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16 june 2015

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Responding to reports that millions of older Americans receive unwanted medical treatment, Compassion & Choices today launched a new, free "Doc2Doc" consultation service to ensure patients receive the end-of-life care they want. According to a 2014...

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The Latino Coalition (TLC), one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, commemorated 20 years of building partnerships and strengthening America's small business community with the 2015 Small Business...

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It is uncommon for businesses to ask for more regulation and oversight of their operations. But for Evangelical Homes of Michigan (EHM), a nonprofit organization that cares for seniors throughout the aging process, it was a welcomed modification in...

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TMX Group today announced a new initiative that will further expand the reach of its world-leading operational capabilities. AgriClear, an online platform designed to provide U.S. and Canadian cattle buyers and sellers with an efficient,...

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Many Americans view smoking, and secondhand smoke, as a problem that has mostly been solved, at least in the United States. However, only half of all Americans are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke, whether in public places or at work....

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On Friday, Federal Court ruled that a Sikh student must be allowed to enroll in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson acted in the case of...

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Today, the member companies of the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna, an alliance of leading tuna fishing companies, representing 93% of total tuna production in Mexico, demonstrated their continued leadership in sustainability by committing to...

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Increasing the gas tax does not result in a commensurate penny-to-penny increase in the retail price motorists pay at the pump, a study of the market impacts of five state gas tax increases enacted in 2013 found. The analysis, by Dr. Alison Black,...


15 june 2015

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Dozens of correctional officers working in British-Columbia Penitentiaries who are affiliated with the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) will be going door to door in the riding of Mission?Matsqui?Fraser Canyon, on tuesday, June...

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Speaking to an audience at Rice University last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered a flagrantly misleading speech on the current state of illegal immigration in the U.S. (Johnson transcript, June 8, 2015).  Ironically,...

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Speaking to an audience at Rice University last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered a flagrantly misleading speech on the current state of illegal immigration in the U.S. (Johnson transcript, June 8, 2015).  Ironically,...

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June 16th : The Rassemblement de la Diaspora Burundaise du Canada is meeting with Members of Parliament Paul Dewar, Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, Wayne Marston, Marc Garneau, Mauril Belanger, Senator Mobina Jaffar and with representatives from the...

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Jeb Bush's role in slow-walking the Bush v Gore recount is the "Elephant in the Room" for 2016, say national Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House staffer Robert Weiner, and policy analyst Daniel Wallace, as they document in a...

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Friday's edition of Investor's Business Daily carried an Op-Ed by RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger supporting recent government policies that mark a return to more reasonable mortgage standards. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150615/223125 FHA...

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On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, will deliver remarks in recognition of Sarcoma Awareness Week. She will be joined by Diana Arajs, Founder and Chair of the Sarcoma Cancer Foundation of...

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Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) applauded the introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 in the 114th Congress by Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Steve Womack (R-AR). This legislation would finally...

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"Our interactive Exceptions Calculator at the Jeb Bush pro-life profile estimates the number of Florida children killed during his term at 196,544, not against his wishes but with Jeb's actual approval," says American Right To Life research director...

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The Tuidang Center held a roundtable on June 11th in Kiev, Ukraine on the unwinding of communism globally. Mr Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, sent a letter of support, and referring to the Tuidang movement that is decommunizing China said,...

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School bus workers with First Student in Carleton, Mich., have voted overwhelmingly, 25-2, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 283 in Wyandotte, Mich. The group of 35 drivers and monitors reached out to the Teamsters Union seeking a strong...

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As former Florida governor Jeb Bush begins his presidential campaign, the Circle of Protection is asking him to record a video telling Americans what he would do to help hungry and poor people if elected. Today, Bush officially announced his bid...

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The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is today highlighting three recent events that underscore the need for the Senate to stop ignoring the facts about sports betting in Canada and pass Bill C290. The International Olympic Committee in a letter...

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Chinese counterfeiters are undermining a crucial layer in our national security by flooding our borders with fake driver's licenses that can pass undetected by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners at airports. At least seven...

13:57
The same out-of-state millionaire who is seeking a special tax deal from governments in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, is now seeking more special tax deals from governments in Harrison County, West Virginia. One West Virginia citizen...

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After just a handful of negotiating sessions held over the last two months, the 2,214 nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association at the UMass Memorial and UMass University campuses have cast overwhelming votes to ratify respective...

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To the dismay of many in Bangladesh and the international community, the Bangladesh government appears to be set to execute another opposition party member. Tomorrow, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh will hand down its...

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Mr. Cleland has demonstrated his leadership in the public and private sectors in advancing energy issues during a distinguished 40-year career.  He has held senior executive positions in government and with two of Canada's leading industry...

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Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, announced the reappointment of Mr. John Beckett to the Council of Governors of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Mr. Beckett...

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Today, groups representing New York's restaurant and business communities, which employ hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers across the state, launched the "Save NY Restaurants" Coalition. The Coalition is contesting Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision...

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Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to enact rules that would require Internet companies known as "edge providers", such as Google and Facebook, to honor Do Not Track requests sent from a consumer's web browser....

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Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing have joined to raise awareness of high ebook prices charged by multinational publishers at fairpricingforlibraries.org. Despite booming borrowing rates and high demand for ebooks, public libraries face...

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Today the Florida Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR) issued a letter to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Steve Crisafulli and the President of the Florida Senate Andy Gardiner; to express the organization's disapproval of...

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed a bill into law removing the state's seven percent sales tax from owner operator aircraft parts referred to as "FAA Part 91."  The change is expected to make South Carolina's aviation maintenance and...

06:00
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed a bill into law removing the state's seven percent sales tax from owner operator aircraft parts referred to as "FAA Part 91."  The change is expected to make South Carolina's aviation maintenance and...

06:00
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed a bill into law removing the state's seven percent sales tax from owner operator aircraft parts referred to as "FAA Part 91."  The change is expected to make South Carolina's aviation maintenance and...

06:00
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed a bill into law removing the state's seven percent sales tax from owner operator aircraft parts referred to as "FAA Part 91."  The change is expected to make South Carolina's aviation maintenance and...

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It's official, spring convocation is over and you're a post secondary graduate. Congratulations! For many new grads, the job hunt is on and it's time to start thinking about paying back the money you borrowed and get out of debt. Where do you start?...


14 june 2015

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Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. House vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), known as Fast Track: "Friday's defeat of Fast Track in the U.S. House of...


13 june 2015

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This article is written on behalf of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC). The PRC is a national resource which provides a road map of complimentary services and programs to empower individuals living with...

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For five days last week, delegates, politicians, and Friends of Tyre gathered in Washington, DC, for an uninterrupted series of receptions, dinners, high-level meetings, and private tours of leading Washington sites to raise world awareness for Tyre,...


12 june 2015

21:17
News that hundreds of thousands of Ontario elementary school children won't be receiving an end of year report card is leaving parents stuck looking for answers. As Canada's only charity dedicated to the improvement of public education, The Society...

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Yesterday, June 11, 2015, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7013, legislation that relates to adoption and foster care. In addition to awarding incentive payments to community-based care lead agencies (CBCs) and their subcontractors for achieving...

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The U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) today announced the final antidumping and countervailing duty margins to set out the tariffs that will be applied to unfairly traded imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tire imports from China that...

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The Taoist Tai Chi Society has contacted Premier Christy Clark's office, asking for a statement to clarify that the society is in no way involved with a controversy over a yoga event on Vancouver's Burrard Bridge. The premier on Thursday tweeted a...

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder called today's vote on the trade package a pivotal day in slowing down Fast Track and bad trade deals. "We thank the members of Pennsylvania's Congressional...

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Tennessee parents and PublicSchoolOptions.org are grateful today following a decision by the Chancery Court in Davidson County that allows their public school, Tennessee Virtual Academy, to stay open.  The public virtual school serves students from...

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Next week, dozens of children with medical complexity and their families will meet with legislators in the House and the Senate to urge them to improve Medicaid for kids like them by passing the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE...

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The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the House's rejection of a Senate-approved fast track trade package that would have made it easier for bad trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

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The Quebec Community Groups Network, the Fondation Notre Home Foundation and CBC Quebec are pleased to launch the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award which recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of young English-speaking Quebecers...

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The Train de l'Ouest Coalition is extremely pleased that the National Assembly of Quebec has adopted Bill 38, authorizing the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to undertake large infrastructure projects on behalf of the Quebec Government. The...

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Mr. Prime Minister, The preliminary report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, released on last June 2nd, demands from all Canadians, and most importantly from the leader of the Canadian government, a rigorous soul-searching about...

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