Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Costa Rica to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Carlos Alvarado on May 8, 2018 in San José, Costa Rica.

Washington, DC - A group of 23 U.S. government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have joined to produce the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, which outlines the objectives, structure and principles for coordinated research in this important field of study.

Washington, DC -  Deputy Secretary John Sullivan met with Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama on April 30, as part of the official working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Washington, DC.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "The United States strongly condemns today’s senseless and barbaric attack in Kabul that killed 29 people and wounded dozens more, including several brave journalists and media professionals. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who were injured and killed, and we mourn all those who lost their lives.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "For many years, the Iranian regime has insisted to the world that its nuclear program was peaceful. The documents obtained by Israel from inside of Iran show beyond any doubt that the Iranian regime was not telling the truth. I have personally reviewed many of the Iranian files. Our nonproliferation and intelligence officials have been analyzing tens of thousands of pages and translating them from Farsi. This analytical work will continue for many months. We assess that the documents we have reviewed are authentic.

Rochester, Minnesota - What if the key to happiness could be found in a math formula? Dr. Amit Sood, a Mayo Clinic complementary and integrative medicine physician, says two formulas can make happiness much easier to find than most people realize.