The ARRL has announced that the ST0R DXpedition to the new country of South Sudan has been approved for DXCC credit. (QSLs from the expedition are also valid for the CQ DX Award.)
In addition, DXCC Manager Bill Moore, NC1L, announced that the general <firstname.lastname@example.org> e-mail address is no longer in use. Instead, anyone with questions related to the ARRL's DX award is requested to go to <http://www.arrl.org/awards-branch-contacts> and follow the prompts to direct their e-mail to the proper person.
Also on the DXCC front, the RTTY DXCC award has been renamed the Digital DXCC award in recognition of the growing number of digital modes beyond traditional radioteletype.