With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Returns to Covington
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is returning to Covington as a partner after more than six years of service as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Holder will be resident in the firm’s Washington office and focus on complex investigations and litigation matters, including matters that are international in scope and raise significant regulatory enforcement issues and substantial reputational concerns. See the full release to learn more about Holder’s move.
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Waxing and Waning Support for Some Party-Platform Positions
A new Harris Poll revisits public sentiment toward 15 issues that typically divide along party lines, with some notable changes since these same issues were gauged in 2011. The largest majorities of Americans support cutting government spending (84 percent), increased educational spending (82 percent), no tax increases (82 percent), stricter environmental protection (77 percent), and embryonic stem-cell research (76 percent). See the full release to learn more about the issues that matter to American voters.
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San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status
The wait is finally over: The San Antonio Missions have officially been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced on July 5 at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. An elite list with just 22 existing U.S. landmarks included, the five missions (including the Alamo) are taking their place among other great American historic and cultural institutions like the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall, in addition to natural treasures such as the Grand Canyon and world wonders like the Great Wall of China. The missions, which are the largest collection of the Spanish colonial architecture in the U.S., are the third designation in the country in the last 20 years. See the full release to learn more about the historic sites.
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An Open Letter From Arby’s to Vegetarians Across America
On July 7, Arby’s released the following: Dear Vegetarians: We respect you. We respect your life decisions. With that in mind, we want it to be abundantly clear that this letter is not meant to sway or convert you. We’re sharing this to offer our support. Nearly a year ago, we embarked on a journey to tell America about our meats. By now, you’ve likely heard the Arby’s tagline: We Have The Meats. It’s tough to hear, but it is what it is. We have many meats. And we have quality meats. It is understandable that you disapprove of our meat-bravado. Your voices have been heard. Letters, emails, voicemails, Tweets and Facebook comments – we hear you. We love our meats, but realize they’re not for everyone. Then on Sunday, June 28, we launched a meat innovation that has likely tempted you: Brown Sugar Bacon. It’s our pepper bacon, glazed in-restaurant with brown sugar and then cooked to perfection. It may be hard to resist…even for you. Hardcore vegetarians likely won’t budge, but for those of you who are on the fringe or new to the game, avoidance can’t be easy. We, at Arby’s, have created this temptation. So, we’d like to help. See the full release to see the rest of Arby’s letter.
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GoPro Launches HERO4 Session: the Smallest, Lightest and Most Convenient GoPro, Yet
GoPro Inc. announced on July 6 that it is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Fifty percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro’s Emmy Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. See the full release to learn more about the camera.
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