Important Press Releases

Biden, Clinton, Kagan, and Scalia Join Leaders from Government, Business, and Law at Conference Marking LSC’s 40th Anniversary

NOTE: Updates Sept. 4 release with additional speakers; times changed on full schedule (link below).

12-Sep 08:19
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FTC Stops Marketers of Phony Health Care ‘Discount’ Schemes Directed at Older Americans and Spanish-Speaking Consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has halted two health care scams that were designed to trick consumers into paying for phony “discount” cards, which the scammers falsely claimed would provide consumers with health insurance, or help them pay for prescription drugs.

12-Sep 08:04
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White House: President Obama Announces New Efforts to Expand National Service and Improve Pathways to Employment for National Service Alumni in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorpsOn Friday September 12, President Obama will host a ceremony at the White House with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), President Bill Clinton and hundreds of AmeriCorps members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and recognize the 900,000 Americans who have served through AmeriCorps over the last two decades. The President will announce new commitments to improve pathways to employment for AmeriCorps alumni, encourage community service by young people and expand national service opportunities. 12-Sep 07:41
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Leading Corporations and Nonprofits Join Employers of National Service Initiative

Washington, D. C. – As part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps commemoration at the White House, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the formation of Employers of National Service.

12-Sep 07:41
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NOOK® Signs Multi-Platform Partnership with ESI Media

LONDON – 12th September, 2014, ESI Media and NOOK Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc.

12-Sep 07:39
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Lenovo Offers Users a World of Music at Their Fingertips with Google Play Music

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – October 22, 2014: (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a collaboration with Google Play™ to offer music streaming and storage for Lenovo and Lenovo Think-branded Windows PC’s and Tablets1 in select countries. With instant access to Google Play Music All Access from their Lenovo device, users will have unlimited, on-demand access to a catalog of more than 30 million songs they can access anywhere, anytime. They can create custom radio stations, browse music curated from Google’s expert music team and share music with friends on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

12-Sep 07:31
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USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that USDA is investing in rural businesses and development organizations to spur economic growth in rural areas and in Tribal communities.

12-Sep 07:24
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Battle of Fort McHenry to be Commemorated on Limited Edition Forever Stamps Tomorrow

BALTIMORE — Tomorrow, Sept. 13, nearly 200 years to the day Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate a Limited Edition Forever Stamp commemorating the Battle of Fort McHenry. The event takes place inside the fortress where Old Glory continues to fly today. The 11 a.m. official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

12-Sep 07:11
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Building a Network for Survivors - Combatting Human Trafficking

Trafficking survivors wrote messages on balloons, then released them into the sky.

12-Sep 07:10
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CRC@25: Children working together, changing the world

The right to be heard and taken seriously is one of the fundamental values of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This right has also been one of the most challenging to implement. However, as I discovered while attending a recent child participation conference in Caux, Switzerland, when children are given the opportunity to make their views, experiences and perspectives known, they can radically impact decisions affecting their rights and wellbeing.

12-Sep 07:10
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ADP Announces Record Date For Spin-Off of CDK Global Shares

Roseland, New Jersey, September 12, 2014 – ADP® (Nasdaq: ADP), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that its board of directors has established a record date for the spin-off of its Dealer Services business unit, recently named CDK Global.

12-Sep 07:09
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Ebola situation is ‘worse than war’, say Liberians

September 2014: People in Ebola-blighted Liberia have told Plan that the current situation is ‘worse than a war zone’ as the deadly disease continues to claim lives.

12-Sep 06:56
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IBM Opens European Digital Sales Centre to Transform Digital Client Engagement

DUBLIN, Ireland - 12 Sep 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a state of the art European Digital Sales Centre at the IBM Technology Campus, Dublin. The $26 million investment enables a new digital based system of engagement and transforms the way in which IBM engages with clients and business partners.  Clients will now experience increased personalization, innovation and efficient collaboration through digital and social platforms.

12-Sep 06:23
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"Miracle on Ice" Olympian Jim Craig Visits RIT/NTID

Motivational speaker and former member of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, Jim Craig, will be at RIT/NTID on Friday, Oct.

12-Sep 06:20
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WFP Launches Emergency Operation To Feed People Affected By Violence In East Ukraine

KIEV – In its first operation in Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out food assistance for vulnerable people affected by the conflict, distributing food in transit centres and public shelters in Donetsk and Luhansk in East Ukraine.

12-Sep 05:29
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Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Cuba is known the world over for its ability to train excellent doctors and nurses who can then go out to help other countries in need. Currently there are more than 50 000 Cuban-trained health workers in 66 countries. And now Dr Roberto Morales Ojeda, Minister of Public Health, has announced that Cuba will send a medical team of 165 people to Sierra Leone to help in the frontline in the Ebola response efforts.

12-Sep 05:27
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Preventing and tracking Ebola in local communities

Citizens of Bomi County, Liberia, wait for a visit of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

12-Sep 03:47
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Cloud video transformation accelerated through Ericsson acquisition of Fabrix Systems

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fabrix Systems, a leading provider of cloud storage, computing and network delivery for video applications that today power some of the most advanced cable and telecom cloud DVR deployments.

12-Sep 03:34
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Azerbaijan: Acts of violence in prison against Ms. Leyla Yunus

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Azerbaijan.

12-Sep 02:58
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Human Rights Groups Call on the ICC to Proceed with the Preliminary Examination into the Situation in Mexico

FIDH, CMDPDH and the CCDH presented today a report on torture, severe deprivation of liberty and enforced disappearances committed by the armed forces and the state security forces in Baja California between 2006 and 2012 to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

12-Sep 02:58
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Mitsubishi Electric to Deliver Pencil Beam Scanning System for Cancer Therapy at SAGA Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator

TOKYO, September 12, 2014- (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will provide its innovative Pencil Beam Scanning system for cancer treatment at SAGA Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Tosu (SAGA HIMAT) in Saga Prefecture, Japan, with operations scheduled to begin in 2017*.

12-Sep 02:42
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Springfield Sister Cities Association: 2014 Japanese Fall Festival

Kizuna (Springfield’s Japan America Friendship Group) will be performing traditional festival dance on stage.

12-Sep 02:38
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Colombian Women's Rights Network to Receive World's Top Refugee Award

The 2014 winner of UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award is the Colombian women's rights group, Red Mariposas de Alas Nuevas Construyendo Futuro – or Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future (Butterflies), whose members risk their lives to help survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse.

12-Sep 01:48
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Wipro enters Premier Partnership with Adobe for digital marketing services

Bangalore, India, and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - September 12, 2014: Wipro Ltd.

12-Sep 01:02
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Wipro launches Centre of Excellence for Oracle Engineered Solutions

Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - September 12, 2014: Wipro Ltd.

12-Sep 01:02
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MSRB Announces 2016 Move to Washington, D.C.

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that it has signed an agreement to move its office operations to Washington, D.C. when its current lease expires in 2016. The MSRB, which regulates the municipal securities market, will lease space in the Franklin Square office building at 1300 I Street, NW in the District.

12-Sep 00:24
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WFP Head To Visit Japan To Participate In The World Assembly For Women In Tokyo

TOKYO – At the invitation of the Government of Japan, Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will make a two-day visit to Japan from today to participate in the World Assembly for Women (WAW! Tokyo 2014).

11-Sep 23:28
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Ebola Situation in Senegal remains stable

The situation in Senegal, which confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease on 29 August, remains stable. To date, 67 close contacts of the initial case have been identified and monitored twice daily.

11-Sep 23:26
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Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. Department of Justice on the Declassification of Documents Related to the Protect America Act Litigation

Surv. Ct. Rev. 2008).  The classified version of the opinion was issued on August 22, 2008, following a challenge by Yahoo! Inc. (Yahoo!) to directives issued under the Protect America Act of 2007 (PAA).  Today, following a renewed declassification review, the Executive Branch is publicly releasing various documents from this litigation, including legal briefs and additional sections of the 2008 FISC-R opinion, with appropriate redactions to protect national security information.

11-Sep 21:41
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What is SAMHSA’s National Helpline?

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

11-Sep 20:51
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Pregnant women forced to flee escalating crisis in Iraq

Khawla and her family rest in a tent in the Khanke displacement camp in Dohuk, Iraq.

11-Sep 20:34
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Survivors of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Deserve Better Care

With cases of abuse and low standards of care being reported at various centres, the government is concerned and has recognized the need for proper regulations and guidance to help solve this issue.

11-Sep 19:04
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RICOH WG-M1 The ultimate action camera of the WG series, equipped with an airtight waterproofed, shock-resistant body for all types of outdoor and underwater activities

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the launch of the RICOH WG-M1 digital action camera. As the newest addition to the waterproof, shock-resistant WG series, this model features an ultra-wide-angle lens that lets users capture all kinds of underwater and outdoor activities in high-quality, true-to-life movies and images.

11-Sep 17:47
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West Texas man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography

ABILENE, Texas — A west Texas man was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 14 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in April to receiving child pornography.

11-Sep 15:38
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Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Reserve Pleads Guilty

The former chief technology officer of Liberty Reserve, a company that operated one of the world’s most widely used digital currency services and allegedly laundered billions in suspected criminal proceeds, pleaded guilty today in the Southern District of New York in connection with his role in designing and maintaining the technological infrastructure for Liberty Reserve.

11-Sep 15:31
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Hewlett-Packard Russia Pleads Guilty to and Sentenced for Bribery of Russian Government Officials

ZAO Hewlett-Packard A.O. (HP Russia), an international subsidiary of the California technology company Hewlett-Packard Company (HP Co.), pleaded guilty today to felony violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and was then sentenced for bribing Russian government officials to secure a large technology contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

11-Sep 15:31
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Statement by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the Declassification of Documents Related to the Protect America Act Litigation

On January 15, 2009, the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISC-R) published an unclassified version of its opinion in In Re: Directives Pursuant to Section 105B of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 551 F.3d 1004 (Foreign Intel.

11-Sep 15:31
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Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening African-American Man and a Restaurant Manager

Jeremy Heath Higgins, 28, a resident of Quinton, Alabama, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala to two counts of federal civil rights violations, announced the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama.

11-Sep 15:31
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Owner of Tax Return Preparation Franchise and Health Provider Business Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud, Healthcare Fraud and Money Laundering

Mr. Verbal’s fraudulent schemes victimized taxpayers in multiple ways, damaged the Medicaid program and the many patients who rely on it,” said U.S. Attorney Ripley Rand for the Middle District of North Carolina.

11-Sep 15:31
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Treasury Sanctions Mexican Attorneys and a Company Tied to the Illicit Activites of the Sinaloa Cartel

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three Mexican attorneys and one company as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) because of their links to major drug traffickers Rafael Caro Quintero and Juan Jose Esparragoza Moreno (a.k.a.

11-Sep 15:23
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