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NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to International Space Station

Washington, DC - U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation’s sole reliance on Russia in 2017.

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Quick Selective Service Quiz

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Many are surprised when they learn they don’t know as much about the Selective Service and the law as they thought they did. To help, here is a quick quiz with some fast facts.

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Chief technology officer of Liberty Reserve pleads guilty to operating system to transmit criminal proceeds

New York, New York - The former chief technology officer of Liberty Reserve pleaded guilty Thursday in Manhattan federal court to conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business that he knew involved the transmission of funds derived from criminal activity. 

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FMA Live! Celebrates a Decade of STEM Success with 2014 Fall Tour

Washington, DC - NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA LIVE! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area.

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NAVSUP Announces 2014 Holiday Season Mailing Deadlines

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania - The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) mail-by dates for pre-December 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages were released September 15.

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Elder Abuse

Washington, DC - America is growing older putting a new urgency on the issue of elder abuse, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.  Census statistics indicate a major increase in the numbers of people living well into their 80's and 90's in coming years.  The government stats also reveal that the country's cadre of centenarians is growing in size as never before.

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Today’s the day for Big Data

Washington, DC - Big Data is a big deal for businesses, consumers, academics, and policymakers.  There's no doubt it opens the door to more powerful analytical techniques that can advance medical research, education, transportation, etc.  But some have voiced concerns about whether it may be used to categorize consumers in ways that may affect them unfairly, or even unlawfully.  That's the topic on the table at an FTC workshop, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?, and it's happening today.

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We Will Degrade and Destroy ISIL

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President reiterated his comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group ISIL. His plan brings together a campaign of targeted airstrikes, increased support for Iraqi and Kurdish forces already taking on terrorists, assistance from allies and partners, expanded efforts to train and equip the Syrian opposition, and ongoing humanitarian aid for those displaced by ISIL.

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