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Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will give a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia in support of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, while Democrats in Congress are on the verge of guaranteeing lawmakers will not be able to pass a measure opposing the deal. Kerry and top diplomats from Britain, China, France, […]

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Alaska: The 49th State’s Place in History

Washington, D.C.  The President is traveling to Alaska to see firsthand the impacts of climate change on the region. Here’s a historical look at why Alaska is so important to protect.    Cancelled check in the amount of $7.2 million, for the purchase of Alaska, issued August 1, 1868; Records of the Accounting Officers of […]

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Gaza May Become Uninhabitable in Less Than Five Years

Gaza, Palestine.  A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warns that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if current economic trends persist. A man holds the hands of his granddaughters near the remnants of the residential towers where the girls used […]

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Pope Francis to Allow Holy Year Pardon for Abortion

The Vatican, Rome.  Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church’s upcoming Holy Year, in the Argentine pontiff’s latest move toward a more open and inclusive church. The Canonization of Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II by Pope […]

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Prostate Cancer Foundation Raises $4 Million in the Hamptons

Prostate Cancer Foundation Hosted An Evening of Dining, Dancing and Other Surprises In Support of the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament At the Parrish Art Museum Saturday, August 29, 2015.

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With the President: What I Saw in Alaska

OSTP Director John Holdren reflects on the two days he and other senior OSTP officials spent traveling in Alaska this past weekend.

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3,000+ Asylum-Seekers Passing Thru Former Yugoslavia, Daily

New York, N.Y.  The number of “exhausted and desperate” women and children making their way from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Lamar, 4, has traveled with her mother for just […]

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Another Chemical Plant Explosion in China

Washington, D.C.  An explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has killed at least one person, according to government-run media, the latest in a series of deadly warehouse blasts that have raised questions about insufficient safety regulations. Blast at chemical plant in Dongying, in eastern province of Shandong province, China, Aug. 31, 2015. (Photo: […]

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Financial Planning: What’s Next For LGBT Couples?

Six Steps To Creating A Long-Term Budget, Marriage Or Not, From Wealth Manager

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Speaker John Boehner of Ohio Upset Mt. McKinley Renamed

Washington, D.C.  U.S. President Barack Obama is facing backlash from some Ohio lawmakers following his decision to rename Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, to Denali. Mount McKinley, with U.S. Flag at Eielson Visitor Center by Albert Herring. “This is not an arbitrary change,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.  He […]

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Ban Mourns Death of U.N. Haiti Mission Force Commander

Announcing 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Winners

This Fall, Stony Brook University Tackles Gender Inequality

Municipal Art Society of N.Y. Backs Times Square Mall

In NYC, the Met’s Venetian Sculpture Gallery Now Open

Timeline of Major Moments in Alaska’s History