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uscitizens mar31 Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Russia to depart immediately. He made the call in the wake of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's arrest in Russia. He strongly condemned the Kremlin's continued attempts to intimidate, repress, and punish journalists and civil society voices. The State Department's Level 4 Russia Travel Advisory has

trump mar31 Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in criminal proceedings, becoming the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges. U.S. media outlets report that Trump faces dozens of counts related to business fraud in a Thursday indictment from a Manhattan grand jury.

nasaworkinfederalgovernment mar30 For the 11th consecutive year, NASA has been ranked as the Best Place to Work in the U.S. Federal Government's large agencies. The rankings, announced by the Partnership for Public Service, reflect the U.S. space agency's dedication to pursue missions of discovery and exploration, including sending humans farther into space than ever before for the benefit of humanity, NASA said.

genmilley mar30 The United States must remain the most powerful nation on Earth if peace is to continue between the U.S., China and Russia, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. For the first time, the United States is facing two major nuclear powers, whose vital national security interests are in competition with the U.S.

evangershkovich mar30 Wall Street Journal's Moscow reporter Evan Gershkovich has been arrested in Russia. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said he was detained on suspicion of espionage, but the Journal denied the allegations. An FSB statement said, "The illegal activities of the correspondent of the Moscow bureau of the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal, US citizen Evan Gershkovich, born in 1991, acc

captagon 032923 The United States, in coordination with the United Kingdom, has imposed sanctions on six Syrian individuals, and two entities owned by one of them, for facilitating the production and export of the amphetamine-type stimulant known as Captagon in Syria and Lebanon. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the targeted individuals and entities have enabled Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime to continue c

delta airlines 032923 The U.S. Department of Transportation has released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data for January 2023 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, and mishandled wheelchairs and scooters. As per the report, Delta Air Lines Network had the best record in terms of arriving at destination on time. Delta reported an on-time arrival rate of 78.6 percent, followed by Ala

vaccine mar29 The World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) revised the roadmap for prioritizing the use of Covid-19 vaccines to reflect the impact of Omicron and high population-level immunity acquired by infection and vaccination. WHO experts recommended that healthy kids and teenagers are considered as "low risk" category and may not necessarily need vaccine aga

semiconductorchips march28 Tuesday, President Joe Biden will kick off the Investing in America tour with a visit to Wolfspeed, a manufacturer of semiconductor chips in Durham, North Carolina. Wolfspeed is investing $5 billion to expand their North Carolina operations and create 1,800 good-paying jobs at home. Over the next three weeks of this tour, the President, Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, Secon

spyware march28 President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order that prohibits the operational use by the U.S. Government of commercial spyware that poses risks to national security or has been misused by foreign actors to enable human rights abuses around the world. Commercial spyware has proliferated in recent years with few controls and high risk of abuse. Sophisticated and invasive cyber surveillance tools are

schoolshooting mar28 As a mark of respect for the victims of the deadly shooting at a Nashville school, President Joe Biden has ordered that the U.S. national flag shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings, grounds, military posts, naval stations, and naval vessels throughout the United States until Friday. Biden also directed that the flag shall be flown at half-staff at all U.S.

biden2 032723 At the Small Business Administration's (SBA) second annual Women's Business Summit Monday, President Joe Biden will announce new resources to support women small business owners. Biden will host the Women's Business Summit at the White House at 2.30 PM ET. The President will announce that SBA will expand the Women Business Centers network, bringing the total to 160 centers across the country tha

mississippi tornado 032723 Mississippi governor has warned of more severe weather in the state after tornadoes left 26 people dead last week. "What we've seen, much like the storm that occurred Friday night, is in the 24-36 hours that are leading up to this afternoon, it appears that the risks seem to be getting worse and worse, not better," Governor Tate Reeves said at a news conference in the western town of Rolling Fork

Thousands of workers took to the streets in Israel as trade unions called a general strike on Monday to protest the government's controversial judicial reform plan. Critics say the new law threatens the foundations of Israeli democracy, as thgovernment would have control over judicial appointment, while the parliament would get the privilege to sidestep Supreme Court decisions. Netanyahu's deci

newwelfaremeasures mar23 The Pentagon has unveiled a comprehensive plan aimed at the welfare of U.S. military force and their families. The new six-point plan, announced by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, addresses essential needs in education, childcare, parental leave, and career advancement. Austin said the Department of Defense is committed to working with Congress and other stakeholders to ensure the successfu

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