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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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Fulbright Program to Receive Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

Washington, DC - On October 24, King Felipe VI of Spain will present the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program with the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, an annual prize awarded in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation conferred on those whose scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work “constitutes an outstanding contribution at the international level.” The Foundation recognizes the Fulbright Program “for enhancing and strengthening links and mutual understanding between the world’s citizens.”

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At FTC’s Request, Court Stops Supplement Marketers From Deceptive Advertising and Illegally Debiting Consumers’ Accounts

Washington, DC - At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court has temporarily stopped a group of marketers in Nevada and California from conducting business using “free” trial offers and health claims that the agency charges are deceptive and illegal to pitch green coffee bean extract and another dietary supplements. The FTC is seeking to permanently stop their allegedly deceptive conduct.

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Drinking water odors, chemicals above health standards caused by 'green building' plumbing

West Lafayette, Indiana - Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.

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New method for fabricating graphene nanoribbons brings scientists a step closer to revolutionizing electronics

Los Angeles, California - First characterized in 2004, graphene is a two-dimensional material with extraordinary properties.  The thickness of just one carbon atom, and hundreds of times faster at conducting heat and charge than silicon, graphene is expected to revolutionize high-speed transistors in the near future.

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