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States announces pro-life, pro-choice initiatives ahead of March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- On the eve of the 2020 March for Life in Washington DC, lawmakers in several states announced the introduction of potentially significant pro-life..
CNA - Published

HHS Secretary says he is proud to lead 'Department of Life'

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his department is committed to protecting life “from conception to natural death,” as he..
CNA - Published

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Bills Designed To Combat Violent Crime Introduced In Maryland General Assembly As Part Of Crime Reduction Plan [Video]Bills Designed To Combat Violent Crime Introduced In Maryland General Assembly As Part Of Crime Reduction Plan

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced the introduction of four bills aimed at combating violent crime in Baltimore and statewide.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:31Published

Superintendent Cancels School After 700-Plus Richmond Teachers Take Off to Rally General Assembly [Video]Superintendent Cancels School After 700-Plus Richmond Teachers Take Off to Rally General Assembly

With over a third of Richmond Public Schools teachers taking personal leave to attend the Virginia Education Association`s (VEA) "Fund Our Future" rally, Superintendent Jason Kamras has announced that..

Credit: WTVR     Duration: 00:33Published

Local Teachers React to State of the State Address [Video]Local Teachers React to State of the State Address

Governor Eric Holcomb announced in his State of the State Address that he won't be taking immediate action in addressing teacher pay. Teachers say they appreciate the governor's recommendation, but..

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A block 10-14 [Video]A block 10-14

A block from Tuesday

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Maryland Republicans Call Crime 'Urgent Crisis' [Video]Maryland Republicans Call Crime 'Urgent Crisis'

Maryland Republicans in the General Assembly say violent crime is the top issue to tackle in the 2020 session.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 02:09Published

U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it [Video]U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..

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Gov. Holcomb talks road safety, teacher pay increases and infant mortality rates in state address [Video]Gov. Holcomb talks road safety, teacher pay increases and infant mortality rates in state address

Governor Eric Holcomb covered several important topics during his state of the state address Tuesday night.

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Virginia General Assembly Approves Equal Rights Amendment [Video]Virginia General Assembly Approves Equal Rights Amendment

Virginia could become the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but the DOJ says it's too late for the amendment to take effect.

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Becoming a page is a big service [Video]Becoming a page is a big service

Iowa's legislative session opened Monday

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'Corey's Law' calls for improved evidence-collection process [Video]'Corey's Law' calls for improved evidence-collection process

A local mother’s push for stricter evidence-collection procedures in emergency rooms will soon be in front of Missouri’s state legislature.

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Gov. Hogan Highlights Education In Budget Ahead Of Presentation For General Assembly [Video]Gov. Hogan Highlights Education In Budget Ahead Of Presentation For General Assembly

Gov. Hogan Highlights Education In Budget Ahead Of Presentation For General Assembly

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New bill would create designated plates for drivers with certain disabilities [Video]New bill would create designated plates for drivers with certain disabilities

A bill proposed in the 2020 General Assembly would allow for a license plate that would help police know if the driver has an intellectual or developmental disability

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The Return of the TN General Assembly p1 [Video]The Return of the TN General Assembly p1

The 111th Tennessee General Assembly comes back to Nashville next week for its second year of work. What will be the biggest issues and challenges facing lawmakers? Someone who very likely knows is the..

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 08:37Published

The Return of the TN General Assembly p3 [Video]The Return of the TN General Assembly p3

The 111th Tennessee General Assembly comes back to Nashville next week for its second year of work. What will be the biggest issues and challenges facing lawmakers? Someone who very likely knows is the..

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 07:22Published

The Return of the TN General Assembly p2 [Video]The Return of the TN General Assembly p2

The 111th Tennessee General Assembly comes back to Nashville next week for its second year of work. What will be the biggest issues and challenges facing lawmakers? Someone who very likely knows is the..

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 05:56Published

Congressman Jim Baird files for re-election [Video]Congressman Jim Baird files for re-election

Baird represents Indiana's 4th district, which includes Tippecanoe and all surrounding counties.

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This Day in History: First Meeting of the United Nations [Video]This Day in History: First Meeting of the United Nations

This Day in History: First Meeting of the United Nations. January 10, 1946. Comprising 51 nations, the first U.N. meeting convened at Westminster Central Hall in London, England. The groundwork..

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2020 Maryland General Assembly in session [Video]2020 Maryland General Assembly in session

Lawmakers are back in Annapolis for this years legislative session.

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Tippecanoe County mental health leaders call for action [Video]Tippecanoe County mental health leaders call for action

Tippecanoe County mental health leaders call for action

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Pastor Responds to 'God Is Gay' Spray Painted on Church in Virginia [Video]Pastor Responds to 'God Is Gay' Spray Painted on Church in Virginia

A Virginia church and two surrounding monuments were all vandalized with racial and religious slur just hours after the Richmond City Council agreed to ask the general assembly for authority to take..

Credit: WTVR     Duration: 01:10Published

Virginia Beach City Council Debates Allowing Guns into City Buildings Months After Deadly Workplace Shooting [Video]Virginia Beach City Council Debates Allowing Guns into City Buildings Months After Deadly Workplace Shooting

A Virginia Beach City Council member withdrew a resolution of support for a bill that would allow localities to make their own rules when it comes to firearms in government buildings.

Credit: WTKR     Duration: 01:38Published

Hogan proposes Ethics and Accountability in Government Act [Video]Hogan proposes Ethics and Accountability in Government Act

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled the Ethics and Accountability in Government Act, which he will pursue during this year's legislative session.

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Pfaff focusing on healthcare and education [Video]Pfaff focusing on healthcare and education

Pfaff focusing on healthcare and education

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New Year, New Leadership At Maryland State House [Video]New Year, New Leadership At Maryland State House

For the first time in 17 years, the Maryland General Assembly will be led by two presiding officers who aren’t white men over 55 named Mike.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:35Published

Live Reporter Anne Emerson [Video]Live Reporter Anne Emerson

Reporter Live Shot

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Qatar- Sheikha Alya to lead negotiations on statement of commemoration of 75th anniversary of UN

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H E Tijjani Muhammad appointed Permanent Represe...
MENAFN.com - Published

Ten thousand pilgrims pack National Shrine for Mass for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2020 / 10:15 pm (CNA).- An estimated 10,000 pilgrims traveled from both near and far to attend Mass at the opening of the National Prayer Vigil for Life celebrated on Thursday,..
CNA - Published

Joint Action for World Leprosy Day 2020

joint action for world leprosy day 2020
People's Organizations in 16 Countries Launch Coordinated Awareness Campaign TOKYO, Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sasakawa Health Foundation has announced the start of its first-ever social media..
PR Newswire Asia - Published

Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion ‘safe haven’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become..
Seattle Times - Published

Pakistan 'spews venom', takes to hate speech like fish takes to water: India at UN

*United Nations:* India has slammed Pakistan for "spewing venom and false narratives" of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and..
Mid-Day - Published

Just like a fish takes to water, Pakistan has taken to hate speech: India at UNGA

Addressing the 74th session of UN General Assembly, the Indian diplomat said that every time Pakistani delegation speaks at UN and any other international forum it spews venom and false narratives..
Zee News - Published

Iran’s Nuclear Crisis Is A UN Crisis – OpEd

By all indications, we are on the cusp of witnessing the return of Iran’s nuclear crisis with a vengeance and, unless remedial steps are taken by all the signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,..
Eurasia Review - Published

Protesters Gather In Virginia's Capital For Massive Gun Rights Rally

protesters gather in virginia's capital for massive gun rights rally
Watch VideoThousands of protesters from all over the country gathered in Richmond, Virginia in opposition over Gov. Ralph Northam's proposed gun control legislation. Protester Manny Vega said, "All..
Newsy - Published

GSR Matrix Fund Launches Investment Plan of Global Sustainable Development Digital Economy

gsr matrix fund launches investment plan of global sustainable development digital economy
*SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2020 / *On January 15th, 2020, the United Nations Sustainable Development Blockchain Forum was held at the UN headquarters in New York. The forum was..
Accesswire - Published

'No international right to abortion' says HHS Secretary

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- There is no international right to abortion, the U.S. health secretary told officials from more than 30 countries on Thursday in Washington,..
CNA - Published

Africa: Prioritizing Action on Air Pollution Will Benefit Health, the Climate and the Economy

[allAfrica] Everyone around the world shares the same right to a healthy environment. Indeed, during the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit, leaders from governments and..
allAfrica.com - Published

Bishop calls Americans to build 'culture of religious freedom'

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2020 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- The head of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee called on Americans to build a “culture of religious freedom” that respects the ability..
CNA - Published

Virginia General Assembly Approves Equal Rights Amendment

virginia general assembly approves equal rights amendment
Watch VideoVirginia's General Assembly has approved resolutions to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would ban discrimination based on sex and guarantee women equality at the constitutional..
Newsy - Published

QNB Group: Financial Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2019

qnb group: financial results for the year ended 31 december 2019
DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2019.QNB Group..
PR Newswire Asia - Published

Delaware General Assembly staff announces union, says it's the first of its kind in U.S.

The organization says it will be the first "partisan-inclusive state legislative union" in the United States.  
Delawareonline - Published

HiWorld's Young Reporter Team Interviewed Leading International Figures at GES 2019

hiworld's young reporter team interviewed leading international figures at ges 2019
BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Education Summit 2019 was successfully concluded in Beijing on November 26. In this annual gathering of well-known education leaders at home and..
PR Newswire Asia - Published

Qatar- Katara to host general assembly of Global Public Diplomatic Network from January 20

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Cultural Village Foundation - Katara announced yesterday that it will host the 6th general assembly of the Global Public D...
MENAFN.com - Published

4 gun control bills advance in Virginia's General Assembly

Four gun-control bills on Monday advanced in Virginia’s General Assembly, setting the stage for a contentious showdown between gun-rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers who have vowed to bring..
FOXNews.com - Published

Vatican officials hail importance of migration, 2018 global compact (Vatican Migrants & Refugees Section)

The United Nations General Assembly endorsed the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in 2018. The Holy See welcomed the compact with reservations.
Catholic Culture - Published

Lebanon 'regrets' U.N. voting rights suspension over membership arrears

Lebanon's foreign ministry said on Saturday that it "regretted" the revoking of the country's voting rights at the U.N. General Assembly after falling behind on membership dues, saying the state's..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

UAE is a global role model in sustainable development: President of 74th session of UN General Assembly

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 11th January, 2020 (WAM) -- The President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani ...
MENAFN.com - Published

7 countries lose vote in UN General Assembly over arrears

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says seven countries are so far behind in paying their dues that they are losing their voting privileges in the 193-member General Assembly, including..
Seattle Times - Published

Will some Maryland tax credits be eliminated or changed this session? It's likely.

Get ready for a fiery debate on tax credits in Maryland’s General Assembly.
bizjournals - Published

Equal Rights Amendment Nears Historic Passage, But Challenges Persist

equal rights amendment nears historic passage, but challenges persist
Watch Video“Equal means equal.” That was the rallying cry that brought rights activists to the steps of Virginia’s Capitol building in Richmond on Wednesday. Virginia is expected to become the..
Newsy - Published

Trump-supporting Republican’s ‘cruel’ bill would sack teachers who let transgender kids play sport

A Republican in Tennessee has drafted a bill that would ban teachers from the profession for letting transgender kids play sports. Under the bill submitted to the Tennessee General Assembly by state..
PinkNews - Published

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Meets with President of 74th Session of UN General Assembly

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Abu Dhabi, Jan 9, 2020, SPA -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Command...
MENAFN.com - Published

Colorado General Assembly’s 2020 session starts today. Here’s what’s coming.

Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday for the first day of the 2020 legislative session. Even before bills have been introduced, it's clear they will be tackling significant issues that..
Denver Post - Published

Newly empowered Virginia Democrats promise ‘action’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A historically diverse Virginia General Assembly is set to convene Wednesday, led for the first time in more than two decades by Democrats who are promising to enact a litany of..
Seattle Times - Published

Second Amendment Sanctuaries Nearly Doubled In 50 Days

second amendment sanctuaries nearly doubled in 50 days
Watch Video"I'd like to know that I have a chance to protect myself and protect my kids."  The number of Second Amendment sanctuaries across the U.S. has nearly doubled within the last two months,..
Newsy - Published

Soleimani’s Death Opens A Door To Alternative Security Arrangements In The Gulf – Analysis

The US killing of Iranian general Qassim Soleimani has further opened the door to a potential restructuring of the Gulf’s security architecture. In line with an Iranian plan launched at last..
Eurasia Review - Published

Saudi Arabia to Take Part in 10th IRENA General Assembly

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, January 07, 2020, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Abdullah City for Atomic and Ren...
MENAFN.com - Published

Here's what local health care groups are vying for in the Maryland General Assembly

UMMS wants to assure legislators that it is following through on reforms after a self-dealing scandal involving its board last year.
bizjournals - Published

Sweeping changes expected as Virginia Democrats take control

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in Virginia are looking to advance a history-making agenda when the General Assembly convenes Wednesday that could change how Virginians vote, the type of guns they can..
Seattle Times - Published

BPIA Supports International Year of Plant Health

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In support of the United Nations General Assembly’s International Year of Plant Health, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting..
Business Wire - Published

Offence Is Best Defence: Too Bad Macedonian Politicians Don’t Even Know How To Play The Game – OpEd

Picture it. Macedonia. 1991-present. Macedonian politicians playing soccer against [insert any country here] and – not wanting to offend their opponent – spend the entire time playing defence...
Eurasia Review - Published

Palghar's singing sensation comes up with a unique solution to tackle pollution

On the dust-laden porch of a small brick house, tucked away in the arid interiors of Palghar district, a group of teenage girls and young mothers huddle on neatly arranged floor mats. As Bhaskar..
Mid-Day - Published

Lawsuit charges Bishop Trautman, Buffalo diocese with abuse cover-up in 1980s

Buffalo, N.Y., Jan 3, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo and retired Bishop Donald Trautman claim they covered up a New York priest’s sex abuse of a 10-year-old boy in..
CNA - Published

Coming To Defense Of Persecuted Is Noble And Not Bullying – OpEd

On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled *“*Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar”* *was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the..
Eurasia Review - Published

Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee To Unveil New Strategy In 2020

The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC) approved the launch of five new sports federations each for hockey, lacrosse, rugby, baseball and softball, at a meeting held recently in Riyadh. The..
Eurasia Review - Published

BrahMos Missiles In Occupied Kashmir: A Threat To Deterrence Stability – OpEd

Pakistan’s foreign minister recently states that India has deployed BrahMos missiles in occupied Kashmir region and planning to do some adventure in Pakistani administrated Kashmir. Indian..
Eurasia Review - Published

IOA withdraws decision to pull out of 2022 Commonwealth Games

ioa withdraws decision to pull out of 2022 commonwealth games
*New Delhi:* The Indian Olympic Association on Monday withdrew its threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over shooting's exclusion while announcing that the country will bid to..
Mid-Day - Published

UN To Myanmar: Stop The Violence – OpEd

ARNO welcomes the United Nations General Assembly Resolution condemning violence against the Rohingya.  On December 27, 2019 the United Nations General Assembly voted in favour of a Resolution..
Eurasia Review - Published

N. Va. leaders lay out their General Assembly wish lists. Here's where they all agree.

More money for affordable housing and regional transit projects tops the legislative wish lists compiled by Northern Virginia officials, as the new-look state legislature prepares to return to Richmond..
bizjournals - Published

Saudi- OIC General Secretariat Welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution Condemning Abuses against Rohingya

(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Jeddah, December 30, 2019, SPA -- The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has welcomed the United Nations General Ass...
MENAFN.com - Published

UN resolution condemns abuses against Rohingyas

*United Nations:* The UN General Assembly approved a resolution on Friday, strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests,..
Mid-Day - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Federal Court Will Temporarily Block North Carolina Voter ID Law

federal court will temporarily block north carolina voter id law
Watch VideoA federal court has announced it will temporarily block a North Carolina photo ID law set to take effect in 2020. According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs..
Newsy - Published

U.N. Approves Resolution Condemning Myanmar Human Rights Abuses

u.n. approves resolution condemning myanmar human rights abuses
Watch VideoThe United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning and calling for the end of human rights abuses against minorities, namely Rohingya Muslims. The alleged abuses..
Newsy - Published

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