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    Earth Day is Celebrated Every Year on April 22

    What makes Earth Day special and why we still need it? The Earth Day Network, a loose coalition of 22,000 groups in 192 countries, coordinates activities that raise awareness of local environmental issues, as well as global climate change.

  • Harriet Tubman, circa 1860–1875 (© AP Images/Library of Congress)

    Harriet Tubman is Coming to the $20 Bill

    Anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman makes history again. She will be the first woman and first African American to appear on a major U.S. currency note. Tubman, an escaped slave who helped to free others, will be featured on the front of the new $20 bill.

  • Secretary Kerry Presents Annual Human Rights Report [State Dept Image]

    Release of the Human Rights Report 2015

    Kerry: "The contents of this report renew our commitment to promoting and protecting universal human rights, to supporting and defending civil society in its peaceful efforts to hold governments accountable, and to working with our partners to advance peace, development, human rights, and democracy."

  • International Writing Program at the University of Iowa

    12-Week International Writing Program in the U.S.

    The IWP at the University of Iowa is a leading forum for bringing together foreign literary figures including television/film writers, multi-media platform writers, and influential thought leaders for a 12-week Fall Residency program. Apply today!

  • Jazz legend Herbie Hancock performs in Paris. (© AP Images)

    International Jazz Day is Upon Us. Get Ready to Jam

    Jazz Appreciation Month culminates in International Jazz Day on April 30, when President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Sting, Diana Krall and Herbie Hancock for a concert at the White House.

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