Yemen Raid Killed Scores of Civilians

February 2, 2017

An attack on a village in Yemen ordered by President Trump on Sunday, January 29, 2017, caused the death of a newborn baby, alongside as many as 23 civilians, human rights organization Reprieve has discovered. […]

Six Pending Seismic Surveys Denied Permits

January 6, 2017

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Denies Atlantic Seismic Geophysical and Geological Permits By Connie Gillette, BOEM The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced the denial of six pending geophysical and geological (G&G) permit applications to […]

Patient Evacuated from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

December 1, 2016

National Science Foundation Evacuates Buzz Aldrin By Peter West, National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) has agreed to provide a humanitarian medical evacuation flight for an ailing visitor from its Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station […]

President Obama Issues Policy Directive on Cuba

October 14, 2016

This Presidential Policy Directive (PPD), issued October 14, 2016, by The White House — President Barack Obama — provides background and forward-looking statements on United States-Cuba “Normalization.” The PPD is include below in its entirety, and […]

Robin Williams’ Beloved Bicycle Collection to be Auctioned

October 14, 2016

Proceeds to Benefit Challenged Athletes Foundation and Reeve Foundation Williams’ Children Donated the Bikes; Proceeds from the Online Auction will Honor Their Father’s Advocacy of Individuals Living with Disabilities Released by Mara Buxbaum (, Carlos Escaba (, and Rebecca […]

Nobel Prize in Literature Awarded to Bob Dylan

October 13, 2016

On October 13, 2016, The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” To read more about this Nobel Prize winner, visit this page: After the announcement was […]

Melting Ice Sheet Could Release Frozen Cold War-era Waste

August 4, 2016

Released by Lauren Lipuma (, Katy Human (, Sandra McLean (, and Kathryn Dunkelman ( Climate change could remobilize abandoned hazardous waste thought to be buried forever beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research finds. Camp Century, a US military base built […]

How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

July 30, 2016

By Plane, of Course! Released by Leanne Williams, The first group of Olympic horses departed from London’s Stansted Airport (GBR) on July 29, 2016, on a special cargo plane bound for Rio 2016, marking the start […]

New Agricultural Officers Sworn Into Foreign Service

July 17, 2016

Ten employees of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) were sworn in as Foreign Service Officers during a July 13, 2016, ceremony at USDA headquarters in Washington. The new officers include […]

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