U.S. Department of State

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working for a better life for all

BY: - June 20, 2021

Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The United Nations reports that 11.2 million people were displaced from their homelands in 2020, bringing the total number of displaced persons in the world to 82.4 million. Of those forced to flee their […]

Congressional Republicans urge State Department to declassify documents related to origins of the coronavirus

BY: - May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee are pushing for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to declassify documents from a research facility in China relating to the origins of the coronavirus. Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia, the top Republican on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, along with other GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Blinken […]

University of Florida

New federal rule jeopardizes international students’ ability to study in the United States

BY: - July 7, 2020

International students at colleges and universities across the nation will face a major challenge this fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Find schools that are operating under normal in-person classes or leave the United States if they prefer to attend classes fully online. New federal regulations, released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on […]

Conflicting messages from Trump administration about cruise ship safety

BY: - March 9, 2020

The Trump administration is getting its messages mixed regarding whether it’s safe to book a sea cruise amid the coronavirus outbreak. Vice President Mike Pence held a news conference in Fort Lauderdale Saturday to announce plans to develop protocols to render cruises safer for otherwise healthy people. However, this was the message from the U.S. […]

New coronavirus case, in Broward County

BY: - March 9, 2020

The latest update on coronavirus cases in Florida: A 67-year-old male is the latest to contract the China-born illness and is currently under isolation, according to the Florida Department of Health’s latest Twitter feed. The case was reported on Sunday evening, March 8. The department has now reported a total of 12 Florida residents testing […]

DeSantis picks Florida’s new climate change officer

BY: - August 2, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis has enlisted a bevy of climate change experts to vouch for Julia Nesheiwat – a veteran specialist in military affairs and diplomacy who the governor just picked to be Florida’s chief resiliency officer. The position, which DeSantis created, is intended to “prepare Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of climate […]