Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce $25 million in intended U.S. funding for the World Bank’s new financing initiative to support the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region today at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The initiative aims to assist MENA countries affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, conflict, and economic instability by providing much needed access to additional financing.

Washington, D.C. - Food Tank, in partnership with American University, will hold a two-day summit, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 and Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 9AM-5PM. The Summit will take place at the Greenberg Theatre.

Washington, DC - President Obama joined a meeting today between Vice President Biden and Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama.  The President, Vice President, and Prime Minister emphasized the importance of Albania's partnership with the United States. 

Arlington, Virginia - Amid booming fireworks, steely skies, blustery winds and the joyful cheers from a large crowd of well-wishers the brand-new research vessel Neil Armstrong recently arrived at its new home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, officials announced today.

Washington, DC - The Illinois-based marketers of Mercola-brand indoor tanning systems will pay refunds to consumers and will be permanently banned from marketing or selling indoor tanning systems, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 772 elementary schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program: