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Dec 06, 2017, 13:07 ET CAIR, Coalition of Muslim, Interfaith, Human Rights Groups to Hold News Conference Outside White House in Response to Trump's Jerusalem Speech

Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a...


Dec 06, 2017, 12:45 ET President Trump's Jerusalem Announcement a Major Milestone in America's Relationship with Israel, says Family Research Council

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement praising President Trump's plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:49 ET Shoppers, Parents and Health Experts Visit 80+ Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Locations Asking for Toxic Chemical Safety this Holiday Season as Part of Health Campaign

During the busy holiday shopping season, concerned customers and activists alerted dollar store visitors to dangerous chemicals found in some...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:37 ET Let's Get Rid of Cigarettes, Says ASH

Cigarettes are the only consumer good that kills when used as their manufacturer intends. This has become normal in our society, but it shouldn't...


Dec 06, 2017, 09:15 ET Healthcare Providers and Advanced Energy Companies Urge Support for Diversifying Ohio's Energy Portfolio

Today, a group of Ohio healthcare providers and advanced energy companies released a letter calling on lawmakers to support a "comprehensive...


Dec 06, 2017, 08:30 ET Consumer Watchdog Joins International Call for Rental Car Firms to Protect Driver Data Privacy

Consumer Watchdog today joined Privacy International and other public interest groups in an international call for car rental companies to protect...


Dec 06, 2017, 06:00 ET Neutral Fact-Finder Pinpoints the Primary Source of Arctic and Global Warming

The following is the opinion of Kelleher & Associates Environmental Mgmt LLC as to why the Arctic Glaciers and Sea Ice have been rapidly...


Dec 06, 2017, 06:00 ET TransAlta and Tidewater Midstream announce today a Letter of Intent to construct a Natural Gas Pipeline to TransAlta's Facilities

CALGARY, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - TransAlta Corporation ("TransAlta" or the "Company") (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) and Tidewater Midstream and...


Dec 05, 2017, 16:54 ET AJC Salutes House Passage of Taylor Force Act

AJC praised the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly passing the Taylor Force Act, legislation that will penalize the Palestinian...


Dec 05, 2017, 15:54 ET Bipartisan Support To Repeal The "Cadillac Tax" Grows As House Cosponsorship Tops The Magic Number: 218

The Alliance to Fight the 40 | Don't Tax My Health Care today announced that Congressional support for repeal of the "Cadillac Tax" exceeded the...


Dec 05, 2017, 15:05 ET Associated Press Missed an Opportunity in its Report on Segregation and Charter Schools

Concept Schools believes the recent Associated Press (AP) report on racial segregation in U.S. charter schools failed to recognize charter schools...


Dec 05, 2017, 14:59 ET NAFSA: Former Federal Officials Call for Clean Dream Act

More than 200 former federal officials who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations signed a letter to Congressional leadership...


Dec 05, 2017, 14:53 ET Statement from Jim Walden, a lawyer representing Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, an analytic chemist, and former director of Moscow's Antidoping Center

"Today's decision by the International Olympic Committee sends a powerful message that it will not tolerate state-sponsored cheating by any nation....


Dec 05, 2017, 14:24 ET The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Statement on Jerusalem

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has expressed the country's deep concerns over media reports that the United...


Dec 05, 2017, 13:37 ET Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Speaks in Support of Jack Phillips at Supreme Court Rally

Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins addressed a rally outside the United States Supreme Court in support of Colorado baker Jack...


Dec 05, 2017, 13:36 ET Imagine A World Without Innovation.

Creativity's potential is being threatened by increasing intrusions into our privacy. TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The International...


Dec 05, 2017, 11:52 ET The National Press Club Joins With Press Freedom Advocates Seeking Asylum For Mexican Journalist

For the second time this year, U.S. immigration policy is putting a Mexican journalist's life at risk. Unless the Board of Immigration Appeals...


Dec 05, 2017, 11:00 ET CCSA Calls for Non-Renewal of Five Academically Underperforming Charter Schools

Since 2011, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has publicly called for the non-renewal of chronically underperforming charter public...


Dec 05, 2017, 10:24 ET DoSomething.org and truth® Partner With Actor Dexter Darden for #MyBigRegret

Planking. Spending too many hours playing video games. Watching an entire season of Game of Thrones in one sitting. There will always be regrets....


Dec 05, 2017, 10:00 ET Same-Sex Couple Declares Legal War against Christian Baker

On the eve of a landmark Supreme Court hearing, two women are pursuing legal action against a baker who turned down a custom cake order for a...


Dec 05, 2017, 09:23 ET ACCF Report: CalPERS and the Point of No Returns

A new report from the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) takes a closer look at the dire situation at the California Public Employees...


Dec 04, 2017, 19:28 ET Mayor Barkat, Addressing AJC, Urges U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, speaking today at an AJC breakfast, called on President Trump to "go with your heart" and "recognize Jerusalem as the...


Dec 04, 2017, 19:01 ET CAIR: DC Muslim, Arab-American, Interfaith Groups to Demand That Trump Not Alter Status of Jerusalem

On Tuesday, December 5, a coalition of American Muslim, Arab-American, human rights, and Interfaith groups will hold a news conference at the...


Dec 04, 2017, 18:36 ET IFPTE Local 21 and SEIU Local 1021: City of Oakland Negotiators Reject Proposal to Avert Strike by Entering into Informal Mediation Causing Oakland Workers To Strike Tomorrow

Oakland City workers represented by SEIU Local 1021 and IFPTE Local 21, more than 3,000 workers in total, will go on strike Tuesday, December 5th....


Dec 04, 2017, 17:57 ET CAIR Says U.S. Supreme Court's Decision on Trump's Muslim Ban Ignores Impact on Citizens and Their Relatives Abroad

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed deep concern...