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At 5 52. The Cinco de Mayo celebrations here in the U.S. have long eclipsed those in Mexico, but for the small number of Mexicans who mark the occasion, they aren't celebrating. It's more of a remembrance day. It's not the celebration that you see here in the streets of the U.S.. That's how many Mexican sea Cinco de Mayo, Emily key, head of education at the national museum of the American Latino here in D.C., says, think Memorial Day, not 4th of July. That's one of the myths to the spell. It is actually not Mexico's Independence Day You have to go way back to 1862. It marks a turning point in Mexico successful battle of puebla against a much larger French army. Now may 5th is a symbol of pride for many Mexican Americans. It's more of a day of connection and reclaiming your identity. Gigi Barnett, WTO news. Meantime, may 5th is also missing and murdered indigenous peoples awareness day. An old law from the 1970s prevents Native American tribes from having criminal jurisdiction on their lands in kidnapping and murder cases involving non Indian suspects. John echohawk executive director of the Native American rights fund says this day was designed to pressure Congress to change that law. The number of missing and murdered indigenous people on our lands is greater than any other group in the country because so we don't have this protection. And so every May 5 now, we always have this awareness day and we're seeking to have Congress change the law so that our tribal governments have criminal jurisdiction. You can check out the entire conversation on episode one 51 of the podcast colors, a dialog on race in America with WTO's JJ green, one week from today, and check out current episodes of colors anywhere. You get your podcasts. All right, an update now from a story that's been all over social media, the pictures have been for the past couple of days. The past is gone, but some folks at a central New Jersey town are still noodling over the mystery of how hundreds of pounds of pasta was dumped near a stream. Old bridge mayor Owen Henry says the spaghetti noodles and the macaroni were cleaned up last week by public works crews. The 15 wheelbarrow loads of pasta caught national attention after the picks were posted on social media. Mayor Henry says the pasta did not cause any environmental damage or health issues and he considers the matter closed, but I'm telling that to social media and who knows who actually dumped it there. I've heard the suspect description looks a lot like chef boyardee. Oh

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