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Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

The existing federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment don't reflect the true cost of harassment and is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, finds Vanderbilt economist and law profe...

– Vanderbilt University

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty


Eligibility Verification Could Save Billions in Improper Federal Benefit Payments

MITRE Announces Payment Integrity Challenge Winner, Citizen Wallet concept by SAP, which could improve federal agencies’ ability to verify applicant eligibility for benefit payments.

– MITRE

Embargo expired on 13-Mar-2019 at 16:05 ET


Watching for 'bright lines' during the Trump presidency

For the past year and a half, Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan group of political scientists, has been surveying the American public and their colleagues in academia in an effort to gauge the health of the nation's democracy.

– University of Rochester

Perspectives on Politics


Later Abortion Increase in Texas Linked to House Bill 2

A 2013 law, known as House Bill 2, led to more Texas women seeking abortion in their second trimester due to increased distance to clinics, fewer providers and longer wait times.

– University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Nursing Workforce Development Funds Chopped from Trump Budget Proposal

The AANA expresses concerns in response to President Trump's proposed cuts to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development funding.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


The Biophysical Society and Rep. Bill Foster Host Dr. Jennifer Doudna for CRISPR-101 Congressional Briefing

On March 13 the Biophysical Society (BPS) and Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL-11) hosted Dr. Jennifer Doudna for a CRISPR-101 Congressional Briefing. The briefing received interest from more than 60 Congressional offices. The briefing took place from ...

– Biophysical Society


Northwestern Law professor and former federal prosecutor available on Manafort sentencing

– Northwestern University


Immigration Is Beneficial to Economies, Even After 100 Years

A new study in the Review of Economic Studies finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today.

– Oxford University Press

Journal of Review of Economic Studies


White House boost to Pentagon could shift money to controversial fund

– Cornell University


Net Neutrality Law to End the Strangulation of Startups, Innovation

– Cornell University


'On the Front Lines’: Youth Show Influence, Once Again, Through School Strikes for Climate

– Cornell University

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