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Sales of Chocolate & Candy Remain Strong Amid Inflation, Supply Chain Pressures

Consumers continue to turn to chocolate and candy as an affordable treat, despite inflation and supply chain pressures.

Space Station Research Applications Now Open

The International Space Station National Laboratory solicits flight projects for in-space production applications on advanced materials and manufacturing.

USPS Issues Women’s Soccer Stamp at SheBelieves Cup in Orlando

The U. S. Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating Women’s Soccer at Exploria Stadium, a location for the SheBelieves Cup and home to the Orlando Pride.

Library of Congress Grant to Boost Public Understanding of Religious Cultures

Library of Congress grant from Lilly Endowment to boost public understanding of religious cultures in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Black, African American Participation Important in Alzheimer’s AHEAD Study

Black Americans are severely under-represented in Alzheimer’s disease research studies. Be represented. Be present. Be the breakthrough.

Yellen: World Bank Should Incorporate Climate, Pandemic in Fight to End Poverty

World Bank poverty reduction work should address climate change, pandemics and other global challenges, asserted Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

HUD: Over 100,000 Housed Through ‘House America’ Homelessness Initiative

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge announced that "House America" housed more than 100,000 households experiencing homelessness.

Department of Defense Updates ‘Autonomy In Weapon Systems’ Directive

The Department of Defense announced the update to DoD Directive 3000.09, Autonomy in Weapon Systems.

NASA, DARPA Will Test Nuclear Engine for Future Mars Missions

NASA and DARPA announced a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, an enabling capability for NASA crewed missions to Mars.

Department of Defense Releases Small Business Strategy

The Department of Defense released its Small Business Strategy.

Colombian National Sentenced for Trafficking Narcotics on High Seas, Endangering U.S. Coast Guard Members

A U.S. District Judge sentenced Colombian national who had approximately 1,500 pounds of narcotics to federal prison.

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance Ahead of Columbia 20th Anniversary

On NASA's Day of Remembrance, the space agency honored members of NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.

Amtrak Starts Process for New Overnight Trains

A new era of Amtrak trains accelerates this year, with as many as ten manufacturers submitting their ideas on replacement railcars for world-famous routes.

Triple 7 Expedition Breaks World Records to Help Children of America’s Fallen Heroes Get an Education

Triple 7 Expedition broke world records as they helped children of America's fallen heroes get an education.

Heroes to Heroes Provides Mental Health Support to Veterans, Tools to Reconnect to Faith

One nonprofit supporting the veteran community and doing so with a focus on faith, is the Heroes to Heroes Foundation.

Department of Defense Rescinds Military COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The Pentagon is officially dropping the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Here's the memo from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

Tour America by Train with Amtrak USA Rail Pass

You can save as you tour America by train with Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass, which is on sale through January 20th.

Military Begins Implementation of Naming Commission Recommendations

All Department of Defense organizations directed to begin full implementation of Naming Commission recommendations.

Cox Mobile Launches in Markets Nationwide

Cox Communications recently announced the successful national launch of Cox Mobile.

Study Shows Incidence of Parkinson’s Disease in U.S. is 50% Higher than Previous Estimates

A new study reveals that the annual incidence of Parkinson's disease among older adults is 50% higher than previous estimates.

With 10 Million Adults Already Affected by ‘Tridemic,’ Real-Time Oxygen Saturation Monitoring Can Help

With many healthcare organizations dealing with the triple threat of rising cases of flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID, there has never been a more important time to monitor at-risk patients in real-time. With Smart Meter's iPulseOx, the world's first cellular-enabled pulse oximeter, providers can instantly see a...

702 Artists Across U.S. Honored for Excellence in Visual, Literary and Performing Arts

YoungArts recently announced the 2023 YoungArts award winners - 702 young visual, literary and performing artists from across the country.

Urban Redevelopment and Neighborhood Transformation Best Practices, Trends for 2023

Leaders in urban redevelopment and neighborhood transformation met in Fort Myers for Choice MEANS Choice conference.

Two Men Convicted of Hate Crime for Racially Motivated Attack on White Man

A federal jury found two defendants guilty of a hate crime for their racially motivated attacks on a white man.

USPS Releases Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The U.S. Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by December 25th:

Biden Administration Spends $13 Billion to Modernize America’s Power Grid

The Biden-Harris Administration announced $13 billion in new financing opportunities for the expansion and modernization of the nation’s electric grid.

US, Israel Complete Fighter Escort, Refueling Exercise

U.S. and Israeli air forces completed a joint exercise focused on fighter integration and refueling operations.

Registration to Adopt USPS Operation Santa Letters Underway

Letter adopters can visit USPS Operation Santa, read through the posted letters and choose one or more to fulfill.

Data Confirms COVID Long Haul Symptoms Linked to Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction

Data linking COVID long hauler symptoms to autonomic nervous system dysfunction or dysautonomia was recently presented.

Auto Train Sale for Travelers to/from Florida

For travelers wanting to skip the hassles of driving on I-95 between the Northeast and Florida, Amtrak has a sale for the Auto Train.