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From NASA: A New Blue Marble – Our Planet Earth

Washington, D.C.  No one on this planet had ever seen a whole picture of the Earth until 1972. We knew we lived on it, and had a vast amount of useful information about its makeup, its processes, and its place in the solar system. At the time, some of the most insightful individuals had begun […]

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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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2009: NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing the World for the Better

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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At the G7: President Obama’s Trip to Germany

Krun, Germany. This weekend, President Obama traveled to Krun, Germany, a small village in the Bavarian Alps to meet with the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7). The G7 is an organization of world leaders, finance ministers, and heads of state from seven of the largest economies in the world – Canada, France, Germany, […]

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Greenpeace India is Fighting for Survival; Call to Ban Ki-moon

By Samit Aich, Director, Greenpeace India Greenpeace India is under threat — and could be shut down permanently. India is poised to lead the world on tackling climate change and reducing poverty by showing we can move from dirty to clean, renewable energy. But over the last few months, government authorities here have been doing […]

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From Lahore, Pakistan to Austin, Texas – in Order to Pursue our American Dream

Washington, D.C.  September 6, 2012 was my first day as a citizen of the United States of America. I raised my hand, took the oath of allegiance, and the United States officially became my country that day. At the naturalization ceremony, I received the following letter from the President of the United States: Reading that […]

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How Studying in America Made Me a Better Person

Shanghai, China.  I first studied in America when I was a freshman at Evergreen State College, WA. Over the summer when I was there I lived with a local family and made friends from everywhere. As transformative and impressive as the trip was, I didn’t think a summer would be sufficient for me to see […]

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A Family Affair: Give Kids A Shot Gala at The Pierre Hotel, NYC

New York, N.Y.  2015 marks the 7th year that I have co-chaired the National Meningitis Association (NMA) gala with Gary Springer.  Lenore Cooney joined us as a third co-chair a few years ago. The NMA gala has become a family affair for us and our children. Barry Klarberg and Sara Herbert-Galloway. Photo: HerbertCollection. Gary Swanson, […]

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Obama Unveils Plan to Cut Power Plant Carbon Emissions

Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Happy Birthday: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare, Medicaid

China Accuses U.S. of Militarizing South China Sea

Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction

On ‘World Day,’ U.N. Secretary-General Urges Action to Combat Human Trafficking