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U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Media sources report on U.S. actions to implement sanctions on Uganda in response to the country’s anti-gay laws. The Hill: U.S. slaps sanctions on Uganda for anti-gay law “The United States will discontinue some aid and implement travel bans against Ugandan officials in protest of the country’s recently enacted anti-gay…

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill That Would Ban Anti-Gay Foreigners From U.S.

The Hill: Bill would ban anti-LGBT foreigners from entering U.S. “Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would require the State Department to prevent foreigners who have committed human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people from entering the U.S….” (Marcos, 6/19).

Kaiser Family Foundation To Host Town Hall Forum With Ambassador Birx

AIDS.gov: Live Streaming: June 23 — A Town Hall Forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx “On Monday, June 23, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will host a live town hall forum with Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., the new global AIDS coordinator. … For those unable to attend in person,…

House, Senate Committees Pass U.S. State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bills

Media sources report on the passage of U.S. State and Foreign Operations appropriations bills in a House committee and Senate subcommittee. Associated Press: Congress nears $48.3B foreign operations budget “Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a $48.3 billion budget for foreign aid and State Department work next year. The funding would…

‘5th Birthday And Beyond’ Highlights Decline In Global Child Mortality

Washington Post: Clinton, Santorum, Kerry, Powell and Coburn were cute kids “Not many issues could create an alliance of Hillary Clinton, Rick Santorum, John Kerry, Colin Powell, and Tom Coburn. But a global health initiative to help children survive beyond their 5th birthday is a cause without a political party…

Bill To Make LGBT Rights Foreign Policy Priority Introduced In U.S. Congress

Inter Press Service: U.S. Looking to Make LGBT Rights a Foreign Policy Priority “New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make the rights of sexual minorities a foreign policy priority for the United States. The bill, called the International Human Rights Defense Act, would direct U.S.…

U.S. Border Processing Centers Scramble To Keep Up With High Number Of Child Migrants

New York Times: Border Centers Struggle to Handle Onslaught of Young Migrants “…[T]he swelling number of arriving youths [from Central and South America] — many of them making perilous journeys to flee gang violence in their native countries — has presented the Obama administration with political and humanitarian predicaments and…

USAID Releases Global Health Programs FY 2013 Report To Congress

USAID: Global Health Programs: Report to Congress FY 2013 “…This report describes [USAID’s] progress in furthering President Obama’s vision to end extreme poverty through its contributions in global health by ending preventable child and maternal deaths, creating an AIDS-free generation and protecting communities from infectious diseases…” (6/18).

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