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State Department: Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Qatar and Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following news release:

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will depart on travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on August 20.

In Doha, Ambassador Khalilzad will resume talks with the Taliban as part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace process that ends the conflict in Afghanistan.

In Kabul, he will consult with the leadership of the Afghan government on the peace process and encourage full preparation for intra-Afghan negotiations. Additional travel has not been finalized.

For updates, ... Show Full Article

Sextortion Warning From U.S. Attorney, Georgia's Internet Crimes Against Children Director
MACON, Georgia, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles E. Peeler, issued the following news release:

As Georgia children begin a new school year and some take on new social media habits, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, Charles "Charlie" Peeler, and the Special Agent in Charge of Georgia's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Debbie Garner, are warning parents and educators about sextortion, a growing cyber-crime against children. Sextortion is when an adult predator coerces or entices a child to produce a sexually explicit ... Show Full Article

President Trump Issues Memorandum on Launch of Spacecraft Containing Space Nuclear Systems
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The White House issued the following memorandum:

Memorandum For: The Secretary of State; The Secretary of Defense; The Secretary of Transportation; The Secretary of Energy; The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; The Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; The Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Subject: Launch of Spacecraft Containing Space ... Show Full Article

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54213) involving Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania:

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - EQUIPMENT FAILURE DURING MEDICAL TREATMENT

The following report was received from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection (PA DEP) via facsimile:

"As a result of a Departmental [PA DEP] inspection the licensee reported an equipment failure event that occurred on February 21, 2019. The equipment was a Varian GammaMed Plus, Serial #641017, containing 6.518 Ci of lr-192. A patient was receiving her last ... Show Full Article

FEMA: PrepTalk Released - Daniel Homsey's 'Neighborfest - Building Resilience From the Block Up!'
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release:

Today, FEMA and its emergency management partners released Daniel Homsey's PrepTalk "Neighborfest - Building Resilience from the Block Up." Homsey shares his tools for building resilient communities at the neighborhood level and why empowering neighbors to help themselves is the best way to prepare your community for any disaster.

Since 2008, Homsey has been the director of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network for the San Francisco City Administrator's Office. ... Show Full Article

BLM Seeks Public Comment for Lease And/or Classification of Land for Church and K-12 School
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management's Nevada State Office issued the following news release:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease and/or convey 15 acres of public land to the Calvary Chapel for a church, K-12 school and related facilities. The proposed church and K-12 school is located along portions of Volunteer Boulevard, Welpman Way and Gilespie Street in the City of Henderson.

Calvary Chapel has filed an application to develop the site as a 16,000-square foot K-12 ... Show Full Article

Altus Air Force Base: From Humvees to Horses - the Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman Behind the Cattle Drive
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force (97th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news:

By Breanna Klemm

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Black, the Vehicle Maintenance NCO in charge assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has experienced country living his entire life. For the past 15 years, TSgt Black has committed himself to this lifestyle by helping kick-off one of Altus AFB's most distinctive events, the Cattle Drive.

Every year, Mobility's Hometown hosts the Cattle Drive, a unique opportunity allowing local and foreign ranchers to herd their longhorn ... Show Full Article