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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 26: Settling the Czech

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: SETTLING THE CZECH Profile America — Sunday, February 26th. Immigration as an item of government involvement appeared on Colonial America's...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 25: Legal Tender

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: LEGAL TENDER Profile America — Saturday, February 25th. Paper money has circulated in North America since 1690, when the Massachusetts Bay Colony...



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House Bill 464 Seeks To Strengthen Patient Choice In Georgia

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:26:00 EST

(image) ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs), along with Rep. Jimmy Pruett (R-Eastman), Rep. Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin), Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta) and Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) have introduced House Bill 464, legislation that would revise a law...



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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Expresses Concern Over Executive Orders Promoting Religious and National Origin Discrimination

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:38:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, by majority vote, the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights expressed deep concern that recent Executive Orders – in particular, 13768 and 13769 -- promote and endorse religious and national origin discrimination, in contravention of...



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NASA Wind Tunnel Tests Lockheed Martin's X-Plane Design for a Quieter Supersonic Jet

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:43:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane preliminary design at NASA's Glenn Research...



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Federal Social Innovation Fund Celebrates $1 Billion Milestone

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:09:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) week, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, celebrated a major milestone for the SIF. Since the program's inception in...



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NASA to Hold Media Teleconference Today on Study to Add Crew to First Orion, Space Launch System Mission

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will discuss plans for an ongoing study to assess the feasibility of adding a crew to Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, during a media teleconference...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 24: Family Jewels

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FAMILY JEWELS Profile America–Friday, February 24th. A baby boy, whose name came to mean quality and brilliant design, was born this month in...



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FDA clears test to help manage antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:30:00 EST

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in patients with lower respiratory...



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FDA allows marketing of test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide antibiotic sensitivity results

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:27:00 EST

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System. This is the first test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide information about...



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NASA Invites Media to Next Test of Orion Spacecraft Parachutes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:34:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting media to attend a test of the Orion spacecraft's parachutes on Wednesday, March 8, at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Orion is scheduled for its second airdrop test, in a series of eight, to qualify the...



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Free, Official Sources to Find Unclaimed Money

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:33:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does the government owe you money? There might be unclaimed funds or property waiting for you from savings or checking accounts, wages and pensions, tax refunds, life insurance policies, and a lot more. Companies may offer to find this...



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U.S. Chamber and MetLife Team Up to Support and Celebrate America's Small Businesses

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife (NYSE: MET) today announced a new multiyear collaboration to elevate the voice of America's small business owners and highlight the important role they play in the nation's economy. The...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 23: Car Insurance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CAR INSURANCE Profile America — Thursday, February 23rd. Car insurance is both required and a major item in the budget of many households. The idea...



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NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance U.S. Commercial Space Capabilities

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:19:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market. These partnerships...



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Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights Announces Public Meeting: "Civil Rights and Police Practices in Minnesota"

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:33:00 EST

(image) MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will convene a public meeting to examine the state's implementation of The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommendations as related to...



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ITC Denies Relief to USW Members Making Truck and Bus Tires despite Chinese Dumping and Subsidies

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:37:00 EST

(image) PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade Commission, by a vote of 3 to 2, denied relief from dumped and subsidized Chinese truck and bus tires to workers. While the...



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National Institute Of Justice Supports Advancements In DNA Technology Accuracy

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:29:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today announced the findings of research that will substantially improve forensic investigations using DNA technology. The publication discusses the work of researchers...



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NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet...



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LISC taps $1.3 million Social Innovation Fund grant to support three Pay for Success models

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:46:00 EST

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has selected three social services agencies developing Pay for Success (PFS) programs focused on disconnected youth, chronic health challenges and children at risk of entering foster care...