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  • U.S. Response & Assistance: Ebola Outbreak
    Special Feature: U.S. Response & Assistance: Ebola Outbreak (see more)

    Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

  • The U.S. at the U.N. – 69th General Assembly (2014) (see more)
    The U.S. at the U.N. – 69th General Assembly (2014) (see more)

    SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much, Your Excellency, Mr. al-Jafari, for a very important statement, and we appreciate very much your leadership and the new government’s efforts. Now it’s my privilege to make a statement in my capacity as Secretary of State of the United States.  

  • President Obama, 3 Former U.S. Presidents Celebrate Volunteerism
    President Obama, 3 Former U.S. Presidents Celebrate Volunteerism

    Washington — On September 12, President Obama hosted a ceremony at the White House with the Corporation for National and Community Service, former President Bill Clinton and hundreds of AmeriCorps members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. 

  •  Iraq Issues (see more)
    Iraq Issues (see more)

    My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.  

  • Special Feature: National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014
    Special Feature: National Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. 

 

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