New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

New York immigrant mothers rally for U.S. immigration reform

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Undocumented mothers literally stood up for their rights in New York, calling on President Barack Obama to keep his promise for executive action on immigration reform. At New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, an informal “town hall” at CUNY’s [City University of New York] Baruch College campus on […]

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

Huge mega-billboards in New York & Tokyo show Syria's ongoing crisis up-close

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The United Nations has drawn on the bustling energy of two of the world’s most fabled crossroads – New York City’s Times Square and Tokyo’s Shibuya crossing – to spotlight the ongoing struggle of besieged civilians trapped amid Syria’s civil war, launching a “flashmob” and simultaneously showing […]

U.S.: Pennsylvania nurses strike for better work, patient care & safety

U.S.: Pennsylvania nurses strike for better work, patient care & safety

Cameron Conaway – WNN Breaking (WNN) Altoona, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: What happens when a community’s pride and joy is a hospital that gets bought out by a $10 billion blinded-by-profit enterprise? The community protests. Nurses at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Altoona aren’t striking in freezing temperatures for increased pay; they’re striking to […]

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

Same-sex marrieds to receive increased rights under new U.S. policy

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Bolstering legal rights for same-sex couples offering lesbian and gay citizens in the U.S. a ‘step-up’ under equality in the courtroom, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will be implementing equality measures for same-sex couples to match current legal rights for hetero-couples in […]

U.S. FBI coordinates large sex-trafficking sting on heels of 2014 Super Bowl

U.S. FBI coordinates large sex-trafficking sting on heels of 2014 Super Bowl

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In an incredible crime sting operation coordinated by the U.S. FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation has rescued 16 juveniles and 70 women from sex-traffickers who were hoping to cash-in big during the Super Bowl event at the MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. During the […]

Contraceptives at center of controversy under U.S. Obamacare

Contraceptives at center of controversy under U.S. Obamacare

Lawrence Hurley for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Roman Catholic Church-affiliated organizations on Tuesday obtained last-minute court injunctions that give them temporary exemptions from a part of the Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance policies covering contraception. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted one […]

The woman who made Thanksgiving

The woman who made Thanksgiving

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The history of Thanksgiving Day in the United States is most often attributed to President Abraham Lincoln who made the Proclamation of Thanksgiving Day on October 3, 1863 saying that the day should  be set aside to give thanks in the enjoyment of peace after the civil […]

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