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Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Acclaimed Journalist and Political Commentator Roland Martin to Give Fall Commencement Address at Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Nov. 25 -- Tennessee State University issued the following news: Acclaimed journalist and political commentator Roland Martin will deliver the commencement address when Tennessee State University holds its fall graduation ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7. The commencement will take place in the Howard C. Gentry Complex on the main campus, beginning at 8 a.m. Five hundred and eighty-one undergraduate and graduate students are expected to receive degrees in various disciplines.  more

American Forest Resource Council: Federal Court Decisions on O&C Lands Deliver Major Victories for Rural Oregon
PORTLAND, Oregon, Nov. 25 -- The American Forest Resource Council issued the following news release: A federal court today issued two major decisions relating to the management of Western Oregon O&C lands. In one decision Judge Richard Leon invalidated President Barack Obama's proclamation expanding the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument on O&C lands, finding no President has the unilateral authority to override Federal law and an Act of Congress. Specifically, the court found that the O&C Act   more

Common Test to Evaluate People's Implicit Bias Has Been 'Oversold,' University of Toronto Researcher Says
TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 26 -- The University of Toronto issued the following news release: For decades, the psychology community has been using the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to determine if someone harbours hidden prejudices. The tool was developed at Harvard University and is supposed to reveal hidden truths about the test-takers, including whether they suffer from implicit bias that results in unintentional racism. Freely available to anyone through Project Implicit, the test has been u  more

Rep. Clay Issues Remarks at Groundbreaking of National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Headquarters
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 26 -- Rep. William 'Lacy' Clay Jr., D-Missouri, issued the following remarks: Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri; Chairman Adam Schiff (D) California of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency joined with other national, state and local leaders to break ground on the NGA's new $1.75 billion western headquarters at the corner of Jefferson and Cass Avenues in historic  more

U.S. Green Business Certification: Greenbuild 2019 Comes to a Close, New Initiatives and Visions for Future Announced
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- The U.S. Green Business Certification issued the following news release: The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned and operated by Informa Connect, concluded last week in Atlanta, where thousands of global green building and sustainability leaders gathered. Greenbuild 2019 featured four days of inspiring education sessions and keynote speeches every day of the conference. This year's keynotes incl  more

World Athletics: With Second World Athlete of the Year Honour, Kipchoge Shows There's No Limit
ANTOINE-IER, Monaco, Nov. 25 -- The World Athletics, formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations, issued the following news release: World Male Athlete of the Year Eliud Kipchoge's achievement in 2019 included the far-from-inconsiderable feat of winning a second successive London Marathon title - and a record fourth in all - something he did in 2:02:37, the second fastest performance ever at that time behind his official world record of 2:01:39. But it was his second major   more