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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, [...]

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 [...]

My Urgent Message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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My Urgent Message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

To Mr. Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India New Delhi From: Rakesh Raman Dear Mr. Modi, I am an ordinary man of your country. I have come to know from unreliable sources that you are a man with a great vision. You can provide the right governance to all citizens of India. You can achieve [...]

Narendra Modi Is the New Prime Minister of India

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Narendra Modi Is the New Prime Minister of India

Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minster (PM) of India in an official ceremony held in the country’s capital New Delhi today, May 26. Modi, who has been the Chief Minister of India’s Gujarat state, led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. In [...]

President Obama Makes a Surprise Trip in Afghanistan

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President Obama Makes a Surprise Trip in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama participated in a rally for American troops at Bagram Airfield in Bagram, Afghanistan on Sunday, May 25. According to a White House statement, President Obama visited Afghanistan to thank the American troops and civilians stationed there for their service. Following an opening performance by Brad Paisley, the President addressed about 3,000 troops [...]

Stripping Putin Impersonator Accepts Webby Award for LGBTQ Rights

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Stripping Putin Impersonator Accepts Webby Award for LGBTQ Rights

Leading advertising agency M&C Saatchi NY hired a Vladimir Putin impersonator to strip down to rainbow skivvies and accept the People’s Voice Award for Social Urban & City Innovation for #VirtualPride at the 18th Annual Webby Awards. It was announced Tuesday, May 20. The Putin impersonator entered the stage in a tear-away suit, revealing a [...]

President Obama Encourages STEM Movement in the U.S.

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President Obama Encourages STEM Movement in the U.S.

President Barack Obama, in a pre-recorded video message for 100Kin10′s third annual Summit, applauded 100Kin10, its partner organizations, and their collective commitment to “train and recruit more than 40,000 STEM teachers by 2016 and to encourage educators to stay in the classroom longer.” 100Kin10 is a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 [...]

President Clinton: Shinola Is a Great Example of Creating Jobs

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President Clinton: Shinola Is a Great Example of Creating Jobs

President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation, visited Shinola’s Midtown Detroit factory Saturday. During the visit, President Clinton met Shinola’s watchmakers and craftspeople and toured the factory and newly built leather facility. Shinola is claimed to be the first company in decades to produce watches at scale in America. It is also known for [...]

President Bill Clinton to Accept Legacy Award

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President Bill Clinton to Accept Legacy Award

President Bill Clinton will accept the Legacy Award at City Year’s 25th Anniversary Gala on May 22 at Boston Symphony Hall. City Year is honoring President Clinton for his extraordinary leadership of national service, his longtime support of City Year in the U.S. and his role in the founding of City Year South Africa. [ [...]

Former U.S. President Bush Honored with Ansary Prize

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Former U.S. President Bush Honored with Ansary Prize

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has awarded former President George H.W. Bush a new honor, the Cyrus A. Ansary Prize for Courage and Character. The award was presented to President Bush at a ceremony in Houston on March 28. The Ansary Prize recognizes a modern-day “Washington”—a leader whose record of service calls to mind the qualities [...]

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai… Because Of Them We Can

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Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai… Because Of Them We Can

By releasing a series of images of children depicting these iconic women, past and present, a new campaign’s goal is to introduce young people to examples of excellence, while building their self-esteem. In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Because Of Them We Can announces its expansion by honoring women of achievement such as Susan B. [...]

President Obama Praises SciTech Kids at White House

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President Obama Praises SciTech Kids at White House

Gabrielle Nafie and Miles Pilchik, both 8, and their film Full S[T]EAM Ahead: How Technology Rocks the Classroom, were featured at the inaugural White House Student Film Festival, Friday. The film, narrated by Gabrielle and Miles shows how SciTech Kids afterschool, weekend and summer programs are rocking the classroom with STEAM programming. The kids along [...]