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  • World Intellectual Property Day 2014
    Special Feature: World Intellectual Property Day 2014

    The key forms of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Because intellectual property shares many of the characteristics of real and personal property, associated rights permit intellectual property to be treated as an asset that can be bought, sold, licensed, or even given away at no cost. IP laws enable owners, inventors, and creators to protect their ... 

  • Special Feature: Earth Day 2014
    Special Feature: Earth Day 2014

    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd in the United States. The first Earth Day event in 1970 was organized by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson to draw attention to the negative effects of modern life on the environment. 

  • U.S. Ship Responds to Scene of Korean Ship Sinking
    U.S. Ship Responds to Scene of Korean Ship Sinking

    SEOUL, South Korea, April 16, 2014 – The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is responding to the scene after the passenger ship Sewol sank near the island of Jindo off South Korea’s southwestern coast. 

  • RESPONDING TO THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE
    Responding to the Situation in Ukraine

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I wanted to provide an update on the situation in Ukraine and the steps that the United States is taking in response.  

  • Special Feature: Jazz Appreciation Month 2014
    Special Feature: Jazz Appreciation Month 2014

    Each April, the United States celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), an opportunity to savor a major American contribution to world culture. Initiated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, JAM aims to focus public attention on the music and on the many talented composers, musicians and other contributors to the sound.. 

  • Voices of North Korea
    Voices of North Korea

    The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea brought to light the deplorable situation inside North Korea. The Commission’s excellent report gives us all the opportunity to hear and read the harrowing testimony of North Korean witnesses to the deeply disturbing crimes committed by the regime against its own people.  

  • eJournal USA: LGBT Rights in America Today
    eJournal USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

    Americans’ support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is bringing new policies. How are people fighting for LGBT equality? What does it take for “coming out” to be an easy experience? Plus, one teacher makes a difference in a fifth-grade classroom in Chile. Asian-American designers break into the fashion industry.  

 


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