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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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Remarks by Obama and Castro Before Meeting

Panama City, Panama.  From the ATLAPA Convention Center: PRESIDENT OBAMA:  This is obviously a historic meeting.  The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed.  But during the course of the last several months, there have been contacts between the U.S. and the […]

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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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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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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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Obama: Interesting Stuff Happens in the Fourth Quarter

“My presidency is entering the fourth quarter. Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter.” President Barack Obama, 12/19/2014 . The best place to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is http://wh.gov/SOTU.    5:13 PM – 17 Jan 2015 Tweet

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Indian Award-Winning Documentary ‘Daughters of Mother India’ – Jarring Wake-Up Call for Men Like Me

First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

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