Washington, DC - Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will present the Bureau of Public Affairs' first annual Citizen Diplomacy Award at a ceremony to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the U.S. Department of State. The Bureau of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the selection of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International, Inc. as the first recipient of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and New York State Attorney General have charged the marketers of the dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims that the product improves memory, provides cognitive benefits, and is “clinically shown” to work.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate Haiti and its citizens on this day of national celebration as Haiti marks the 213th anniversary of its independence.

Yuma, Arizona - It seems that our children can stay glued to their cell phones for as long as the battery holds out.  It can be a relief when their phones run out of power, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - As the new year approaches, forensic labs across the country are gearing up for a big change in the way they generate DNA profiles, the genetic fingerprints so useful in solving crimes and identifying the remains of missing persons. Forensic experts produce DNA profiles by extracting genetic material from blood or other biological evidence and analyzing sites in the DNA called markers.