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Kerry Gives Speech on Iran Deal as Support Rises

Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will give a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia in support of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, while Democrats in Congress are on the verge of guaranteeing lawmakers will not be able to pass a measure opposing the deal. Kerry and top diplomats from Britain, China, France, […]

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Alaska: The 49th State’s Place in History

Washington, D.C.  The President is traveling to Alaska to see firsthand the impacts of climate change on the region. Here’s a historical look at why Alaska is so important to protect.    Cancelled check in the amount of $7.2 million, for the purchase of Alaska, issued August 1, 1868; Records of the Accounting Officers of […]

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Timeline of Major Moments in Alaska’s History

Washington, D.C.  President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska to shine a spotlight on what Alaskans in particular have come to know: Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face, it is being driven by human activity, and it is disrupting Americans’ lives right now. 10K-40K Before Present The first people came to […]

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Trump Continues to Lead G.O.P. Despite Controversy

Washington, D.C.  Billionaire Donald Trump may have taken some hits in last week’s Republican presidential debate, but so far it doesn’t appear to be hurting him in the polls. The latest Reuters-Ipsos national poll found Trump holding steady at the top of the Republican field with 24 percent, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush […]

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Is the United States of America Actually Eleven Countries?

Washington, D.C. Are the sometimes stark societal divisions in America rooted in the reality that, although the United States is one country, it is actually compromised of eleven nations with distinctly different cultures with their own values and viewpoints? Graphic: Colin Woodward and Tufts/Brian Stauffer. That’s the argument made by journalist Colin Woodard in his […]

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S.C. to Remove Confederate Flag from Statehouse Grounds

Charleston, S.C.  South Carolina’s state senate has voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate battle flag from State House grounds. The Civil War-era flag has flown over parts of the state capitol for more than 50 years. The bipartisan proposal followed a call by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.  It followed an uproar over last month’s […]

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Past and Present: Celebrating July Fourth at the White House

Washington, D.C. On July 4, 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell rang a sound of freedom at Independence Hall. Since that day, affectionately known as America’s birthday, the White House has celebrated liberty and justice for all each summer. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, […]

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Obama Eulogizes Church Shooting Victims in Charleston

Charleston, S.C. President Barack Obama has delivered a eulogy for the pastor killed with eight other African Americans inside a church last week in Charleston, South Carolina. Obama said, “we are here to today to remember a man of God who lived by faith.” He described the Reverend Clementa Pinckney of the Emanuel African Methodist […]

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Bernie Sanders Surge Reflects U.S. Shift on Socialism

Migrants: ‘Shock Must Be Matched By Action,’ UNICEF

Highlighting Importance of Iran Deal in Israel

‘Every Kid in a Park’ Initiative Kicks Off at Red Rock Canyon

Conflict Keeps Millions of Children Out of School, Warns UNICEF

Russell Simmons’ Arts Foundation Raises $1.2 million in the Hamptons