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N.C. Hurricane Relief Mission

Soldiers continue to help evacuate residents in flood-ravaged communities along North Carolina coastal plains six days after Hurricane Florence made landfall.

SOP newswirePresident Bush Signs Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good morning. Welcome. Thanks for being here on this special day. Please be seated. America began with a Declaration that all men are created equal. This Declaration marked a tremendous advance in the story of freedom, yet it also contained a contradiction: Some of the same men who signed their names to this self
SOP newswirePresident Bush and Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq Participate in Press Availability - Mr. Prime Minister, welcome to the White House. I just had a very constructive meeting with the leader of a government that has been chosen by the Iraqi
SOP newswireU.S. Visa Process Should be Streamlined, Official Says By Kate Ericsson - Washington -- U.S. visa policies can and should be improved, concluded a group of experts " including an official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
SOP newswireEPA cites Louisiana Pacific for clean-air violations - CHICAGO (July 25, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited Louisiana Pacific Corp. for alleged clean-air violations at the company's oriented strandboard manufacturing plant, 7299 N. County Road 403, Newberry, Mich. Oriented strandboard is a wood composite used in house construction.
SOP newswireJoint Statement by the United States and Brazil on Scientific and Technological Cooperation - On July 21, 2006, the first Joint Commission Meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the United States and Brazil was held in Washington . White House Science Adviser, Dr. John H. Marburger III, led the 48-member U.S. delegation. The 27-member Brazilian delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology (MCT) Dr. Luis Manuel Rebelo Fernandes.
SOP newswireIt's Never a Drill for Bomb Technicians - FBI agent Pat Race was on his way home to meet his wife and in-laws for dinner one Friday in April when he got an urgent call: a suspicious package was spotted on a platform at Washington, D.C."s busy train station.
Liz HolmanImmigration, America and Citizenship - The United States must establish a new immigration policy that can accommodate the realities of the 21st century, U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said in his July 12, 2006 testimony before the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee.
SOP newswireEPA and SHADE Foundation Pitch Sun Safety at Fenway Park - National Poster Contest Announced - Boston Red Sox fans will learn about sun safety at legendary Fenway park on Sunday July 16 as children from across New England are awarded for posters depicting proper ways to protect skin from excessive sun exposure.
SOP newswireDHS Proposes Information Sharing Improvements to Prevent Terrorists from Boarding Flights Bound for U.S. - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today a rule proposing a pre-departure Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) requirement. This requirement will allow DHS to collect passenger information for flights and cruises bound for the United States prior to their departure from foreign ports. The advance transmission of this information will provide DHS time to identify potential threats, then coordinate with airlines and foreign law en
SOP newswirePresident's Radio Address from July 2006 - THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week I visited the city of Chicago. In that great city, and across America, our strong and
SOP newswireFact Sheet: Securing Our Nation’s Rail Systems - Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 7/7 London subway bombings, and the Madrid rail bombings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken several steps to manage risk and strengthen our nation’s rail and transit systems by:
Maria GrellaCents-Less To Keep The Penny? - The saying, see a penny, pick it up, all day long, you’ll have good luck, is soon becoming a thing of the past. Have people become too lazy to bend over and snatch up the one cent? They’re certainly not hard to find.
SOP newswireEPA to Infuse Almost $1 Billion Into Drinking Water Programs - States, territories and tribes will share more than $940 million from three EPA grant programs to support the quality and security of the nation's drinking water. The water supplies for more than 270 million people will benefit from the funding.
SOP newswireDHS Completes National Infrastructure Protection Plan - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the completion of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), a comprehensive risk management framework that clearly defines critical infrastructure protection roles and responsibilities for all levels of government, private industry, nongovernmental agencies and tribal partners. The NIPP builds on the principles of the President"s National Strategy for Homeland Security and its companion strategies for the physical
Ashley PalmerFourth of July... or Fourth of the Lie? - On this day in 1776, we placed those restraints on others; we began one of the most sucessful genocides in history.
SOP newswire34 Individuals Charged with Federal Drug Crimes on the Navajo Nation - United States Attorney Paul K. Charlton, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Kenneth Hancock, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Douglas Hebert, Drug Enforcement Administration, announce the federal charging of thirty-four (34) individuals for the distribution and/or possession of methamphetamine on the Navajo Nation. Speaking from the Federal Courthouse in Flagstaff
SOP newswireCensus Bureau Tip Sheet - Consumer Expenditure Survey Data Collection " Information about how much Americans spend on items ranging from gasoline to groceries will be collected starting in July from about 7,000 randomly selected households across the country. (Tentatively scheduled for release late-June.)
SOP newswireNOAA Releases Report on Status of U.S. Marine Fiseries - In 2005, NOAA scientists determined population levels for 206 fish stocks and multi-species groupings known as complexes. Of these, 152 (74 percent) were not overfished. NOAA scientists also determined the harvest rates for 237 stocks and found that 192 (81 percent) were not subject to overfishing.
SOP newswire29 Arrested in Chicago; Ties to Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Suspected - CHICAGO) – JUN 21--Drug Enforcement Administration agents and Chicago Police Department officers arrested 29 alleged members of the Mickey Cobras Street Gang who are suspected of trafficking fentanyl-laced heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana in parts of Chicago’s Southside.
SOP newswireScience Panel To Discuss Model for Cleanup Alternatives for - (Boston, Mass. - June 19, 2006) - Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting of an independent scientific Peer Review Panel evaluating the Model Validation Report for the GE/Housatonic River Site.
SOP newswireBush Creates World's Largest Marine, Protected Area - Washington –The largest single conservation area in U.S. history, and the largest protected marine area anywhere in the world was established by President Bush June 15.
SOP newswireMailbox Bullies Busted - (Ft. Pierce, FL) - Officer Pate of the Ft. Pierce Police Department responded to the 3400 Block of South Indian River Drive in reference to two White Males breaking mailboxes and throwing mail as they walked Southbound on Indian River Dr.
SOP newswireFor Vietnamese Immigrant, Fashion Design Is American Dream By Lauren Monsen - Washington -- When members of a Vietnamese immigrant family settled in Houston in 1979, they were seeking a better life than the one they had left behind, just like countless immigrants who preceded them to the United States.
Ashley MarinaccioU,S. Muslim Delegation Travels to Europe - On June 17, 2006 four United States Muslim community leaders will be embarking on a European excursion to meet other Muslims in Germany, Netherlands and Denmark as part of a new initiative by the US Department of State called Citizen Dialogue.
SOP newswirePublic Diplomacy Must Stress Common Values, State's Hughes Says By Howard Cincotta - Washington -- U.S. public diplomacy must emphasize the common values of faith, democracy and human dignity that unite societies and nations around the world, according to Karen Hughes, under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. By Howard Cincotta
SOP newswireU.S. Spent $27 Million To Destroy Small Arms, Light Weapons - Illicit trade in small arms contributes to conflicts, lawlessness and instability in regions around the world.
SOP newswireU.N. Official's Remarks a "Grave Mistake," U.S.'s Bolton Says By Judy Aita - United Nations -- U.S. Ambassador John Bolton called comments about the United States by a senior U.N. official a "grave mistake"
SOP newswireGovernor Taft celebrate start of Ashtabula River cleanup; $50 million project - ASHTABULA (June 5, 2006) - EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today joined Ohio Governor Bob Taft, U.S. Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-14), other government officials and local partners in Ashtabula, Ohio, to celebrate the beginning of a $50 million project to clean up contaminated sediment from the Ashtabula River, a tributary to Lake Erie. The project is expected to take three years.
SOP newswireEPA cites city of Wyandotte municipal power plant for clean-air violations - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has cited the city of Wyandotte, Mich., for alleged clean-air violations at its municipal power plant, 2555 Van Alstyne.
Maria GrellaRingling Bros. Show Tough Skin in Elephant Battle with Activists - Elephants in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are at the center point of a six year long court battle. The Greatest Show on Earth showcases Asian elephants as part of their performances, but if animal welfare groups get their way, the pachyderms will be removed from circus shows.
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