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This Week at State: September 21, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post… more
Chilean and Japanese youth paint pro peace mural painting at Concepcion Hill in Valparaiso, Chile.

Will You Take the #PeaceDayChallenge?

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The United Nations designated September 21 as the International Day of Peace. As such, this day -- also known as "Peace Day" -- is recognized annually around the world and provides a "globally shared date for… more
Members of L.A. County Fire Department practice treating an injured team member in a confined space. In this scenario, a structural specialist is treated and stabilized in the field after being impaled in the chest by a steel bar. / Emily Rasinski, USAID/

This is Just a Drill

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USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance shares an inside look at how its elite urban search and rescue teams train to respond to disasters overseas. Nearly 200 firefighters from Fairfax County Fire… more
A U.S. flag sits in the foreground, as two giant towers of light illuminate the lower Manhattan skyline as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

Honoring the Victims of September 11, 2001

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Today, I had the privilege to join my colleagues to honor the victims of the events of September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack to befall this nation. We suffered a profound loss of lives that day, in… more

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