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Atlanta Rapper 21 Savage Arrested By ICE For Allegedly Overstaying Visa

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the rapper, long associated with Atlanta, is actually a U.K. citizen who came to the U.S. in 2005 and overstayed his visa.

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Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax To Heal Va. As Northam Resists Calls To Resign

With Gov. Ralph Northam's, future in doubt over a racist photo on his yearbook page, many are looking to the next in line.

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If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Physicians have been taught to look for signs of hopelessness, sadness and lack of motivation to help them diagnose depression. But anger as a depression symptom is less often noticed or addressed.

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House Democrats Play Catch Up On Agenda After Shutdown

Democrats say they plan to follow through on the campaign pledges to protect health care and close the gender pay gap. With the shutdown over they plan to push legislation and prove they can govern.

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For State Of The Union's Responders, The Warm Glow Often Fades Fast

Who could turn down what may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to speak to the entire nation right after the president?

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Super Bowl Ads 2019: Stunts, Self-Deprecation And Celebrity Sightings

Marketers focused on finding the humor in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Here's what worked — and so much more that didn't — on the world's biggest showcase for TV advertising.

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Best 2019 Super Bowl Ads, From Chance’s Doritos to 2 Chainz’ Expenses

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
While some brands have opted out of football's biggest night, plenty of others were willing to pony up for 30 seconds of persuasion.
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New on LLRX – LinkedIn 2019 Talent Trends: Soft Skills, Transparency and Trust

Via LLRX.comLinkedIn 2019 Talent Trends: Soft Skills, Transparency and Trust – Global Industry Analyst Josh Bersin addresses critical employee workplace analysis validating people skills as highly rated employer HR and talent requirements. In professions for whom continuous delivery of outstanding customer services using collaborative and dynamic team efforts is the norm, Bersin’s data driven analysis is a benchmark to expand upon organizational mission, vision and values.

Categories: Law and Legal

New on LLRX – The implications of the difference between facts and knowledge

Via LLRX.comThe implications of the difference between facts and knowledge – Using the foundational paper, Facts or Knowledge? A Review of Private Internal Reports of Investigations by Fraud Examiners, Bruce Boyes succinctly identifies the difference between facts and knowledge to clarify why organizations should engage in knowledge management.

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Arsenic and Lead Are in Your Fruit Juice: What You Need to Know

Consumer Reports: “…CR tested 45 popular fruit juices sold across the country—including apple, grape, pear, and fruit blends—and found elevated levels of those elements, commonly known as heavy metals, in almost half of them, including juices marketed for children. “In some cases, drinking just 4 ounces a day—or half a cup—is enough to raise concern,” says James Dickerson, Ph.D., CR’s chief scientific officer. Our test focused on cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic (the type most harmful to health) because they pose some of the greatest risks, and prior research suggests they are common in food and drink…The chart below shows the juices we tested and the daily serving sizes that pose potential health risks for adults and children. Here, we look into why heavy metals are dangerous, why so many products have high levels, what manufacturers are doing to lower those levels, and how parents can protect their children—and themselves…”

Categories: Law and Legal

UN launches Cyber Policy Portal

“The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has just launched a Cyber Policy Portal that serves as an interactive, ‘at a glance’ tool for policymakers and experts. For the first time on a single site, users can access concise yet comprehensive cyber policy profiles of all 193 UN Member States, as well as regional and international organizations. Individual profiles summarize and link key cyber strategy documents, responsible agencies, legislation, and multilateral agreements. While governments are increasingly making their cybersecurity strategies and policies publicly available, policy-makers and experts seeking to develop an overview of national and international cyber policies often still need to piece together data from disparate sources. They attempt to identify relevant information in foreign languages, scour lengthy printed reports, and maneuver past complex assessment scores.

The sleek new Portal improves access to this critical information in a single, user-friendly tool. Search filters and a compare function allow easy analysis of progress across States and regions. Additional features include sharable and printable profiles, and feedback mechanisms to allow timely updates. All data is from open source and voluntarily submitted material with links to primary sources accessible within the Portal. Check out this short video to learn more and let us know what you think!”

Categories: Law and Legal

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning is coming to an end – “Almost everything you hear about artificial intelligence today is thanks to deep learning. This category of algorithms works by using statistics to find patterns in data, and it has proved immensely powerful in mimicking human skills such as our ability to see and hear. To a very narrow extent, it can even emulate our ability to reason. These capabilities power Google’s search, Facebook’s news feed, and Netflix’s recommendation engine—and are transforming industries like health care and education. But though deep learning has singlehandedly thrust AI into the public eye, it represents just a small blip in the history of humanity’s quest to replicate our own intelligence. It’s been at the forefront of that effort for less than 10 years. When you zoom out on the whole history of the field, it’s easy to realize that it could soon be on its way out.

At MIT Technology Review, we wanted to visualize these fits and starts. So we turned to one of the largest open-source databases of scientific papers, known as the arXiv (pronounced “archive”). We downloaded the abstracts of all 16,625 papers available in the “artificial intelligence” section through November 18, 2018, and tracked the words mentioned through the years to see how the field has evolved…”

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Hackers Are Passing Around a Megaleak of 2.2 Billion Records

Wired: “When hackers breached companies like Dropbox and LinkedIn in recent years—stealing 71 million and 117 million passwords, respectively—they at least had the decency to exploit those stolen credentials in secret, or sell them for thousands of dollars on the dark web. Now, it seems, someone has cobbled together those breached databases and many more into a gargantuan, unprecedented collection of 2.2 billion unique usernames and associated passwords and is freely distributing them on hacker forums and torrents, throwing out the private data of a significant fraction of humanity like last year’s phone book…”

  • See the Hasso Plattner Institut – Everyday personal data is stolen in criminal cyber attacks. A large part of the stolen information is subsequently made public on Internet databases, where it serves as the starting point for other illegal activities. With the HPI Identity Leak Checker, it is possible to check whether your email address, along with other personal data (e.g. telephone number, date of birth or address), has been made public on the Internet where it can be misused for malicious purposes.
Categories: Law and Legal

Report – Alternative legal services providers come into their own as major players

ABA Journal: “The alternative legal services provider market grew approximately 25 percent from $8.4 billion in 2015 to $10.7 billion in 2017 amid growing demand from both corporations and law firms. Released last week, the Alternative Legal Service Providers 2019: Fast Growth, Expanding Use and Increasing Opportunity report from Thomson Reuters found that 87 percent of law firm respondents said they were using ALSPs, up from 56 percent in 2015. At corporations, 74 percent said they used an ALSP, up from 60 percent over the same time period…

ALSPs come in a variety of forms. The report found that the five most common types are litigation and investigation support, legal research, document review, e-discovery, and regulatory risk and compliance. The pressure for increased adoption is coming from multiple places, according to the report. The first are clients, where 39 percent of large law firms said clients wanted firms to use ALSPs to drive down costs, up from 18 percent two years ago. Twenty-three percent of corporations report telling their lawyers to use these alternatives. Notably, small firms saw client demand jump from zero percent in 2015 to 24 percent in 2017…”

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Poor Students More Likely To Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.

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First Steps to Writing Your Research Paper

SSRN blog: “Expectations for page and word count aside, the more complex your paper is the more daunting the thought of starting it can be. If you are a career researcher you may have been studying the outcome of your thesis for months, even years. If you are a student, you are likely trying to condense a lot of theoretical information into something solid that contributes to the base of knowledge. As a community, academics like complex topics. We prefer the narrow and intricate topic to the broad and the general. It can be difficult to know where to start when writing on a complex topic. There are a few ways to get the momentum you need to not only start your paper but finish it! Here are 5 ideas for how you can get started; pick the one that makes sense for you and get the research rolling!”

Categories: Law and Legal

Washington Post series on Climate Change across America

Gone in a Generation (stunning photos and research that identify how critical the need for action is right now…the impact of continuing to deny change is everywhere…your home, your community, your state, across your nation) .

Across America, climate change is already disrupting lives – “The continental United States is 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it was a century ago. Seas at the coasts are nine inches higher. The damage is mounting from these fundamental changes, and Americans are living it. These are their stories…

  • Forests – A family of hunters explores what remains of Montana forests that have been decimated by fires and beetle infestations, both made worse by warming.
  • Floods – The house she bought to be near her mother withstood North Carolina hurricanes for 43 years, until Florence — and a storm surge worsened by climate change.
  • Fires – Amid the ashes of one of California’s worst fire seasons on record, father and son firefighters describe how drastically their work has changed.
  • Fisheries – A legacy of lobstering has changed in a decade for three family fisheries, as warmer seas bring a bust to Rhode Island and, for now, a boom to Maine…”
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Patriots, Rams Set To Lock Horns In 2nd Super Bowl Showdown

In their first championship clash, nearly two decades ago, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were just beginning their famed partnership. They're still around, but just about everything else has changed.

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NYT Special tribute to extraordinary black men, women who were left out of obituaries when they died

A Design to Bring Life to Death – “A special section in the Sunday paper paid tribute to extraordinary black men and women who were left out of The Times’s obituaries when they died. Its design aims to bring joy to readers:  By Andrew Sondern…”Death is not often a cause for joy. But a special edition of Overlooked, which tells the stories of a dozen extraordinary black men and women who were left out of The Times’s obituary pages when they died, is a reason to celebrate. I designed the print edition of the project, which marks the arrival of Black History Month with a special section in Sunday’s newspaper. These obituaries reanimate the legacies of the overlooked, so it was important that the design felt as joyful and respectful as the articles themselves. With that in mind, I wanted the design to render those feelings of discovery and celebration and to largely avoid the plaintive grayscale imagery that often dominates the visual vocabulary of death…”

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More Democrats Press Va. Gov. Ralph Northam To Resign

Northam has so far resisted widespread calls for him to step down after the revelation of a racist photo on his 1984 medical yearbook page.

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