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Newswire: Ken Jeong to star in MTV comedy about getting advice from Ken Jeong

Despite already appearing in a United Nations road trip comedy and some Yahoo show, Ken Jeong still has time to do other things. No, he’s not going back to being a doctor—ugh, who would?—and he’s not making another Hangover movie yet, he’s just starring in yet another TV series. Show More Summary

FOR SECOND TIME… UNRWA Finds Stash of Rockets at Gaza School

IDF For the second time in less than one week the United Nations found rockets hidden at one of its Gaza schools. UNRWA reported: Today, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered rockets hidden in … Continue reading ?

Rockets Found At US Funded UN School In Gaza For Second Time

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency For Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) announced Tuesday that rockets had been found on their premises for the second time in less than a week. UNRWA released a letter condemning the ‘finding’, and again refusing to place blame on any group or organization for stashing rockets on their grounds. Show More Summary

Israeli ambassador: Our troops should get a Nobel Peace Prize for their 'unimaginable restraint'

Israel's ambassador to the United States says the Israeli Defense Forces deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for showing so much restraint in the nation's ongoing conflict in Gaza. Speaking at a Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington...Show More Summary

UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Blames Israel and 'Occupation' for Ongoing Conflict

Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the virulently anti-Israel United Nations, came to Israel to push for a ceasefire with Hamas. Ban Ki-Moon told Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, "I appreciate Israel's security concerns. You need to protect your people from rockets and I strongly condemn the rocket fire. Show More Summary

9/11 Commission Returns, Warns Of New Terrorist Threats, Congressional Chaos

It was 10 years ago that the 9/11 Commission issued its definitive report on the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and United Flight 93. The original report, formally entitled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was released on July 22, 2004. Now, a decade to

Sen. Shumer Calls for the National Adoption of Top-Two Primaries

One of the highest ranking members in the United States Senate is calling for a big change in the way we run our elections. In a New York Times Op-ed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed partisan primaries for much of the polarization and gridlock in Washington right now. So he is calling for a national movement to replace it with a top two primary system.

Dutch Representative to the UN Delivers Angry, Emotional Address on MH17 Tragedy: VIDEO

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Karel J. G. van Oosterom, United Nations representative for the Netherlands, addressed the United Nations yesterday over the shooting down of MH17, which had among its 298 passengers 192 Dutch citizens (including one passenger with dual US-Netherlands citizenship). Oosterom's speech...

'Did They Look Each Other in the Eyes One Final Time in a Wordless Goodbye?'

"I've been thinking how horrible it must have been — the final moments of their lives when they knew the plane was going down..." With tears in his eyes, Karel J. G. van Oosterom, United Nations representative for the Netherlands, opened...Show More Summary

Would Matt Besler Have Been Successful in the Premier League?

On Saturday, after weeks of reported interest from teams abroad, as per MLSsoccer.com's Greg Seltzer (via Pro Soccer Talk's Kyle Bonn), it was announced that Sporting Kansas City and United States men's national team defender Matt Besler...Show More Summary

A Millennium after Inventing the Game, The Iroquois Are Becoming a Lacrosse Superpower

21 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(Photo: Iroquois Nationals) The sport of Lacrosse is of Native American origin. The Iroquois (or Haudenosaunee), a collection of six Native American nations in the United States and Canada, claim to have invented it. They maintain their own national team known as the Iroquois Nationals. Show More Summary

UN Security Council Calls for Investigation Into Downing of MH17

Today, members of the United Nations Security Council voted on a resolution concerning the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. Speaking before the Security Council, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said:

MH17 Changes Abbott's Addled International Approach

The diplomatic response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shows the value of the United Nations to a middle-power country like Australia.

Britain and U.N. host 1st summit to end child marriages

LONDON (AP) — More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations' children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling for more progress to end child marriages and the practice of female genital mutilation.

NBC Ignores Gov. Rick Perry Sending National Guard To Border

On Monday, July 21, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he was deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to help deal with the ongoing crisis of thousands of illegal immigrants flooding into the United States...Show More Summary

Despite foot-draggers in Congress, wind turbine company adding 800 jobs to Colorado manufacturing

Sen. Mark Udall tours the Siemens Test Wind Turbine at the National Wind Technology Center just south of Boulder, Colorado, in 2013. The United States had a tremendous opportunity in the early 1980s to become the world's premier manufacturer and innovator of wind turbines. Show More Summary

To Deal With Migrant Kids, Texas Governor Plans To Send National Guard To The Border

National Guard troops can't do anything to stem kids fleeing violence from being processed in the United States. And they might not be constitutional, either. The post To Deal With Migrant Kids, Texas Governor Plans To Send National Guard To The Border appeared first on ThinkProgress.

UN Calls for Probe of Plane Downed Over Ukraine

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure. MoreU.N. Security Council Holds Urgent Meeting on GazaIndia Is Home…

Palestinian Civilians Make Up Three-Quarters Of The Dead In Gaza

These numbers come from the United Nations as Israel and Hamas continue to trade fire as the third week of the war approaches. The post Palestinian Civilians Make Up Three-Quarters Of The Dead In Gaza appeared first on ThinkProgress...

AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction

Abubakar, an injecting drug user since 1989, receives a safe injecting kit at a community center in Nairobi, in a project supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. In 2010, the United Nations announced that an AIDS-free generation...Show More Summary

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