Washington, DC - On this day in 1989, courageous men and women from both East and West Germany united to tear down a wall that stood as a symbol of oppression and failed socialism for more than a quarter of a century.  The eyes of the world watched as a generation of East Germans reclaimed their God-given liberties with each successive swing of their hammers.  Today, we remember those who perished at the hands of totalitarian regimes, and we recommit to ensuring a freer and more just future.

Washington, DC - Friday, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the U.S. Government’s annual estimates of coca cultivation and cocaine production potential for the Plurinational State of Bolivia.  According to these estimates, Bolivia remains the third largest producer of cocaine in the world.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has released a new publication for online influencers that lays out the agency’s rules of the road for when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers.

Washington, DC - Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon made famous for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in December 1955, is often mischaracterized as a quiet seamstress, with little attention paid to her full life story. A new Library of Congress exhibition, “Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words,” will reveal the real Rosa Parks was a seasoned activist with a militant spirit forged over decades of challenging inequality and injustice.

Washington, DC - Sometimes FTC cases affirm important legal principles in the courtroom. In other cases, we’re able to get money back for consumers injured by a company’s illegal conduct. The FTC’s action against AT&T for allegedly deceptive and unfair practices related to AT&T’s promises of “unlimited data” resulted in a key ruling last year about the FTC’s jurisdiction and will return $60 million to affected consumers.

Vestavia Hills, Alabama - An intrusive squirrel disrupted morning services at Alabama’s Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church recently. The incident prompted senior pastor Bill Brunson to adjust his sermon that day with an appropriate reference not to a biblical passage but to a classic country song, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.