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11:03 ET "This is the News We've Been Dreading": March of Dimes Reacts to Reports of Local Transmission of Zika Virus in Continental U.S.

 The March of Dimes today released the following statement from Edward R.B. McCabe, MD, PhD, senior vice president and chief medical officer,...


Jul 28, 2016, 18:46 ET Diverse Coalition Supporting The Independent Map Amendment Asks Court "Let The People Have Their Vote"

 A diverse coalition of two dozen business, consumer and public interest organizations has urged the Illinois Supreme Court "to allow democracy...


Jul 28, 2016, 18:01 ET Members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group Issue Statement on DNC Hack

 31 members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, a bipartisan group of homeland security and counterterrorism experts, have issued a...


Jul 27, 2016, 14:17 ET CCRKBA Rips Gun Ban Proposed by Northwest Gun Prohibition Groups

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today blasted two prominent Pacific Northwest gun prohibition lobbying groups for...


Jul 27, 2016, 10:36 ET Anti-Geoengineering Legal Team Serves 60-Day Notice Of Intent To File Federal Actions Against Over 30 US Government And California State Agencies And Entities

~Click here to read the 60-Day Notice~ The US Government, including Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, US Air Force Chief of Staff General...


Jul 27, 2016, 10:16 ET Elio Motors Legislative Update: 41 States Now Have Autocycle Definition or Motorcycle License Exemption for Enclosed Three-Wheel Vehicles

 Elio Motors (OTCQX:ELIO), today announced that 41 states now provide exemptions for motorcycle licenses or have enacted legislation creating a...


Jul 27, 2016, 10:15 ET Greater Baltimore Committee Urges Baltimore City Council to Approve Port Covington Project as a Creator of Jobs and Economic Activity

 The Greater Baltimore Committee fully supports the proposed redevelopment of Port Covington by Sagamore Development Company as a visionary...


Jul 26, 2016, 10:30 ET National Jewish Health Awarded $11.5 Million in Department of Defense Grants

 Researchers at National Jewish Health will seek to understand why warfighters deployed to Southwest Asia suffer increased rates of respiratory...


Jul 26, 2016, 10:21 ET AEO Hosts Expert Panel On Micro And Small Business Financing At Democratic Convention

 The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is hosting a champagne brunch during the DNCC with experts in microbusiness and microfinance....


Jul 26, 2016, 10:00 ET SMART Office Holds National Symposium On Sex Offender Management And Accountability

The Department of Justice's Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART) will mark the 10-year...


Jul 26, 2016, 07:13 ET Congress Moves to Make Sham Pentagon Test Program Permanent: ASBL Reports

Congress has included language in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would make the embattled 26-Year-old Pentagon...


Jul 26, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 26: Disabilities Act

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DISABILITIES ACT Profile America — Tuesday, July 26th. On...


Jul 25, 2016, 14:50 ET AANP and Air Force Sergeants Association Urge VA to Swiftly Enact Proposed Rule

Veterans Deserve Care, a grassroots campaign led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with support from the Air Force...


Jul 25, 2016, 11:29 ET Orexo Applauds Historic Signing of Landmark Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act

 Orexo US, Inc. applauds the historic signing of the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), S.524. CARA will play a...


Jul 22, 2016, 13:10 ET Energy Storage Legislation Can Enable Clean, Resilient Energy for MA and Accelerate Grid Modernization

 The Energy Storage Association (ESA) urges Massachusetts House and Senate leaders to include the energy storage provisions of Senate Bill 2400...


Jul 22, 2016, 09:00 ET President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Signing of the National Literacy Act

July 25 marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the National Literacy Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. This...


Jul 21, 2016, 11:28 ET Citizens For A Pro-Business Delaware To Attend Delaware State Fair To Rally Support For TransPerfect

Today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, a group made up of more than 1,700 members including employees of the global translation services...


Jul 21, 2016, 10:35 ET TONIGHT: FOX News to Air Fairness USA TV Ad Featuring Transgender American during RNC

A national TV ad featuring a transgender woman will air on FOX News tonight during the network's coverage of Donald Trump officially...


Jul 21, 2016, 07:13 ET New Government Policy Will Exclude Thousands of American Small Businesses: ASBL Reports

 The General Services Administration (GSA) proposed a new policy on June 20th that could exclude thousands of small businesses that are...


Jul 20, 2016, 17:56 ET Tenedores de bonos de obligación general acusan a Puerto Rico de violaciones de PROMESA

 Hoy, ciertos tenedores de bonos de obligación general (OG) de Puerto Rico presentaron una demanda en el Tribunal Federal de Distrito de...


Jul 20, 2016, 16:35 ET GO Bondholders charge Puerto Rico with Violations of PROMESA

 Today, certain holders of Puerto Rico's general obligation (GO) bonds filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico...


Jul 20, 2016, 14:55 ET National Survey Finds Overwhelming Support For VA Rule Granting Veterans Direct Access To Nurse Practitioner Care

 A national survey released today by Veterans Deserve Care, a grassroots campaign led by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)...


Jul 20, 2016, 13:02 ET ANA Urges Support for Proposed Rule to Improve Veterans Health Care; Rule Comment Period Ends July 25

  With only a few days left in the public comment period, the American Nurses Association (ANA) and a coalition of nursing and veterans...


Jul 20, 2016, 06:30 ET Local Law Firm Hosts Town Meeting Tonight For Horsham-Warminster Residents Concerned About Water Contamination, Health And Safety

 Montgomery County attorney Joseph Feliciani will be joined by State Representative Todd Stephens, Esq., of Horsham, tonight at 6 p.m. at a...


Jul 19, 2016, 18:06 ET Líderes hispanos nacionales se oponen al proyecto de ley de California SB 1146

 En respuesta al proyecto de ley 1146 del Senado de California, el Rev. Samuel Rodríguez, presidente de la Conferencia de Liderazgo...