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NOAA Brings Precision Navigation to the Busy Port of Long Beach

Tue, 2015-09-29 10:53

Our country’s marine transportation system is an essential driver of the U.S. economy. Every day, U.S. ports and waterways handle millions of tons of domestic and international cargo ranging from agricultural products to heating oil and automobiles. Those ports support more than 13 million American jobs. NOAA tools—such as nautical charts, accurate positioning services, and ocean and weather observations—play a key role in ensuring that shipments move swiftly and safely along our marine highways.

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Why Diplomacy Matters: Follow Along as the President Heads to the 70th UN General Assembly

Tue, 2015-09-29 09:19

“The people of our United Nations are not as different as they are told. They can be made to fear, they can be taught to hate, but they also respond to hope. History is littered with the failure of false prophets and fallen empires who insisted that might makes right, and that will continue to be the case. You can count on that. But we are called upon to offer a different leadership - leadership strong enough to recognize that nations share common interests and people share a common humanity.”

President Barack Obama

Why Diplomacy Matters – 70 Years of the United Nations

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Email from Ambassador Power: "A Chance to Help:"

Mon, 2015-09-28 16:38

This morning, Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, sent the following message on the refugee crisis the world is facing and what Americans can do to help relieve the suffering of so many.

Missed her message? Stay in touch with the White House by signing up for email updates here.

Earlier this year, a Syrian father of eight received a text message.

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HANNOVER MESSE: Meet the Entire World of Industrial Technology at One Trade Show

Mon, 2015-09-28 12:42

Since 1947, there have been plenty of advances in industrial technology. But one thing that has stayed the same is that HANNOVER MESSE remains the premier trade event to learn about the latest trends, the top companies, and the most innovative solutions in the sector.
That said, 2016 will be a singular year in the history of the 68-year-old trade event. For the first time, the United States is the Partner Country for HANNOVER MESSE, and that means more opportunity and greater exposure for U.S. companies and economic development organizations (EDOs).

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Email from First Lady Michelle Obama: "What did you learn in school?"

Sun, 2015-09-27 11:00

This morning, the First Lady sent the following message to the White House email list, highlighting a new campaign to raise awareness about the millions of girls who are locked out of brighter futures because they can't get the education they deserve. Learn more about how you can help create awareness around this issue. Didn't get the First Lady's email? Sign up for email updates here.

Hi everyone --

Right now, more than 62 million girls worldwide are out of school.

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Chart of the Week: How President Obama Plans to Put an AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach

Sat, 2015-09-26 12:26

We believe if we all – governments, the private sector, civil society, including faith-based organizations – bring our collective will and energy together we can achieve an AIDS-free generation and bring this epidemic to a halt.

National Security Advisor Susan Rice

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Weekly Address: Dispose of Your Expired and Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Sat, 2015-09-26 06:00

In this week's address, on “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,” the President spoke about the importance of preventing and treating substance use disorders. Overdoses from prescription pain medications kill thousands of Americans every year, and more often than not, those drugs come from the family medicine cabinet. In addition, many heroin users started out by misusing prescription drugs.

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More than 4.83 Million Records Released

Fri, 2015-09-25 15:00

In September 2009, the President announced that—for the first time in history—White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in June 2015. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.83 million—all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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United States Department of Commerce Plan for Orderly Shutdown Due to Lapse of Congressional Appropriations

Fri, 2015-09-25 14:20

Annual funding for the government expires on September 30.  The Administration strongly believes that a lapse in funding should not occur.   The Department must be prepared for a potential lapse in funding that would necessitate a significant reduction in operations.

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In Photos: Pope Francis Visits the White House

Fri, 2015-09-25 12:39

President Obama, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden welcomed His Holiness Pope Francis this week during his first official trip to the United States. On Tuesday, they greeted him as he landed in the United States. And on Wednesday, they welcomed him to the White House in the largest State Arrival Ceremony since President Obama took office. Check out the Pope’s visit in photos:

Shepherd One with Pope Francis aboard lands at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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