Today, the United States Senate will vote on whether or not to save net neutrality.

Editor’s note: The US Senate has saved Net Neutrality with a final vote of 52 to 47, with one abstaining.

The Resolution of Disapproval must make it through the House of Representatives and then be signed by President Trump to end the FCC’s killing of net neutrality. »

EU president tears into Donald Trump, warning US president is bad friend who acts with 'capricious assertiveness'

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2/29 Obama farewell address - 10 January 2017 US President Barack Obama wipes away tears as he delivers his farewell address in Chicago on 10 January, 2017.

Luckily, he greeted FBI Director James Comey a few seconds after the pool had made its way into the room."

20/29 Campaign rally - 3 August 2017 US President Donald Trump arrives at a rally in West Virginia on 3 August, 2017. »

Program donates graduation caps and gowns to ensure students don’t have to skip ceremonies

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But some students never experience that proud moment simply because they can’t afford the graduation cap and gown worn by fellow members of their graduating class.

The agency, which distributed the last of its donated light blue gowns on Tuesday, is still collecting graduation garb in all colors.

Janelle Patenaude, partnership coordinator at North, said her list of students who need help acquiring caps and gowns is substantially larger than last year. »