Study Reveals That Mercury Is the Not-So-Shrunken Planet

Findings from a recently published paper by Smithsonian senior scientist Thomas R. Watters reveal that Mercury has managed to retain much more of its interior heat than previously thought. Images and data obtained by NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry…

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Madagascar: EIB accelerating climate disaster recovery, priority clean energy and transport investment

Reconstruction of road and rail links in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo will be accelerated following the disbursement of EUR 16.4 million on October 29th by the EIB.

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NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Issues Statement on Second Impeachment of President Trump

Washington, D.C. — The President and CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, issued the following statement today regarding the second Impeachment of President Trump: “As white supremacists’ attacked our democracy last Wednesday, the NAACP called for the immediate Impeachment of…

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Kevin Gover Named Under Secretary for Museums and Culture for Smithsonian

Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, has been named the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for Museums and Culture, effective Jan. 17. The position oversees the Smithsonian’s history and art museums, its cultural centers, and the…

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8 Trout Stream Destinations to Try in 2021

Virginia anglers are truly blessed with an abundance of trout streams in the Commonwealth. The diversity of these streams provides opportunities for every trout angler whether you prefer fishing for wild trout or stocked trout, spin fishing or fly fishing,…

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Smithsonian Associates Presents “Mr. President: An Evening with Martin Sheen”

Smithsonian Associates will present an exclusive live-streamed event with actor Martin Sheen Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. ET. In conversation with U.S. News and World Report White House correspondent and columnist Ken Walsh, Sheen will discuss his iconic role…

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Lucky Landover Woman Enjoying Bonus Match 5 Pay Day

Claims $51,464 prize in Jan. 7 drawing Prince George’s County is home to a very lucky Landover resident, who just claimed a $51,464 prize on a Bonus Match 5 ticket. The 57-year-old bought the $6 ticket for the Jan. 7…

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DHS Releases Strategic Action Plan to Confront Threats from China

WASHINGTON— On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved a Strategic Action Plan that details DHS’s efforts to confront the full spectrum of Chinese threats to the Homeland. The DHS Strategic Action Plan to Counter the…

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Westwood Road closing 1/19/21

Westwood Rd will be closed at Oak Stt, near Manhattan High School, for stormwater improvements starting Tuesday, January 19th. The closure is estimated to last for two weeks. That section of Westwood Rd should reopen (weather-permitting) by February 2nd.

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DHS Continues to Advance Economic Security Mission

On January 11, the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans released a first-of-its-kind 2020 Economic Security Assessment. This innovative annual product identifies five key trends that shaped the global economic landscape in 2020, and identifies nine “critical domains” as essential…

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DHS Releases New Arctic Strategic Approach to Advance U.S. Interests in the Region

On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved the Department’s first-ever Strategic Approach for Arctic Homeland Security, a landmark document that positions DHS to more effectively tackle emerging risks in the region as geopolitical interest and…

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Charity can pay veterans back wages as a result of $1 million payout in AG lawsuit

Charity can pay veterans back wages as a result of $1 million payout in AG lawsuit Former manager spent money meant for veteran wages, housing repairs on personal expenses, bail

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NASA Updates Times for TV Coverage, Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA is targeting a two-hour test window that opens at 5 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 16, for the hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis,…

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Smithsonian Launches Season Six of Sidedoor Podcast

The Smithsonian’s podcast Sidedoor returns today, Jan. 13, for its sixth season. The season kicks off with an episode exploring the history of Wonder Woman. Host Lizzie Peabody talks with historians and former editors at Ms. magazine to take listeners…

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Expanding the Period of Designation of the 59th Presidential Inauguration as a National Special Security Event

On January 12, Acting Secretary Gaynor issued the following memorandum to all DHS Components expanding the period of the 59th Presidential Inauguration National Special Security Event to begin on January 13, 2021: “The 59th Presidential Inauguration was designated as a…

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Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: -140,000(p) in Dec 2020 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.23(p) in Dec 2020 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: -0.1(p) in…

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France: EIB supports Eutelsat for the procurement and launch of the KONNECT VHTS satellite

The EIB and Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced a €200 million financing agreement at the European Space Conference today. This eight-year loan will back investments related to the procurement and launch of the KONNECT VHTS satellite for the…

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