Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Today, President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar again failed the people of South Sudan by refusing to make the compromises necessary for peace. We strongly condemn the lack of political leadership to resolve this man-made conflict that has exacted a terrible cost over the past nearly 15 months. Along with the many friends and partners of South Sudan, we continue to work closely with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in its efforts to bring an end to this senseless conflict.
Jacksonville, Florida - A Florida man was sentenced to seven years and 11 months in federal prison February 26 on five counts of receiving child pornography over the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Washington, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to making government information more readily available and useful, and in an effort to help more people discover public lands and waterways near their own communities, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced they will host a developer summit to expand the use of federal information about America's lands and waters.
New York, New York - To mark International Women’s Day and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on women’s empowerment, UNICEF presents a statistical snapshot of progress and trends for girls and women.
Los Angeles, California - With its inventive imagery, music and dance, the award-winning Latino Theater Company (LTC) re-imagines the ancient Roman playwright Plautus's comedy Pot of Gold, inspired by the Rumberas films of the golden age of Mexican Cinema. La Olla - Plautus's Pot of Gold, directed by the company’s artistic director José Luis Valenzuela, takes a sharp comedic look at the perils of show business, and how ambition and greed can often line the road to stardom.
Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President discussed an issue close to his heart: education for adolescent girls around the world. Earlier this week, he and the First Lady announced “Let Girls Learn,” a whole of government initiative that will build on investments we have made and successes we have achieved in global primary school education, and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education and pursue their broader aspirations. 62 million girls around the world – half of whom are adolescent – are not in school and therefore have diminished economic opportunities.
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