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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Special Operations Forces Conduct Demonstration

Special Operations Forces Conduct Demonstration: International special operations forces conduct a capabilities demonstration over air, land and sea for the public in Tampa, Fla., May 26, 2016.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq: U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Obama: Honor by Remembering Stories of the Fallen

Obama: Honor by Remembering Stories of the Fallen: President Obama marked his final Memorial Day as commander in chief by visiting Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and delivered remarks in the Memorial

Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence

Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence

Explanation of Vote at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2290 on South Sudan Sanctions, | usun.state.gov

Explanation of Vote at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2290 on South Sudan Sanctions, | usun.state.gov

The Impact of Blasphemy Laws Abroad

The Impact of Blasphemy Laws Abroad

Monday, May 30, 2016

Conviction of Hissene Habre for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Torture

Conviction of Hissene Habre for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Torture

Saturday, May 28, 2016

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers - United States Department of Labor

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announces agreement in principle on a new contract for Verizon workers - United States Department of Labor: WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon: 'Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on a four-year contract, resolving the open issues in the ongoing labor dispute between Verizon’s workers, unions, and management. The parties are now working to reduce the agreement to writing, after which the proposal will be submitted to CWA and IBEW union members for ratification.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte Travels to Uruguay and Brazil

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Mari Carmen Aponte Travels to Uruguay and Brazil

Department awards $3.4M to help re-employ workers affected by coal mining industry layoffs in Kentucky - United States Department of Labor

Department awards $3.4M to help re-employ workers affected by coal mining industry layoffs in Kentucky - United States Department of Labor: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the funding of a supplemental National Dislocated Worker Grant of $3.4 million to provide for reemployment and training services for Kentucky coal mine workers. The new funding will assist current program participants as well as an additional 797 participants hurt by recent layoffs.

Protecting America from the Threat of ISIL

Protecting America from the Threat of ISIL

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Democracy and Human Rights: Shared Challenges and Opportunities

Democracy and Human Rights: Shared Challenges and Opportunities

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing from the ICC Prosecutor on Libya | usun.state.gov

Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing from the ICC Prosecutor on Libya | usun.state.gov

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Carter: Maintaining Military Superiority Requires Work, Funding, Techn

Carter: Maintaining Military Superiority Requires Work, Funding, Techn: Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., that protecting the nation and much of the world is a U.S. duty because of the challenges and

Lifting Embargo Allows Closer U.S., Vietnam Cooperation, Obama, Carter

Lifting Embargo Allows Closer U.S., Vietnam Cooperation, Obama, Carter: The U.S. and Vietnam will cooperate more closely on regional security issues now that a decades-long embargo on arms sales to the Southeast Asian nation has been lifted, President Barack Obama and

Assessing the State Department's Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

Assessing the State Department's Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism

Remarks at the Fulbright University Vietnam Establishment Ceremony

Remarks at the Fulbright University Vietnam Establishment Ceremony

Remarks at the World Humanitarian Summit Side-Event on Responding to Victims and the Vulnerable: Addressing Human Trafficking in Humanitarian Situations | usun.state.gov

Remarks at the World Humanitarian Summit Side-Event on Responding to Victims and the Vulnerable: Addressing Human Trafficking in Humanitarian Situations | usun.state.gov

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners WHA FY16

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Financial Management Capacity Building for Implementing Partners WHA FY16

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on UN-African Union Peace and Security Cooperation: Chapter VIII Application and the Future of the African Peace and Security Architecture | usun.state.gov

Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on UN-African Union Peace and Security Cooperation: Chapter VIII Application and the Future of the African Peace and Security Architecture | usun.state.gov

Guyana Golden Jubilee - 50th Anniversary

Guyana Golden Jubilee - 50th Anniversary

On the Occasion of Republic Day in Azerbaijan

On the Occasion of Republic Day in Azerbaijan

Remarks Before Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh

Remarks Before Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh

U.S. Statement at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 25th Session

U.S. Statement at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 25th Session

Remarks at a Peace Corps Signing Ceremony

Remarks at a Peace Corps Signing Ceremony

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Joint Press Availability With Burmese Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Joint Press Availability With Burmese Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Friday, May 20, 2016

Remarks at ID2020 Summit on Harnessing Digital Identity for the Global Community | usun.state.gov

Remarks at ID2020 Summit on Harnessing Digital Identity for the Global Community | usun.state.gov

Meeting With Staff and Families of Tri Mission Brussels

Meeting With Staff and Families of Tri Mission Brussels

Cameroon National Day

Cameroon National Day

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Federal agencies host Arizona public meetings on benefits for former, retired and current nuclear weapons workers, survivors on compensation programs - United States Department of Labor

Federal agencies host Arizona public meetings on benefits for former, retired and current nuclear weapons workers, survivors on compensation programs - United States Department of Labor: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies will host three town hall meetings in Arizona to provide former, retired and current nuclear weapons workers and their survivors with information about benefits available through the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and other federal programs.

Vesak Day

Vesak Day

Commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Remarks before the French-American Chamber of Commerce

Remarks before the French-American Chamber of Commerce

OVERTIME: It’s about time.



Press Availability at NATO Headquarters

Press Availability at NATO Headquarters

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers - United States Department of Labor

Statement of US Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers - United States Department of Labor: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement on the ongoing labor dispute involving Verizon workers.

Keynote Address on 'Development of the Digital Industry in Latin America' at ECLAC/CEPAL Workshop

Keynote Address on 'Development of the Digital Industry in Latin America' at ECLAC/CEPAL Workshop

Meeting With U.S. Embassy Vienna Staff

Meeting With U.S. Embassy Vienna Staff

Timor-Leste's Restoration of Independence Day

Timor-Leste's Restoration of Independence Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

FACT SHEET: White House and Department Of Labor Announce $21 Million for Summer and Year-Round Jobs For Young Americans And Launch Of 16 Summer Impact Hubs - United States Department of Labor

FACT SHEET: White House and Department Of Labor Announce $21 Million for Summer and Year-Round Jobs For Young Americans And Launch Of 16 Summer Impact Hubs - United States Department of Labor: “Access to a job in the summer and beyond can make all the difference to a young person – especially those who don’t have access to many resources and opportunities.” - President Barack Obama

Bureau of Counterterrorism's FY 2017 Request

Bureau of Counterterrorism's FY 2017 Request

Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Port State Measures Agreement to Enter Into Force

Port State Measures Agreement to Enter Into Force

Monday, May 16, 2016

On the Occasion of Norway's National Day

On the Occasion of Norway's National Day

Friday, May 13, 2016

Remarks at a Working Luncheon in Honor of Nordic Leaders

Remarks at a Working Luncheon in Honor of Nordic Leaders

Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration | NSF - National Science Foundation

Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration | NSF - National Science Foundation

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Federal food service contractor settles charges of gender-based hiring discrimination for entry-level Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin warehouse jobs - United States Department of Labor

Federal food service contractor settles charges of gender-based hiring discrimination for entry-level Michigan, Kentucky, Wisconsin warehouse jobs - United States Department of Labor: WYOMING, Mich. – For a second time, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has determined that a Michigan-based, federal food service contractor systematically discriminated against 926 qualified women seeking entry-level warehouse laborer jobs. In agreements with the department, Gordon Food Service, Inc. of Wyoming will pay a total of $1.85 million to female applicants, hire 37 female applicants and stop using a strength test that OFCCP found to be discriminatory.

North Dakota’s Bakken oil and gas field leaking 275,000 tons of methane per year

North Dakota’s Bakken oil and gas field leaking 275,000 tons of methane per year: The Bakken oil and gas field is leaking a lot of methane, but less than some satellites report, and less than the latest Environmental Protection Agency inventory for petroleum systems, according to the researchers’ calculations. That's the finding of the first field study measuring emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from the Bakken, which spans parts of North Dakota and Montana. The work was published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
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Full of Science, Dragon Spacecraft Undocks for Return to Earth

Full of Science, Dragon Spacecraft Undocks for Return to Earth

Remarks With Foreign Secretary Hammond After Their Meeting

Remarks With Foreign Secretary Hammond After Their Meeting

Remarks at Anti-Corruption Summit Plenary

Remarks at Anti-Corruption Summit Plenary

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

On Kenya's Announcement to End Hosting of Refugees

On Kenya's Announcement to End Hosting of Refugees

Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts | usun.state.gov

Remarks at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Countering the Narratives and Ideologies of Terrorism: Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts | usun.state.gov

Five things you need to know about tornadoes | NSF - National Science Foundation

Five things you need to know about tornadoes | NSF - National Science Foundation

Remarks Before the Fifth Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Aspects of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Agenda Item 148: Cross-Cutting Issues | usun.state.gov

Remarks Before the Fifth Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Aspects of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Agenda Item 148: Cross-Cutting Issues | usun.state.gov

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Trapped in Clouds

Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Trapped in Clouds: NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the clouds over Canada on May 9, 2016. Entwined within the clouds is the smoke billowing up from the wildfires that are currently burning across a large expanse of the country.

Remarks With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Remarks With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Space Station Flyover of Morocco

Space Station Flyover of Morocco: Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA captured this detailed photograph from the International Space Station during a daytime flyover of Morocco on May 2, 2016. Williams shared the image to social media and asked, 'Reptile scales, or incredible and rugged geology in Morocco?'