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2014-01-31 20:20:30

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC urged the Obama Administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, following the release today of the State Department's long-awaited environmental impact statement. The report concluded that the pipeline will have little impact on global climate change. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "AJC has long advocated for the Keystone XL pipeline because it is critically important for U.S. energy security,...

2014-01-31 16:22:44

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauds Scarlett Johansson for her resignation as Oxfam International ambassador. The humanitarian aid group criticized the award-winning actress for teaming up with an Israeli company, SodaStream, as its spokesperson. A SodaStream TV ad featuring Johansson is slated to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday, but already has gone viral on the Internet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Bravo to Ms....

2014-01-11 08:20:14

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "With the passing of Ariel Sharon, a defining chapter in Israel's history goes with him," said David Harris, executive director of AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization. "He was a man of towering strength, uncompromising commitment, steely determination, and creative vision." The full AJC statement...

2014-01-09 12:25:42

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC condemned a Bangladeshi court decision to sentence Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, editor of the Weekly Blitz, to seven years in prison for attempting to visit Israel more than a decade ago and for "harming the country's interests" through his articles. The paper is the largest tabloid English-language weekly in Bangladesh. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "Shame on Bangladesh! Shoaib Choudhury is a voice...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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