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President Obama Expands Access to Education

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President Obama Expands Access to Education

The U.S. President Barack Obama has announced two new initiatives: a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card; and commitments from libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students. Obama also previewed his upcoming commencement speech at Lake Area [...]

How Volvo Is Feeling Good About the Future

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How Volvo Is Feeling Good About the Future

Volvo Cars and Swedish artist & producer Avicii announce a creative cooperation to celebrate their Swedish roots with a new recording and music video, due for global release on May 8th. The collaboration will form the basis for a global brand campaign entitled ‘A New Beginning’. The song chosen for the collaboration, Feeling Good, a [...]

Meet the 50 Most Beautiful Hispanic Celebrities

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Meet the 50 Most Beautiful Hispanic Celebrities

The annual People en Espanol “50 Most Beautiful” issue, on sale now, features the hottest and freshest faces in Hispanic entertainment. Spanning the most popular names in music, TV, film and telenovelas, this year’s Bellos shoots are inspired in the four elements: water, fire, air and earth. The cover features international singing sensation Chayanne, actress [...]

First Zero-Emissions Electric Buses for LA Metro

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First Zero-Emissions Electric Buses for LA Metro

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has officially taken delivery of its first 5 battery electric transit buses from BYD. LA Metro, known in the transit community as the nation’s first clean-air fleet with its conversion to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transit buses, is now also the first major transit property in the [...]

Entries Invited for “Share the Experience” Photo Contest

Entries Invited for “Share the Experience” Photo Contest

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, Active Network and optics manufacturer Celestron have announced the winners of the 2014 Share the Experience photo contest. This annual contest encourages amateur photographers to share their experiences by submitting their favorite views, moments and adventures in America’s national parks and public lands. The [...]

FBI: We Regret to Inform You…

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FBI: We Regret to Inform You…

At an event held last week at FBI Headquarters, the Bureau—in conjunction with its partners at Penn State University (PSU)—announced a new, no-cost training website. It is for law enforcement agencies and other first responders responsible for notifying the family members of those who have died suddenly as a result of a crime, an accident, [...]

Lassie Urges Congress to Protect Kids from Disaster

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Lassie Urges Congress to Protect Kids from Disaster

Lassie, whose latest role is animal ambassador for Save the Children, visited Congress Wednesday to inspire leaders to join her in protecting children from disaster. Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina woke up the nation up to the extreme dangers disasters can pose to children in the United States, Lassie made her Hill visit en [...]

PrepareAthon! to Help You Prepare for Disaster

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PrepareAthon! to Help You Prepare for Disaster

A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) survey found that nearly 60 percent of American adults have not practiced what to do in a disaster by participating in a disaster drill or preparedness exercise at work, school, or home in the past year. Further, only 39 percent of respondents have developed an emergency plan and [...]

Nissan Supports Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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Nissan Supports Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Nissan has donated $500,000 to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to support ongoing construction efforts and future exhibits at the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Nissan’s contribution will support the construction of a dining and gathering space that will service approximately 180,000 annual visitors to both museums, as [...]

Celebrating Birthday of Homeless Pets

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Celebrating Birthday of Homeless Pets

A virtual birthday celebration for homeless pets is being hosted by Maddie’s Fund this week. The public is invited to join the fun by sharing the Maddie’s Fund graphic and tagging their own celebration photos using #HappyBdayHomelessPets and #ThanksToMaddie. This celebration is in honor of the Fund’s namesake, Maddie, whose spirit and inspiration have positively [...]

Sae-A Opens Spinning Facility in Costa Rica

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Sae-A Opens Spinning Facility in Costa Rica

Sae-A, Korea’s leading global apparel manufacturing and export company, began bulk production at its cotton spinning mill in Costa Rica following a two month pilot production run. It was announced Monday. Located in the Cartago region, Sae-A Spinning has a current annual yarn production capacity of 9 million kilograms, resulting in the manufacturing of upwards [...]

Hands-Free Phone Calls Can Kill: PSA

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Hands-Free Phone Calls Can Kill: PSA

It’s estimated that 26 percent of all car crashes result from cell phone use, including 21 percent that involve talking on a cell phone – handheld or hands-free, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). It’s a growing crisis and the stakes are high, says NSC. Drivers who talk hands-free can miss seeing up to [...]

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