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A New Blue Marble

July 20, 2015

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on Medium.
No one on this planet had ever seen a whole picture of the Earth until 1972.
We knew we lived on it, and had a vast amount of useful information about its makeup, its processes, and its place in the solar system. At the time, some of the most insightful individuals had begun to understand that we, the people who live on Earth, actually had the ability to influence the processes taking place on our planet.
But it was hard for many people to grasp this concept. It seemed abstract, distant, hard to visualize.

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Interested in Doing Business In Cuba? Join Our Conference Call on July 29

July 20, 2015

Small business owners often tell us that they have many questions about how to enter a new market - and those questions are magnified when it comes to doing business with Cuba.  There have been...

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Weekly Address: A Comprehensive, Long-Term Deal with Iran

July 18, 2015

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 17, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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The Oldest Living Veteran Meets the President

July 17, 2015

This afternoon, President Obama invited 110-year-old Emma Didlake -- believed to be the country's oldest living veteran -- to the Oval Office. "It's a great honor to have her here." the President said.

President Barack Obama greets the nation’s oldest living veteran, Emma Didlake, in the Oval Office, July 17, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Social Security Disability Insurance: A Lifeline for Millions of American Workers and Their Families

July 17, 2015

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a vital lifeline for millions of American workers and their families. It is a critical component of our nation's Social Security system, which provides insurance to workers and their families in retirement and in the event of a serious, long-term disability. Millions of workers have benefited and from SSDI since it was established nearly 60 years ago.

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Innovation: Much More than High-Tech

July 17, 2015

Guest blog post by Patricia Tomczyszn, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Innovation. When most people hear or use this term, they are referring to new, cutting edge technology and products. However, innovation means much more than that. Operational innovation involves creating entirely new ways of filling orders, developing products, providing customer service, or doing any other activity that an enterprise performs.

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Regional Roundup: What America's Newspapers are Saying About the Iran Deal

July 17, 2015

This week, the President announced that the United States – with our allies and partners – has reached a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

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West Wing Week: 07/17/15 or, "Barack-amole"

July 17, 2015

This week, the President secured a historic nuclear deal with Iran, traveled to Oklahoma to highlight the administration's work on criminal justice reform and the ConnectHome Initiative, designated three national monuments, spoke at the White House Conference on Aging and dropped by the Kids' "State Dinner."

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Seven Teams Selected to Strengthen Regional Workforce Development Efforts Through the Communities that Work Partnership Initiative

July 16, 2015

Ensuring a strong and skilled workforce is critical to America’s continued economic competitiveness. For the first time, the Department of Commerce has made skills and workforce development a priority. Through the Department’s “Skills for Business” initiative, Commerce collaborates with private sector, academic, economic development, and government leaders at all levels to prepare workers with the skills needed to fill 21st century jobs.
 

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Follow Dr. Biden’s Trip to Asia on Instagram

July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 23 Saluting our troops. That’s how Dr. Biden wrapped up her week-long trip traveling across Asia. After visiting the Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Laos, Dr. Biden touched down in Okinawa, Japan to visit military families at Kadena Air Base as part of her Joining Forces initiative.
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