White House Strongly Condemns Violence In Syria

The White House released the followed statement on Syria.

“We are deeply concerned by reports that Syrians who have been wounded by their government are being denied access to medical care. The escalating repression by the Syrian government is outrageous, and the United States strongly condemns  the continued efforts to suppress peaceful protesters. President Assad and the Syrian government must respect the universal rights of the Syrian people, who are rightly demanding the basic freedoms that they have been denied.”



Tala Dowlatshahi
Tala Dowlatshahi is a New York based producer, reporter and filmmaker. Since 2002, Dowlatshahi has served as a U.S. Representative of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontieres) — the Paris-based media watchdog organization. She has worked for Amnesty International in London and various UN agencies in New York and Geneva. Ms. Dowlatshahi has chronicled stories in Afghanistan, Colombia, Eritrea, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda. She has also been featured on CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Reuters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in various humanitarian news programs. She is an associate member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Interactive EMMYs, New York Women in Film and Television and the Overseas Press Club of America. She holds a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in international politics from New York University.

Belle Boyd Is Arrested, NASA Is Formed And Elizabeth Dole Is 78

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

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● With liberty for none

● Israel is winning the P.R. war

● Atheists lose Ground Zero monument dispute

● Fist-bumping beats germ-laden handshake

● Border state gun sales reports are upheld

● Social Security depletion date is unchanged

Hagel Phones Ukraine Counterpart, Pledges Support

Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey requested additional security assistance from the U.S. during the phone call, but the Pentagon would not specify what type of aid was requested.

Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Appeals Court

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“Civil marriage is one of the cornerstones of our way of life,” Judge Henry Floyd said in the ruling.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 28, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon blames Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lack of ‘political will,’ and the Ukrainian armed forces go on the offensive near the site of MH17.

The Constellation Is Commissioned, John Kerry Is The Man, And Sonya Sotomayor Takes Her Seat

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.