Washington, DC - Mainstays of biomedical research, permanent lines of cloned cells are used to study the biology of health and disease and to test prospective medical therapies. Yet, all too often, these apparent pillars of bioscience and biotechnology crumble because they are crafted from faulty starting materials: misidentified or cross-contaminated cell lines.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 191,748 refund checks totaling $9,190,842.68 to consumers who bought Pure Health or Genesis Today green coffee bean extract weight-loss supplements. Consumers who purchased the products online will receive a full refund, with the average check totaling $47.93.

Mediterranean Sea - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) entered the Mediterranean Sea today, in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder -- a horrific massacre -- of dozens of innocent people.  We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts.  We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city.  Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate.  And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.

Washington, DC - Robots are becoming increasingly common in introductory college and university computer science classrooms, but they're not exactly R2-D2. Often, they consist of tabletop machines, such as arms with gripper claws or simple Lego creations.

Washington, DC - On June 14, the American Red Cross, in partnership with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor, will celebrate World Blood Donor Day to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood and platelets. All eligible donors are urged to roll up a sleeve to give blood or platelets to help maintain the blood supply and prevent a shortage this summer.