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Four Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in Iraq

Washington, DC - Four former security guards for Blackwater USA were found guilty today of charges stemming from the September 16, 2007, shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in the killing of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of numerous others.

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U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad

Washington, DC - At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa.

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Archived Reports Regarding Engagement With the United Nations

Washington, DC - The State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, in partnership with the Library of Congress, recently completed an initiative to digitize and make available more than 50 years of reports detailing U.S. engagement with the United Nations. The reports are the United States Participation in the United Nations and Voting Practices in the United Nations, submitted annually to Congress.

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Fulbright Arctic Initiative Mobilizes Collaboration, Tackles Global Challenges

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, a research program for scholars to study and assess the changing Arctic region. Launched to coincide with the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council from 2015-2017, the 18-month program will include international exchanges, seminars and collaborative research for 16 scholars from the Arctic Council’s eight member countries (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States).

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Homeland Security Secretary Johnson on Travel Restrictions and Protective Measures to Prevent the Spread of Ebola to the United States

Washington, DC - Today, as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing response to prevent the spread of Ebola to the United States, we are announcing travel restrictions in the form of additional screening and protective measures at our ports of entry for travelers from the three West African Ebola-affected countries. These new measures will go into effect tomorrow.

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Release of Jeffrey Fowle

Washington, DC - We can confirm that Jeffrey Fowle has been allowed to depart the DPRK and is on his way home to re-join his family. We welcome the DPRK’s decision to release him.

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America Should Not Go Greek in the Bathroom

Washington, DC - I've been to Athens, Greece. It's an interesting place. There are a lot of ancient buildings and lots of history. A lot of Christianity can be studied in Greece.

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3,080-mile race's research to focus on runners' response to extreme physical activity

Huntington Beach, California - Cardiovascular health, nutritional status and stress on the body are some of the human conditions under study during a 3,080-mile race in 2015.

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