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Safe Travels During Storm Season

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A tropical vacation may sound like the perfect getaway this summer, but it comes with a risk: the Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 to November 30, though… more

This Week at State: June 8, 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
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Commemorating World Environment Day 2018

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June 5 marks World Environment Day. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on an environmental concern. The theme for 2018, “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is a call to action… more

This Week at State: June 1, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered. Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and… more
A graphic for 100 years of Diplomatic Couriers, including a Diplomatic Security badge and three portrait photos of diplomatic couriers

Historic Timeline of U.S. Diplomatic Couriers

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1776: First American Courier - On July 10, 1776, four days after the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress commissioned the first diplomatic courier, Captain Peter Parker, as commander of the U… more

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