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WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump announced his 12th wave of judicial nominees for 19 lifetime federal judgeships on Tuesday, including two short-listers for the U.S. Supreme Court. The president nominated three people for the U.S. courts of appeals:Justice Britt Grant currently serves on the Georgia Supreme Court, and is nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for … [Read more...] about President Trump Announces 12th Wave of Judicial Nominees
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now have the government’s permission to resume gun violence research, in writing: the massive omnibus spending bill that President Donald Trump signed today clarifies that a 22-year-old ban on using federal funds to advocate or promote gun control doesn’t actually ban research. While the bill is a step in the right … [Read more...] about Gun deaths could become easier to study thanks to the new spending bill
The number of Americans touched by the opioid epidemic has reached alarming proportions. Millions of people are affected each year, and death rates from overdoses have quadrupled since 1999, numbering in the tens of thousands annually, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). But there may be a less-risky alternative to opioids for alleviating certain types of … [Read more...] about Could We Beat the Opioid Epidemic by Easing Pain with Marijuana?
LOS ANGELES -- Barbra Streisand may draw top billing at Thursday's Hollywood party honoring Vice President Al Gore. But nearby will be another star, who shines even brighter in the Gore-for-president firmament. His name is Chris Korge, and he is a Miami-based lobbyist for BellSouth Corp. (bls). Over the past year and a half, he has raised more than $5 million for Gore and the … [Read more...] about Telecom industry supporting Gore
In the far reaches of Alaska, the Internet has become as integral a part of the classroom as a blackboard and textbooks. But at least three school districts in the state are going without online access while administrators await a decision on the fate of the federal program known as E-rate. Since August, funds earmarked under the $2.5 billion program have been held up over … [Read more...] about Schools lose Net over E-rate freeze
Apple is one of America’s most successful companies, but it’s also one of America’s biggest financial successes. Apple pocketed $9.5 billion in pure profit last quarter; the company employs over 50,000 people in the U.S. doing everything from R&D to running data centers to selling earbuds in Apple Stores – and Apple claims it’s indirectly … [Read more...] about Tim Cook: Apple’s elaborate money shuffle isn’t a gimmick. Honest!
Happy New Year to all our readers. I’m not a lawyer but I play one on TV. But seriously!This is an article I have been meaning to write ever since we performed an IT audit for a large law firm a year or so ago. The firm was responding to the HIPAA law that requires all third-party vendors working with healthcare organizations to have a Risk Assessment. This further proves … [Read more...] about Law firms subject to same cyber risk as others, but is compliance required?