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Safak Pavey of Turkey interview

First Lady Michelle Obama, Safak Pavey of Turkey and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards in Washington, DC. Pavey, one of the honorees, is a journalist, writer and politician. She is a member of the Parliament representing Istanbul. She is the first Turkish member of the United Nations Committee on the ...
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New Study: Workers with Disabilities Add Business Benefits

NEW YORK, February 7, 2013 – Companies that employ people with disabilities reap numerous benefits, according to a study by The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Active recruiting and retention of employees with disabilities, including veterans, can both significantly expand the pool of talent and create new business opportunities, ...
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EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination, pursuant to the goal of the agency’s Strategic Plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants and employees with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities. These ...
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Hurricane Preparedness

Free online toolkit and Pledge to Prepare to help spread the word and take action Officially, the 2013 hurricane season begins June 1 and extends through November 30. Since severe weather can occur at anytime and anywhere, the time to formulate how you will respond is now. It is important to know about the hazards and risks associated with ...
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The Affordable Care Act – Second Annual Report

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the second Affordable Care Act annual report detailing millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare have lower costs on prescription drugs and improved benefits in 2012. Since the law’s enactment, 6.1 million Americans with Medicare who reached the Part D coverage gap, also known as the “donut ...
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Inaugural Address by President Barack Obama

Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.  What makes us exceptional — what makes ...