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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated population of 681,170 as of July 2016. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is the principal city, has a population of over 6 million, the sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court. Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations. A locally elected mayor and a 13‑member council have governed the District since 1973. However, the Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting, at-large congressional delegate to the House of Representatives, but the District has no representation in the Senate. The District receives three electoral votes in presidential elections as permitted by the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.,_D.C.

    08/02/2017 The Astronomical Applications Department (AA) is one of five scientific departments within the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO). The USNO is a U.S. Navy Echelon 4 command located organizationally under Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). 26/02/2017 The Association of Art Museum Directors advances the profession by cultivating leadership capabilities of directors, advocating for the field, and fostering excellence in art museums. An agile, issues-driven organization, AAMD has three desired outcomes: engagement, leadership, and shared learning. In 1916 the directors of twelve American museums founded the Association of Art Museum Directors. The Association began its transformation into a professional organization in 1969 when it formally incorporated. At that time the Association also hired an employee, and increased its meetings from once to twice a year. 26/02/2017 The Registry of New Acquisitions of Archaeological Material and Works of Ancient Art provides information on acquisitions of select works of archeological and ancient art by AAMD member museums since June 4, 2008, the date new AAMD Guidelines went into effect. These works are only those lacking complete provenance after November 1970, the date of the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import and Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. 26/02/2017 The Registry of Resolution of Claims for Nazi-Era Cultural Assets provides information on the resolution of formal claims made to AAMD member museums regarding works of art believed to have been stolen by the Nazis between 1933-1945. The information in the registry has been provided by AAMD’s members in furtherance of the Report of the AAMD Task Force on the Spoliation of Art during the Nazi/World War II Era (1933-1945). The registry lists objects restituted and settlements made since June 4, 1998, the date the report was adopted. 30/07/2017 The National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) began as a private educational institution in 1964 to promote cross-cultural understanding in the social sciences and arts. Founded by Warren M. Robbins, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, it was known as the Museum of African Art and located on Capitol Hill in a townhouse that had been the home of Frederick Douglass, the African American abolitionist and statesman. In August 1979, by enactment of Public Law 95-414, the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge. 23/10/2016 Welcome to the Collection of the National Museum of African Art! Learn about the art and artists whose works make up the collection of the National Museum of African Art. Search by artist or object, browse highlighted themes or exhibitions within our collection, or create your own list to share. This website is updated regularly, so please visit again for updates. 05/04/2016 The virtual Tour of Washington, D.C. An Interactive Fieldtrip to our Nation's Capital. Clicking a building opens a new browser window linking to either a tour of the building, the history of the building, or in the case of museums, a tour of the exhibits available online. When finished viewing the selected site, simply close its window to return to this map of Washington, D.C. 05/04/2016 America's Homepage and the Virtual Tour of Washington, D.C. Historic Documents of the United States. America is the first country founded on the idea that a people can govern themselves. This section offers the documents and writings that have described our nation's philosophy. 25/05/2017 25/05/2017 17/10/2016 25/05/2017 14/04/2016 The Network of Alliances is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting geographic education. Alliances are partnerships between university faculty and K-12 educators. These state based organizations connect educators, provide world-class professional development and promote educational innovation at the state and local levels. Since 1986, National Geographic and the Alliances have worked to catalyze geographic education reform across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. 26/02/2017 25/05/2017 25/05/2017 25/05/2017 30/03/2017 03/04/2016 On March 2, 1865, the House of Representatives separated the appropriating and banking and currency duties from the Committee on Ways and Means, which was first established in 1789, and assigned them to two new committees - the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Banking and Currency. Until 1865, all "general" appropriations bills had been controlled in the House by the Committee on Ways and Means - also in charge of revenue measures and some other classes of substantive legislation. 03/07/2017 10/02/2017 16/02/2017 19/03/2017 17/09/2016 17/09/2016 12/04/2017 28/05/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 17/09/2017 05/04/2016 Surf Your Watershed. Find your watershed using the form below. Once you locate your watershed, simply click on the first link, “citizen-based groups at work in this watershed,” to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality. You may wish to contact one of these groups to find out about cleanups, monitoring activities, restoration projects and other activities. United States Environmental Protection Agency. 11/05/2017 Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource will be developed and permanently maintained at the Library of Congress. An NEH award program will fund the contribution of content from, eventually, all U.S. states and territories. 16/02/2017 26/08/2017 28/12/2016 Departments & Programs. Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. The George Washington University. 16/02/2017 11/04/2016 03/04/2016 The U.S. Copyright Office, and the position of Register of Copyrights, were created by Congress in 1897 as a separate department of the Library of Congress. Twenty-two years earlier, Congress removed copyright registration from the district courts and centralized it in the Library of Congress. Today, the Copyright Office has approximately 450 employees, the majority of whom examine and register hundreds of thousands of copyright claims in books, music, movies, software, photographs, and other works of authorship each year. In fiscal year 2011, the Office processed more than 700,000 registration claims. 09/05/2016 05/03/2017 25/08/2016 16/02/2017 13/05/2016 is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. Over past years, eNature has consistently been one of the Internet' most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades. The site's core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists. 16/02/2017 21/09/2016 19/12/2016 The World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) libraries work together to provide information services and resources to World Bank Group and IMF staff. Limited services are provided to visitors and external researchers. 30/12/2016 25/05/2017 01/09/2016 27/04/2017 16/02/2017 25/05/2017 28/04/2016 The Office of the Historian studies and documents the rich history of the United States House of Representatives as a resource for Members, staff, scholars, the media, and the public. It both serves as the House’s institutional memory and strives to inspire greater understanding about that body’s central role in U.S. history. The Office of Art and Archives curates the House Collection, which encompasses the entire sweep of the institution’s history, from the laying of the Capitol’s cornerstone to the present day. 02/06/2017 The Smithsonian’s Human Origins Initiative has formed the Broader Social Impacts Committee (BSIC), comprised of people from diverse religious communities from around the United States, to assist in public communication and dialogue surrounding the exhibition ‘What Does It Mean To Be Human?’ and outreach efforts in human origins. The members of the committee were invited to participate, and the committee meetings were convened, by the co-chairs.The exhibition is designed to provide a welcoming place where everyone can explore one of the most exciting areas of science – human origins – by seeing for themselves the fossil and genetic evidence. 16/02/2017 15/04/2016 This web site provides teachers, students and the interested public with the latest information about auroral science, and the study of Earth's magnetic field. The goal of the IMAGE mission's education and public outreach program (POETRY) is to explain how solar storms affect the Earth, and to correct misconceptions about Earth's magnetic field, its radiation belts, and why we have aurora. 03/04/2016 Global Gateway: World Culture & Resources (Library of Congress). Global Gateway is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture. The site offers more than 80 thousand digital items. In addition, it is a portal to international research centers, collections, and other resources available at the Library of Congress and through its Web site. 09/06/2016 ITIF. Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. 16/02/2017 25/12/2016 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 17/01/2017 17/01/2017 17/01/2017 29/11/2016 29/11/2016 29/11/2016 29/11/2016 15/04/2016 The Naval Research Laboratory. Solar Physics Branch. This is an official U.S. Navy Web Site. The Solar Physics Branch is part of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Science Divison. Researchers in the Solar Physics Branch have been involved in observational and theoretical studies of the solar atmosphere since the early years of the space age. Experiments developed at NRL have flown on NASA missions such as Skylab/ATM (see the picture above), the OSO satellite series, the Space Shuttle STS-3, Spacelab-2 and ATLAS missions. 03/04/2016 The Globe, as it is usually called, contains the congressional debates of the 23rd through 42nd Congresses (1833-73). There are forty-six volumes in the series based on the table found in the Third Edition of Checklist of United States Public Documents 1789-1909, Volume 1B (pp. 1466-69). The Globe is the third of the four series of publications containing the debates of Congress. It was preceded by the Annals of Congress and the Register of Debates and succeeded by the Congressional Record. The first five volumes of the Globe (23rd Congress, 1st Session through 25th Congress, 1st Session, 1833-37) overlap with the Register of Debates. Initially the Globe contained a "condensed report" or abstract rather than a verbatim report of the debates and proceedings. With the 32nd Congress (1851), however, the Globe began to provide something approaching verbatim transcription. 03/04/2016 Congressional Globe. Debates and Proceedings, 1833-1873. Includes links to indexes by Congress. 17/01/2017 02/03/2017 The home page for the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free access to historical images, maps, sound recordings, and motion pictures that document the American experience. American Memory offers primary source materials that chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. 05/03/2017 25/05/2017 25/05/2017 26/05/2017 25/05/2017 16/10/2016 As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 25/05/2017 16/02/2017 The National Security Archive. 30 Years of Opening Governments at Home and Abroad. Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents ("the world's largest nongovernmental collection" according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets. 16/02/2017 12/07/2016 The Chile Documentation Project. 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 12/07/2016 The National Security Archive Guatemala Project. Director: Kate Doyle. 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 08/05/2016 Action Department 587, Information Paris Topol Priority 21, Rome 57 .... 16/02/2017 16/02/2017's%20Account.pdf 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017's%20Order%20to%20Pliyev.pdf 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. 16/02/2017 16/02/2017 Luis Posada Carriles. The Declassified Record. CIA and FBI Documents Detail Career in International Terrorism; Connection to U.S. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No.153. Peter Kornbluh. 22/10/2017 25/05/2017 08/10/2016 05/03/2017 18/08/2016 Accounts of Chemical Research presents short, concise and critical articles offering easy-to-read overviews of basic research and applications in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, Accounts of Chemical Research also publishes Special Issues devoted to a single issue of unusual activity and significance. Visit the Accounts Special Issues page for listings, descriptions, and TOC's of all special issues. 01/11/2016 25/05/2017 03/02/2017 02/02/2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines the term “employ” very broadly as including to “suffer or permit to work.” U.S. Department of Labor. 11/04/2016 Supreme Court Says Ignorance Of The Law Is An Excuse — If You’re A Cop. BY NICOLE FLATOW DEC 15, 2014. 11/04/2016 Right-Wing Radio Host: Teachers Unions Are ‘Much More Dangerous’ Than Al Qaeda. BY THINKPROGRESS FEB 20, 2007. 11/04/2016 AEI: The Root of Bush’s Right-Wing Ideology. BY PAYSON SCHWIN FEB 15, 2007. 11/04/2016 FLASHBACK: Pace Contradicted Rumsfeld Over Iranian Involvement In Iraq. BY THINKPROGRESS FEB 16, 2007. 11/04/2016 Bush To Nominate Anti-Regulatory Industry Lobbyist To Head Consumer Protection Agency. BY AMANDA TERKEL FEB 21, 2007. 03/04/2016 This comprehensive site about John Muir was initially launched in 1994, and it is still continually being updated and new additions are being made on a regular basis. Check our What's New section, below. Acknowledgements and off-site links, are provided on Website Resources. Students & Teachers: Note our extensive Educational Resources, assisting both teachers and students from grade school to graduate school, from home-schoolers to life-long learners of all ages.,,contentMDK:20266824~menuPK:538117~pagePK:146736~piPK:226340~theSitePK:258644,00.html 05/03/2017,,contentMDK:20454281~menuPK:1794079~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:717148,00.html 05/03/2017 20/03/2017 05/07/2016 25/05/2017 14/09/2017 03/02/2017 03/02/2017 03/02/2017 03/02/2017 22/05/2016 02/02/2017 Welcome to the website of the American Chemical Society’s National Historic Chemical Landmarks program. Under this program, ACS grants Landmark status to seminal achievements in the history of the chemical sciences and provides a record of their contributions to chemistry and society in the U.S. Chemists and chemistry have transformed our lives, from advancing medicine and industry to creating new products such as penicillin, plastics and much more. This site tells their stories. 21/12/2016 29/07/2016 Aviation Data Corporation (ADC - AirUtopia) of Washington DC is a global producer of diversified aviation films and archive content. ADC is the Official Film Team of Farnborough 2010 Live Displays, Official Producer of Farnborough 2010 DVD, and Official Producer of the Farnborough Corporate Sales Video for 2012. Our filming is done with Digital and High Definition Cameras (HDV). ADC has worked on 6 continents, 45+ countries, and at all major tradeshows including Dubai, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Santiago (FIDAE), Hyderadad (Aviation India), Berlin, Bahrain, Farnborough and more. 22/12/2016 18/02/2017 The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. 25/05/2017 25/06/2016 El Banco Mundial funciona como una cooperativa integrada por 189 países miembros. Estos países o accionistas son representados por una Junta de Gobernadores, el máximo órgano responsable de formular políticas en la institución. Por lo general, los Gobernadores son Ministros de Finanzas o de Desarrollo de los países miembros y se congregan una vez al año en las Reuniones Anuales de las Juntas de Gobernadores del Grupo del Banco Mundial y el Fondo Monetario Internacional. 11/09/2016 The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank Group and regional development banks. 17/09/2016 08/05/2017 05/10/2017 25/05/2016 25/05/2016 25/05/2016 25/05/2016 25/05/2016 10/03/2017 10/03/2017 10/03/2017 10/03/2017 22/12/2016 20/09/2016 Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power. For four decades, we have proudly championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. 21/10/2016 The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. Serving more than 60,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the trusted information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders that includes researchers, educators, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The IEEE Computer Society sponsors more than 200 technical conferences and events each year, including the industry-oriented "Rock Stars" series, all over the world, aimed at research and industry professionals. 21/10/2016 From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs — the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history. Featuring scholarly articles by leading computer scientists and historians, as well as firsthand accounts by computer pioneers, the Annals is the primary publication for recording, analyzing, and debating the history of computing. The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society. 21/10/2016 Computer Magazine. Flagship magazine of the IEEE Computer Society. 21/10/2016 The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library (CSDL) provides online access to 33 society magazines and transactions and more than 9,000 conference publications. All professional members get online access to Computer magazine FREE as a benefit of membership. Members have many options for access to other digital library content. All Computer Society student members get access to the CSDL FREE as a benefit of student membership. 21/10/2016 Latest Articles on Computer Technology. IEEE Computer Society - IEEECS. 21/10/2016 IEEE Software’s mission: To build the community of leading software practitioners. This bimonthly magazine delivers reliable, useful, leading-edge software development information to keep engineers and managers abreast of rapid technology change. The authority on translating software theory into practice, the magazine positions itself between pure research and pure practice, transferring ideas, methods, and experiences among researchers and engineers. 21/10/2016 BIG DATA – IEEECS. 21/10/2016 Art of Hacking. IEEE Computer Society. You and your staff can take courses, created by NotSoSecure and IEEE Computer Society, where you are and at your own pace, getting hands-on, real-world training that you can put to work immediately thanks to the Art of Hacking course. 21/10/2016 IEEECS Professional Education. IEEE Computer Society. The IEEE Computer Society annually sponsors a wide range of diverse computer conferences, symposiums & workshops dedicated to providing computing professionals with innovative forums to facilitate exchange of scientific & technological knowledge. 21/10/2016 IEEE Computer Society Online Books. IEEE Computer Society. Knowledge is Power - Your IEEE Computer Society membership comes with the online books you need to keep up with rapidly changing technology. 25/05/2017 02/03/2017 05/03/2017 20/09/2016 27/05/2016 Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States. Today we are millions of supporters strong, fighting for progress and helping elect Democrats across the country to state government, Congress, and the White House. 27/05/2016 Defense Intelligence Agency. Committed to excellence in defense of the Nation. For more than 50 years, DIA officers have met the full range of security challenges faced by our great Nation. Today, perhaps more than ever, complexity pervades the DIA mission. Not only are the security challenges we face complex, so is the Agency itself. 02/03/2017 20/09/2016 20/09/2016 20/09/2016 20/09/2016 02/07/2017 U.S. Department of the Interior - Home Page. 02/07/2017 02/07/2017 02/07/2017 02/07/2017 02/07/2017 23/03/2017 Wage and Hour Division (WHD) (April 2010). Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act. This fact sheet provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers. Background 04/06/2016 04/06/2016 04/06/2016 04/06/2016 11/01/2017 The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. The Department of Energy has one of the richest and most diverse histories in the Federal Government. Although only in existence since 1977, the Department traces its lineage to the Manhattan Project effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II and to the various energy-related programs that previously had been dispersed throughout various Federal agencies. 03/04/2017 03/04/2017 03/07/2017 03/04/2017 03/07/2017 03/04/2017 03/04/2017 03/07/2017 03/07/2017 03/07/2017 03/07/2017 03/07/2017 03/07/2017 03/04/2017 03/07/2017 22/05/2016 22/05/2016 03/04/2017 10/02/2017 03/04/2017 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 10/02/2017 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 05/04/2016 When the water in our rivers, lakes, and oceans becomes polluted, the effects can be far reaching. It can endanger wildlife, make our drinking water unsafe and threaten the waters where we swim and fish. United States Environmental Protection Agency. 05/04/2016 Water is essential for life and plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the Earth's ecosystems. Water pollution has a serious impact on all living creatures, and can negatively affect the use of water for drinking, household needs, recreation, fishing, transportation and commerce. 10/02/2017 10/02/2017 10/02/2017 03/07/2017 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 21/09/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 30/07/2016 05/10/2017 07/12/2016 07/12/2016 07/12/2016 01/11/2016 31/05/2016 Certification of aircraft by the FAA ensures that commercial and general aviation aircraft meet the highest safety standards, from initial design to retirement. This page outlines the aircraft certification processes, lists important aircraft safety information, and provides guidance on general aviation aircraft. 01/11/2016 13/02/2017 13/02/2017 13/02/2017 13/02/2017 13/02/2017 13/02/2017 05/10/2017 03/10/2017 03/10/2017 03/10/2017 13/10/2016 13/10/2016 15/05/2016 16/02/2017 Our University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Our location in the heart of Washington places us at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. We sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Our students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. he George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. 08/12/2016 08/12/2016 09/04/2017 09/04/2017 14/05/2017 05/01/2017 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership. 16/10/2017 The story of IPS (Institute for Policy Studies) began at a high-powered State Department meeting of generals and defense industry executives in 1961, at the height of the Cold War. In the room were White House staffer Marcus Raskin and State Department lawyer Richard Barnet, who had joined the Kennedy Administration with hopes of systemic transformation. But after hearing the speeches and rhetoric of the officials that day, the two young public servants concluded that systemic change can only happen through the power social movements. Within two years, Raskin and Barnet had left the Kennedy Administration and founded the Institute for Policy Studies, where they could more freely “speak truth to power.” For more than five decades, IPS scholar-activists have provided critical support for major social movements by producing seminal books, films, and articles; educating key policymakers and the general public; and crafting practical strategies in support of peace, justice, and the environment. 08/10/2017 27/04/2017 02/06/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 17/01/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 17/01/2017 17/01/2017 02/03/2017 17/01/2017 17/01/2017 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 17/01/2017 17/01/2017 17/01/2017 02/03/2017 15/10/2016 Brown v. Board at Fifty: “With an Even Hand”. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This decision was pivotal to the struggle for racial desegregation in the United States. This exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of this landmark judicial case. Library of Congress. 02/03/2017 02/03/2017

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Congress appropriated money for the purchase, and Jefferson's collection served as the foundation for the new Library of Congress in 1815. 02/03/2017 02/03/2017 15/10/2016 13/10/2016 The NAAG Mission Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, was formed in 2002 with proceeds from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Its board consists of seven attorneys general, including the four current NAAG executive officers. The purpose of the Mission Foundation is to benefit NAAG’s mission by engaging in education, research, and training programs, supporting the enforcement of the MSA, and funding other NAAG programs and initiatives. 13/10/2016 The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities. 07/04/2016 07/04/2016 22/10/2017 NASA e-Books. 07/04/2016 07/04/2016 01/06/2017 07/04/2016 07/04/2016 21/06/2016 National Air Traffic Controllers Association. NATCA. Our mission guides planning and judgment. NATCA is a membership-owned organization. We advance the status, professionalism, and working conditions of all air traffic controllers and other aviation safety-related employees through collective bargaining, political action, and other lawful concerted activity. 19/04/2016 22/02/2017 20/10/2016 The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking. NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels. We work collectively to make science relevant to real world decisionmaking on critical environmental challenges. 13/10/2016 The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) and its sister data centers merged into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). 13/10/2016 Glossary of Solar - Terrestrial Physics Terms. Taken from the SESC Glossary of Solar-Terrestrial Terms. DOC/NOAA/ERL/SEL. 13/10/2016 NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. Science at NOAA is the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the ocean, atmosphere, and related ecosystems; integration of research and analysis; observations and monitoring; and environmental modeling. 14/04/2016 The Civil War: 150 Years. National Park Service Sesquicentennial Commemoration. 26/09/2016 NPS (U.S. National Park Service). Welcome to a celebration of history and culture across the United States. You'll discover national parks, heritage areas, historic places, and more to spark your curiosity. You'll find guides to plan your travel and lesson plans to teach and learn. Some history hurts and some heals, but all of it can surprise and inspire us. 31/10/2016 06/10/2017 OpenSecrets is the nation's premier website tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. The Center for Responsive Politics launched the website following the 1996 elections. Before that time, the Center, founded in 1983 by U.S. Sens. Frank Church (D-Idaho) and Hugh Scott (R-Pa.), published its work tracking money in politics in extensive reports and books. The first Open Secrets book, published in 1990, was a massive 1,300 pages and analyzed contributions by political action committees in the 1988 congressional elections. Featuring contributor profiles for every member of Congress, it was an unprecedented resource that illuminated money's role in congressional elections and policymaking. 25/02/2017 La OPS es la organización internacional especializada en salud pública de las Américas. Trabaja cada día con los países de la región para mejorar y proteger la salud de su población. Brinda cooperación técnica en salud a sus países miembros, combate las enfermedades transmisibles y ataca los padecimientos crónicos y sus causas, fortalece los sistemas de salud y da respuesta ante situaciones de emergencia y desastres. La OPS está comprometida a lograr que cada persona tenga acceso a la atención de salud que necesita, de calidad, y sin caer en la pobreza. 18/06/2016 The Paleoanthropology Society was founded in 1992. It recognizes that paleoanthropology is multidisciplinary in nature and the organization's central goal is to bring together physical anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, geologists and a range of other researchers whose work has the potential to shed light on hominid behavioral and biological evolution. 05/04/2016 30/05/2017 The Potomac River Jazz Club is a nonprofit society whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz. On our Web site you’ll find information about trad jazz happenings in the Washington-Baltimore area, about our organization, about our affiliated jazz bands, about jazz history, and about many other items of interest to jazz fans. And be sure to check out what PRJC is doing to encourage young musicians to play traditional jazz with the Capital Focus Youth Jazz Band. 02/03/2017 18/08/2016 18/08/2016 18/08/2016 02/04/2016 Science has been at the center of important scientific discovery since its founding in 1880—with seed money from Thomas Edison. Today, Science continues to publish the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world. In the last half century alone, Science published: The entire human genome for the first time. Never-before seen images of the Martian surface. The first studies tying AIDS to human immunodeficiency virus. 27/05/2016 Scientific American, the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 170 years. 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Arkansas is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2017. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta. Arkansas is the 29th largest by area and the 33rd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. The northwestern corner of the state, such as the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers Metropolitan Area and Fort Smith metropolitan area, is a population, education, and economic center. The largest city in the state's eastern part is Jonesboro. The largest city in the state's southeastern part is Pine Bluff. The Territory of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state on June 15, 1836. In 1861 Arkansas withdrew from the United States and joined the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Upon returning to the Union in 1868, the state would continue to suffer due to its earlier reliance on slavery and the plantation economy, causing the state to fall behind economically and socially. White rural interests continued to dominate the state's politics until the Civil Rights Movement. Arkansas began to diversify its economy following World War II and relies on its service industry, aircraft, poultry, steel, tourism, cotton, and rice. The culture of Arkansas is observable in museums, theaters, novels, television shows, restaurants, and athletic venues across the state. Arkansas's enduring image has earned the state "a special place in the American consciousness". People such as politician and educational advocate William Fulbright; former President Bill Clinton who served as the 40th and 42nd Governor of Arkansas; his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark, Walmart magnate Sam Walton; singer-songwriters Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell; the poet C.D. Wright; and physicist William L. McMillan, who was a pioneer in superconductor research; have all lived in Arkansas.

    03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 07/07/2016 Joe Vick has spent most of his career in Arkansas as a double bassist and string teacher. He received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from U.A.L.R. and a Masters Degree in Double Bass Performance from Memphis State University. He has performed regularly with many symphony orchestras throughout the state and region and is currently in his third decade performing with the Arkansas Symphony’s double bass section. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 07/07/2016 The Department of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies provides excellent integrated education to students at UALR. We encourage students to approach education as a life-long learning process and as an end in itself by creating a rich mentoring environment and a challenging, rewarding curriculum. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 04/09/2016 The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture (EOA) is a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is the only state encyclopedia in the country to be produced by a library system. The EOA strives to offer a definitive, comprehensive, and accurate record of America’s twenty-fifth state. 12/06/2016 Civil Rights Movement (Twentieth Century). The 1957 desegregation crisis at Central High School in Little Rock (Pulaski County) is often viewed as the most significant development in the civil rights struggle in Arkansas. However, this event is just one part of a struggle for African-American freedom and equality that both predates and outlasts the twentieth century. 12/06/2016 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was one of the most radical civil rights organizations operating in the South in the 1960s. Composed largely of young people, the organization advocated group-centered leadership as opposed to the more hierarchical structure favored by groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 13/09/2016 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017 03/09/2017