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USAID: Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following fact sheet:

AITF was established in 2010 to respond to the government's need for a dedicated financing mechanism to support infrastructure development in Afghanistan. Administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), AITF is a multi-donor platform for bilateral, multilateral, and individual contributors to invest in infrastructure development projects that foster the country's economic growth and improve the livelihoods of the Afghan people.

AITF investments are closely aligned with Afghanistan development ... Show Full Article

USAID Issues Remarks at Press Roundtable on Ebola
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following remarks by Administrator Mark Green at the press roundtable on Ebola:

MR. BABINGTON: So, we'll kick things off. Thanks, first of all, everyone, for joining us this morning. We're kind of in the middle of our Africa trip. The Administrator's been to Eastern DRC, Rwanda -- yesterday, we returned from Somalia, and later today, we're off to Mozambique. But, wanted to use this time to just chat a little bit about some of his observations in the Eastern DRC, where he was over the weekend, and then, open it ... Show Full Article

Readout From Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors June 2019 Quarterly Meeting
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The Millennium Challenge issued the following news release:

At its quarterly meeting, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors received an update from MCC Vice President of Administration and Finance (and Head of Agency) Cynthia Huger on agency operations. The Board also approved the minutes of the previous meeting, and was presented with preliminary results from the recently completed MCC Malawi and Zambia Compacts.

Malawi

MCC, in partnership with the Government of Malawi, recently completed a five-year, $350.7 million investment in Malawi's power ... Show Full Article

National Gallery of Art Awards 15 Summer Internships in Wide Variety of Curatorial, Educational, Administrative, and Other Roles
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release:

The National Gallery of Art has welcomed 15 emerging professionals to participate in its 2019 summer internship program, a nine-week opportunity for graduate-level and postgraduate students to work on projects directed by a Gallery department head or curator. The summer internship program runs from June 3 through August 2, 2019. Interns for this rigorous program are chosen based on a strong interest in museum work, outstanding academic achievement, and letters of recommendation, among other criteria. In addition ... Show Full Article

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellows
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The National Endowment for the Arts issued the following news:

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- NEA National Heritage Fellows to be Honored in Washington, DC September 18 & 20, 2019

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Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellows, recipients of the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. The 2019 recipients are masters of a wide range of folk and traditional art forms: Tejano singing, Basque music, and balafon playing; Spanish colcha embroidery, decoy carving, and leatherworking, as well as storytelling. Each fellowship includes ... Show Full Article

National Academies Presidents Affirm the Scientific Evidence of Climate Change
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The National Academy of Medicine issued the following news:

Recently, questions have been raised about climate science. The National Academies have addressed many of these questions in our independent, evidence-based reports. We are speaking out to support the cumulative scientific evidence for climate change and the scientists who continue to advance our understanding.

Scientists have known for some time, from multiple lines of evidence, that humans are changing Earth's climate, primarily through greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence on the impacts of climate change is ... Show Full Article

National Academies Presidents Affirm the Scientific Evidence of Climate Change
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine issued the following news release:

Recently, questions have been raised about climate science. The National Academies have addressed many of these questions in our independent, evidence-based reports. We are speaking out to support the cumulative scientific evidence for climate change and the scientists who continue to advance our understanding.

Scientists have known for some time, from multiple lines of evidence, that humans are changing Earth's climate, primarily through greenhouse gas emissions. The evidence ... Show Full Article