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President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes

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President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes

At the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes – prizes awarded to scientists who have made seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Joined by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director Jo Handelsman, the President congratulated Kavli [...]

Kiran Bedi Narrates Her First Audio Book “As I See”

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Kiran Bedi Narrates Her First Audio Book “As I See”

Reado.com, India’s leading audio book company, announces the release of the audio version of Kiran Bedi’s book- “As I See”. India’s first and top woman police officer Kiran Bedi – who is now retired and trying to become a politician – has also narrated the audio book in her own voice. [ Also Read: Lionsgate [...]

Governor Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel

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Governor Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel

TAPP co-founders Jeff Gaspin, former chairman of NBC Universal Television, and Jon Klein, former president of CNN/U.S., announce the official launch of the Sarah Palin Channel. It is a subscription-based online network offering supporters of the candidate for Vice President of the United States and former Alaska Governor access to and interaction with Governor Palin. [...]

Muhammad Ali — Saved By The Bell

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Muhammad Ali — Saved By The Bell

Crest Mountain Press celebrates this 4th of July with a new book about Muhammad Ali and his support for Vietnam POWs/MIAs. Saved By The Bell, a new book about Muhammad Ali championing the cause of freedom for American POW families, tells the story of POWS left behind and forgotten after the Vietnam War. It is [...]

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

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Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

On her first trip to Africa, education activist and Malala Fund co-founder Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired by the dreams and determination of the schoolgirls she met while learning about the many challenges they have overcome to obtain education. The 16-year-old spent several days speaking with girls from rural Kenyan communities about their passionate [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices

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Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended an event organized by Books & Co., a Books-A-Million company (NASDAQ:BAMM), at its store in Dayton, Ohio, to sign copies of her new book, ‘Hard Choices.’ The first 1,000 people who attended the event were given the opportunity to meet Hillary Clinton, and take home a signed [...]

Muslim Democrat Prize Goes to Tunisia’s Nahdha Bloc

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Muslim Democrat Prize Goes to Tunisia’s Nahdha Bloc

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) has bestowed its 2014 Muslim Democrat of the Year Award to the Nahdha Bloc in the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA). During its 15th Annual Conference, CSID president Dr. Radwan Masmoudi announced to the Nahdha Bloc leader, Mr. Sahbi Atig, that the prize was awarded [...]

President Bill Clinton to Receive PGA Award

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President Bill Clinton to Receive PGA Award

The PGA of America has announced that it is awarding President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States, its 2014 PGA Distinguished Service Award recipient for his lifetime love of golf and his commitment to health and wellness. Begun in 1988, the PGA Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding [...]

White House Celebrates Maker Faire with #NationOfMakers

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White House Celebrates Maker Faire with #NationOfMakers

The first-ever White House Maker Faire is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 18. In addition to the Maker Faire, June 18 will also be a nationwide Day of Making, where communities across America will share and celebrate their involvement in the Maker Movement. The Maker Faire celebration is encouraging others to use the [...]

Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Receive Democracy Award

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Receive Democracy Award

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) will honor Venezuelan opposition leader and Congresswoman Maria Corina Machado with its 2014 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. Machado has been the target of numerous accusations by the Venezuelan government and death threats since calling on citizens to publicly demonstrate against President Nicolas Maduro. Upon traveling to Washington, [...]

What Should be the U.S. Policy on Human Rights?

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What Should be the U.S. Policy on Human Rights?

In a new survey nearly two-thirds of Americans say human rights should be a central feature of U.S. foreign policy. When it comes to the United States being the “world’s policeman” there are certain things that can trigger the U.S. getting involved in another country. In the not-too-distant past, the stories about what might be [...]

Meet the Uneducated Education Minister of India

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Meet the Uneducated Education Minister of India

The decision of the government to appoint an incapable education minister will certainly send a wrong message among the Indian masses. By Rakesh Raman The chattering classes in India went into a sudden state of shock and disbelief last week when they heard that an uneducated female – Smriti Irani – has managed to become [...]

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