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World’s Richest Man Opens Flashy Museum In Mexico

Posted on May 15 2011 by Jason Beaubien/NPR

In Mexico City, the world’s richest man has just opened a new museum to showcase his extensive European and Mexican art collection. Telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim calls the museum a gift to his country. The glimmering, modern building is already being hailed as a new landmark in Mexico’s capital, but it is also being criticized […]

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei absent from ‘bitter-sweet’ exhibition (video)

Posted on May 14 2011 by Susannah Palk /CNN/IM

London, England – He is one of China’s most successful and internationally renowned artists — but at the opening of his latest exhibition “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” in London, the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was missing. The unveiling of 12 cast bronze sculptures — representing the Chinese zodiac animals — at London’s Somerset House […]

Census Bureau Releases 2010

Posted on May 14 2011 by U.S. Census Field Division/IM

Census Bureau Releases 2010 Census Demographic Profiles for Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico and Wisconsin The U.S. Census Bureau today released the Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Puerto […]

“American batik” Design Competition

Posted on May 14 2011 by Stacey Irawan / IM

On May 6th, the Indonesian Consulate announced the launch of the “American Batik” Design Competition, a contest searching for the best batik designs that incorporate the American spirit through the use of batik. The theme of the competition is “the spirit of America in the heritage of A fashion show displaying both traditional batik and […]

In California, More Empty Houses, More Families “Doubling Up”

Posted on May 14 2011 by Nina Martin,NAM / IM

The number of empty houses and rental units in California has jumped over the past decade, according to new Census data released Thursday–another sign of how the Great Recession and housing bust have continued to batter the nation’s largest state. Some 8.1 percent of all housing units in the state were vacant in 2010, up […]

China’s rapid response to floods (video)

Posted on May 13 2011 by CNN / IM

Last year China’s Yangtze River overflowed, causing the country’s worst flooding in more than a decade. CNN’s Eunice Yoon reports on Beijing’s expertise when responding to floods, learnt through years of bitter experience. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

ICE announces expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math degree programs

Posted on May 13 2011 by The White House / IM

Qualifies eligible graduates to extend their post-graduate training WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degree programs that qualify eligible graduates on student visas for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension-an important step forward in the Obama administration’s continued commitment to fixing […]

Didik Nini Towok in LA

Posted on May 13 2011 by Stacey Irawan / IM

Acclaimed Indonesian folk dancer, Didik Nini Thowok, and his associate ran a two day program, sponsored by Paguyuban Jawa Plus, in Los Angeles on April 30th and May 1st. The program was meant to instill an exchange of culture, through the fusion of different dance styles. The main message and tagline for the performance that […]

Chinese stock scams are the latest U.S. import

Posted on May 12 2011 by Ryan Vlastelica and Daniel Bases/Rtrs/IM

It seemed like the perfect China play, a way for investors to cash in on the world’s fastest growing economy. China MediaExpress Holdings Inc, which provides advertising on buses that clog the smog-choked streets of the country’s largest cities, was on a tear on the Nasdaq stock exchange. After rising 45 percent in 2009, the […]

Gingrich jumps into presidential race

Posted on May 12 2011 by Kevin Bohn, CNN/IM

Washington — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made it official Wednesday — he’s running for president. The Georgia Republican announced via Twitter that he is formally seeking the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Gingrich is widely viewed as the most serious official Republican candidate so far. “I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States […]

Connecting Test Scores to Teacher Pay – Do It Right, Or Not At All

Posted on May 12 2011 by Op-ed, Matt Amaral,/NAM/IM

Editor’s Note: Recently, 69 percent of Californians said the state should tie student achievement to teachers’ pay. One teacher says giving bonuses, not punishment, would be fair. A recent Public Policy Institute of California survey on education shows 69 percent of Californians believe student achievement should be closely tied with teachers’ salaries. The finding shows […]

U.S.-CHINA COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK FOR PROMOTING STRONG, SUSTAINABLE, AND BALANCED GROWTH & ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Posted on May 12 2011 by The White House / IM

U.S.-China Comprehensive Framework for Promoting Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth & Economic Cooperation   Following the consensus reached by President Hu Jintao and President Obama in Washington D.C. on January 20, 2011, the special representatives of President Barack H. Obama and President Hu Jintao, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, […]

The President’s Blueprint for Building a 21st Century Immigration System

Posted on May 11 2011 by The White House / IM

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2011 WASHINGTON — Today, Domestic Policy Advisor and Director of the Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes posted the following statement to the White House blog. .   Today, the President travels to El Paso, Texas — a historic, thriving and diverse […]

U.S. was prepared to fight Pakistani forces, officials say (video)

Posted on May 11 2011 by Barbara Starr, CNN/IM

The Obama administration had “very detailed contingency plans” for military action against Pakistani forces if they had tried to stop the U.S. attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the plan. Their names are not disclosed because of the sensitive intelligence information involved. “No firepower option was off the […]

Schwarzenegger and Shriver split up (video)

Posted on May 10 2011 by CNN / IM

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announce their split after 25 years of marriage. See how politics affected them. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Posted on May 10 2011 by The White House / IM

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2011   Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Co-Chairs of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue   The President and the U.S. delegation met today in the Oval Office with China’s Special Representatives to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, […]

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