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In Indonesia: ‘My Parents Thought this Man Would Take Care of Me’

Karang, Tengah, Indonesia. Attending school in her West Java village made Rasminah happy. But when she was 13, her mother said the family could no longer afford tuition or even basic necessities for their oldest daughter and had found her a husband. Rasminah wept. “I didn’t protest because I felt sorry for my parents,” says Rasminah, […]

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Son of Immigrants Pursues American Dream as well as Education Equity

By Dustin Liu, 2019 Luce 24 Under 24 Award Recipient New York, N.Y. My interest in young global leadership is intricately connected with my passion for education equity. Education has always played an important part of my personal narrative. As the son of two immigrant parents who came to America in pursuit of their education, a college education […]

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U.N. to Kenya: Lift Ban, Protect Judiciary, Preserve Civil Society

New York, N.Y.  Voicing concern over restrictions on protests as well as attacks on judiciary and civil society in the run-up to presidential elections in Kenya, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government to honor its obligations and protect the rights of Kenyans. Jean-Marc Ferré Independent Expert on Human […]

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VOA: British Ambassador to Washington Resigns

Washington, D.C. Kim Darroch, Britain’s ambassador to the United States, resigned Wednesday, saying it was “impossible” to continue in his role following the leak of diplomatic cables in which he assailed President Donald Trump as “inept” and his administration as “uniquely dysfunctional.”  . Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson hosts a meeting with Sir Kim […]

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UNPRECEDENTED: Ex-President Questions Trump’s Legitimacy

Washington, D.C. In a bombshell report today by Sarah Cammarata, Politico posts: Jimmy Carter Says Full Investigation Would Show Trump Lost in 2016 ‘He was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,’ Carter said. Cammarata writes for Politico: Former President Jimmy Carter questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency on Thursday, saying he […]

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Blue America Stands Proudly, Strongly With New Immigrants

Moral America to ICE: “¡Nunca Aqui!” – Not In Our Community! New York, N.Y. When my family came to America twelve generations and four hundred years ago, they stepped off the boat onto Plymouth Rock and became American. Today, people from around the world arrive here seeking safe haven – and our president spits in their face… New York Governor […]

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Orlando Sentinel: “Not Donald Trump; Philanthropist: “Treason!”

Orlando, FL. In a historic first today, the editorial board of The Orlando Sentinel, one of the most prestigious, pro-Republican newspapers in America’s South, posted an anti-endorsement: ‘NOT Trump.’ Philanthropist Jim Luce, founder of Orphans International Worldwide and The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, pushed even further, telling The Stewardship Report, “Speaking as a private individual, with a history […]

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Vietnam’s Tech Futurists Lay Out Economic Alternatives

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Nations racing to develop 5G technology that is fast enough to power the next stage of innovation range from South Korea to Finland, but a young contender wants to jump into the game: Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country announced with much fanfare this month that a test of fifth generation […]

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