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Afghan’s path to US citizenship leads to George Washington’s estate

The Mount Vernon ceremony is the showpiece of nearly 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country over the holiday weekend, for a total of 7,000 new Americans. After passing his citizenship test in June, Mirwais Nasari learned that he’d be among 100 people from 45 nations who would become U.S. citizens at the annual Fourth of July celebration at George Washington’s residence,

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Afghan’s path to citizenship

Mirwais Nasari’s first glimpses of America came from Rambo movies and X-Files episodes that he watched underneath the leaky roof of his family’s clay house at a refugee camp in Pakistan. On July 4, 2016, Nasari will be naturalized at Mt. Vernon, George Washington's estate.

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Fort Worth’s damaged namesake Navy ship may be heading back soon from Singapore to San Diego for repairs and maintenance with a new captain and crew. Its former commander was relieved after a maintenance failure. Littoral combat ships have lost the support of the secretary of defense, although the Navy secretary is a booster.

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Afghan’s path to citizenship

Mirwais Nasari’s first glimpses of America came from Rambo movies and X-Files episodes that he watched underneath the leaky roof of his family’s clay house at a refugee camp in Pakistan. On July 4, 2016, Nasari will be naturalized at Mt. Vernon, George Washington's estate.
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