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Jeb Bush Stumbles Over Position on Iraq War

Washington, D.C.  Former Florida governor and expected presidential candidate Jeb Bush sought to end a political controversy Thursday over the Iraq war. Bush said at a town hall event in Tempe, Arizona, that faced with the decision today, he would not have launched the invasion of Iraq carried out by his brother, former President George […]

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Obama at Georgetown on Poverty in America

Washington, D.C.  Today at Georgetown University, President Obama sat down with Harvard professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks to share his views on poverty in America and what we can do to ensure every American — no matter who they are, where they come from, or where they live — has […]

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At the White House, Ending Youth Homelessness

Washington, D.C.  No young person should lack a stable and safe home, or be without a caring adult they can count on. Too many of America’s youth have been robbed of that essential foundation — and thanks to the extraordinary work of practitioners and volunteers across the country, we are learning what it takes to […]

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In Poland, 70th Anniversary of WWII End Remembered

Warsaw, Poland. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Poland today at an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, recalled the “tremendous” shared sacrifice and the huge price of victory over fascism, paid by the millions of lost lives. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with President Bronislaw […]

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service to Havana, Cuba

Washington, D.C.  The Obama administration took another step forward in its efforts to normalize relations with Cuba by restoring commercial ferry services between the former Cold War rivals. The Malecon Harborside in Havana by Antonio Milena via Wikimedia Commons. The U.S. Treasury Department Tuesday issued licenses to at least four companies to ferry passengers and […]

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Hillary Clinton Lays Out Immigration Reform Plan

Washington, D.C.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the U.S. needs to fix its broken immigration system, and that any legislation needs to include a path to “full and equal citizenship” for the country’s undocumented population. At a campaign stop Tuesday at a high school in Nevada, Clinton singled out her potential Republican rivals, saying […]

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UNICEF Airlift of Humanitarian Supplies to Quake-Hit Nepal

New York, N.Y.  Humanitarian supplies to meet the emergency needs of some of the 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital, Kathmandu, as the United Nations children’s agency works with the European Union (EU) to provide much needed relief from the effects of the […]

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ISIS Claims Responsibility in Texas Shooting Spree

Washington. D.C. The Islamic State militant group is claiming responsibility for Sunday’s attack on a convention center outside Dallas, Texas, where a contest for cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad was taking place. There was no immediate comment from U.S. officials on the Islamic State claim. Garland Square by William Addington.  Wikicommons. The extremist group made […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

Unlocking Wind Power Across America – from the White House

U.N.: Violence Against Women and Girls ‘Shames Every Society’

Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center