Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Seattle, Washington on May 3-4 to participate in an event marking World Press Freedom Day. The Under Secretary will be the featured guest for the Murrow Interview Series, hosted by Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

Groton, Connecticut - The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is warning Sailors not to engage in sexually explicit activities online in response to a recent increase in reports of sexual extortion, or "sextortion," aboard Naval Submarine Base New London.

Washington, DC - Put your hands together. Now move them back and forth to rub them against each other. Feel that heat? That’s from friction. No matter if it’s between siblings or the gears of an engine, we usually think of friction as a bad thing, and often it is. Whether we’re talking about relationships or engines, friction can cause things to heat up, wear down, and eventually break apart. To fight friction, we apply lubricants like oil (though I wouldn’t advise doing so to your siblings, it will probably just make things worse).

Washington, DC - There are nearly 1.2 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying in the United States according to the latest "SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report on international student trends prepared by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Boston, Massachusetts - The Department of Justice announced Friday that Hollister Inc. (Hollister), a manufacturer of disposable health care products, and Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. (Byram), a supplier of medical products, have agreed to pay $11.44 million and $9,372,882.50, respectively, to resolve allegations that Hollister paid unlawful kickbacks to Byram and that Byram received unlawful kickbacks from Hollister and several other manufacturers, with the intent to induce Byram to conduct promotional campaigns designed to refer patients to the manufacturers’ products. 

Washington, DC - NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 259 American small businesses and 42 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The awards have a total value of approximately $49.7 million.