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Fewer Newborns are Dying Worldwide than Ever Before, But USA Ranks Appalingly Low on Global Infant Survival Study

Here in the USA, our infant mortality rate is 4.3 per 1,000 live births. That puts us on par with Croatia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and behind Cuba and Poland.

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Social Media Gets Serious

The debate over whether social media can change the world is over. Now it’s time to do it.

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House GOP UN Bill Drops and It’s a Recipe for Disaster

House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a particularly nonsensical piece of legislation today that would shift the way the United States pays the United Nations from “dues paying” to a system of line-item voluntary contributions.

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WFP and David Letterman Chat About Horn of Africa Crisis

David Letterman invited WFP’s super-star spokeswoman Bettina Luescher on his show last night to talk about the famine and drought crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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Russia Arms Deal With Bahrain Shows Why We Need an Arms Trade Treaty

The continued supply of weapons to repressive regimes is nothing new, but it does highlight the need for a globally binding Arms Trade Treaty that restricts transfers to human rights abusers.

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No Chuck Norris, the UN will not Take Your Guns Away

A certain cadre of gun owners and second amendment advocates are unable to be convinced that a proposed UN Arms Trade Treaty has nothing at all to do with their own ability to bear arms.  Chuck Norris pens the latest iteration of this paranoid view in the Politico

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