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Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Removed

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Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formally removed Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, from federal service. This decision followed an investigation by the VA Office of Inspector General in which allegations of lack of oversight and other misconduct were substantiated. This removal action underscores VA’s commitment to hold leaders accountable and ensure that Veterans have access to quality and timely care.

CFTC DMO Issues Rule Enforcement Reviews of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Commodity Exchange, Inc. and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.

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Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight (Division) today issued three separate rule enforcement reviews of certain Designated Contract Markets (DCMs).

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Announces $107 Million in Grants to Fight Hunger and Poverty

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WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014—Partners in the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) today announced $107 million in grants to five countries−Benin, Bhutan, Kenya, Laos PDR, and Timor Leste−for country-led initiatives to increase agriculture productivity, reduce poverty, and improve food and nutrition security.

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Will Shine on December 2

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Boone Reservoir Drawdown Update

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority is aiming to hold the water level of Boone Reservoir at approximately 12 feet below normal winter elevation as engineers investigate the cause of water and sediment seeping from the riverbank below the dam near Johnson City.

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Students host a family Thanksgiving for needy peers

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UCLA students Bryan Pezeshki and Amir Hakimi, hosts of the Fall Harvest Feast, say their grandfather, who was involved in many

Phoenix VA Health Care System Director Removed

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Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formally removed Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, from federal service. This decision followed an investigation by the VA Office of Inspector General in which allegations of lack of oversight and other misconduct were substantiated. This removal action underscores VA’s commitment to hold leaders accountable and ensure that Veterans have access to quality and timely care.

APEGBC and ABCFP Address Concerns over Forest Road Crossings

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In March 2014, the Forest Practices Board (FPB) that examined whether forest bridges are meeting the legislated requirements and

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Arizona’s Request to Rehear Driver’s License Case

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SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected a request to reconsider its earlier ruling

Nordson Advanced Technology K.K. Japan Moves to Larger, Customer-Focused Facility

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Carlsbad, CA, USA – 24 November 2014–Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN) announces that Nordson Advanced Technology K.K. Japan has

Changes in Novo Nordisk's Executive Management

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Bagsværd, Denmark, 24 November 2014 - Following a change in the distribution of responsibilities among the members of its Executive

JW Marriott to Open Unique Luxury Private Island Resort in Venice

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Bethesda, Md., November 2014 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International

Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State?

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Ever wanted to own the latest in “teamwork” technology? Well, you’re in luck. On December 8, Penn State is holding a large

Lima Talks to Test Political Will for Global Climate Deal

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GLAND, Switzerland – UN climate talks opening in Lima on December 1 will be pivotal to gauge political will for a new global climate

National Wildlife Federation Reveals "Your Best Shots" Photo Contest Winners

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National Wildlife Federation and its treasured publication Ranger Rick magazine are thrilled to announce the six prestige winners of

Wu-Tang’s RZA: A Vegan Tomorrow Is ‘A Better Tomorrow’

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Los Angeles – Wu-Tang Clan‘s first new album in seven years, A Better Tomorrow, is dropping in less than two weeks, but first,

Earth Balance, Hampton Creek in the Running for peta2 Awards

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Los Angeles – With more young people than ever flocking to cruelty-free, mouthwatering vegan foods, peta2, PETA’s youth division,

Rise Against, Craig Owens in the Running for peta2 Award

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Los Angeles – With more animal-friendly celebrities on the scene than ever, peta2, PETA’s youth division, has nominated a throng

Rise Against, Bethany Cosentino in the Running for peta2 Award

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Los Angeles – With more animal-friendly celebrities on the scene than ever, peta2, PETA’s youth division, has nominated a throng

The gift of gab: Mercy Corps gifts give them something to talk about

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This season, give your loved ones the best conversation starter around the holiday turkey (or vegan meat alternative). Mercy Corps

​ Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Receives Fellowship from World’s Top Scientific Society

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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 24, 2014 – James J. Schlesselman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of

CPRIT awards UTSW faculty $22.5 million for recruitment and research in liver cancer, leukemia, and immunotherapy

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DALLAS – November 24, 2014 – UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty was awarded seven grants totaling more than $22 million from

Engineering Student Becomes Second UT Austin Rhodes Scholar for 2015

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AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin student Sai Gourisankar, a Plan II and chemical engineering senior, has been awarded a

CFTC DMO Issues Rule Enforcement Reviews of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Commodity Exchange, Inc. and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.

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Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight (Division) today issued three separate rule enforcement reviews of certain Designated Contract Markets (DCMs).

IHG Announces the Opening of a Holiday Inn Express® & Suites for Fredericton, New Brunswick

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FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the

Youth Arts Day: Performances, workshops and more

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The offset design of the Granoff Center allows participants to see what's going on one floor up and one floor

Three Rhodes and one Mitchell scholarship recipients announced

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Two Brown seniors and a recent Brown alum were among 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the United

White named AAAS fellow

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Demographer Michael White, professor of sociology, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of

Chief of Navy Chaplains Visits Rickover Naval Academy

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CHICAGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, chief of Navy chaplains, visited Rickover Naval Academy, Nov.

Manpower and Detailing Briefs Give Corpsmen the Inside Scoop

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Program coordinators from the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365 program sponsored

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