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C-SPAN is a cable television station that closely covers Congress, the White House, and national political events and information. Their website includes a video library of speeches, hearings, committee meetings, and other events of political interest.

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"One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information." - from website

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"Earthquakes pose significant risk to 75 million Americans in 39 States. The USGS is the only Federal agency with responsibility for recording and reporting earthquake activity nationwide. Citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for accurate and timely information on where an earthquake occurred, how much the ground shook in different locations, and what the likelihood is of future significant ground shaking." from web site

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The official site of the President of the United States is a resource for information from the executive branch of the federal government. Updates include current news, press briefings, proclamations, executive orders, and radio addresses.

Biographical information on this site includes that of the previous Presidents, Vice Presidents, and First Ladies.

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