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Houston, Texas - Those arrested as a result of the discovery of approximately 14,000 marijuana plants from 43 marijuana grow houses in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties in August 2012 have now been ordered to prison, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson, along with Javier Peña, special agent in charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Phoenix, Arizona - On December 2, 2013, approximately 18 months following a large gang and drug sweep on the Ft. Apache Indian Reservation, the last of over 20 defendants was sentenced in federal district court. Brandon Kasey, 24, of Whiteriver, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to 48 months’ imprisonment, with credit for time served, followed by three years of supervised release. A list of related defendants and court numbers is below.
Tucson, Arizona - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents remained vigilant during the Thanksgiving holiday as evidenced by the seizure of nearly $500,000 in illegal drugs.
Washington, DC - NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded fellowships and scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to 40 graduate and undergraduate students from across the United States to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
Washington, DC - In the latest step under his Climate Action Plan, President Obama today signed a Memorandum directing the Federal Government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 - more than double the current level. Meeting this renewable energy goal will reduce pollution in our communities, promote American energy independence, and support homegrown energy produced by American workers.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Madiba’s 'long walk to freedom' gave new meaning to courage, character, forgiveness, and human dignity. Now that his long walk has ended, the example he set for all humanity lives on. He will be remembered as a pioneer for peace.
Washington, DC - Take out your mobile device where you input all that personal information and make note of three upcoming FTC events where the topic of conversation will be, well, the collection and use of all that personal information. But this time we're switching things up a bit.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary (E/STAS) is proud to report that participation in the NeXXt Scholars Program has more than doubled as it begins the second year. In its inaugural year, 24 women, 12 International NeXXt Scholars and 12 American NeXXt Scholars joined the program at 8 U.S. women’s colleges.