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Iconic Norman Rockwell Exhibition to Open at U.N. Headquarters

New York, N.Y.  Part of an ongoing series of global events marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a special exhibition is set to open at the world body’s New York Headquarters bringing together legendary artist Norman Rockwell’s original United Nations drawing, his Golden Rule painting, and a collection of work that reflects his […]

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Barack Obama: A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay

By Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States Washington, D.C.  It’s been a good few days for America. On Thursday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act. It is here to stay. And, Democrats and Republicans in Congress paved the way for the United States to rewrite the rules of global trade to […]

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Greek Lawmakers Approve Bailout Referendum

Athens, Greece.  The Greek Parliament voted late Saturday to accept Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ call for a referendum July 5 on proposed reforms needed to get bailout funds. Tsipras issued a defiant call to Greeks to reject what he called an “insulting” bailout offer from foreign creditors. “The day of truth is coming for the […]

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Obama Eulogizes Church Shooting Victims in Charleston

Charleston, S.C. President Barack Obama has delivered a eulogy for the pastor killed with eight other African Americans inside a church last week in Charleston, South Carolina. Obama said, “we are here to today to remember a man of God who lived by faith.” He described the Reverend Clementa Pinckney of the Emanuel African Methodist […]

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Supreme Court Opens Same-Sex Marriage to All Fifty States

Washington, D.C.  The United States Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the country, essentially invalidating laws in some states barring same-sex marriage. Here’s how people reacted to the news. Photo courtesy of Tom Morris, WikiCommons. Graphic issued today from the White House. Tweet

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Voice of Hope for Autism: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

New York, N.Y.  Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great innovations, we sometimes tend to take for granted the more elementary aspects of life, such as the ability to communicate through speech.      Roberta Lowenstein, Rita Cosby, Joey Lowenstein, […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C.  Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, historic health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Now, millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces can stay covered, no matter where they live. The President made the […]

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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on Black Youths: ‘No Spirit’

New York, N.Y.  The entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. has announced that it is severing ties with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, after recent reports of Trump’s disparaging remarks toward Mexicans. Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at […]

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‘Great Nations Eat’ Launches Unprecedented Media Campaign

Washington, D.C.  Today, Great Nations Eat launched an unprecedented media campaign to both raise awareness of the problem of hunger in America and to end it. Great Nations Eat will be featured on every major media platform, both nationally and locally. The campaign is a five year committed partnership between national anti-hunger organization Share Our […]

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Obama Announces Changes in U.S. Government Hostage Policy

Washington, D.C.  Over the past decade, we have witnessed a significant shift in hostage-takings by terrorist organizations and criminal groups that has challenged the ability of the U.S. Government to secure the safe recovery of U.S. nationals taken captive.  The wanton and brutal murder of several Americans held hostage over the past year lays bare […]

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Troopathon Aims To Send Care Packages To Troops Overseas

The Met Thanks Large Corporation for not Ruining View from Cloisters

Obama Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner at White House

On International Widows Day: U.N. Recognizes Invisible Plight of Millions

Ash Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat

Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Education in America’s South