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President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles

July 18, 2016

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles for conspicuous gallantry, in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2016. Then-Major Kettles distinguished himself in combat operations near Duc Pho, Republic of Vietnam, on May 15, 1967 and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Today, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration, to retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles.

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Deputy Secretary Andrews Wraps Up a Successful Trip to Ukraine and Kazakhstan

July 18, 2016

Deputy Secretary Andrews returned from Ukraine and Kazakhstan where he met with senior government and private sector leaders. His visit underscored the importance of these countries to the United States government and business community, further advancing the Department’s commercial diplomacy agenda. In Ukraine, Deputy Secretary Andrews applauded recent reforms that have improved the country’s business climate, but he reminded Ukraine’s leadership team that continued progress is needed.

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President Obama on the Attack on Law Enforcement in Baton Rouge

July 17, 2016

Watch President Obama's statement on the attack in Baton Rouge:

Watch @POTUS give remarks on the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge: https://t.co/5I4OiRLJtI— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 17, 2016

Earlier today, President Obama made the following statement on the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge, LA: 

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Weekly Address: Coming Together to Find Solutions

July 16, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama acknowledged that the aftermath of tragedies like we've seen in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota, can leave us struggling to make sense of these events. However, the President reiterated that the country is not as divided as it may seem.

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Unlocking the Promise of Broadband for All Americans

July 15, 2016

Benjamin Franklin. Thomas Edison. George Washington Carver. Samuel Morse. America is a nation of inventors, and invention has spurred American growth since its inception, to the benefit of all Americans.

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On the Attack in Nice, France

July 15, 2016

Watch @POTUS deliver a statement to the diplomatic corps on last night's terrorist attack in Nice, France. https://t.co/cw3nNNB95F
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 15, 2016

On July 14, a truck drove into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing at least 84 people in what French authorities have called a terrorist attack. Two American citizens were among those lost. Upon learning of the horrific attack, President Obama offered the following statement: 

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Email Marketing Basics for Small Business

July 14, 2016

Email marketing is just one of many ways to engage customers and ultimately lead them to purchase a product or service. Building and maintaining a healthy email list is important in learning more...

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A New Data Joint Adventure

July 14, 2016

Guest blog post by Avi Bender, Willie E. May, and Justin Antonipillai
Data, you might say, is the innovation currency of the Digital Age.  Data solutions surround us – like when we’re in the backseat of an Uber browsing LinkedIn while the driver uses Waze for the best route while streaming Pandora on the radio.  Every day innovators are using public and private data to dream up and deliver new customer solutions.  And we’re just at the beginning. 

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MBDA Staff Look Inward to Support Operational Excellence

July 14, 2016

Communication and teamwork are two of the most critical components of any organization, regardless of its mission. Without communication and teamwork, it’s almost impossible to achieve or sustain operational excellence.  For the Department of Commerce, operational excellence is defined as “strengthening the Department’s capacity to achieve its objectives, maximize return on program investments and deliver quality, timely service.”

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The White House Summit on Global Development: Reflecting on Real Progress

July 14, 2016

Josephine Kulea (Kenya) and audience members listen as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) town hall in Washington, D.C., July 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“Together, we can collaborate in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. Together, we can realize the future that none of us can achieve alone. Together, we can deliver historic leaps in development. We can do this. But only if we move forward with the seriousness and sense of common purpose that this moment demands.”

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