US Senate confirms Biden’s UN candidate Thomas-Greenfield

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden’s candidate, veteran diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield, as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, adding a key member to its national security team almost a month after his confirmation hearing. The 100-member Senate backed Thomas-Greenfield by 78 to 20 …

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Valley Bank Releases 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Highlights the response and commitment to communities during the tumultuous year April 7, 2021 Valley National Bancorp, based in Wayne, the holding company of Valley National Bank, released Catalyst For Change, the bank’s 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report that highlights the bank’s commitment to help build stronger communities and …

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Democrats Need a Lesson Before Forgiving Student Loans

There is no free lunch. Don’t say that to a Democrat – because in the caucus that now dominates the Democratic Party, lunch is just the start of the freebies. “Medicare for all” – including illegal immigrants – is no longer a radical idea for Democrats. It’s a staple, a …

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Grand Rapids Blue’s Gym strives to end vacation hunger

Dino Newville made a living knocking down opponents during a kickboxing career that saw him win four world championships. Newville, who now operates Blue’s Gym in Grand Rapids, spent this weekend helping others. Blue’s Gym offers boxing and mixed martial arts classes and lessons to local youth. But on Saturday …

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