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Nov 22, 2017, 15:29 ET This Year, I know What I'm Thankful For: The EPA

The following is an original op-ed by AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.: Earlier this year I had the honor of traveling to Taiwan with a...


Nov 22, 2017, 14:34 ET Nearly half of the world's busiest airports have smoke-free policies

Among the 50 busiest airports in the world, 23 have smoke-free indoor policies. This means air travelers and employees at 46 percent of the world's...


Nov 22, 2017, 11:29 ET FDA approves first implanted lens that can be adjusted after cataract surgery to improve vision without eyeglasses in some patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device, the first medical device...


Nov 22, 2017, 11:22 ET Agriculture Chief to Headline National Press Club Luncheon Dec. 12

The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Mr....


Nov 22, 2017, 11:14 ET New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students at U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the...


Nov 22, 2017, 10:10 ET Airplane travel is safer, easier thanks to federal workers

As millions of Americans prepare to take to the skies this holiday season, the head of the labor union representing federal airport security...


Nov 21, 2017, 16:36 ET "Stand By Your Pan": Thanksgiving Cooking Tips That You Can Be Thankful For

https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2018/Stand-By-Your-Pan-Thanksgiving-Cooking-Tips-That-You-Can-Be-Thankful-For There's nothing quite...


Nov 21, 2017, 16:00 ET Consumer Watchdog Backs Justice Department Bid to Block $85 Billion AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Consumer Watchdog today backed the U.S. Department of Justice suit to block AT&T's planned purchase of Time Warner for $85 billion, saying that...


Nov 21, 2017, 14:01 ET FDA approves first two-drug regimen for certain patients with HIV

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs to treat certain adults...


Nov 21, 2017, 13:45 ET People in Four States May Be Drinking Contaminated Raw Milk

For the second time in three months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people who might have consumed contaminated raw milk...


Nov 21, 2017, 12:47 ET AJC Delegation Visits Arabian Gulf

An AJC leadership delegation concluded nine days of consultations with senior government officials, policy analysts, business leaders, high-ranking...


Nov 21, 2017, 12:24 ET Termination of TPS for Haitians is an Important Step Toward Restoring the Integrity of the Program

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the Department...


Nov 21, 2017, 10:53 ET Shop "Small" this Saturday

Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is reminding Americans that shopping on Small Business Saturday supports...


Nov 21, 2017, 09:51 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on steps to promote development of generic versions of opioids formulated to deter abuse

As we continue to confront the staggering human and economic toll created by opioid abuse and addiction, we're focused on taking actions that...


Nov 21, 2017, 09:47 ET Kathie Lee Gifford & Dean Cain to Host the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Kathie Lee Gifford and Dean Cain will host the 2017 National Christmas Tree Lighting taking place November 30 on the Ellipse at President's Park,...


Nov 20, 2017, 12:02 ET NASA Astronaut Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle will be available at 6 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 1 for live satellite interviews one last time prior to his upcoming launch...


Nov 17, 2017, 14:46 ET FDA approves first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System...


Nov 17, 2017, 09:45 ET Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to address impact of IV fluid shortages following hurricane destruction and resolve manufacturing shortfalls

It's been nine weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the island continues to struggle to recover from the devastation...


Nov 16, 2017, 17:52 ET Guía de compras de USAGov para las fiestas de fin de año

La temporada de fiestas tradicionales de fin de año está por comenzar. Como cada año se presentan oportunidades para comprar regalos y también...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:32 ET NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons

NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. The...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:02 ET FDA expands approval of Sutent to reduce the risk of kidney cancer returning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sutent (sunitinib malate) for the adjuvant treatment of adult patients who are at a high risk...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:59 ET USAGov's Guide to Holiday Shopping

As holiday shopping season starts, there are many opportunities to spend money on gifts for family and friends, and requests to donate to...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:27 ET NASA Launch of NOAA Weather Satellite Rescheduled for Nov. 18

The launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:10 ET SBA Administrator Linda McMahon statement on House Passage of H.R. 1

The following statement was made by U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon on House Passage of H.R. 1: "I am encouraged by...


Nov 16, 2017, 14:38 ET Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study published today in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality...