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Stay Safe This Summer!

June 07, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Blog
Summer means vacation, outdoor activities, and fun in the sun! It’s a time when families hit the road to visit national parks or distant relatives. The warm months and long days mean that there is plenty of time for baseball games and barbecues. The sultry temperatures practically invite you to take a dip in the pool or ocean.

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Three Reminders for Business Owners Who Hate Selling

June 07, 2016

You started a small business knowing you’d make most of your revenue by selling your products or services. But you say to friends, “I hate selling. I’m not a good salesperson.”
So, what are...

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Real Change Starts from the Ground Up

June 06, 2016

My journey to the White House began as a community organizer in a poor neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, working with people to help improve their lives.

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SelectUSA Investment Summit Spotlight: The U.S. Government Pavilion

June 06, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology Blog
Guest blog post by Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach for SelectUSA

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The Story of President Obama and Army Ranger Cory Remsburg

June 06, 2016

Today is the seventh anniversary of of the first time President Obama met with Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg. Read the President's reflection on what Cory has taught him over the years -- and watch the video to see what happened the last time they met.

Seven years ago today, while honoring the heroes of D-Day, I met a young Army Ranger, Cory Remsburg.

Eight months later, I walked into a hospital room at Bethesda to visit a grievously wounded soldier. It was Cory, and he had been nearly killed by a massive roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

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The Private Sector Is Stepping Up to Combat the Zika Virus—Congress Should Too

June 06, 2016

Imagine this: You're standing by a lake and you see someone drowning. You have the ability to save that person, but your hands are tied. 

Doctors who have spent the past three decades working in CDC’s birth defects center tell me that they have never seen a situation so urgent. The ability to prevent dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of severe birth defects creates a special responsibility – every child protected is a tragedy prevented.

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DOC Talks About Importance and Diversity of Mission

June 06, 2016

Guest blog by Dawn Marie Bailey, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology
BEA, BIS, Census, EDA, ESA, ITA, MBDA, NIST, NOAA, NTIS, NTIA, USPTO, OS.

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Together, We are Stronger

June 06, 2016

The following is cross-posted from Medium. 

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Weekly Address: Building on America’s Economic Recovery

June 04, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, the President discussed his return to Elkhart, Indiana, the first town he visited as President and one that was among the hardest-hit by the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Seven years later, unemployment in Elkhart has fallen from a high of nearly 20 percent to around four percent; more families are back on sturdy ground; more are covered by health insurance; and more students are graduating from high school.

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President Obama Has Now Commuted the Sentences of 348 Individuals

June 03, 2016

Today, the President announced 42 additional grants of clemency to men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. The individuals receiving a presidential commutation today have more than repaid their debt to society and earned this second chance.

To date, the President has commuted the sentences of 348 individuals -- more than the previous seven Presidents combined. He remains committed to using his clemency power throughout the remainder of the Administration to give more deserving individuals that same second chance.

 

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