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Former Somali Refugee Ilhan Omar Runs for U.S. Congress

Milwaukee, WI. Two years ago, Ilhan Omar made headlines when she became the first Somali-American elected to a U.S. state legislature. She was chosen to represent Minneapolis, a city in the upper Midwestern state of Minnesota. Now, she is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress. The opening for Omar — a Muslim, mother […]

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Sixty Years After Rosa Parks Refused To Give Up Bus Seat

Washington, D.C. Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, launching a year long boycott that catapulted the Civil Rights movement in the United States. . Rosa Parks mural inside COTA Headquarters. Photo: Mike Whaling. . The then 42-year-old activist was arrested for defying the city’s […]

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Edward Snowden Joins Twitter, Follows Only the NSA

Washington, D.C. Fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has made his debut on the social network website Twitter. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. surveillance programs, tweeted: “Can you hear me now?” at about noon eastern U.S. time, Tuesday. Twitter verified the account.  Snowden had amassed 185,000 followers in […]

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Elvis Costello, Randy Jackson Close Out Clinton Global Citizen Awards

New York, N.Y.  Responding to increasing interest among business and governments around the world, President Clinton launched CGI International to supplement the Annual Meeting in New York with additional meetings in various regions of the globe. Elvis Costello performance with @theroots introduced by Randy Jackson to close out Clinton Global Citizen Awards. #CGI2013. Photo: John Lee. In December […]

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Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across U.S.

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Mezé Greek Fusion Flying High in Downtown San Diego

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Tips for Help Avoid the College “Freshmen 15”

A Journey to Jakarta with J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leaders

Cubans Cheer as Internet Goes Nationwide for Day

Breaking Walls Santiago Empowers Next Generation of Creative Activists