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Viet Canadian nominated for Oscar

Vietnamese-Canadian director-writer Kim Nguyen‘s film War Witch was nominated yesterday for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, marking the second time an ethnic Vietnamese director is nominated by the Academy, and the first time representing a country that’s not Vietnam. War Witch (La … Continue reading

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Viet women community organizers appointed by Prez to VEF

Two Vietnamese-American women who are strong community organizers in Houston and San Jose were appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Education Foundation. In announcing the appointment, President Obama said, “These individuals have demonstrated … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Nguyen confirmed, first Asian female circuit judge

Judge Jacqueline Nguyen was confirmed Monday by the full Senate to the Ninth Circuit, becoming the first female Asian judge on the federal appellate bench. The vote to confirm Nguyen, 46, was 91 for and 3 against, The Hill reports. … Continue reading

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Du confirmed, becomes 2nd Viet federal judge

Almost eight months after her nomination, Vietnamese-American civil litigator Miranda Du from Nevada was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week to be U.S. district judge for that state, the second Viet federal judge in the country and the first Asian-American federal … Continue reading

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Judge Jacqueline Nguyen nominated to appeals court for Western U.S.

Less than 2 short years from taking the federal bench, Vietnamese-American judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen has been nominated by President Barack Obama for elevation to the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. In a White House press release, … Continue reading

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Viet nominated to federal judgeship in Nevada

A Vietnamese-American lawyer from Reno, former boat-people refugee, has been nominated by President Obama to be a federal judge for the District of Nevada, the White House announced Tuesday. Miranda Du, a civil litigator, had been recommended by Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

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Viet students win 2nd in Popsicle stick bridge contest

A team of 3 students from Garden Grove High School, two of whom are Viet, won 2nd place in the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers – metro L.A branch, announced the GGUSD … Continue reading

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Viet police captain named San Jose deputy chief

A Vietnamese-American captain in the San Jose Police Department has been named one of the four deputy chiefs, reports the Mercury News here. The promotion of Captain Phan Ngo, who received his golden captain’s bars just last year, is particularly … Continue reading

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