Department Press Briefing – May 11, 2021

Ned Price, Department Spokesperson 2:07 p.m. EDT MR PRICE: Good afternoon. A few things at the top. First, we are deeply concerned about the escalation between Israel and those launching rockets from Gaza, and we call for restraint and for…

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Homeland Security

DHS Creates New Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships and Additional Efforts to Comprehensively Combat Domestic Violent Extremism

WASHINGTON – Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to combating all forms of terrorism and targeted violence, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today that DHS has established a new Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) to…

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Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan – Input Request

The Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan was updated in April 2015, following an 18-month joint planning process with Riley and Pottawatomie Counties involving extensive public discussion and participation from a broad spectrum of the community.

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What’s New at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Giant Panda Viewing Details

When visitors return to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute May 21, they will find both familiar and new faces as they explore the park. Although the Zoo has been closed since Nov. 23, 2020, to help prevent…

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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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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Reopen Friday, May 14

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will reopen to the public Friday, May 14. Beginning Friday, May 7, visitors can reserve passes online at nmaahc.si.edu/passes or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. NMAAHC requires a free timed-entry pass…

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Smithsonian Announces New Interactive Installation by Acclaimed Artist Suchi Reddy as Centerpiece of “FUTURES”

Globally renowned artist and architect Suchi Reddy will unveil a new, site-specific artificial intelligence (AI) and light sculpture in November 2021 as the centerpiece of “FUTURES,” the Smithsonian’s first major building-wide exploration of the future. Titled “me + you,” Reddy’s two-story…

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Atlanta Fed Partner Rework America Alliance Launches Local Collaborations

For immediate release: May 6, 2021 The Rework America Alliance, with which the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is a partner organization, announces the first regions where it will collaborate with local community-based organizations to deploy resources to help job…

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National Air and Space Museum Welcomes Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will display an X-wing Starfighter in the newly renovated building on the National Mall starting late next year. The full-sized vehicle, with a wingspan of 37 feet, appeared in Star Wars: The Rise…

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