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Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Carter's Post-Presidency Legacy Praised
Associated Press
To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.

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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Carter Center in Good Position to Continue Work, Experts Say
AJC
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he plans to "fairly dramatically" reduce his work at the Carter Center as he undergoes treatment for cancer.

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Thurday, July 9, 2015
Jimmy Carter, His Legacy and a Rabbit
The New York Times
Quiz time: Which American president was attacked by a "killer rabbit"? It was Jimmy Carter, although the incident says more about the news media than it does about Carter. He was fishing from a boat in a pond when a rabbit swam frantically for the president's boat.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Nigerian Businessman Emeka Offor Donates $10 Million To Fight River Blindness
Forbes
Sir Emeka Offor, a wealthy Nigerian businessman, has reportedly donated $10 million to the Carter Center to support the fight against river blindness in Nigeria.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Carter Center Gets $10 Million Gift to Fight River Blindness
The Wall Street Journal
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has a new ally in his long-standing fight against river blindness, one of multiple debilitating tropical diseases he has spent decades trying to tame or wipe off the planet.

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Carter Center Receives $10 Million to Fight River Blindness
Associated Press (Distributed worldwide with numerous placements) Note: This article ran in a number of media outlets including Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), WSAV – NBC Savannah, Star Tribune, and The China Post.
Former President Jimmy Carter hopes a $10 million donation to end river blindness in Nigeria where it is most prevalent will help spark a global effort to eliminate the disease.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
We Can End the Illegal Sex Trade
Politico Magazine
Too often, when we think of sex trafficking in America, we imagine women smuggled here from Asia or Latin America, when in fact we should be picturing everyday girls and women from our own neighborhoods, exploited by pimps and brothel owners in our own cities and towns.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Guyana Elections
China Central TV
Guyana holds a General election Monday. Politics in the small South American nation has long been contentious, with the two leading political parties drawing their support from two distinct racial groups. International observers will monitor the vote — including a group from The Carter Center, led by the former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Guyana is a former British colony on the Caribbean coast of South America.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Guyana Goes to the Polls in Hotly Contested National Elections
Miami Herald
Four years after Guyana's ruling government won a tight race, it is asking voters to extend its mandate. But an opposition coalition is seeking to end its 23-year rein.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Jimmy Carter: Still Causing a Storm in His Fight for Women
Reuters News
After more than 50 years in the public arena, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has shown he can still command people's attention - with a column on why he quit his church over women's rights going viral six years after it was published.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Former President Carter Reflects Before Milestone Mission
Published by The Associated Press.
Dozens of trips to monitor elections abroad have left former President Jimmy Carter hopeful about the future of many countries adopting democracy but concerned about the election process in the U.S.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Rebuild Gaza, and Avert the Next War
The Washington Post
Nearly seven months after the end of the latest war in Gaza, none of the underlying causes of the conflict have been addressed. In the meantime, the people of Gaza are experiencing unprecedented levels of deprivation, and the prospect for renewed armed conflict is very real.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Syria's Civil War Sees No End in Sight
Al Jazeera America
As the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria approaches, there appears no end in sight. Horrendous violations of international law continue unabated. Syrians have allowed themselves to be used as proxies by self-interested foreign countries. The war has taken sectarian and criminal dimensions, drowning the reform agenda that spurred the popular anti-government protests in 2011.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Peace In Liberia, 10 Years Later: A Conversation at The Carter Center
WABE (NPR affiliate)
WABE senior reporter Jim Burress discusses a recent Conversations at The Carter Center called "Peace in Liberia, 10 Years Later."  Having visited Liberia on a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Burress spent three weeks documenting how the West African country is rebuilding more than a decade after the end of its brutal civil war. Burress also happened to be there just as the first Ebola cases were reported, which went on to become arguably the biggest international story of 2014. The Carter Center has worked in Liberia for more than two decades, observing elections and partnering with government and civil society to strengthen democratic institutions, access to information, administration of justice, and mental health services.

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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Support the Peacemakers Too
Huffington Post
President Obama has asked the Congress to pass an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to counter the threat from the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The threat posed by this group is obvious and force will be necessary to halt and reverse their territorial gains. 

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Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Jimmy Carter: Women's Rights the Fight of My Life
CNN.com
Jimmy Carter has seen a lot in his 90 years. As a son of the South, a governor and president, and as a man who spent decades tackling problems head-on, he knows the world is not perfect. It has too many people without a voice and without hope, too many examples of suffering and injustice. There are so many wrongs to right. Yet among them, Carter is putting one ahead of all others: Violence and injustice against girls and women.

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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
President Jimmy Carter's 'Call to Action' on Women's Rights
Al Jazeera
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter argues that discrimination and violence against women around the world is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights.

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Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Here's What Former President Jimmy Carter Wants to Be Remembered For
Good Morning America
What will historians say about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter 100 years from now? According to the 39th president, he hopes when people think of him, the words "peace and human rights" come to mind. That's what he told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos when asked what he'd want to be remembered for most.

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
Q&A: Former President Jimmy Carter on American Museum of Natural History Exhibit
The Wall Street Journal
A new exhibit on eradicating disease opens Jan. 13, 2015, at the American Museum of Natural History. "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease" focuses on devastating illnesses that afflict more than 1 billion people, mostly in the developing world.

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Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
President Jimmy Carter's 'Countdown To Zero'
HuffPost Live
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill to discuss "Countdown to Zero," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History developed with The Carter Center, which explores innovations working to eradicate global diseases.

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Complete Interview: President Jimmy Carter
Yahoo! News with Katie Couric
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about his fight to eradicate Guinea worm disease, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and President Obama's steps to normalize relations with Cuba.

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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Jon Stewart and Jimmy Carter Discuss Guinea Worm Eradication, Peace
The Daily Show
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter discusses the Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program and current world events with host Jon Stewart.

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