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:

Washington, DC - In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world.  On Wednesday, April 20, the ten recipients of the inauguralEmerging Young Leaders Awardwill be acknowledged in a public ceremony at the State Department for their efforts to create constructive social change.

Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division participated in high level bilateral meetings with officials responsible for China’s three anti-monopoly agencies – National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Minister Hu Zucai, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) Assistant Minister Tong Daochi, and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) Vice Minister Wang Jiangping.

San Diego, California - In a new study, published in the online edition of the journal EBioMedicine, a multi-disciplinary team led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified key inflammatory mechanisms underlying type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction.

Holtville, California - San Diego Charger's Kicker Josh Lambo and nose tackle Ryan Carrethers will be on hand as Holtville High School holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil new fitness equipment Wednesday, April 13, thanks to a $35,000 grant awarded by the Chargers Champions program in 2014.

Washington, DC - Tomorrow, on Equal Pay Day, President Obama will designate a new national monument at a historic location in Washington, D.C., to honor the movement for women’s equality. The new Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument will protect the iconic house that has served as the headquarters for the National Woman’s Party since 1929. From this house, known in recent years as the Sewall-Belmont House, members of the Party led the movement for women’s equality, authoring more than 600 pieces of federal, state and local legislation in support of equal rights.