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On his trip to Georgia in July 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kesi Katsitadze, a San Diego State University (SDSU)-Georgia biochemistry major and one of the beneficiaries of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) $140 million Georgia Compact. A unique partnership with SDSU is a key component of MCC’s investment to improve the quality of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and increase earning potential for young people in Georgia.

SDSU’s program includes three Georgian universities as local partners -- Tbilisi State University, Ilia State University and Georgian Technological University -- and offers young men and women the opportunity to earn internationally accredited degrees in STEM fields without leaving their home country. Kesi, a rising sophomore at SDSU-Georgia, runs the university’s Empower Women student’s association and was part of a group of young Georgian leaders that met with Kerry on his trip. In this post, she recalls talking about education, entrepreneurship and politics with Kerry as the group took in the sights of Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital:
A student beneficiary of the MCC's $140 million Georgia Compact to invest in STEM education for youth there, shares her experience meeting Secretary Kerry during his recent visit to Georgia.
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Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on the Admission of Syrian Refugees

A year ago, President Obama set the goal of welcoming at least 10,000 of the most vulnerable refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to the United States. Today, by committing additional resources to our refugee admissions process and maintaining our rigorous screening process and commitment to the security of the American people, we have reached that goal. Since 1975, over 3.2 million refugees have joined the fabric of American society, each one making us a stronger, more pluralistic society. The Department of State is grateful for the tremendous collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration, the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, and voluntary groups that help refugees. These organizations are front and center in the campaigns to resettle refugees from Syria and to address the current crisis – the worst humanitarian catastrophe since World War II.

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When President Obama addressed the African Union in Ethiopia last year, he said, “The most urgent task facing Africa today and for decades ahead is to create opportunity for the next generation.” Seventy percent of Africans are under the age of 25 and Africa’s population is projected to double to two billion people by 2050. These demographic realities are part of the reason we must ensure that Africa’s youth are engaged in their communities and are vested in the future of their countries -- this is a central goal of YALI.

This summer, 1,000 young African leaders came to the United States to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI’s flagship program that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. These Fellows have sparked innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. They are already leaders. YALI’s goal is to give them the tools to be even greater leaders:
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With deadly vaccines wow
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"Obviously, our nations are working on a number of different issues together, trying to resolve, along with other countries, each of these issues, including #Ukraine, which we chatted about. But mostly today we focused on the crisis in #Syria." -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
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U.S Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters during a joint news conference with Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir:
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#Colombia Final Peace Accord

After over fifty years of conflict and four years of difficult negotiations, a final peace accord has been reached by the Colombian government and the #FARC. The United States strongly supports this accord that can achieve a just and lasting peace for all Colombians.

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Now don't build a bunch of bases there from which to attack Venezuela. Enough already!
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The United States strongly condemns the August 27 ambush near Concepcion, Paraguay that killed eight Paraguayan military officials. We express our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and all those affected by this vicious attack. --Statement by Spokesperson John Kirby. Full Statement Available at:
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Yeah... Okay. How about you let the US military off the leash so they can kill all these bastards and make the world safe.
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Are you passionate about ocean preservation and working to turn back the tide on the negative effects of climate change? Do you want to help get the word out on how we can take action for our ocean?

If so, our upcoming Our Ocean Conference is providing a unique opportunity for you to get involved ->
Learn more about how you can get involved in the State Department's upcoming Our Ocean Conference (September 15-16) through a Social Media Meetup.
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Don't make my toes to laugh, darling...Mr. Andrew Kelly...what kind of Nuclear issue you do have that small country keep the pride, traditions, culture and does not let in anyone to be fixed as most countries being fixed by corrupted clerks and politicians by covering such a ..Unregulated at first place USA not only price wise on the market but law, corruption, crime and violation of Human Rights at first..enjoy your sweet puppy, dear..
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Come Join Us for the 2016 Our Oceans Conference

We’re excited to announce the Department of State’s Social Media Meetup for the 2016 Our Ocean Conference. Department of State Meetups are in-person meetings of people who engage with the Department through social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram and Snapchat. Meetup participants will have the opportunity to attend the 2016 Our Ocean Conference hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C., on September 15 and 16th, 2016.

Interested in the Meetup? Apply here:
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The United States is deeply disturbed by the Venezuelan government's decision to move opposition leader Daniel Ceballos from house arrest to prison.
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+Andrés Granado Wow Mr Lopez sounds eminently qualified.
It depresses me that President Obama turns a blind eye to the ultra corrupt Socialist Madero government. Let's be realistic at the very least the US should be raising a stink over at the UN. This statement is little more than a window dressing of modesty to the violation of the rights of Venezuelan peoples' right to self determination. Sadly is does not surprise me as he also turned a blind eye to the exploitation of tens of thousands of Central American children the Nieto Administration abandoned to Mexican coyotes. Mercifully Obama's time is running down.
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After decades of civil unrest, the Colombian government reached a ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on June 23, 2016. The ceasefire deal was the last major step in reaching a final peace agreement, expected by the second half of August, according to Colombia’s Minister of Post-Conflict, Rafael Pardo. Peace is expected to bring many benefits to Colombia, including improved rule of law, security, and increased investment. This improved business environment has the potential to open a number of new opportunities for to U.S. companies:
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Good Bless All Columbians as they begin a new Future , best respects to Columbia and all Nations of South America , , 
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced today nearly $189 million in additional humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in #Yemen, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to more than $327 million in fiscal year 2016. The contribution will help meet urgent humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable people in the Middle East's poorest and most food insecure country, as well as Yemeni refugees in neighboring countries.

Specifically, the new funding—which will be provided through UN and non-governmental partners—includes additional food and nutrition assistance to help those suffering from moderate to severe malnutrition, emergency health care, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and access to safe drinking water and sanitation:
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I just looked at Michael Oneals posts ,, he seems to be into all things Computer , Internet , Artificial Intelligence , ,, Artificial is the best word to describe him , intelligence , I don't think so , but if anything it's that damn hairstyle that's a laugh !!!!! It's like some weird haircut some interplanetary visitor would have , dressed in some weird gown , ha ha ha ha ha ha , some weird cult springs to mind on this one ,,, ha ha ha ha ha 
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