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Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It


Boston, MA…A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers an additional reason to get a good night’s sleep. In a closely controlled study of fourteen participants, researchers found that they were significantly better at remembering faces and names if they were given an opportunity to sleep for up to eight hours […]

Global Coalition Will Destroy ISIL, Obama Tells Asia-Pacific Region Partners By Shannon Collins DoD News

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia….President Barack Obama reconfirmed U.S. and allied commitment against terrorism around the globe, including the Asia-Pacific region, during a speech today at the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  “The Asia Pacific is absolutely critical to promoting security, prosperity and human dignity around the world,” […]

US State Department Issues Travel Warning


Washington, DC…The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting […]

President’s Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand as One

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Washington, DC…. Good morning everyone. This past week we’ve seen the best and the worst of humanity. The heinous terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, in Iraq and Nigeria. They showed us once again the depths of the terrorist’s depravity.  And at the same time we saw the world come together in solidarity. Parisians opening […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

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Washington, DC…Hi, everybody.  This week, America came together to salute our veterans – to express our appreciation to all who served so that we might live free.  But our gratitude should extend beyond what our veterans have done for us in the past.  It should remind us of our responsibility to serve them as well […]

Nohemi Gonzalez 20, Who Was Studying Abroad Becomes First American Fatality In Paris Attacks


Long Beach, CA…California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) student Nohemi Gonzalez, 20, was killed during the attacks in and around Paris on November 13. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was a junior studying design. She was in Paris attending Strate College of Design during a semester abroad program. Specific details of her passing are not […]

Spectre Review: Ghosts of Agents Past ~ By Brett Bunge (Spoiler Alert)

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Hollywood, CA…“The dead are alive,” declares the opening title card (a first in the franchise), for Spectre. It’s a running theme throughout the twenty-fourth official James Bond film, over which the shadow of Bond’s legacy looms large. More so than any of the previous films, particularly in the Daniel Craig era, this new story tries […]

David Cameron’s Statement On US Strike Targeting British Militant Mohammed Emwazi

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London, UK…Good morning. Last night, the United States carried out an air strike in Raqqa, Syria, targeting Mohammed Emwazi – the ISIL executioner known as Jihadi John.  We cannot yet be certain if the strike was successful.  But let me be clear. I have always said that we would do whatever was necessary, whatever it […]

Inmate Death at Kern Valley State Prison Being Investigated as Homicide


Delano, CA…The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is investigating as a potential homicide the death of an inmate Wednesday morning at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP).  Inmate Gustavo Vital, 34, was found unresponsive in his cell at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 11. Staff immediately began lifesaving measures, and an ambulance was called. Vital succumbed […]

Medal of Honor Presentation to Captain Florent Groberg, United States Army

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Washington, DC…. THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, and welcome to the White House.  A little more than three years ago, as Captain Florent Groberg was recovering from his wounds as a consequence of the actions that we honor today, he woke up on a hospital bed, in a little bit of a haze.  He wasn’t sure, […]

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