Sec Blinken announces that Gayle Smith will become the State Dept coordinator for international efforts to fight the Covid pandemic. She comes to State from the ONE Campaign, she is a former USAID head of the USAID, and worked on Ebola outbreak in 2014

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18 April 2021
Sec Blinken announces that Gayle Smith will become the State Dept coordinator for international efforts to fight the Covid pandemic. She comes to State from the ONE Campaign, she is a former USAID head of the USAID, and worked on Ebola outbreak in 2014
Sec Blinken says stopping the COVID19 spread in the US has been urgently needed for the US and for the world because of how many cases were in the US but "soon" the US will need to step up & "rise to the occasion worldwide
New Reuters/Ipsos poll underscores Trump's staying power in the GOP, his control over the Republican Party, and the effectiveness of the false and misleading messaging campaigns he and his political allies have waged in the wake of the Jan 6 attacks
US is "gravely concerned" about violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region and looking into reports of massacres there, says State Department spokesperson Ned Price
1 week ago
Infrastructure "isn't only the roads we get a horse and buggy across," says @PressSec
1 week ago
"I don't have a prediction on how long it would take" before diplomacy leads to US-Iran talks, says @PressSec, noting the position of @POTUS "hasn't changed
1 week ago
"We're of course closely following the reports out of Jordan," says @PressSec, adding King Abdullah "has our full support
US doesn't expect direct talks with Iran although "we remain open to them," adds @StateDeptSpox
US delegation to JCPOA talks in Vienna this week will be lead by @USEnvoyIran, says @StateDeptSpox, noting the discussions will be structured around working groups
Working Fire 3600 block Wisconsin Ave NW. DC firefighters have placed the fire under control. There have been no reported injuries. Investigators on scene to search for cause
DC FEMS reports the 3600 block of Newark Street NW is closed due to fire activity.
Working Fire 3600 block Newark St NW. Fire 2nd floor apartment in 5 story occupied building. All fire knocked down. Residents sheltered in place as needed. No injuries reported
Box Alarm 3600 block Newark St NW. Fire 2nd floor 5 story building
WILD VIDEO: Maryland State Police have confirmed at least one driver has received six traffic citations and fines totaling $1,800 after allegedly stopping traffic, driving recklessly and doing donuts, or burnouts, on the Capital Beltway on Sunday
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host & conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting
DC FEMS reports the fire activity has cleared and the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street, NW
Working Fire 4000 block Albemarle St NW. DC firefighters have declared this incident under control. @PepcoConnect on scene securing power. No injuries reported
Working Fire 4000 block Albemarle At St NW. Fire knocked down. Request @PepcoConnect due to electrical box involvement. Checking for vertical extension. No injuries reported. An additional truck company was requested
Working Fire 4000 block Albemarle St. NW. DC firefighters located in basement of the building extending via a pipe chase. Units continue to open up. No injuries reported
Working Fire 4000 block Albemarle St NW. DC firefighters have smoke showing from an irregular shaped commercial building and are actively searching for the seat of the fire
Box Alarm 4000 block Albemarle St NW. DC firefighters on scene smoke showing commercial building
MPD reports the police activity has cleared and the 1800 block of 24th Street, NE, between Channing and Douglas Street
MPD reports the police activity has cleared and the 4300 block of Wheeler Road, SE
DC firefighters Battalion Chief Eric Bowers presents Engine 16 Firefighter/EMT Tu Npersonen with a Cardiac Arrest Save Coin and letter of appreciation for helping to successfully resuscitate a pulseless patient at 16th & P Sts NW. This save took place on November 3rd, 2020
Conditions encountered by DC firefighters upon arriving at fire in 300 block 59th St NE. Blaze was quickly extinguished, but 13 people were displaced & 1 person removed to safety by firefighters and transported to hospital in non life threatening condition
Images from the Box Alarm in the 300 block of 59th St NE
DC FEMS reports the following additional road closures: 200 block of 58th Street, NE, between Clay and Blaine Stre
Box Alarm 300 block 59th St NE. DC firefighters confined fire to basement apartment & it is under control. Firefighters assisted 1 occupant from an upper floor to safety who will be evaluated by EMS. Request Air Unit & Fire Investigators
Box Alarm 300 block 59th St NE. DC firefighters encountered heavy fire in a basement apartment. Aggressive inside attack has knocked fire down. Checking for extension. No initial report of any injuries
Box Alarm 300 block 59th St NE. Fire basement apartment 3 story building
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