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Doctors: No Signs Jimmy Carter’s Cancer Is Spreading

Washington, D.C. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter got some good news Tuesday: Doctors in Atlanta said that there was no evidence his liver and brain cancer had spread and that he was responding well to treatment. Former president Jimmy Carter. Photo: Wikipedia. Cancer experts who are not involved in treating Carter said the report was the best […]

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U.N. Renews Long-Standing Call for End to U.S. Cuba Embargo

New York, N.Y. In a near unanimous vote, the 193-member United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution renewing its call for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, while also acknowledging the restoration, after nearly 50 years, of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The […]

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In U.S., Columbus Day Continues to Generate Controversy

Washington, D.C. In the United States, October 12 is significant as the date explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.The achievement, which is commemorated on the second Monday of October, is a source of pride, particularly within the Italian-American community because Columbus was Italian. But for some the holiday is marked by controversy. 12 October 1492 […]

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Connecticut Senators: No Background Check, No Gun

Washington, D.C. This week, Senate Democrats will reportedly unveil new legislation that would block guns from being sold without background checks. The bill, sponsored by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), would close a loophole that allows retailers to sell guns without a background check after 72 hours. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). […]

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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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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

From 2012: Charlie Sheen Gives USO $1 Million – Biggest in its History

China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights

‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women

In Sri Lanka: The Basics for Americans