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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

New York, N.Y.  A view of the Security Council as Vitaly I. Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the U.N., vetoes a draft resolution which declared the planned referendum on independence for Ukraine’s Crimea region illegal and urged countries not to recognise the results. The resolution, drafted by the United States delegation, came [...]

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Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Greenwich, CT.  Every thirty seconds, another person becomes a victim of human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a form of slavery that occurs all over the world.  Anyone can be a victim. The CNN Freedom Project estimates there are 10 to 30 million slaves in the world today. The study calculated 600,000 to 800,000 people annually [...]

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Luce Leadership Awards Recognize Youth Working to Better Humanity

New York, N.Y.  The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation honors young leaders making a difference on a global level at its second annual Luce Leadership Awards Ceremony & Reception. Recipients are chosen on their ability to better humanity, either in the U.S. or abroad, by displaying characteristics of honor, intelligence, benevolence and integrity.   2013 Luce [...]

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Metropolitan Museum Names Anna Wintour Costume Center

New York, N.Y.  Thomas P. Campbell, Director and C.E.O. of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum will designate the space occupied by The Costume Institute as the Anna Wintour Costume Center.  The complex has been completely redesigned and renovated and will reopen on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: [...]

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U.N. Denounces ‘Draconian’ Anti-Gay Law in Nigeria

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights chief today voiced her alarm at a “draconian” new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, organizations and activities, as well as people who support them. “Rarely have I seen a piece of legislation that in so few paragraphs directly violates [...]

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Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013′s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote [...]

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Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell Tech

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie today formally executed a 99-year lease between the City of New York and Cornell Tech, which will pave the way for construction of the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, exactly two years after Cornell and [...]

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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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No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Deadly Attacks on Gays: Cameroon LGBT Center Closed, May Re-Open

Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger

All Out Reports First Anti-Gay Arrest at Sochi Olympics