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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues.

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jeff Rathke briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues.

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    Food Safety

    Richard Williams and Michael Jacobson talked about the Obama administration’s move to ban trans fats in foods, recent foodborne illness outbreaks, and food labeling standards for foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO).

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    Saudi Arabia's New Leadership

    Middle East scholars and energy experts talked about the implications of recent changes in Saudi Arabia’s leadership on the global energy market and regional stability.

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    President Obama Remarks on the USA Freedom Act

    Following a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President Obama called on the Senate to pass the USA FREEDOM ACT. The legislation would extend for an additional four years expiring PATRIOT Act provisions.

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    Communicators with Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth

    Gene Kimmelman and Harold Furchtgott-Roth talked about the proposed merger of Charter Communications with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and what it would mean for U.S. media, especially for television, the Internet, and video streaming. The merger would make Charter the second largest cable company, following only Comcast. Comcast itself had tried to merge with Time Warner Cable earlier in the year, but announced in April 2015 it would end the effort, which had met with resistance from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice officials.

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    Nuclear Deterrence and Submarines

    Rear Admiral Joseph Tofalo talked about nuclear deterrence requirements in the 21st century and ways the Navy was addressing nuclear threats.

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    Minority Students and Higher Education, Part 1

    Federal government officials talked about how college access and completion could improve the socio-economic mobility of minorities. Topics included measuring the effectiveness of high school to college programs and on the importance of breaking down minority groups into sub-groups. This panel began with opening statements from the commissioners. There was a PowerPoint presentation. 

    “Federal Government Officials” was the first panel of the second day of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on the “Effect of College Access, Persistence and Completion Rates on the Socio-Economic Mobility of Minorities.”

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    George Pataki Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Former Governor George Pataki (R-NY) announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the town hall of Exeter, New Hampshire. He talks about strengthening America’s defense, defeating radical Islam, immigration reform, and helping the middle class.

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    John Bradshaw and Michael Doran talked about U.S. strategy in the fight against ISIS* in Syria and Iraq.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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