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New York Real Estate Community Sleeping Out Oct. 8 (Video)

New York, N.Y.  On Thursday, October 8th 2015, more than 200 executives in the real estate industry will sleep out in New York City — near Times Square — to raise awareness and critical funds to support the life-changing work taking place at Covenant House. Last year, our inaugural group of 100 execs in the […]

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President’s Statement on the Shooting in Oregon (Video)

Washington, D.C. As the details surrounding yesterday’s tragedy continue to unfold, this is something every American should watch. The President delivered a statement on the shooting in Oregon. And one thing he said is certainly ringing in the minds of Americans across the country right now, no matter their politics: “We are the only advanced […]

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Obama on Shootings at Umpqua Community College

Washington, D.C.  There’s been another mass shooting in America — this time, in a community college in Oregon. That means there are more American families — moms, dads, children — whose lives have been changed forever.  That means there’s another community stunned with grief, and communities across the country forced to relieve their own anguish, […]

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United Nations: Barack Obama, Raúl Castro Meet Again

New York, N.Y.  Their meeting comes just weeks after the two countries opened embassies, re-establishing diplomatic relations after a 54-year break. The meeting began in a friendly manner, with the leaders shaking hands and the diminutive Castro laughingly commenting on the U.S. president’s height. He’s just over 6 feet tall. The White House said the […]

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Angelique Kidjo, Peter Buffett Release Song to Support African Girls

New York, N.Y.  I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years.  I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo following the U.N. Day Concert back in October of last year (here).  Both musicians have been on my radar because I cover Thought Leaders and Global Citizens – and they represent everything […]

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U.N. Welcomes Expanded E.U. Support to Refugees Fleeing Conflict

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees today welcomed a decision by the European Union (EU) to increase resources for humanitarian assistance countries neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Two young refugees wait with their parents to go to emergency accommodation in Nickelsdorf, Austria, which is facing an unprecedented arrival of refugees, mainly from Syria, […]

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Colombia: ‘Significant Progress’ Towards Final Peace Agreement

New York, N.Y.  Following a recent upsurge in fighting between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Government, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement reached by the parties in Havana, Cuba on the issue of victims and commended their commitment to place victims at the center of the peace process. Internally displaced […]

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Pope May Hit on Divisive Issues in Congressional Address

Washington, D.C. Pope Francis is expected to touch on sensitive issues including the Middle East refugee crisis, climate change and the excesses of capitalism when he addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress Thursday. Tens of thousands of people are set to watch the proceedings from the Capitol lawn and hundreds more will gather […]

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