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White House Issues Text of Letter From President Trump to House Speaker, Senate President
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The White House issued the following text of a letter from President Trump:

Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days before the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.

In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication ... Show Full Article

Statement From U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Tim Garrison, issued the following statement on Aug. 13:

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U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison participated in today's press conference with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to announce state charges against Ryson Ellis in the fatal shooting of 4-year-old Legend M. Taliferro, who was asleep at home the morning of June 29, 2020, when a shot was fired into his residence and struck him.

"We are all pleased that we're now a step closer to finding justice for the tragic murder of LeGend Taliferro," Garrison ... Show Full Article

State Department: Republic of Korea National Day
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo:

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On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I extend best wishes to the Republic of Korea and Koreans everywhere on the occasion of their National Day.

The enduring strength of our alliance is a force for the advancement of democracy, prosperity, and freedom in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world.

We celebrate the shared values, people-to-people ties, and long-standing friendship that make up the strong bond between our two ... Show Full Article

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Ross at U.S. Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following remarks on Aug. 13 by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. at the Trade Representative Virtual Field Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce:

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Ambassador Lighthizer, for your steadfast commitment and devotion to American producers and American workers. And a warm welcome to the many panelists and witnesses that will testify over the two days of hearings.

The amount of interest shown in this hearing by those dedicated to preserving and strengthening this essential American industry is an indication of the importance of ... Show Full Article

Online Emission Inspection System Saves Money, Air Quality
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center issued the following news:

More than 60 Air Force installations are reaping savings and the benefits of improved air quality, thanks to the continued use of an online vehicle air emission inspection and compliance system that is estimated to be saving the Air Force over $11.8 million annually.

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center launched the Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System, or ECARS, in 2013, and has since rolled the software out to 62 installations.

"ECARS helps the Air Force comply ... Show Full Article

DLA Disposal Team in Guam Assists Aircraft Carrier During Extended Stay
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news:

The property disposal team at the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services site in Guam provided sustained pier-side assistance to deployed sailors this summer as members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt crew quarantined on the island from late March into May.

The aircraft carrier was diverted to Guam March 26 after sailors began testing positive for COVID-19. While portions of the ship's crew sheltered in place at area hotels, some sailors stayed behind to prepare the vessel ... Show Full Article

Crystal Beach, Florida, Construction Contractor Pays $16,567 in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Uncovers Overtime Violations
CRYSTAL BEACH, Florida, Aug. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Labor issued the following news release:

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), High Line Construction Services LLC - a construction contractor based in Crystal Beach, Florida - has paid $16,567 in back wages to five employees for violations of the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

WHD investigators found that High Line Construction Services LLC paid employees straight time for all the hours that they worked, failing to pay overtime when they worked over 40 hours ... Show Full Article