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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Taco Bell® is now the first QSR to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA), the industry’s recognized standard in vegetarian labeling. With more than 6,000 restaurants across the U.S. and a new vegetarian menu category launching today on its mobile ordering app and ta.co – the brand’s new web […]

BOSTON – Building a grassroots movement in this key Super Tuesday primary state, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday was greeted by more than 20,000 cheering and chanting supporters at a rally inside the sprawling Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and 4,000 more in an overflow area outside.

“Boston, thank you. What a huge crowd,” Sanders said when he took the stage. “We are running a peoples campaign and while the millionaires and billionaires have something we don’t have we have something they don’t have. Look around this room,” Sanders said.

“Since we began this campaign, hundreds of thousands of people at meetings like this have come together to help us make a political revolution,” he added in the speech to the crowd that included supporters from next door New Hampshire, which will hold the nation’s first primary next Feb. 9, and from Massachusetts, one of 13 states which will hold primaries on March 1.

In Springfield, Sanders said the campaign was about more than electing the next president. “It is a grassroots campaign designed not only to elect someone president of the United States but to build a political movement,” he said.

Given the crises facing our country today, Sanders said, it is too late for establishment economics or establishment politics. “Now is the time to transform our society so that it works for the middle class and lower-income people, not just the top 1 percent.”

Another sign of that grassroots movement behind Sanders is the $26 million his campaign reported raising during the just-ended third quarter. The frugal campaign was left with about $26.5 million in the bank.

Unlike most other major candidates for the White House who are bankrolled by super PACs, Sanders has rejected help from the fundraising committees created after the Supreme Court in the Citizens United ruling in 2010 voided campaign funding laws. “The reason that we don’t have a super PAC is pretty simple. I don’t represent the millionaires and billionaires and I don’t want their money,” Sanders said in Springfield.

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“I’m not going to lose,” Hillary Clinton

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PLEASANTON and LOS ANGELES, Calif. —June 12, 2014—The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have announced they have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood hunger in America. The campaign kicked off in April with a month-long in-store fundraiser in more than 1,300 Safeway stores across the U.S. Additional funds were generated through online donations at HungerIs.org. The year-round campaign encourages individuals and communities to get involved in solving this widespread problem that too often goes unnoticed and, according to the USDA, affects one in five children in America.

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INDIANAPOLIS — An IUPUI professor is one of two Indiana University faculty members named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.

Randall T. Shepard, distinguished visiting professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and visiting professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, also part of the IUPUI campus, is No. 21 on the annual list.

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Every 25 minutes, one person in the U.S. dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the leading environmental cause of cancer deaths and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. More than 21,000 lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon each year in the U.S

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Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. American Rivers President Bob Irvin stated:

“The Water Resources Reform and Development Act traditionally authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct flood management, ecosystem restoration and navigation projects on our nation’s rivers and coasts. Unfortunately, in an effort to “reform” and speed up the construction of water infrastructure projects, the House bill undermines the public’s ability to voice concern with these water projects.”

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and members of the City Council today announced an agreement for an on-time, balanced budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 that includes no tax increases, while continuing investments in essential City services. The budget remains balanced through billions of dollars in agency savings actions and increased revenues from the city’s economic growth, benefiting from a more diversified economy led by the tech, film and television, tourism and higher education sectors. The budget for FY 2014 allocates an additional $58 million to the New York City Housing Authority, filling some of the gap caused by Federal sequester cuts. It also includes $250 million in City capital funds for resiliency measures outlined in “A Stronger, More Resilient New York.” The City Council is expected to vote on the budget agreement this week, marking the 12th consecutive year Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council have enacted an on-time, balanced budget.

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BANDON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two local art workshop volunteers are planning to be married in a detailed replica of the so-called Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch made from marine debris on June 29 in Bandon, Oregon.

“Washed Ashore has changed how I live and how I shop. I am hoping to share this message with my guests”

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October 23, 1915 – Woman’s suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.

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