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January 24, 2021: Message for U.S. Citizens – Special Election in Louisiana’s 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts

The State of Louisiana will conduct two special primary elections on Tuesday, March 20, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Congressional District 2 includes nearly all of the city of New Orleans and stretches west and north to Baton Rouge. Congressional District 5 includes rural northeastern Louisiana and much of central ...
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Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as Prepared for Delivery at the United States Capitol

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America has been tested anew and America has risen to ...
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January 18, 2021: Health Alert – COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26

Location: Worldwide: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the ...
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January 12, 2021: Health Alert – Kuwait Announces New PCR Requirements (72 hours before travel)

Location: Kuwait International Airport, and all Kuwaiti land and sea borders Event: The Government of Kuwait has announced a change to entry requirements related to COVID-19. Beginning January 17, passengers to Kuwait will need to obtain and travel with a negative PCR test result, in English, administered by a health clinic within 72 hours of beginning their travel to ...
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The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2021

Alumni of U.S. State Department exchange programs:  You are invited to submit your proposals and compete for an award of up to $50,000 to make your community project idea a reality! The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the FY 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Competition.  AEIF offers alumni of ...
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