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    U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic
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    U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: February 22, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year. State assessments and accountability systems play an important role in advancing educational equity, identifying student needs, and targeting the resources to address them. At the same time, some schools and districts may not be able to safely administer statewide summative assessments this spring using their standard practices, while others may wish to prioritize learning time during th...
    02-25-2021, 07:38 AM
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces additional Leadership Appointments
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announces additional Leadership Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs press released dated: February 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released the names of the latest key appointees in the department.

    James Anderson, special assistant, Office of the Secretary: James Anderson served as a prior-enlisted Air Force intelligence officer at U.S Air Forces Central Command. He founded the University of South Carolina’s Veterans Alumni Council, a 200 plus membership-based organization with an endowed scholarship for military members and their families. Anderson held fellowships with the Center for a New American Security, Truman National Security Project, Veterans in Global Leadership and was a Fulbright scholar in Canada. He continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve assigned to headquarters Department of the Air
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    02-23-2021, 05:02 AM
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on First Step in Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement on First Step in Process to Address Individuals in Mexico with Active MPP Cases| site |



    Access b-roll of the processing at San Ysidro Port of Entry here.


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 19, 2021) Today, DHS began the first step in a phased approach to restore safe and orderly processing at the Southwest Border. DHS and its international partners have now initiated the virtual registration process for individuals who had been forced to return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and have a pending case before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The United States is continuing to strictly enforce existing immigration laws and border security measures. Individuals should not approach the border, including at designated ports of entry, unless and until they are approved and receive appointment information...
    02-23-2021, 04:37 AM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah
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    U.S. Secretary of State Blinken’s Call with Afghanistan High Council for National Reconciliation Chair Dr. Abdullah | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson press released dated: February 20, 2021)


    Readout by Spokesperson Ned Price, U.S. Department of State:

    Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to discuss the United States’ review of its strategy in Afghanistan. The Secretary thanked Dr. Abdullah for his vital work in support of the Afghanistan peace process, and he expressed America’s resolve to support a just and durable political settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan.
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    02-23-2021, 04:21 AM
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    Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde
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    Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen’s Call with European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press released dated: February 16, 2021)

    Earlier today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen spoke with European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde. Secretary Yellen emphasized their shared priorities, including ending the pandemic, supporting a strong global economic recovery, maintaining financial stability, and forcefully addressing the threat of climate change. The Secretary commended the ECB’s swift and decisive policy response to the pandemic and discussed policy tools to foster growth and job creation in both Europe and the United States. The Secretary emphasized the importance of deepening transatlantic cooperation on economic and financial issues of mutual interest.
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    02-23-2021, 04:03 AM
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Leadership in Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Leadership in Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: February 19, 2021) Washington, Feb. 19, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Gloria Montaño Greene as Deputy Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) and the appointment of Zach Ducheneaux as Administrator of the Farm Service Agency (FSA). They will begin their positions on Monday, Feb. 22. Montaño Greene is a former State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Arizona from 2014-2017, a position she was appointed to by President Obama. With FSA in Arizona, Montaño Greene led implementation of the 2013 Farm Bill programs across the state. Currently, she serves as Deputy Director for Chispa Arizona, a program of the League of Conservation Voters focused on the empowerment of Latino voices in Ari...
    02-23-2021, 03:49 AM
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    US Department of Labor announces OSHA will Investigate Complaints of Whistleblower Retaliation under new Antitrust, Money Laundering Laws
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    U.S. Department of Labor announces OSHA will Investigate Complaints of Whistleblower Retaliation under new Antitrust, Money Laundering Laws | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Labor press release dated: February 19, 2021)

    Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now overseeing worker retaliation complaints filed under two new whistleblower statutes – the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act and the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Under the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, OSHA will investigate individual whistleblower’s complaints of retaliation for reporting criminal antitrust violations to their superiors or the federal government; or for showing cause, testifying or participating in, or otherwise assisting an investigation or proceeding related to antitrust law violations. In Anti-Money Laundering Act cases, OSHA will in
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    02-23-2021, 03:28 AM
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    Federal Reserve Board announces Final Rule intended to Reduce Risk and Increase Efficiency in the Financial System by applying Netting Protections to a broader Range of Financial Institutions
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    Federal Reserve Board announces Final Rule intended to Reduce Risk and Increase Efficiency in the Financial System by applying Netting Protections to a broader Range of Financial Institutions | site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: February 18, 2021) The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced a final rule that is intended to reduce risk and increase efficiency in the financial system by applying netting protections to a broader range of financial institutions. The final rule amends Regulation EE (Financial Institution Netting) to apply netting provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA) to certain new entities including swap dealers. The rule would also make minor clarifications to the existing activities-based test in Regulation EE to clarify how the activities-based test applies following a consolidation of legal entities. Sections 401...
    02-23-2021, 03:03 AM
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    Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Blair
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas’ Call with Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Blair | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: February 19, 2021) Washington - - Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke with Canadian Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair to discuss a wide range of security issues, including border safety measures in the COVID-19 environment, domestic violent extremism, cybersecurity, and gun control. Secretary Mayorkas and Minister Blair discussed the shared priority of securing our borders, while ensuring that essential trade and travel remain open to strengthen our economic security. They agreed that our nations must each continue to take steps to address the growing threat of domestic violent extremism, work together to defend our cyber networks, and tackle cr...
    02-23-2021, 02:35 AM
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    National Transportation Safety Board closes 3 Key Positive Train Control Safety Recommendations
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    National Transportation Safety Board closes 3 Key Positive Train Control Safety Recommendations | site |





    (Information contained in National Transportation Safety Board [NTSB] press release dated: January 14, 2021)



    ​Washington (Jan. 14, 2021) — The National Transportation

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    02-21-2021, 11:41 AM
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    National Transportation Safety Board says Failed Brake System Caused Fatal Wyoming Train Collision
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    National Transportation Safety Board says Failed Brake System Caused Fatal Wyoming Train Collision | site |







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    02-21-2021, 11:41 AM
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Appoints First Chief Innovation Officer
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Appoints First Chief Innovation Officer | site |







    Sultan Meghji to spearhead agency’s tech lab and financial innovation efforts





    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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    02-21-2021, 11:41 AM
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Announces Personnel Changes
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    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Announces Personnel Changes | site |









    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation press release dated: February 17, 2021)

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    02-21-2021, 11:41 AM
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