All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘U.S. State Department’

Ebola: Cruise Ship Passenger in Quarantine Over Scare

The U.S. State Department today announced that an American on a cruise ship is currently being monitored for possible Ebola exposure. The passenger is an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Eric Duncan died of Ebola last week. Duncan was the first person on U.S. soil to be diagnosed with Ebola. The State Department identified the employee through a …

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions in Ukraine Crisis

The U.S. State Department imposed a ban on visas and a freezing of U.S. assets for officials and other individuals considered to have threatened the territory of Ukraine, the White House announced Thursday. According to a statement issued by Jay Carnay, the White House spokesman, the ban is significant because it will apply to both Russian and Ukrainian citizens who …

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State Department Bureau Spent $630,000 Garnering Facebook Likes

In your “why-the-hell” story of the day, it appears that a federal agency spent $630,000 in a campaign to acquire Facebook likes over the last couple of years. The Bureau of International Information Programs, part of the U.S. Department of State, is responsible for foreign public diplomacy and communications. Its job is to “provide and support the places, content, and …

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Anonymous Hacks State Department, Leaks Database

#OpLastResort continues as a branch of Anonymous continues its war against the U.S. government in response to the death of Aaron Swartz. The last major offensive saw Anonymous hacking the Fed and releasing banker records on the net. In its latest attempt to get the government’s attention, Anonymous announced that it hacked the State Department . To top if off, …

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Clinton Given Helmet Upon Return to the State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton returned to work at the State Department today after a month-long hospital stay. Clinton had fallen and suffered a concussion, then was hospitalized and treated for a blood clot after a follow-up. Upon her return, staffers at the State Department demonstrated that diplomats do, in fact, have a sense of humor. Clinton was presented …

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Eric Schmidt Ignores U.S. State Department’s Wishes, Arrives In North Korea

The Associated Press reported last week that Google Executive Chairman and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson were to head to North Korea. Following the report, which was picked up by numerous media outlets, the U.S. State Department expressed its views about the trip in a press briefing. Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said, “With regard to the trip, we are obviously aware …

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