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Obama Wants Humans on Mars by 2030s

New York, N.Y. The base of Mars’ Mount Sharp is pictured in this August 27, 2012 NASA handout photo taken by the Curiosity rover. President Barack Obama says with the help of private companies, the United States will send humans to Mars by the 2030s. In an op-ed published on, Obama wrote, “We have […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 5, 2016

lllll UNMISS Hosts Cultural Event at Civilians Protection Site in Juba The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) hosts a cultural event at Protection of Civilians site 3 (PoC 3) in Juba on May 21 to cap a week of workshops held under the theme “Unite 4 Heritage — Building Identity and Belonging for the […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 30, 2016

UN Day Celebration at Kapuri School, South Sudan New york N.Y. To mark United Nations Day (24 October), the UN family came together with members of the Rwandan battalion of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the community of Kapuri to volunteer for a morning of work in the construction of a new […]

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Michael Brown’s Father Says Teen’s Death ‘Opened Eyes of World’

New York, N.Y. A few hundred people gathered for a moment of silence on Tuesday at the spot in the central U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer two years ago. “Hands up!” sign displayed at a Ferguson protest. Photo: Jamelle Bouie Later Tuesday, a few dozen people marched […]

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Protests Against Police Brutality Held on U.S. Capitol Steps

Washington D.C. A black teenager stood with his white classmate from a Washington high school and somberly looked on at protesters on Capitol Hill who marched from the White House Thursday evening speaking out against police brutality.   Democracy Spring. Photo: Wikipedia, Michele Egan The two friends, though of different races, were an image of […]

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The Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas’ Restrictive Abortion Law

Washington D.C. The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down one of the United States’ strictest abortion laws, in what is seen as one of its most important abortion decisions in a quarter century. A protest against Focus on the Family’s “Stand for the Family” event at the Xcel Energy Center, planned by OutFront Minnesota. Photo: […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on Landmark Immigration Case

Washington D.C. Rosario Reyes says las pandillas, or gangs, always lingered in her neighborhood in El Salvador, but she became even more afraid after her brother-in-law was assassinated in a shooting on his way home from work. Gang members shot him 12 times during a robbery. U.S Supreme court. Photo: Daderot, Wikipedia. She feared for […]

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National Flag Day, Mourning Period For Orlando Victims Overlap

Washington, D.C. Tuesday is national Flag Day in the United States. While it is not a full-blown federal holiday, Flag Day is meant for Americans to recognize the importance of the flag and its place in U.S. history. The American flag. Photo: Spend A Day Touring, LLC/Flickr. Especially now, Tim Lankford of the American Legion National […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 25, 2016

U.N. Statistics Forum Addresses Efforts to Support Gender Equality

U.N. Starts Weeklong Campaign to Immunize 5.8 Million Iraqi Children

Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug