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2010-04-02 10:30:00

Technology for a water filtration system initially developed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is going to get a major test during the STS-131 mission as it is called on to create water clean enough to be used intravenously, commonly referred to as an IV. If it works, the system could prove critical to future astronauts if they have a medical emergency while traveling far from Earth. It could also find earthbound uses by the military, in remote locations or in humanitarian relief...

2010-02-25 11:21:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered opening remarks at Blair House this morning during the bipartisan meeting on health insurance reform hosted by President Obama. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks: On Urgent Need for Health Insurance Reform: "As we sit around this table, I think we should be mindful of what they do when they sit around their kitchen table. What we do here must be relevant to their lives. And for them, they don't have time...

2010-01-19 20:01:00

Citizens from several states and DC to gather on Tuesday morning at the corner of the Russell Senate office building to taunt Senators and Senate Staff: "Oh the sweet irony of the 'Ted Kennedy seat' sending health care to the grave!" "Electing a Republican to 'Ted Kennedy's seat' is almost like electing Saint Michael to govern hell." WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex: Time: 8:30 AM -...

2009-11-19 18:02:00

Honor Recognizes Courageous and Innovative Approaches to Human Rights NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night at its annual awards dinner, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights presented Bono and Wyclef Jean with the organization's 2009 Ripple of Hope Award. The award recognizes the bold leadership demonstrated by the two honorees on humanitarian issues. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091119/DC149610) "As champions of justice, Bono...

2009-11-07 13:21:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders held a press availability this afternoon following a Democratic Whip meeting with President Obama in the Cannon Caucus Room. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks: "Thank you very much, Mr. Whip. Yes, it was a great occasion for us to receive the President of the United States on this day when we will be making history with our vote and making progress for the American people. "It is also, as...

2009-08-27 09:18:00

Tabloid-Sized Special Edition and 128-Page Book Pay Tribute to Senator Edward M. Kennedy MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, is publishing two commemorative products recognizing the life and death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Information on how to purchase both publications can be found at www.kennedy.usatoday.com. A 40-page tabloid sized special edition titled "Kennedy: An American Icon, A Family's Legacy" ($4.95) will be available on...

2009-08-26 17:20:00

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The statement below is from Pete Nicholas, Chairman of the Board of Boston Scientific Corporation, on behalf of the Company, its employees and its Board of Directors. Senator Kennedy leaves a legacy of unprecedented accomplishment across a remarkably broad spectrum of issues. Foremost among them was his long and productive work on health care, a cause we shared with him. He was a tireless advocate for patients' rights and for access to quality...

2009-08-26 12:00:00

Statement by Cheryl G. Healton, Dr PH, President and CEO WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy was a towering figure in the United States Senate for more than 40 years, fighting for many important issues, but top among them were public health and social justice. Senator Kennedy fully understood the public health epidemic of tobacco use and fought at every opportunity to protect Americans from this devastating epidemic, which is the nation's number-one...

2009-08-26 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by John Gage, president of The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA): "Senator Ted Kennedy was simply the greatest champion American workers and the labor movement have ever had in the United States Senate. No one ever worked harder to improve health care and education, and to protect pensions than Senator Kennedy. No one ever worked...

2009-08-26 09:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Kennedy of Massachusetts: "I was saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, one of the true giants of American public life. It marks the end of an era in our nation's politics, and indeed in our nation's history. "During almost five decades in the United States Senate, Ted Kennedy led the fight for the most vulnerable and...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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