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Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama, on his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president, says Americans “too often” conflate Islam with terrorism. U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at Cairo University on June 4, 2009. Photo: Wikipedia. “We’re one American family,” Obama told Muslim-Americans at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. He said the entire Muslim community […]

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Iowa Caucuses: Trump Losses Badly, Sanders Doesn’t

Des Moines, Iowa. Senator Ted Cruz defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican caucus Monday, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ended the Democratic contest in a virtual tie. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Photo: Wikipedia. Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, finished with 28 percent of the vote. That […]

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Sadly, Fears Mount of Resurgent Anti-Semitism in Europe

Warsaw, Poland. Seventy-one years ago, Soviet troops entered the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp near Krakow, Poland, liberating the remaining 7,000 prisoners, most of them sick and dying Jews. Antisemitic graffiti in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Photo: Beny Shlevich / Wikipedia. Days earlier, as the Red Army approached, the Nazis evacuated 60,000 other inmates, forcing them on a […]

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U.S. Official: Vladimir Putin’s Behavior ‘Picture of Corruption’

Washington, D.C. A senior U.S. Treasury official is accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, saying the Kremlin leader uses his position to enrich friends and allies at the expense of others. How corrupt is Russian President Vladimir Putin? Photo: Maria Joner/Wikipedia. Adam Szubin, who oversees U.S. Treasury sanctions, makes the accusation in a BBC documentary […]

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U.S. Presidential Race Enters Final Week Before Iowa Caucus

Washington, D.C. For months, the candidates who want to be the next U.S. president have been campaigning and debating as they try to convince voters that no one is better suited for the job.  A week from Monday, voters in Iowa will finally get the first chance to give a tangible result to the race. […]

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U.S. East Coast Digs Out From Record-Breaking Blizzard

Washington, D.C. It will be days before life returns to normal along the U.S. East Coast after a massive winter storm brought blizzards, floods and record-shattering snowfall to tens of millions of people. FDNY Ladder 4 backing up in New York City. Photo: Jim.henderson/Wikipedia. U.S. government offices in Washington are closed Monday for all but emergency employees as […]

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Egypt Marks Five Years Since Start of Arab Spring Uprising

Washington, D.C. Monday marks the fifth anniversary of Egyptians launching protests against longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in a revolt that helped spark a wave of uprisings across the Middle East. People congregated in Tahrir Square on 9 February 2011. Photo: Wikipedia. Over the course of nearly three weeks, Mubarak fought back with security forces cracking […]

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U.K.: Vladimir Putin May Be Murderer of Ex-Spy – and Pedophile

London, U.K. A top British government investigator says Russian President Vladimir Putin probably personally approved the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian spy-turned-dissident who was exiled in Britain after criticizing Putin and describing him – among other things – as a pedophile.  Top British government investigator says Vladimir Putin may also be a pedophile.  Robert Owen, […]

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Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society