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DHS Centers of Excellence Chosen for Summer Research, July Competition

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today the selection of nine teams from different Minority Serving Institutions across the United States to participate in the 2019 Summer Research Team (SRT) program. The DHS SRT program, administered by S&T’s Office of University Programs, is a summer internship that provides quality research experiences to early

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U.S. and Russia Propose Bering Strait Shipping Routes

As a result of increased shipping traffic in Arctic waters, the international Maritime Organization received a proposal from the United States and the Russian Federation to establish a system of two-way routes for ships to follow through the Bering Sea and Bering Strait. The proposal includes six two-way routes and six precautionary areas off the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula and

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Australian “Ring of Steel” Seeks to Repel Seafaring Refugees

Australia is carrying out an initiative to repel refugees traveling by boat and seeking asylum there. Called the “ring of steel”, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called it “the biggest ever peacetime maritime operation in Australia’s northern waters”. Turnbull says the initiative is part of an effort to prevent any increase in human trafficking of refugees in the wake of

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