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Tragedies Can Pull Families Together, Tear Families Apart

Charleston, S.C. The three pictures below tell a story. That beautiful lady on the right is my wife Beth Brannan; the mother of our three children: Lauren Brannan, Michael Brannan, and Daniel Brannan. I think tragedies and hardships can pull families together, but just as easily they can tear families apart.   This beautiful lady […]

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Opening of Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Tawang, India.  The incredible opening of the Academic Building of Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage in Tawang took place on 10am of September 21, 2015. All 254 children, teachers, villagers, monks, officials, and international guests gathered to celebrate.          Architectural rendering of the new academic building at Manjushree. The Opening Ceremonies vibrated with Tibetan culture that very much […]

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My Son and I… Both Diagnosed with Cancer

Charleston, S.C. Next week Team D & D will launch our “Overcoming Cancer Together” Road Trip. Of course there is no way this team would be complete without Daniel’s mom…and my most beautiful and incredible wife… Beth. I feel that we’re both lucky. Beth has been a great Mom and awesome wife… a real pillar […]

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Worldreader: From 5 Million to 1 Billion Mobile Readers

By David Risher. New York, N.Y.  Last year at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting we made an ambitious commitment. We pledged to bring digital books to 5 million people in three years. Instead, it took us only one. That’s an enormous achievement. It means that in just one year, millions of more people around […]

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Overcoming Cancer Together: Promises to My Son

Charleston, S.C. As much as I hate the thought of Daniel’s chemo treatments, and all of its negative side effects, and as much as I hate the thought of him losing all of his hair… that thick beautiful hair, and as much as I dread watching him struggle with the treatments that promise a cure…last […]

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With My Son: Overcoming Cancer, Together…

Charleston, S.C. At 11:40 AM today we report to the Medical University of South Carolina where Daniel will begin nine weeks of treatment that WILL cure him of cancer. Of this we have NO doubt. NONE! This whole process as been a journey that we have shared with you… and you have responded in waves […]

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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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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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The Broad in L.A. to Present Inaugural Public Programming

Calif. Gov.’s Signs of Aid-in-Dying Bill, Spurs Other States

Big Ambitions for Model School Program in Cambodia

Harlem School of the Arts Raises Over $1M at Gala

Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas