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President Obama Promotes Local Jobs And Tourism While Protecting National Treasures

Today, we joined the community of Las Cruces, New Mexico to celebrate the President’s designation of the Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument, a breathtaking set of mountain ranges and lowlands in southern New Mexico. This marks the 11th time the President has used his executive authority under the Antiquities Act to create national monuments, adding visibility and permanent […]

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Why Is It So Important to Rebuild America’s Roads and Bridges?

Did you know that 65% of our country’s major roads are rated in less than good condition? Or that a quarter of our bridges need significant repair or can’t handle today’s traffic? Investing in America’s infrastructure is an imperative, but the funding to fix our crumbling roads and bridges is running out — and only Congress can reauthorize it. And […]

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World Bank Punishes Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

The World Bank has postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which has drawn criticism from around the world. World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law. The loan was intended to boost Uganda’s health services. Ugandan […]

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New Rounds Of Meetings Held In Geneva

Syria’s warring sides are going to start a new round of UN-brokered peace talks. Government and opposition delegates held separate closed-door meetings with UN and Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi. The Algerian veteran peacemaker brought the two sides to the table for discussion for the first time since the war began in 2011. Both sides have been asked to make […]

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Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa Rejects Call For War Crimes Inquiry

The call by Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses after a thirty-year civil war that ended in a military victory in 2009 has met with stout opposition by the Sri Lankan government. Supporters of the government also view the call as meddling in the country’s affairs and accused Britain of being hypocritical and […]

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No Mass Declares India’s PM

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not play ball and is set to boycott the Commonwealth summit to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, later this week. This comes against a row over Sri Lanka’s human rights record. Reports indicate that Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper has also decided to opt out from the summit for the same reason. In […]