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May 23, 2016, 15:09 ET NASA Begins Launch Preparations for the First U.S. Asteroid Sampling Mission

 NASA's first spacecraft designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth arrived Friday, May 20, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in...


May 23, 2016, 13:43 ET Hospitals can break through the "wall of silence" using new national toolkit based on U-M approach

Inside the walls of America's hospitals, countless feats of healing and caring happen every day. But when something unexpected, or harmful, happens...


May 23, 2016, 13:30 ET ASAP: New Dehumidifier Standards Will Help Dry Up Excess Energy Use

On Friday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized new efficiency standards for dehumidifiers. In addition to reducing the power consumption of...


May 23, 2016, 11:43 ET AHRQ Toolkit Helps Health Care Organizations and Providers Communicate With Patients and Families When Harm Occurs

 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today released a new online toolkit to help hospital and health system leaders and...


May 23, 2016, 11:20 ET Congressman Fattah Hosts Neurotechnology Briefing on Capitol Hill

 Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and through the...


May 23, 2016, 11:08 ET Bauer Demands Congressional Leaders Protect Children from Obama Social Engineering

Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer leads a coalition of pro-family advocates in calling on congressional leaders to forcefully resist the...


May 23, 2016, 10:00 ET What People Need to Know About Extreme Heat

For six weeks this spring, America's PrepareAthon! and other preparedness partners will focus on different hazards and provide simple actions that...


May 23, 2016, 09:12 ET Army Corps of Engineers announces proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has prepared its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in...


May 23, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 23: Veterinary Medicine

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: VETERINARY MEDICINE Profile America — Monday, May...


May 22, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 22: Digitalization

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DIGITALIZATION Profile America — Sunday, May 22nd. We...


May 21, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 21: Life Insurance

 Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: LIFE INSURANCE Profile America — Saturday, May...


May 20, 2016, 18:29 ET Dynasty Continues as NASA Marshall Wins Fifth Small Business Administrator's Cup

 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, May 20 to award the 2016 Small Business...


May 20, 2016, 18:08 ET NASA Televises, Hosts Events for Deployment of First Expandable Habitat on International Space Station

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be deployed to its full size Thursday, May 26, and begin its two-year technology demonstration...


May 20, 2016, 17:19 ET Launch of First U.S. Spacecraft to Sample an Asteroid Set for September, NASA Media Accreditation Open

NASA has opened accreditation for media to attend the September launch of the first U.S. mission to sample an asteroid. NASA's Origins, Spectral...


May 20, 2016, 17:16 ET The Sugar Association Statement on FDA's 'Added Sugars' Declaration

The Sugar Association is disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ruling to require an "added sugars" declaration and daily...


May 20, 2016, 15:23 ET American Legion Expresses Mixed Review for Proposed VA Budget

The American Legion shared discontentment for the House's proposed 2017 Military Construction-VA (MILCON-VA) appropriations bill, while praising...


May 20, 2016, 13:48 ET NGAUS: Scheduled 60 Minutes Story May Finally Shine Light on Army's Runaway G-RAP Probe

 The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the...


May 20, 2016, 11:55 ET Let's Move! Active Schools recognizes Athletes for Hope and Sportime featuring SPARK as Partners of the Year

 Let's Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a...


May 20, 2016, 11:53 ET NRCS Expands Targeted Investment to Combat Climate Change

 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is committing $4.3 million to help farmers and ranchers mitigate the effects...


May 20, 2016, 11:30 ET SBA Administrator Appoints New Members to National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has named five new members for a three-year term to the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC)...


May 20, 2016, 11:11 ET Leading Kidney Patient Group Files Discrimination Complaint with Office of Civil Rights, Cites Blue Cross Idaho for Dumping Low-Income Individuals Because of Their Disease

 On behalf of kidney patients nationally, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) today filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and...


May 20, 2016, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 20: Rules for Fuels

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: RULES FOR FUELS Profile America — Friday, May 20th. Gas...


May 19, 2016, 19:49 ET President Obama Awards ASRS President Elect Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

 Today, President Obama awarded American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) President Elect Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, with the National Medal of...


May 19, 2016, 15:31 ET 2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing - Miscellaneous Reports

 These reports present data for a variety of industry-specific topics, such as end of year inventories, for establishments of firms with...


May 19, 2016, 15:21 ET U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: 2014 ZIP Code Business Patterns

 Provides data on the number of business establishments by employment-size class for detailed industries. Statistics are provided for about...