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World News Digest: April 17

New York, N.Y. U.N. Food Agency Working Urgently to Aid Communities in Mali as dry season approaches  The U.N. World Food Program warned today that continuing conflict and the impending dry season threaten to aggravate hunger in Mali. It is working closely with partner organizations to help families, particularly in the country’s Northern region. “I […]

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French and American Authors Compare Notes on Modern Fiction

New York, N.Y.  In the U.S., the separation between fiction and non-fiction is very black-and-white, with exceptions on occasion such as Three Cups of Tea.  In France, I recently learned, it is more gray.  Appearing at a panel on French-American Fiction at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), several French and U.S. writers spoke on The Original […]

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A Songwriter’s Passion for Haiti, Healing and Global Citizenship

New York, N.Y. Last winter I had the joy of hearing Aileen Morgan for the first time and her melodic voice has flowed through my memories ever since. Aileen offered to donate her time and talent to Orphans International Worldwide’s Haiti Relief Benefit at Webster Hall in February of 2010 and her performance powerfully connected to the […]

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Lt. Col. Artist Donates Proceeds from Art to Veterans Foundations

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

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New Children’s Book Offers Highly Effective Anxiety Coping Strategies

How to Reel in New Year’s Resolutions Gone Rogue

Dieters Funding Fab Vacations by Losing Lbs.