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President Obama Expands Access to Education

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President Obama Expands Access to Education

The U.S. President Barack Obama has announced two new initiatives: a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card; and commitments from libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students. Obama also previewed his upcoming commencement speech at Lake Area [...]

Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth

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Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth

Pope Francis commemorated Earth Day with a speech of environmental stewardship Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Pope’s remarks bring the message of the environmental movement to billions of people around the world. Over one billion people of all faiths observe Earth Day. In attendance [...]

Obama: Climate Change Cannot Be Ignored

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Obama: Climate Change Cannot Be Ignored

President Obama said Saturday the effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored. Obama informed that 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have happened this century. “Climate change poses risks to our national security, our economy, and our public health,” he said. [...]

Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

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Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

In a period of just 11 months since he became the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has already made 13 visits at the world’s top tourist destinations. By Rakesh Raman If his number of foreign visits is an indication, you can safely infer that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s favorite pastime is picnic on foreign [...]

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Visit India

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Visit India

The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Asia twice over the next two months. His visits are supposed to affirm defense relationships with allies and build upon key initiatives of the U.S. strategic rebalance to the region, Pentagon officials have announced. In a statement, officials said Carter will begin his first trip April 6 [...]

Will Hillary Hand Over Her Secret Email Server?

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Will Hillary Hand Over Her Secret Email Server?

Questions are being raised about Hillary Clinton’s practice of using her own private email address and server instead of using the official email facility during her stint as Secretary of State. By Rakesh Raman The GOP is demanding Hillary Clinton turn over her secret email server for full review by independent investigators. According to an [...]

BJP Government Working for Poverty Eradication: Arun Jaitley

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BJP Government Working for Poverty Eradication: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minster of India, Arun Jaitley, says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government has clear roadmap to ensure that poverty eradication is a direct outcome of economic growth. Jaitley who was delivering his keynote address at The Growth Net, an annual business event, outlined the government’s plans to stimulate growth in [...]

President Obama and Michelle Obama Say Let Girls Learn

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President Obama and Michelle Obama Say Let Girls Learn

Nearly 62 million girls around the world — half of whom are adolescent — are not in school and therefore have diminished economic opportunities. The U.S. President Barack Obama has stressed the need for educating adolescent girls around the world. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have announced “Let Girls Learn,” a government initiative. [...]

President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

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President Obama Meets Civil Rights and Faith Leaders

The U.S. President Barack Obama met with African American civil rights and faith leaders Thursday to provide an update on the Administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union. The meeting, according to a White House statement, was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues facing their [...]

Will Rahul Gandhi be the New Congress President?

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Will Rahul Gandhi be the New Congress President?

The buzz is getting louder that Nehru-Gandhi scion Rahul Gandhi is all set to take Congress party’s reigns in his hands some time during April. By Rakesh Raman If you prefer to believe in rumours, you should not have any hesitation in accepting this rumour as true. The buzz is getting louder that Nehru-Gandhi scion [...]

Ash Carter to Troops in Kandahar: You Are My Priority

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Ash Carter to Troops in Kandahar: You Are My Priority

As part of his first official trip to Afghanistan as the U.S. defense secretary, Ash Carter made a stop in Kandahar on Sunday to thank U.S. troops there for their dedication to the mission and the progress they and their NATO and Afghan allies have achieved. His visit was to the Train Advise and Assist [...]

President Obama: We Are Not at War with Islam

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President Obama: We Are Not at War with Islam

Addressing a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism on Wednesday and Thursday, the U.S. President Barack Obama opined that a violent extremist could be anyone — a person of any color or creed. “We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam,” Obama said. What we [...]

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