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2014-07-23 08:39:31

Aspen Institute and Knight Foundation present FOCAS 2014 WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders and experts from the public and private sectors will meet to discuss innovative ways to strengthen the Internet to promote free expression, personal choice and a secure and vibrant economy at a roundtable discussion next month in Aspen, Colorado. The event, taking place August 10-13, will be streamed live at http://www.aspeninstitute.tv....

2014-07-22 08:29:15

New recommendations call for improved cyber readiness to meet growing threat, streamlined congressional oversight and increased transparency WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The members of the 9/11 Commission, led by Chairman Tom Kean and Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton, released a new report today to reflect the altered but dangerous terrorist threat facing the nation. Ten years after the release of the commission's original report, with mounting threats from the...

2014-07-21 16:24:21

DNI James Clapper to make remarks WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, former 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean, former Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton and other commission members will release a new report tomorrow at 9AM at the Newseum, a decade after The 9/11 Commission Report was released. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140514/87824 James Clapper, the Director of...

2014-07-21 09:55:39

University of Notre Dame In January of 2009, Barack Obama assumed the U.S. presidency in the midst of the most severe recession since the great depression of the 1930s. While many Americans hoped the new administration would take an active role in providing relief for those harmed by the economic collapse, a "Tea Party" movement emerged to oppose Obama's agenda. University of Notre Dame political sociologist Rory McVeigh, whose study, "Educational Segregation, Tea Party Organizations,...

2014-07-18 12:20:51

New BPC/AEI Chartbook Outlines Military Personnel Spending WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) released a chartbook today detailing the growth in spending on military personnel since 2001. The new explanatory resource shows that per capita personnel costs paid by the Department of Defense - including pay and health, retirement and other benefits - increased by 42 percent between 2001 and 2012...

2014-07-17 16:26:37

ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that it is a gold level sponsor of the National Council of La Raza Conference (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The organization is holding its Annual Conference this weekend, July 19-22, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Simultaneously, NCLR will also host the National Latino Family Expo, a free event that is expected to attract over...

2014-07-16 12:27:07

The country's largest wartime veterans organization is responding to the needs of veterans and family members affected by the VA wait-time scandal INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The American Legion's System Worth Saving (SWS) Task Force, created in 2003 to conduct annual evaluations of health-care quality at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers and other facilities. What: A Veterans Crisis Command Center, where the SWS team and...

2014-07-14 23:03:43

Commits to Educating 100 Teachers, Parents, and Business Professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in 2014 Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Two Bit Circus, an engineering entertainment company, joined national leaders from across the United States at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting June 23rd-25th in Denver, Colorado. Two Bit Circus is working with Solve for Pattern, an organization that connects STEM learning with regional workforce needs,...

2014-07-14 16:24:28

Unanimous vote to support health insurance rate regulation measure OAKLAND, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend at their Executive Board meeting, the California Democratic Party voted by unanimous consent to endorse Proposition 45 (the Insurance Rate Public Justification and Accountability Act). Proposition 45 requires health insurers to justify and get approval for health insurance rate increases before they go into effect. This endorsement of...

2014-07-11 23:09:18

Karen Middleton, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains gave the following statement on the fact Senator Mark Udall and Representative Diana DeGette were in Washington, DC today to introduce legislation overriding the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and keeping bosses out of women’s birth control decisions. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Karen Middleton, Executive Director of NARAL...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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