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Department Press Briefing – May 10, 2021

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson 1:57 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Good afternoon. I have a few elements at the top before we get started. I know we also have a bilateral engagement just after this, so we’ll conclude before that. Let…

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Data For 05/10/21

Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.961 .. U.S. 2.863 … East Coast 2.871 …. New England 2.991 …. Central Atlantic 2.780 …. Lower Atlantic 2.865 … Midwest 2.667 … Gulf Coast 3.062 … Rocky Mountain 3.647…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Adolescents in Another Important Action in Fight Against Pandemic

The FDA expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to include adolescents down to 12 years of age.

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Media Advisory – Rouyn-Noranda, Québec

Media representatives are invited to a press conference at which the Quebec Lieutenant, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and for Honoré-Mercier, the Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, and the Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid Sample

After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.

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National Air and Space Museum Receives $3 Million Gift From Daniels Fund For New World War II Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has received $3 million from the Daniels Fund to support the new “Jay I. Kislak World War II in the Air” gallery. The exhibition will examine how the revolution in warfare that took…

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9 Things We Learned in 2020

As we find ourselves more than a year into the pandemic, we are taking a break and looking back at how far we have come. Last year was one of enormous change. As an outdoor community, we have learned so…

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NASA Announces New Associate Administrator

NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson announced Monday Robert D. Cabana, who has served as director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center since 2008, will serve as associate administrator effective Monday, May 17.

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Jurczyk Retires as NASA Associate Administrator

Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from Jan. 20 to May 3, 2021, announced Monday he will retire on Friday, May 14, after more than three decades of service at NASA.

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The Week in Winners: Maryland Lottery Makes New Millionaire in Glen Burnie

Prizes totaling more than $34.6 million won or claimed during the week ending May 9 A Maryland Lottery player in Glen Burnie was a $1 million winner in the May 8 Powerball drawing, marking the week’s biggest prize. Meanwhile, four…

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Caroline County Man’s Pretzel Run Leads to $50,000 Prize

Eastern Shore family adds second big scratch-off win in two years A Preston man’s morning hankering for pretzels led to a series of scratch-off purchases and a $50,000 win on a 50X The Cash instant ticket. The happy player is…

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PSC Commissioner Fay Selected to the Federal TRS Advisory Council

Florida Public Service Commissioner Andrew Giles Fay was appointed to the Federal Telecommunication Relay Services Advisory Council, whose mission is to provide interstate telecommunication services to individuals who are hard of hearing, deaf, or have difficulty speaking. National Association of…

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DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that the Department of Homeland Security is withdrawing a 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to remove the International Entrepreneur program from DHS regulations.

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Attorney General Donovan Co-Leads Coalition Urging Facebook to Abandon Launch of ‘Instagram Kids’

Coalition Sends Letter Expressing Serious Concerns Over Safety and Well-Being of Children Contact: Charity R. Clark, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171 Citing serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people, Attorney…

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NASA, Axiom Agree to First Private Astronaut Mission on Space Station

NASA and Axiom Space have signed an order for the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station to take place no earlier than January 2022.

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Lady Luck Delivers Mother’s Day Weekend Prizes Galore

Retailers sell four big winning tickets in Bonus Match 5, FAST PLAY and Powerball games Lady Luck spread the love around the state on Mother’s Day weekend, delivering wins of $1 million and $50,000 in Powerball on Saturday, a $50,000…

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Finland: EIB and OP bring €300 million of new financing to mid-sized Finnish companies under European Guarantee Fund

The European Investment Bank has signed a guarantee agreement with OP Bank in Finland to allow OP to bring new financing worth 300 million euros to mid-size Finnish companies. The aim is to support companies in making new investments and…

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University of Miami to Pay $22 Million to Settle Claims Involving Medically Unnecessary Laboratory Tests and Fraudulent Billing Practices

The University of Miami (UM) has agreed to pay $22 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by ordering medically unnecessary laboratory tests, and submitting false claims through its laboratory and off campus hospital based facilities…

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