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Microsoft delivers data platform for the era of ambient intelligence

San Francisco, California - At a customer event in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showcased innovations available today with the launch of SQL Server 2014, the newest version of the world’s most widely deployed database, and outlined the company’s path to deliver a platform for ambient intelligence. Nadella stressed the importance of a data culture - one that encourages curiosity, action and experimentation - for everyone and every organization.

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Conspirators in Two Android Mobile Device App Piracy Groups Plead Guilty

Washington, DC - Members of two different piracy groups engaged in the illegal distribution of copies of copyrighted Android mobile device applications have pleaded guilty for their roles in separate schemes, each designed to distribute more than one million copies of copyrighted apps.

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NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

Washington, DC - For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is seeking proposals for lightweight, safe, efficient and reliable systems for regenerating oxygen on future human exploration missions.

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CEO and Managing Partner of Wall Street Broker-Dealer Charged with Massive International Bribery Scheme

New York, New York - The chief executive officer and a managing partner of a New York-based U.S. broker-dealer were arrested today on felony charges arising from a conspiracy to pay bribes to a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank.

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Senators Boxer, Mikulski Hail Decision by Social Security Administration to Immediately Halt Seizure of Taxpayer Refunds to Pay for Decades-Old Mistakes

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) lauded today’s announcement by Social Security Acting Commissioner Carolyn W. Colvin that she has ordered “an immediate halt” to the policy of seizing taxpayers’ refunds to make up for decades-old errors that led to the overpayment of benefits, pending a thorough review by the agency.

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors Bid Farewell to a Fallen Shipmate

At Sea - Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) laid to rest one of their own in a burial at sea ceremony.

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On the Eve of Passover

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On this Passover eve, as Jews around the world recall the biblical Exodus from Egypt and welcome a new season of hope in our time, I extend my heartfelt holiday greetings to the people of Israel. This holiday is about balance: the joy of families gathering around the Seder table and the potent reminders of people of all faiths who are still denied the liberty to observe openly.

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A few 'problem wells' source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

West Lafayette, Indiana - High levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above shale gas wells at a production point not thought to be an important emissions source, according to a study jointly led by Purdue and Cornell universities. The findings could have implications for the evaluation of the environmental impacts from natural gas production.

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