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    National Press Foundation Awards Dinner, Part 2

    The National Press Foundation held an awards dinner to recognize outstanding journalism. During this portion, the final awards of the evening were handed out, including the “W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished…

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    Air Force Operations

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson talked about the military branch’s operations and modernization efforts. On the modernization efforts, Secretary Wilson stressed the need for cost…

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    National Air and Space Museum Director Remarks

    Ellen Stofan, the first female director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. She talked about seven-year museum renovation project, the…

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    Qatar Blockade

    The World Affairs Council in Washington, DC hosted a discussion on the diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar, featuring Meshal bin Hamad al-Thani, the Qatari ambassador to the United States.…

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    Pope Francis U.S. Visit Preview

    Reporters and topic experts talked about Pope Francis’s upcoming September 22-27, 2015, visit to the United States. The pope would be making stops in Washington, D.C., New York City, and…

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    Newsmakers with Craig Fugate

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate talked about the agency’s preparation for the summer’s hurricane and tornado season, as well as flooding and other…

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    Heroin Use and Substance Abuse

    Donna Leinwand Leger talked about heroin use and substance abuse in the U.S. and government plans to deal with it. She said that reasons for the rise in heroin abuse include people moving…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response

    Thad Allen answered questions about the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP’s response, and what tasks still remain. In his remarks he announced that the bottom kill procedure to…

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    Educational Television and Technology

    Gary Knell talked about the challenges of using new and ever-changing media to keep “Sesame Street” relevant to young children. “Sesame Street” that year celebrated its 40th anniversary on television. After four…

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    Chick-fil-A Franchise Business

    Chick-fil-A, Inc. founder, chairman, and president Truett Cathy and his son, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy, spoke about the success and continued growth of their fast food…

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    Breast Cancer Prevention and Federal Screening Guidelines

    Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founding chair of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, talked about her opposition to the federal breast cancer screening guidelines released the previous week by the…

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    Jim Leach Remarks on Cultural Diversity

    Former Iowa Representative Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about the need to bridge different cultures. He also…

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    Aiding Children in Disasters

    Mark Shriver, chairman of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, joined with Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to preview a report to…

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    Transportation Safety Issues

    Deborah Hersman spoke at a National Press Club luncheon. She talked about NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) procedures and its relationship with the press and the public. In her…

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    Jorma Ollila on Energy Efficiency

    Jorma Ollila, incoming chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, talked about his endorsement of a cap-and-trade system for controlling carbon emissions and urged…

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    Future of Postal Service

    Postmaster General John Potter talked about the factors effecting the Postal Service’s future such as finances, labor negotiations, technology, and the changes in the way people…

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    Role of States in National Health Care Reform

    Vermont Governor Jim Douglas delivered remarks on the role of the states in national health reform. He talked about initiatives focused on opportunities for states to contribute to the…

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    Reforming U.S. Health Care

    Dr. Denis Cortese, president and chief executive officer of the Mayo Clinic, spoke about the need for reforming both health insurance and the health care delivery system. The Mayo Clinic…

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    Transatlantic Cooperation

    Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, gave a talk titled “Peace Is a Question of Will.” President Ahtisaari explained how to enhance transatlantic…

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    Nick Jonas on Diabetes

    Entertainer Nick Jonas talked about his personal experiences living with and managing his juvenile diabetes and his efforts to inspire other youth dealing with diabetes to manage their…

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