Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to Mar-a-Lago from April 17-18, 2018.  President Trump and Prime Minister Abe’s third summit meeting will reaffirm the United States-Japan alliance as a cornerstone of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

San Diego, California - Students at San Diego State University, guided by Iana Castro, associate professor of marketing in SDSU’s Fowler College of Business, are working to tackle food insecurity in low-income communities, one produce delivery at a time.

Washington, DC - Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced the appointment of Alden F. Abbott as Acting General Counsel for the agency.

Stanford, California - Biracial youth who identify with the races of both of their parents tend to be more socially progressive and liberal than their peers who are of a single racial background, according to new research from a Stanford political scientist.

Stanford, California - When Stanford scholar Lisa Blaydes decided to write a book on Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, she turned to one of most comprehensive collection on the subject – the Ba’ath Party Archives at the Hoover Institution.

Washington, DC - Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) have uncovered evidence that shows a more complex and elaborate role for the body’s hard-working G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) than previously thought, suggesting a conceptual advance in the fields of biochemistry and pharmacology. With more than 800 members in the human genome, GPCRs are the largest family of proteins involved in decoding signals as they come into the cell and then adapt the cell’s function in response. NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Shreveport, Louisiana - The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new Forever stamp celebrating one of the most popular roses of all time. The new Peace Rose Forever stamp features a detail from a photograph of the rose’s blossom, its creamy yellow petals touched at the edges with pink. The peace rose revolutionized hybrid tea roses with its unique coloring, hardiness and disease resistance. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp with an existing photograph taken by Richard C. Baer.