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In NYC: Immigrants Reach 3 Million – 37% of Population

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Planning Executive Director Richard Barth and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama today released the Newest New Yorkers report demonstrating that New York’s immigrants have played an integral role in maintaining the City’s record population growth and significantly boosting the City’s economic vitality. The [...]

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U.S. Navy Assists in Philippines After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Ormoc City, Philippines.  U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alisha White, left, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) and Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter 2nd Class Chris Miller, right, speak with citizens affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan while delivering relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass [...]

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American Red Cross Offers Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief T-Shirt

Washington, D.C.  People and organizations all over the world are rising up to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. On Friday, November 8, 2013, this deadly typhoon tore through the country made up of more than 7,000 islands. Map showing areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: www.icrc.org. The Red Cross has been working [...]

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Close to My Heart, Habitat for Humanity Launches IndiaBUILDS

New York, N.Y.  Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his hobby. Eventually he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, becoming our hometown’s construction supervisor. At his funeral in 2007, a professional looking woman approached me saying, “I believe you have [...]

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A Global Call for International Assistance with Crises at Fukushima

Grinnell, Iowa.  The crisis situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan is deteriorating and threatens not only the survival of the population of Japan but could also become a significant global disaster. We express our deepest sympathies to the people of Japan for the tragic loss of life, habitat and infrastructure they are [...]

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In Switzerland, Finishing School Admits Men at Last

Glion, Switzerland.  The sign on the door with a stick figure of a man overlaid with a big “X” will have to go now that the last Swiss finishing school, bending to economic reality and social change, is accepting men. The Institut Villa Pierrefeu, located on a hill above Lake Geneva, is the last in [...]

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Prince William, Kate Hold Private Christening for New Prince

London, England.  Britain’s Prince George was christened on Wednesday in a service attended by just 21 guests, a small and private ceremony for a baby whose parents want to shield him from too much media intrusion. Prince William, whose mother Diana was hounded by paparazzi and died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, [...]

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U.N. to D.R.: Don’t Let Haitian-Dominicans Lose Nationality

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights office this week urged the Government of the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling. Last week the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that the children of undocumented [...]

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Much Ado Over the Freedom to Love–LGBT bias rears ugly head over upcoming Pink Dot event in Singapore

Film: Cameroon’s Response to ‘Born This Way’

‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Step Forward For Orphans Day Held in Washington

Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?