2 August 2021
4 month ago
Pushback from @POTUS: "We have the most diverse cabinet in history. We have a lot of Asian Americans who are in the Cabinet and sub-Cabinet levels. Our cabinet is formed
4 month ago
US to renew strategic dialogue with Iraq next month, says @PressSec in a statement
The White House: The dialogue with Iraq will focus on the role of the coalition forces in training the Iraqi army
Bill Burns sworn in as @CIA director "I've long considered CIA to be one of our country's greatest assets" he says in a statement "I'm truly humbled to join the CIA family, and I'm deeply grateful to President Biden for entrusting me with such a vital institution"
President Joe Biden called Tuesday for the United States to ban assault weapons, as he urged Congress to act on gun control in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Colorado
U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday he'll do everything in his power to keep Americans safe following the mass shooting in Colorado and pushed for gun reforms, including universal background checks and an assault weapons ban
4 month ago
"There remain a range of options under consideration, and obviously tragedies like last night and the shootings in Atlanta are just reminders of how vital it is to move forward on gun safety measures," says @PressSec
The Washington Post:Boulder police said the victims ranged from the ages of 20 to 65. They are: Denny Stong, 20 Neven Stanisic, 23 Rikki Olds, 25 Tralona Bartkowiak, 49 Suzanne Fountain, 59 Teri Leiker, 51 Eric Talley, 51 Kevin Mahoney, 61 Lynn Murray, 62 Jody Waters, 65
4 month ago
Executive action, as well as legislation, under consideration for GunControl measures, @PressSec tells reporters aboard Air Force One
The Washington Post:Boulder police said the victims ages ranged between 20 and 65. They are: Denny Strong, 20 Neven Stanisic, 23 Rikki Olds, 25 Tralona Bartkowiak, 49 Suzanne Fountain, 59 Teri Leiker, 51 Eric Talley, 51 Kevin Mahoney, 61 Lynn Murray, 62 Jody Waters, 65
The children at St. Phillip's Child Development Center on 14th St. SE received a visit from DC firefighters Engine 15. As an added bonus, Sparky the Fire Dog broke away from his 70th birthday celebration to join in the fun
Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on nomination of @USNavy Adm John Aquilino to lead @INDOPACOM
"There's no greater long term challenge than climatechange" US Amb to Iraq Matthew Tueller tells @USIP "Climate change is a real problem in Iraq, which is already affected by water scarcity&limited access to potable water. Temperatures are rising & droughts are more frequent"
The Washington Post:Boulder police respond to an "active shooter" incident at grocery store
"As electoral institutions tabulate the results, the United States calls on authorities to ensure that this process is conducted in a transparent and fair manner," says @StateDeptSpox
DC Water reports a water outage in the 2600 block of 29th Street SE and on Denver Street SE between 30th Street and
US State Department: Blinken discussed with the head of the interim Libyan government the removal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya without delay
4 month ago
"Ongoing policy discussions" concerning the May 1st withdrawal deadline of US forces from Afghanistan, says @PressSec
The US Secretary of State is in contact with the head of the Libyan transitional government and stresses with him the need for the departure of foreign forces and mercenaries for the success of the political process in Libya.
4 month ago
US-China discussions in Alaska were a "substantive two-day meeting" despite the focus on the "public theatrics," says @PressSec
4 month ago
"We are not sitting on a secret dose" of CoronavirusVaccine supplies, says @PressSec
US "strongly condemns" deadly Syrian government artillery strikes on Al-Atareb Surgical Hospital in Aleppo, deadly Russian airstrikes near the Bab al-Hawa crossing with Turkey "This violence must stop-we reiterate our call for a nationwide ceasefire" per @StateDeptSpox
4 month ago
"Absolutely" part of the objective of the trip is to request help from Mexico and Guatemala to stem the tide of migrants to the US border, says @PressSec
4 month ago
"We are working to finalize details and I hope to have an update in the coming days" on media access to facilities where unaccompanied migrant minors are being held, says @PressSec
US Treasury places sanctions on two senior Chinese officials for what it calls "serious human rights abuses" against Uighurs, other minorities in Xinjiang
DC firefighters responded to 507 calls on Sunday, March 21st. There were 138 critical and 271 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 98 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire
DC firefighters put the unique capabilities of our Tower Ladder to work in order to safely reach and extinguish a small fire on the CSX railroad trackbed at Burroughs and Minnesota Aves NE. The Special Operations Battalion Chief coordinated with CSX to halt rail traffic
FATAL SHOOTING Neal St at Orren St NE-DC in Trinidad. Unconscious man found in the roadway with gunshot wound(s). No suspect info yet.
Shooting investigation in the 1200 block of Orren St NE. No lookout.
DC firefighters responded to 440 calls on Saturday,March 20th. There were 100 critical and 254 non-critical EMS dispatches, and 86 fire related incidents and other types of emergencies, including 1 working structure fire
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