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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 | site |



    Summer meal programs can continue operating as funding allows


    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture published today (August 31, 2020) the following information:

    (Washington, DC, August 31, 2020) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.

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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants | site |




    (August 28, 2020) - - Today, August 28, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Maryland companies and their principals for a scheme that allegedly defrauded approximately 1,200 investors, many of them African immigrants, of more than $27 million.

    According to the SEC’s complaint, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, directly and through their companies 1st Million LLC and The Smart Partners LLC, falsely told investors that their funds would be used by a team of skilled and licensed traders for foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading, promising risk-free returns of between 6% and 42%. The complaint alleges that the defendants often targeted vulnerable African immigrants
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  • U.S Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers

    U.S Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers

    U.S. Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers | site |



    (August 18, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation published today, August 18, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Department of Transportation issued an Order that to allow the four Chinese airlines currently performing scheduled passenger services to the United States to increase their services to eight weekly round-trip flights. This aggregate level of service is equivalent to the total number of flights now permitted by the Chinese aviation authorities for U.S. carriers. As of August 12, the two U.S. carriers currently operating scheduled passenger service in the U.S.-China passenger market, United Airlines (“United”) and Delta Air Lines (“Delta”), had qualified for additional flight frequencies pursuant to the terms of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (“CAAC”) Notice of March 26, 2020. Accordingly, United and Delta are
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors

    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors| site |


    (June 3, 2020) - - Today (June 3, 2020), U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was honored to meet yesterday with Wang Dan, Su Xiaokang, Liane Lee, and Henry Li – four of the thousands of brave participants in the heroic protests for democracy that were brutally put down by the Chinese Communist Party on June 4, 1989.
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides Promised Transparency for Coronavirus COVID-19 Antibody Tests

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides Promised Transparency for Coronavirus COVID-19 Antibody Tests| site |



    (May 21, 2020) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published today (May 21, 2020) the following information:

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a list of antibody tests that are being removed from the “notification list” of tests being offered under the Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health Emergency. Antibody tests on this new removal list include those voluntarily withdrawn from the notification list by the test’s commercial manufacturer and those for which there is not a pending Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) request or issued EUA. FDA expects that the tests on the removal list will not be marketed or distributed. Antibody tests offered by commercial manufacturers as outlined under the policy, which was issued on March 16 and updated on May 4, continue to be located on
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  • U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi

    U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi| site |



    (May 22, 2020) - - Today (May 22, 2020), Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson, provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to discuss Iraq’s economic crisis as well as the upcoming U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo urged Prime Minister Kadhimi to pursue real reforms as he works with international institutions to provide financial assistance to Iraq.
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers

    U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers| site |








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    (May 14, 2020) - - Today (May 14, 2020), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. “America’s truckers are doing a heroic job keeping our supply chains open during this unprecedented time and these rules will provide ...
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  • U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

    U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus

    U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies for Coronavirus| site |



    (May 19, 2020) - - Today (May 19, 2020) the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA's requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country. Throughout the course of the pandemic, understanding about the transmission and prevention of infection has improved. The government and the private sector have taken rapid and evolving measures to slow the virus's spread, protect employees, and adapt to new ways of doing business. Now, as states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees. First, OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all types of workplaces. The ...
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  • Statement of U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews

    Statement of U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews | site |



    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of State issued the following statement of condolence by U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo concerning the Passing of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews: We are deeply saddened by the passing on May 20 of Ambassador Matthew J. Matthews and, on behalf of the Department of State, I offer our deepest condolences to his family. Ambassador Matthews had a long and distinguished career in the State Department and was admired by all with whom he worked. Ambassador Matthews most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam. Previous to that, Ambassador Matthews was the U.S. Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and concurrently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. His rich ca
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  • Newsweek Article suggests that Coronavirus COVID-19 may have been Created with aid of U.S. Dollars

    Newsweek Article suggests that Coronavirus COVID-19 may have been Created with aid of U.S. Dollars | site |



    Article says China lab received millions of U.S. Dollars for bat disease research


    April 30, 2020 - - The publication Newsweek suggested in an April 28, 2020 article that the Coronavirus COVID-19 may have been created in a China lab in which the research was partially funded by millions of U.S. Dollars.

    The article, titled, "Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with Millions of U.S. Dollars" is located online at https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-ba...search-1500741

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  • U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders

    U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders | site |




    (March 31, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with several senior Department officials, held a conference call today with higher education leaders to provide an update on the Trump Administration’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency. The Secretary began the call by welcoming the participants, including state higher education executive officers, college and university presidents, accreditors, and leaders of national higher education organizations, and thanking them for their continued work on behalf of students. The Secretary then briefed the group on the Department’s quick action to provide regulatory flexibility so that colleges and universities could move classes online to limit...
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Expedites Review of Diagnostic Tests to Combat COVID-19

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Expedites Review of Diagnostic Tests to Combat COVID-19 | site |




    (March 30, 2020) - - Today (March 30, 2020), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following information:



    March 30, 2020

    Statement From:

    Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration

    Stephen M. Hahn M.D.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been providing unprecedented flexibility to labs and manufacturers to develop and offer COVID-19 tests across the U.S. The FDA’s regulations have not hindered or been a roadblock to the rollout of tests during this pandemic. Every action the FDA has taken during this public health emergency to address the COVID-19 pandemic has balanced the urgent need to make diagnostic tests available with providing a level of oversight that ensures accurate tests are being deployed. Moreover, as in previous...
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  • HHS Provides 100 Million Dollars to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients

    HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients | site |




    (March 24, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) today announced it will provide $100 million to aid U.S. healthcare systems in preparing quickly for a surge in COVID-19 patients. The support will directly benefit the National Special Pathogen System, and is authorized in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020. "We cannot beat the COVID-19 pandemic without getting America's healthcare workers the training and resources they need to respond to this novel threat, and these funds secured from Congress by President Trump will help make that happen," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "America's healthcare providers are doing a
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  • Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders

    Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with K-12 Stakeholders | site |




    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education and other federal partners held a conference call today with K-12 education leaders representing all 50 states and two territories to discuss the Administration's whole-of-government response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Those who attended the call included representatives from the National Association of State Boards of Education, National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, and elected officials, among many others. During the discussion, subject matter experts answered questions about the process for approval of statewide testing waivers, meal delivery for students during school closures, lengths of school closures due to the outbreak, r...
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  • U.S. Department of Education adddresses Helping Students Adversely Affected by School Closures

    U.S. Department of Education addresses Helping Students Adversely Affected by School Closures | site |



    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Announces Broad Flexibilities for States to Cancel Testing During National Emergency



    (March 20, 2020) - - Today (March 20, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information:

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request, the Department will grant a waiver to any state that is unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year. Secretary DeVos commented: "Students need to be focused on staying healthy and continuing to learn. Teachers need to be able to focus on remote learning an...
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020
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    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 | site |



    Summer meal programs can continue operating as funding allows


    (August 31, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture published today (August 31, 2020) the following information:

    (Washington, DC, August 31, 2020) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020. The flexibilities allow summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to all children into the fall months. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA has been and continues to be committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.

    “As
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    08-31-2020, 04:09 PM
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants | site |




    (August 28, 2020) - - Today, August 28, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Maryland companies and their principals for a scheme that allegedly defrauded approximately 1,200 investors, many of them African immigrants, of more than $27 million.

    According to the SEC’s complaint, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, directly and through their companies 1st Million LLC and The Smart Partners LLC, falsely told investors that their funds would be used by a team of skilled and licensed traders for foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading, promising risk-free returns of between 6% and 42%. The complaint alleges that the defendants often targeted vulnerable African immigrants
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    08-31-2020, 02:08 PM
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    U.S Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers
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    U.S. Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers | site |



    (August 18, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation published today, August 18, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Department of Transportation issued an Order that to allow the four Chinese airlines currently performing scheduled passenger services to the United States to increase their services to eight weekly round-trip flights. This aggregate level of service is equivalent to the total number of flights now permitted by the Chinese aviation authorities for U.S. carriers. As of August 12, the two U.S. carriers currently operating scheduled passenger service in the U.S.-China passenger market, United Airlines (“United”) and Delta Air Lines (“Delta”), had qualified for additional flight frequencies pursuant to the terms of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (“CAAC”) Notice of March 26, 2020. Accordingly, United and Delta are
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    08-31-2020, 01:39 PM
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    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors
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    U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Meeting with Tiananmen Square Survivors| site |


    (June 3, 2020) - - Today (June 3, 2020), U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus provided the following information:

    Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was honored to meet yesterday with Wang Dan, Su Xiaokang, Liane Lee, and Henry Li – four of the thousands of brave participants in the heroic protests for democracy that were brutally put down by the Chinese Communist Party on June 4, 1989.
    ...
    06-05-2020, 03:39 AM
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides Promised Transparency for Coronavirus COVID-19 Antibody Tests
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides Promised Transparency for Coronavirus COVID-19 Antibody Tests| site |



    (May 21, 2020) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published today (May 21, 2020) the following information:

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a list of antibody tests that are being removed from the “notification list” of tests being offered under the Policy for Coronavirus Disease-2019 Tests During the Public Health Emergency. Antibody tests on this new removal list include those voluntarily withdrawn from the notification list by the test’s commercial manufacturer and those for which there is not a pending Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) request or issued EUA. FDA expects that the tests on the removal list will not be marketed or distributed. Antibody tests offered by commercial manufacturers as outlined under the policy, which was issued on March 16 and updated on May 4, continue to be located on
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    05-26-2020, 05:09 AM

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