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Secretary of State John Kerry Travels to Paris, Beijing, and Muscat

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Kerry will travel to Paris, Beijing, and Muscat, November 4-12.

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Sherry Truhlar taught me how to ask for money

Washington, DC - Here’s a story that brings back some uncomfortable feelings for me. Back when I was in college, I decided I wanted to compete in the Miss America Pageant.

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Office on Violence Against Women Announces National Tour to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Washington, DC - In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice today announced a nationwide tour of Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant recipients.  The tour will engage with communities dedicated to ending violence against women though coordinated community response (CCR) teams. 

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Consumers Union applauds Feds' action against AT&T for throttling

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against AT&T, alleging that the company misled smartphone customers by charging them for unlimited data plans while the company slowed down their data speeds by as much as 90 percent.  The FTC said it worked closely with the Federal Communications Commission on the action.

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Vote America! Vote! Political Ads Make Us Sick

Washington, DC - Politicians can't serve unless we vote them into office.

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United States' Navy Largest Exercise Underway in the Middle East

Manama, Bahrain - The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX), the world's largest naval exercise, with 44 participating nations from six continents, began with the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium in Manama, Bahrain, Monday.

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USDA to Provide $4 million For Honey Bee Habitat

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production.

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Online Dating Service Agrees to Stop Deceptive Use of Fake Profiles

Washington, DC - In its first law enforcement action against an online dating service, the Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement that prohibits JDI Dating Ltd., an England-based company,  from using fake, computer-generated profiles  to trick users into upgrading to paid memberships and charging these members a recurring monthly fee without their consent.

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