Cambridge, Massachusetts - For the past decade, neuroscientists have been using a modified version of the rabies virus to label neurons and trace the connections between them. Although this technique has proven very useful, it has one major drawback: The virus is toxic to cells and can’t be used for studies longer than about two weeks.

Djibouti - Secretary Tillerson met with Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in Djibouti on March 9 to affirm the United States’ commitment to our broad partnership with the Government of Djibouti as it addresses regional political, development, and security challenges.

Indianapolis, Indiana - An Indianapolis, Indiana immigration attorney was sentenced Friday to 75 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing fraudulent visa applications and reaping approximately $750,000 in illegitimate fees.  Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge James M. Gibbons of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) in Chicago made the announcement.

Washington, DC - The announcement of 313,000 new jobs in February adds to recent reports of rising wages, soaring optimism, and a revived American economy.

Memphis, Tennessee - The Justice Department announced that a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Adrian Wiggins, 53, a former Nurse Assistant at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, with a civil rights offense. The indictment alleges that, on January 8, 2017, Wiggins repeatedly struck an individual identified by the initials W.B., a resident of the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and caused bodily injury as a result.

Washington, DC - Protecting our steel and aluminum industries from unfair trade practices is important to our national security.