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DHS Announces Expansion of the Securing the Cities Program to the National Capital Region

Washington, DC - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the expansion of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) Securing the Cities program to the National Capital Region, further building upon the Department’s ongoing efforts to raise the nation’s capabilities to detect and protect against radiological and nuclear threats.

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USDA Announces First Quarter Sugar Feedstock Flexibility Program Expectations and Sugar Tariff Rate Quotas for Fiscal Year 2015

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program in fiscal year 2015. CCC is required to announce quarterly estimates of sugar to be purchased for the Feedstock Flexibility Program in a given crop year. USDA also announced fiscal year 2015 raw and refined sugar tariff-rate quotas.

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Official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the U.S. Diplomacy Center

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the United States Diplomacy Center (USDC) at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, in the Harry S Truman Building’s George Marshall Conference Center.

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FTC Updates Telemarketer Fees for the Do Not Call Registry as of October 1

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has announced updated fees starting on October 1, 2014, for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry.

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This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.

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CBP Encourages You to be a “ReadyTraveler” as Summer Winds Down

Washington, DC - As summer comes to a close and the school year draws near, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers to be a “ReadyTraveler” this Labor Day by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to international travel.

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Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program to Begin

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin - the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

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U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federal Student Loan Servicing

Washington, DC - esident Obama’s executive actions to help make student loans more affordable, the U.S. Department of Education has announced several new steps to help federal student loan borrowers better manage their student debt.

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