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Pope May Hit on Divisive Issues in Congressional Address

Washington, D.C. Pope Francis is expected to touch on sensitive issues including the Middle East refugee crisis, climate change and the excesses of capitalism when he addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress Thursday. Tens of thousands of people are set to watch the proceedings from the Capitol lawn and hundreds more will gather […]

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The Pope’s Schedule for D.C., Phildelphia, and NYC

Washington, D.C. The White House has released His Holiness the Pope’s U.S. schedule. It is as follows: The Schedule For up-to-date information about road closures and security announcements for Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia, please visit Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:00 PM:  Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews. Wednesday, September […]

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The White House: We Stand with Ahmed in Texas

Washington, D.C.  Yesterday, a 14-year-old student named Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing his engineering project (an electronic clock) to his high school. Officials mistook it for a bomb. When I was growing up, my friends and I were fortunate to know how to use soldiering irons, circuit boards, and even a bit of duct tape […]

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U.S. Marks 14th Anniversary of Horrifying 9/11 Attacks

Washington, D.C.  The United States is marking the 14th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on Friday with a series of observances to remember that horrifying day. President Barack Obama along with his wife and White House staff observed a public moment of silence Friday morning on the White House lawn at 8:46 am […]

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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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Hajj Stampede Toll Climbs to 1,453 in Saudi Arabia

Refugees are the Responsibility of the World – Peter Sutherland

33 Still Missing After U.S. Airstrike on Kunduz Hospital

U.N. Warns Against ‘Toxic Debates,’ Urges Global Compact on Refugees

U.N. Urges Mexico to End ‘Misery’ of Enforced Disappearances

Connecticut Senators: No Background Check, No Gun