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A Day in the Life: Austraberta from Houston

Tue, 2014-08-19 16:37

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog. See the original post here.
Leading up to Labor Day 2014, Secretary Tom Perez is traveling across the country to talk with Americans about how we can help more people succeed in the workplace and at home. Follow him along the way with live updates at www.dol.gov/LaborDay.

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NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science

Tue, 2014-08-19 14:00

The National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a
Forensic Science Center of Excellence dedicated to collaborative,
interdisciplinary research. The center’s mission will be to establish a
firm scientific foundation for the analytic techniques used in two
important branches of forensic science, pattern evidence and digital
evidence.

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6 Franchise Purchasing Tips

Tue, 2014-08-19 00:00

It can be pretty overwhelming to find a franchise business opportunity that you feel is right for your town, your investment level and your skills. There are so many choices these days, with new...

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President Obama Provides an Update on the Latest in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:56

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This afternoon at the White House, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri — two issues he has been following closely each day.
First, the President relayed to the nation that the American operation in Iraq has effectively protected our personnel by stopping the terrorist group ISIL from advancing on the city of Erbil, and by helping Iraqi forces to recapture the largest dam in Iraq:

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The Vice President Swears In Julián Castro as New HUD Secretary

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:25

Vice President Joe Biden ceremonially swears in Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, August 18, 2014. Also pictured are Secretary Castro's wife Erica, and daughter Carina.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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From the Archives: Air Force One and Presidential Air Travel

Mon, 2014-08-18 11:14

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The President of the United States must be ready to travel anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice. Fortunately, modern Presidents have access to a variety of transportation options, including flying aboard Air Force One. Strictly speaking, the term “Air Force One” is used to describe any Air Force aircraft when the President is on board, but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to use the title to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transport the Commander-in-Chief.
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Boots to Business: Helping Veterans Become America’s Future Business Leaders

Mon, 2014-08-18 00:00

The brave men and women who serve in the nation’s armed forces are disciplined, goal-oriented leaders who embody the American spirit of determination and hard work. These qualities also...

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Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

Sat, 2014-08-16 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Weekly Address: Everyone Should Be Able to Afford Higher Education

Sat, 2014-08-16 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the State Dining Room of the White House, Aug. 8, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Weekly Wrap Up: Iraq and Ferguson, Raising the Wage, and Modernizing Government

Fri, 2014-08-15 16:11

This week, President Obama gave updates on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri; the White House announced progress on raising the minimum wage; and the Administration launched the U.S. Digital Service to help modernize our government.
Check out what else you may have missed this week in our weekly wrap up.

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