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White House Issues Readout of President Biden Meeting With Estonian P.M. Kallas, Latvian President Levits, Lithuanian President Nauseda
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The White House issued the following readout of President Biden's meeting with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Latvian President Egils Levits and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on June 14, 2021:

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Prime Minister Kaja Kallas of Estonia, President Egils Levits of Latvia, and President Gitanas Nauseda of Lithuania on the margins of the NATO Summit in Brussels.

The President underscored strong U.S. support for the security of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the entire Baltic region.

The four leaders ... Show Full Article

President Biden Issues Statement on Israeli Government
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- President Biden issued the following statement on June 13, 2021, on the government of Israel:

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On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and all the members of the new Israeli cabinet. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations.

Israel has no better friend than the United States. The bond that unites our people is evidence of our shared values and decades of close cooperation ... Show Full Article

Pacific Northwest Lab: A Keen Eye Behind the Microscope
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory issued the following web feature on June 14, 2021:

The experiment was not going well, as experiments often do.

One researcher's stomach tied in knots.

Another researcher, materials scientist Dongsheng Li, reacted calmly.

Li thought of options and alternate approaches to troubleshoot the experiment, unraveling at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She thought critically, and headed to another building to try different preparation steps.

Was the experiment back on track lickety-split? No. ... Show Full Article

Men's Health, Stop Ignoring It! Guys - I Am Talking to You
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland, June 15 -- The U.S. Army Public Health Center, which focuses on identifying health threats and developing solutions, issued the following news release:

By Maj. James R. Waters

DNP-PH, MPH, RN, CPH, Army Public Health Center

It is June, and whether you knew it or not, it is Men's Health Month. On behalf of the Army Public Health Center, I wanted to take this opportunity to write a quick note about men's health to our brothers and sisters across the Army.

So, in true Army fashion, here is your BLUF: Men, we just aren't doing enough when it comes to our health, ... Show Full Article

FTC: Promoter of $23,000 COVID-19 'Treatment' Plan Barred From Making Bogus Health Claims
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The medical director of California-based Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical, Inc., agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he took part in deceptively advertising a $23,000 treatment plan as a scientifically proven way to treat COVID-19. Dr. Stephen Meis will be barred from making similar unsupported health claims in the future and will pay $103,420 to provide refunds to defrauded consumers.

"We rely on doctors to follow the scientific evidence when making claims about health products and conditions," ... Show Full Article

DLA: Analysts Field New Tool, Linking Actions Through Metric Driver Trees
RICHMOND, Virginia, June 15 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news:

By Cathy Hopkins

The Defense Logistics Agency hosted Air Force-DLA Day May 24 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during which time DLA Aviation Air Force Commander Brig. Gen. David Sanford demonstrated DLA Aviation's' Retail Metric Suite and its automated performance dashboards that provide targeted analytics in support of three air logistics complexes and three fleet readiness centers.

RMS, a part of the software package called Center of Parts Activity, or COPA, contributes to building ... Show Full Article

Bureau of Transportation Statistics: U.S. Airlines Narrow Net Loss in 1Q 2021 From 4Q 2020
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology - Bureau of Transportation Statistics issued the following news release:

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a first-quarter 2021 after-tax net loss of $4.2 billion and a pre-tax operating loss of $12.7 billion.

While these first-quarter losses are the fifth consecutive quarterly losses, the extent of the losses is narrowing. The airlines reduced their losses in the first quarter from the fourth quarter of 2020. The first-quarter after-tax net loss of $4.2 billion ... Show Full Article