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U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

New York, N.Y.  Violations of human rights “fuel and shape the conflict” in the occupied Palestinian territories, a senior United Nations official reported to the Human Rights Council today. Displaced Palestinians with their belongings, following Israeli authorities demolition of their structures in Ein al Hilwa (Tubas Governorate)  in the Jordan Valley on 30 January 2014. Photo: […]

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Venezuela Blasts U.S. in New York Times Ad

Washington, D.C. Venezuela has placed a full page ad in the New York Times to reject what it says are “tyrannical” attempts by the U.S. to undermine its socialist system. President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. Photo: Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency. The ad declaring that “Venezuela is not a threat” comes amid mounting tensions […]

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As Ebola Slows, Social Life in Liberia Ramps Up

Monrovia, Liberia.  Five months ago at the height of the Ebola crisis, social life in Liberia was at a standstill, as people tried to avoid touching to keep themselves from catching the deadly virus.  With new Ebola cases now down to zero, Liberians have returned to popular beaches and nightclubs. People are glad social life […]

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Times Change: White Christians Now Minority in 19 American States

Washington, D.C.  White Christian men have long been the primary movers and shakers in American politics and culture.  All 43 U.S. presidents, with the exception of Barack Obama–who was born to a white mother and a black father–were white Christians. However, the American landscape is changing. White Christians, once the majority virtually everywhere in the […]

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Liberia Lifts Ebola Curfew, Opens Borders

Monrovia, Liberia.  A Liberian health ministry official said the country will continue to observe all Ebola preventive protocols and regulations until it achieves “zero infections.” This came as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Sunday ordered the lifting of the nationwide Ebola curfew put in place in August to prevent the further spread of the virus. Liberian […]

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Primer on U.S. Presidents: From Washington to Obama

Washington, D.C.  As celebrated on the third Monday in February each year, Presidents’ Day is yet again upon us. This is often the time of year students across the country study U.S. Presidents, especially Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, both of whom have birthdays celebrated in February. Luckily, we’ve revamped our Presidents’ pages in time […]

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Ban-ki Moon Calls for Tolerance After Three Muslim-Americans Shot in NC

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his “deepest condolences” to the families of three Muslim Americans who were killed in the state of North Carolina earlier this week, a UN spokesperson confirmed today. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas (file). Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha and Deah Shaddy Barakat, were reportedly shot […]

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Obama Responds to Deaths of Three Muslim Students in North Carolina

Chapel Hill, N.C.  Police said on Feb. 10 that three people had been shot to death at a condominium complex east of the University of North Carolina campus and a man has been arrested. Chapel Hill police told local news outlets that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and has been charged with three counts […]

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U.N. to Unveil Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

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