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China Returns Passport to Artist, Critic Ai Weiwei

Beijing, China. Four years after his passport was seized by Beijing authorities, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has gotten it back. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The 57-year-old artist and government critic made the announcement Wednesday on the social media site Instagram, posting a photo of himself holding up the document, with a simple caption […]

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SAVVY TRAVELER and Hollywood’s Hottest Buckle Up to Take Flight on Social Media for Sick Kids

New York, N.Y.  Over recent years, 90,000 flights and over 50 million miles have been coordinated for sick kids by the nation’s leading nonprofit health and welfare flight organization Miracle Flights for Kids. Now, SAVVY TRAVELER joins forces with celebrities and women across the nation to raise awareness and funds for low income children in need of out-of-state medical […]

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Controversial Pittsburgh Police Chief Gives Thumbs-Up to Officer’s Protest Art

Pittsburgh, PA.  Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he’s proud of an officer’s courage to “speak difficult truths” through his artwork, which protests police brutality against unarmed black men, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. “The preservation of human life, all human lives, is the most foundational value in the policing profession. His statement against police misconduct […]

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Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Greed, Apologizes for Colonialism

La Paz, Bolivia. Pope Francis spoke out against corporate greed and apologized for colonialism in the Americas in a speech Thursday in a meeting of groups working for the unemployed, landless and impoverished. In a speech to the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Pope Francis asked, “Do we realize that something […]

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Tibetans, Friends Celebrate Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Around World

Dharamsala, India.  The Dalai Lama turned 80 this week and Tibetans around the world celebrated the auspicious birthday. As the Tibetan spiritual leader visited New York to lecture on Buddhism,  Tibetans back in northern India where he lives in exile,  discussed what their spiritual leader means to them. Tibet House and the the Tibet Fund […]

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In NYC: Celebrate a Summer of American Art at the Met

New York, N.Y.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate American art all summer—from Independence Day weekend through Labor Day weekend—with special exhibitions, events, special summer refreshments, a gallery itinerary, and an entire wing dedicated to the work of American artists Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends (through October 4). Some 90 distinctive portraits by […]

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Adopted Author Writes on ‘Finding Mom and My American Identity’

By Joel L. A. Peterson. Los Angeles, CA.  As we celebrate our nation’s birth on the 4th of July, I can’t help but reflect on how I came to my belief in what makes us truly American. It happened when I was eighteen in a foreign country, as the lone American in a sea of […]

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Episcopal Church Elects First Black Presiding Bishop

New York, N.Y.  The Episcopal Church General Convention Saturday elected Bishop Michael Curry to serve as the denomination’s new presiding bishop, making him the first African American to lead the 1.9-million-member church, the Associated Press reports. It was a landslide victory, according to AP. Curry earned 121 of 174 votes on the first ballot. None […]

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