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Facebook Users File Consolidated Digital Privacy Class Action

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Facebook users today filed an amended consolidated class action complaint in federal court in San Jose, California in the case In re: Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation, No. 5:12-md-02314-EJD. The class action asserts federal statutory and California State causes of action related to the revelation in September 2011 that Facebook was improperly tracking the internet use of its members even after they logged out ...

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ATF Explosives Detection Canine Teams Help Chicago Prepare For NATO Summit

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CHICAGO, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Leaders from around the world gather in Chicago this weekend for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 2012 Summit. Law enforcement throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), are ramping up security in preparation for the historic event hosted by President Barack Obama, May 20-21. ATF deployed several highly-trained special agents, paired ...

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TASC Employees Raise $14,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project

CHANTILLY, Va., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Employees of TASC, Inc. marked Memorial Day with a fundraising picnic for the benefit of the Wounded Warrior Project.  With support from other local businesses and a corporate match from TASC, employees raised $14,000.00. “As we get ready for the official start of summer on Memorial Day, it can be easy to forget the harsh reality that there are men ...

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“Why I DON’T Like Facebook” for Investment

ATLANTA, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley outlined reasons that should concern investors who plan on “liking” Facebook for their portfolios. He discussed his hesitance in a national e-blast to supporters of the 35-year non-profit that helps people and businesses who are struggling after making bad financial decisions and working to build a strong foundation to “do well.” “The buzz ...

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Mitt Romney To Speak At Latino Coalition’s Annual Economic Summit Wednesday, May 23

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Latino Coalition, the leading Latino non-profit small business organization founded in 1995 with a commitment of “building communities and partnerships for a stronger America,” announced today that former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney will address its Annual Economic Summit to be held at Noon on Wednesday, May 23 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building at 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20062. ...

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Illegal Immigration Costs Maryland Nearly $1.9 Billion a Year

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) finds that providing education, health care, law enforcement, and social and government services to illegal aliens and their dependents costs Maryland taxpayers $1.86 billion. These costs amount to a $910 a year burden per Marylandhousehold headed by a U.S. citizen. The report, The Costs of Illegal Immigration to Marylanders, estimates that ...

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Neuroscience Amendment Passes House Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The House Appropriations Committee unanimously passed an amendment today offered by Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies (CJS) and the lead neuroscience research advocate in Congress, that encourages the Department of Defense to continue its work on the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative. ...

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Consumer Watchdog Counters Google’s FOIA Objections in FCC Wi-Spy Probe

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Consumer Watchdog today countered Google’s objections to the Federal Communications Commission’s release of detailed documents about the Commission’s investigation of how Google hacked into private Wi-Fi networks and sought broad disclosure of the documents’ contents. Consumer Watchdog has filed a request for the significant documents related to the FCC’s investigation. Google has opposed much of ...

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Survey: Democrats and Republicans Disagree About Government Intervention on Food Policy

CHICAGO, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to food policy issues, there are clear party lines between Democrats and Republicans.  FoodMinds’ third “Food Temperance in America” survey found that 75 percent of Democrats think more time should be spent on food policy topics within presidential debates and in overall discussions about government policies, while only 39 percent of Republicans think so. ...

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New Book Shows Proof Christopher Columbus Was Polish

WARSAW, Poland, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — During the last few days Manuel Rosa, author of “KOLUMB. Historia Nieznana,” a book published May 8, 2012 in Poland – translated from the Spanish book “COLON. La Historia Nunca Contada” – was a guest of REBIS in Poland. The book’s main thesis that the “official history” of Columbus was incorrect has roused a lot of questions – controversies, but also ...

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Dickey’s Barbecue Named Top Military Friendly Franchise

G.I. Jobs Magazine States Dickey’s is Veteran Friendly DALLAS, May 17, 2012 Dickey’s Barbecue is pleased to announce it has made G.I. Magazine’s Military Friendly Franchise list for 2012. “We are honored to be ranked on this list — Our veteran’s provide a tremendous service to our country and Dickey’s is happy to help make the dream of owning their ...

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Cornyn STAR Act Will Create Jobs by Keeping US Educated Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals in America

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Compete America, a coalition dedicated to ensuring thatthe United States has the highly educated workforce it needs to continue to lead the world in innovation and job creation, issued the following statement on Senator John Cornyn’s recent introduction of the “Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century” or STAR Act: “We applaud Senator Cornyn for recognizing that ...

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Poll: Education Trumps Immigration among Top-Tier Issues for Latino Voters

School choice receives strong support from likely voters in key 2012 battleground states WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Education ranks behind only the economy and jobs as the most important consideration among likely Latino voters in five battleground states, according to a survey released today by the American Federation for Children (AFC) and the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options ...

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Ford Tops Car Rankings While Obama’s GM Takes Hit

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting released its Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory. Overall, the top manufacturers on the Scorecards in March were Hyundai, BMW, and Ford. ...

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Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in NASA Hubble Image

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012  — Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Telescope have observed what appears to be a clump of dark matter left behind from a wreck between massive clusters of galaxies. The result could challenge current theories about dark matter that predict galaxies should be anchored to the invisible substance even during the shock of a collision. Abell 520 is a ...

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