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White House update on the Border Wall

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump traveled yesterday to Yuma, Arizona, where he met with Border Patrol officers and gave Americans an update on the border wall with Mexico.
 
“This administration has basically funded us for 733 miles” of wall, Lieutenant General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers said. “Forty-nine different projects are all going in the ground” across four states.

President Donald Trump with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Yuma, Arizona. (White House)

President Donald Trump with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Yuma, Arizona. (White House)

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NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument observes Hurricane Douglas, Tropical Storm Hanna

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) was monitoring two storm systems as they took aim at portions of Hawaii and Texas on July 26th. Perched on NASA’s Aqua satellite, AIRS is an instrument that studies Earth’s weather and climate.

As of 11:00am local time, Hurricane Douglas was sweeping toward Hawaii with the potential to directly hit portions of the islands, from Maui to Kauai, in the late afternoon or evening.

NASA's AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53am local time on July 26th, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA’s AIRS instrument captured this image of Hurricane Douglas at 1:53am local time on July 26th, 2020, as the storm swept towards the Hawaiian Islands. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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President Donald Trump’s remarks on SOUTHCOM Enhanced Counternarcotics Operations

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much. I guess I might begin. It’s an honor to be with you and really brave men and women. The job you do is incredible, and the progress that you’ve made in the last short period of time has been unbelievable.

On April 1st of this year, I announced the launch of a powerful U.S. military law enforcement operation to combat the flow of illegal drugs across the Western Hemisphere. Today I’m pleased to be with Admiral Craig Faller and his team — done an incredible job — at the U.S. Southern Command headquarters to provide an update on this incredible successful effort.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Austin Peay State University professor Harold Young experiences COVID-19 pandemic up close in Belize

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a sweaty afternoon in early March, Dr. Harold Young, Austin Peay State University (APSU) assistant professor of political science, found himself dumped by a taxi on a street in Chetumal, Mexico, near that country’s southern border with Belize.

Austin Peay State University assistant professor Dr. Harold Young crossing the border between Mexico and Belize. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University assistant professor Dr. Harold Young crossing the border between Mexico and Belize. (APSU)

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WWII Monument in North Carolina Vandalized with Praise for Communism

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “A World War II monument in Charlotte, North Carolina, was targeted by vandals who spray-painted a hammer and sickle over the names of soldiers who died while fighting overseas,” Maddison Dibble writes in the Washington Examiner.
 
“Wayne White, a U.S. Air Force veteran, gathered a group of volunteers and began scrubbing the monument clean on Monday morning. He told Fox 46 that he was upset by the vandalism because it covered up the 507 names of people from Mecklenburg County who were ‘veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.’”

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Dr. Alveda King says President Donald Trump Is Moving the Nation Toward Police Reform and Racial Justice

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “In his ‘I Have a Dream’ address of August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for an end to the scourge of racism in the United States,” writes King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, in the Washington Examiner.
 
“As President Donald Trump works toward building a more perfect union, America can dream again. Immediately after Floyd’s brutal death, Trump made clear that he is fully committed to ensuring justice will be served for George and his family—that he will not have died on that gray pavement in vain.”

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NASA Analyzes Cristobal, the Big Rainmaker

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA’s Aqua satellite gathered infrared imagery and cloud top temperature data on Tropical Depression Cristobal, and it revealed the heavy rainmaking capability of the storm.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasts Cristobal to track northward through the Gulf of Mexico and toward Louisiana’s coast. Watches and warnings have gone into effect.

On June 5th, the NHC issued a Storm Surge Watch for the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Indian Pass to Arepika, Florida, and from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, including Lake Borgne. In addition, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.

On June 5th at 3:05am CDT (0805 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite gathered temperature information about Tropical Depression Cristobal’s cloud tops. MODIS found several areas of powerful thunderstorms (yellow and red) where temperatures were as cold as or colder than minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 56.6 Celsius). (NASA/NRL)

On June 5th at 3:05am CDT (0805 UTC), the MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite gathered temperature information about Tropical Depression Cristobal’s cloud tops. MODIS found several areas of powerful thunderstorms (yellow and red) where temperatures were as cold as or colder than minus 70 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 56.6 Celsius). (NASA/NRL)

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NASA selects Eight U.S. Manufacturers to make VITAL COVID-19 Ventilator

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator tailored for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

The prototype, which was created by JPL engineers in just 37 days, received an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 30th, 2020.

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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AAA reports COVID-19 Pandemic Will Suppress Memorial Day Travel but Travelers Already Planning Future Trips

 

AAANashville, TN – For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, as the accuracy of the economic data used to create the forecast has been undermined by COVID-19 Coronavirus. The annual forecast – which estimates the number of people traveling over the holiday weekend – will return next year.

Anecdotal reports suggest fewer people will hit the road compared to years past for what is considered the unofficial start of the summer travel season.

When it is safe to travel, AAA expects vacationers will explore America's backyard. (AAA)

When it is safe to travel, AAA expects vacationers will explore America’s backyard. (AAA)

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President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force Remarks at Press Briefing, March 20th

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  I had a very good telephone conversation — extremely good — with Senator Schumer a little while ago.  We’re working on various elements of the deal, and the Democrats are very much wanting something to happen, and the Republicans, likewise, are very much wanting something to happen.  And I think it will.

I spoke with — at length with Mitch McConnell.  And there’s tremendous spirit to get something done, so we’ll see what happens.  But my conversation was very good with Senator Schumer.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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