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Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:59:59 EDT

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RACE for Children Act Becomes Law!

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:33:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the RACE for Children Act became law, ensuring that novel and exciting new cancer drugs will now be developed not only for adults, but also for children with cancer. Nancy Goodman, CEO of Kids v Cancer stated, "One of the greatest...

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TEAMology Satisfying School Climate Statute NJSA 18A:37-21(b)&(d)

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:25:00 EDT

(image) LAKEWOOD, N.J., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 900 Teachers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are leading the way and collaborating using TEAMology's cloud based materials to improve school climate and build Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in students K-8. The material is evidence-...

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ATA Concerned Reopening of GHG Phase 2 Rule Could Undermine Federal Uniformity

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:46:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Trucking Associations officials said they were concerned that by moving to reopen the second phase of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty rule, the Environmental...

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Four Statements Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:37:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued four official statements, which can be viewed under "Highlights" on the Commission's website. The statements relate to: Statement on Charlottesville, Virginia (by unanimous vote)....

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Group Pushing for Enhanced Roadway Safety Expands

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just a month after its founding, the Coalition for Future Mobility has announced the addition of new members – the American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA), the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the...

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EEI Statement on Infrastructure Executive Order

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement on President Trump's Executive Order on infrastructure permitting and siting. "EEI and its member companies thank President Trump for taking steps to...

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Uncertainty Returns to Healthcare Industry Out-of-Court Restructurings with Senate Rejecting ACA Repeal

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:07:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncertainty with the Affordable Care Act and rising costs will prompt more out-of-court restructurings in the healthcare industry, while the retail and energy sectors will have a steady flow of restructurings through the end of the year, according...

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Leading Bleeding Disorders Advocacy Organizations File Hemophilia Discrimination Complaint Against Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:35:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), and Hemophilia of Iowa (HOI) filed a complaint today with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting...

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Herrera and Becerra sue Trump administration to stop latest attack on sanctuary cities

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:33:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that he had filed a second lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration, this time over the U.S. Department of Justice instituting unconstitutional new conditions on federal law...

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Rate Of IT Jobs Growth Sluggish; Pace Of Engineering Employment Expansion Slows In July

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:29:00 EDT

(image) ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of IT jobs only grew 0.1% sequentially last month to 5,305,800, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT...

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Wash. forest owners show excellent compliance with state law

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:20:00 EDT

(image) OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released report from the state Department of Natural Resources shows that Washington's forest landowners are approaching 100 percent compliance with the state's forest practices rules.  The Compliance Monitoring Report s...

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Over 700 Economists Call for Death Tax Repeal

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:31:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the late Milton Friedman's open letter calling for full repeal of the federal estate tax was reissued with the signatures of 727 economists from some of the world's top institutions, including four Nobel Laureates (Milton...

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Pappas returns $32 million in overpayments to taxpayers

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:00:00 EDT

(image) CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A program to avoid duplicate property tax payments has handed back $32.3 million to property owners this year, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. The Stop Taxpayer Over-Payment System (STOPS) automatically returns a second...

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ACB Commends Congress on Introduction of H.R. 3457

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:06:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council of the Blind commends U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) on the introduction of H.R. 3457, which calls for the Controller General of the United States to investigate the government's...

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Consumer Watchdog Says Google Steps Out Of Shadows To Press Congress to Keep Law Which May Also Shield Online Child Sex-Trafficking

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internet giant Google, which claims the motto "Don't Be Evil," is leaning on US lawmakers to oppose legislation fixing a key Internet law that shields websites enabling online child sex-trafficking, and would finally let...

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SAF Issues Travel Advisory To Gun Owners: 'Avoid California!'

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:30:00 EDT

(image) BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, the Second Amendment Foundation today issued a "travel advisory" to firearms owners to avoid going to California, warning law-abiding armed citizens that their civil rights could be in jeopardy due...

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AFTC Launches Food Safety Compliance Self-Assessment Tool

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations' Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, along with the American Frozen Food Institute, launched a new online self-assessment tool to help motor carriers evaluate their processes and...

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Community Banks, Dodd-Frank and the Financial CHOICE Act

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community banks contend that the costs of compliance and the layers of paperwork related to Dodd-Frank have seriously constrained the ability to serve their local communities. Bankers of argue that the reporting requirements of...

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Supreme Court Asked To Hear Important Railroad Employee Whistleblower Case

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:35:00 EDT

(image) CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In a petition for writ of certiorari filed yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States was asked to hear the case of Edward Blackorby v. BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), an important case under the anti-retaliation provisions of the Federal...

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Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC) welcomes the signing to law the bipartisan H.R. 3364

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 21:54:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIAC) welcomes the signing to law the bipartisan H.R. 3364, which was passed few weeks ago by a historical majority in both U.S. Chambers. This law which entails "Countering Iran's...

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