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Howard Schultz to depart Starbucks, but holds fast to his vision

Seattle - Howard Schultz told employees in a memo Monday, “I’ll be thinking about a range of options for myself, from philanthropy to public service, but I’m a long way from knowing what the future holds.”

Canadian doctor and America's Thalidomide heroine dies at 101

London - Canadian doctor Frances Oldham Kelsey, who was instrumental in preventing the approval of the anti-nausea drug thalidomide in the United States, passed away in London, Ontario on Friday at the age of 101.

Op-Ed: NYPD cops should use words, not turning their backs, to protest

New York City - For a second time, NYPD officers have turned their backs on mayor Bill DeBlasio at a funeral for a colleague slain in the line of duty. While it is understandable that police officers feel disrespected these days, they should never turn their backs.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leaving DC for UC

Washington - After more than four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Napolitano announced in a statement today that she will be leaving the post to head the University of California System.

In this village, elected officials get no more than US$36 a month Special

Bislig - BISLIG CITY - In this small Philippine community, with roughly over 2,000 inhabitants, the measure of public service is not in big salaries.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao — Public service a 'lifetime quest'

In his fight blog on Yahoo Sports, Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao talks on his passion for boxing and his politics. He also talked about responsibility to his people as a sports figure and as public servant.

Sargent Shriver, public servant and founder of Peace Corps, dies

Robert Sargent Shriver passed away at the age of 95 after battling Alzheimer's disease, and leaves an almost unparalleled legacy of public service.

Memphis kid now distinguished U.S. Secret Service Deputy Director

Washington, DC - Keith Prewitt solved crime on the streets of Memphis, protected presidents, oversaw threat assessments, rose in the ranks of the US Secret Service to his current position as Deputy Director, and is the “Federal Player of the Week".

Mayors praised for communicating via Twitter during blizzard

Newark - Mayors Cory Booker of Newark, NJ and Mark Boughton of Danbury, CT, were applauded for their use of Twitter as a means to reach out to their citizens during and after the snow blizzard that hit the northeastern region of the United States last December 26.
 

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