Washington, DC - Whether through support for researchers designing new 3-D printing and additive manufacturing technologies or for educators developing new methods for hands-on, exploratory learning, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has contributed significantly to development of the U.S. maker movement.

Washington, DC - On July 20, the United States will join with Canada, Germany and Japan to co-host a Pledging Conference in Washington, D.C. in Support of Iraq. The reports from Fallujah in recent days on the grave humanitarian situation for those displaced, as Iraqi Security Forces continue their successes against Da’esh in the city, are just the most recent reminder of the human toll this conflict has had on vulnerable civilians. It also reinforces the urgent need for the international community to continue to support humanitarian and stabilization efforts in Iraq.

Washington, DC - Today, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, to meet with senior Ukrainian government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues, including reform priorities and Minsk implementation.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you, thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen; I accept the nomination. (Applause.) Thank you. It doesn’t get better than that. That’s about the best – (laughter) – if I could bottle that, who knows? I could’ve been a contender.

Washington, DC - Spoiler alert: If the villains in a thriller appear to be vanquished with 20 minutes left in the movie, you can bet they’ll make a dramatic reappearance. A case filed by the FTC targets a B2B tactic that small businesses started seeing years ago, but - to quote Poltergeist II - “They’re ba-ack.” And the defendants in the sequel have added what the FTC says is a bogus imposter angle.