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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down

The fake embassy operated illegally for a decade issuing visas at a cost of $6,000 each, according to State Department.

Snowden says Petraeus shared 'far more highly classified than I ever did'

In a new face-to-face interview, Edward Snowden said the US justice department has a "two-tiered system of justice" and used Gen. Petraeus as an example.

In Today’s World, the Truth is Losing

Richard Stengel, the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy, bluntly states the problem that has been worrying him and should worry us all: “In a global information war, how does the truth win?” The very idea that the truth won’t be triumphant would, until recently, have been heresy to Stengel, a former managing editor of [...]Show More Summary

US military veterans build shelters for Dakota Access pipeline protesters as the Justice Department vows to protect them

US military veterans were building shelters for North Dakota pipeline protesters this week as the Justice Department reaffirmed its commitment to the demonstrators' First Amendment rights and to their safety on Friday. Protesters have been occupying land near the site of the multibillion-dollar Dakota Access pipeline project for months. Show More Summary

US Energy Dept. Toots Geothermal Horn, With Lithium Bonus

The US geothermal industry could be poised for rapid acceleration if the Energy Department's lithium recovery research pans out US Energy Dept. Toots Geothermal Horn, With Lithium Bonus was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Mourn Stranger Things' Barb With This Horrifying French Onion Soup Recipe

Oh, Barb. Taken from us well before her time. And since everyone deals with grief in different ways, consider for a moment the therapeutic powers of cooking a French onion soup with our dearly departed's face on it. ... More »

The US is joining more than 40 countries in an 'unprecedented' takedown of a massive cybercrime network

The US is joining with law enforcement agencies in more than 40 countries to take down a massive cybercrime network known as "Avalanche." According to the Justice Department release, Avalanche servers have been distributing more than...Show More Summary

UTSA receives $5.29 million grant for brain health research

(University of Texas at San Antonio) Charles Wilson, professor and Ewing Halsell Chair in Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has received an eight-year, grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services expected to total $5,292,000. Show More Summary

William E. Grobes IV; $4.5 Million GI Bill Fraud

Pat sends us a link to the story of William E. Grobes IV of Chesapeake, VA who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Veterans’ Affairs Department. According to the Justice Department, Grobes ran a barbering and cosmetology school, College of Beauty and Barber Culture (CBBC), for veterans that only required that students sign in every day. […]

Requests for US jobless aid rose last week, but still low

More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. But claims are still at low levels that point to greater job security. THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that applications … Click to Continue »

US Judges Can Now Sign Global Hacking Warrants

At midnight changes to Rule 41, which the Department of Justice says is to combat criminals who use anonymization technology, came into effect.

UK scientists excited by surprise £2-billion government windfall

4 days agoAcademics : Nature

Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US defence department’s research arm — but how much will go to basic research is unclear.

Raju Venugopalan awarded prestigious Humboldt Research Award

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Raju Venugopalan, a senior physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for his remarkable achievements in theoretical nuclear physics.

Trump expected to pick investor Wilbur Ross as US commerce secretary

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Wilbur Ross, a billionaire known for his investments in distressed industries, to head the Commerce Department, a Republican source familiar with the decision told Reuters on Tuesday. Show More Summary

An Open Letter To Dr. Tom Price

Dear Dr. Price, As the appointee to head the US Department of Health and Human Services under the new Administration of Donald Trump, I believe I speak for millions when I say we are worried about what you will do to our health care. You are a doctor and a member of Congress. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Opposes Rep. Tom Price for HHS Secretary: He Will Defund Us

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is wasting no time at all opposing the nomination of pro-life Congressman Tom Price as HHS secretary. President-elect Donald Trump nominated the pro-life Congressman as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services. The nation’s leading abortion business sent an urgent email to its pro-abortion supporters today asking […]

Aleppo: Karin von Hippel interview

4 days agoNews : World News Blog

Interview with Karin von Hippel, former deputy assistant secretary of state at the US State Department.

USDA awards $6.7 million for research to support healthy agroecosystems

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced 18 grants totaling more than $6.7 million for research to discover how components of the agroecosystem from soil, water and sun to plants, animals and people, interact with and affect food production. Show More Summary

What is the most helpful advice you’ve received about meditation?

Send us your answer and we might include it in the "Share Your Wisdom" department of Lion's Roar magazine. The post What is the most helpful advice you’ve received about meditation? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

No Glasses in Passport/Visa Photos Any Longer Says US Department of State

The US Department of State issued an update on November 1st which restricts glasses from being worn in any passport or visa photos. Non-expired document holders who have glasses on in their photos do not need to take any action until renewal time. Show More Summary

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