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World Jewish Congress Joins Forces With Youtube to Flag Anti-Semitic, Offensive Content
NEW YORK, Oct. 20 -- The World Jewish Congress issued the following news release:

The World Jewish Congress is proud to join YouTube's Trusted Flagger Program, designed by the preeminent video platform to effectively monitor user-generated content for offensive material and to help create a safer and more tolerant digital space.

The WJC and other partners will help the internet company sort through the millions of videos uploaded every day to actively report hate speech videos and ensure that YouTube is aware of every element promoting anti-Semitism, hate, Holocaust denial and other intolerant ... Show Full Article

UN, WCC Consultation Issues Communique on Sustainable Peace in Burundi
GENEVA, Oct. 20 -- The World Council of Churches issued the following news release:

A consultation in Arusha, Tanzania, has issued a communique entitled "Sustainable Peace in Burundi." The meeting, organized by the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, drew together Burundian religious leaders on 18-19 October.

Representatives from the Roman Catholic Church, National Council of Churches of Burundi, Council of Union of Christian Churches, Islamic Community of Burundi, Confederation of Church and Revival of Burundi, and ... Show Full Article

Rally at HHS Demanded #JusticeForJane Ahead of Hearing
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release:

The Trump administration is blocking a young immigrant woman in detention from accessing an abortion. Identified as Jane Doe, to protect her privacy, this young woman, age 17, who likely faced countless dangers and hardships in her journey across the border, is being held hostage by a government that refuses to accept her constitutionally protected rights. Importantly, Jane Doe has already fulfilled onerous Texas' legal requirements to obtain an abortion.

Before oral arguments began in the court ... Show Full Article

Market Participants Take Note: Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Available This Week
HOLYOKE, Mass., Oct. 20 -- ISO New England issued the following news release:

Every year, ISO New England's Customer Service and Training department conducts an online survey of market participants to measure their satisfaction with the information and services the ISO provides. The survey contains a series of questions (both multiple choice and written feedback) that should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. This feedback, especially any written comments, is very important to the ISO to learn more about how market participants view the quality of ISO products and services. Once finalized, ... Show Full Article

Family Research Council Statement on Appeals Court Ruling on Whether Federal Govt. Must Facilitate Abortion for Minor Illegal Immigrant
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The Family Research Council issued the following news release:

Family Research Council praised a ruling today by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that allows government officials to decline to facilitate an abortion for a minor illegal immigrant while she is in custody of the federal government.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"If you're wondering why conservatives are making such a big deal about the president's judicial nominees, look no further than this case. This court literally held life ... Show Full Article

CED Report Shows How to Develop Smarter Regulations
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20 -- The Committee for Economic Development issued the following news release:

Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released a report that details how the federal government can better develop, maintain, and review regulations. The research by the non-partisan, business-led public policy organization comes amid growing interest in Washington to reform regulations that significantly impact multiple sectors of the economy.

As Regulation & the Economy points out, regulations should address market failures in which true costs and benefits ... Show Full Article

CAIR-MN: Bloomington Mosque Burglarized, Vandalized
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release:

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is investigating reports of an attempted burglary and vandalism of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic center in Bloomington, Minn.

Security cameras of the mosque show two men wearing masks and gloves entered the building around 2 to 3 a.m. this monring. The video shows the two men walking around the mosque breaking windows and entering different offices.

"We ask anyone who has any information about this incident to call the Bloomington ... Show Full Article