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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

General Assembly resolution relating to 2006 war dismissed by Israel as "having long outlived" effects of oil slick.

UN Asks Israel to Pay Lebanon $850 million for the 2006 Oil Spill

The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006. The assembly voted 170-6 in favor of the resolution, with three abstentions. Israel, […]

Suppression Claim Takes Hit

John Locke Foundation head John Hood’s column this week looks at the Left’s claim that changes in voting procedures enacted by the Republican-controlled General Assembly amounted to voter suppression. The beginning of the article: Liberals are desperate to prove that North Carolina’s new election law constitutes the second coming of Jim Crow-era voter suppression. Their […]

Obama Scraps Our Failed Cuba Policy, Ctd

by Dish Staff Erik Voeten notes that, in one respect, Cuba isn’t the only country that’s been internationally isolated by the US embargo: The United Nations General Assembly has voted since 1992 on an annual resolution on the “necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against […]

Dallas Mavericks Must Pull Trigger on Game-Changing Rajon Rondo Trade

The Dallas Mavericks have assembled an intriguing collection of talent, but problems at the point guard position and an overly generous defense threaten to thwart this team's postseason plans. Rajon Rondo, an All-Star floor general with four All-Defensive team selections on his resume, could be the missing ingredient to Dallas' championship recipe. Show More Summary

The War on Reproductive Rights Will Get a Lot Uglier Next Year

After a record-shattering year in 2013, the pace of harsh anti-abortion bills introduced in 2014 slowed down. Elections cut short the legislative calendar in many states, and the general assemblies in Texas and North Dakota, two anti-abortion...Show More Summary

ELPA Receives Award at UIC Research and Innovation Awards

The second 'UIC Research and Innovation Awards' were presented in Paris, France, on the occasion of the UIC General Assembly, held on 3 December 2014.

Eleanor Roosevelt Fought for Human Rights and Union Rights

Today is International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. One of the prime movers behind the declaration was Eleanor Roosevelt. As Mary Jo Binker and Brigid O’Farrell write on the History News Network that was just one piece of her long post-White House, progressive—and […]

Public recordings of police officers will be legal in Illinois after all

Rumors can run rampant on social media. One recent prominent rumor borne out of this year's Illinois General Assembly veto session in Springfield would have people believe that a new law would prohibit Illinoisans from recording police officers in public. Show More Summary

Virginia Democrat Pleads Guilty to 'Contributing to Delinquency' of Teen

Virginia Delegate Joe Morrissey, a leading progressive voice in the General Assembly, has accepted a plea deal to the charge of "contributing to the delinquency of a minor." The agreement stems from a relationship between the 57-year-old Democrat and a 17-year-old member of his legal staff. Show More Summary

General Assembly session minipreview

The General Assembly will be back in session in about month. Here are a couple of recent news articles on some issues the legislature will be dealing with: • The state budget. The AP reported yesterday that the state revenues are $190 million below projections through the first five months of the current fiscal year. […]

Getting started with user experience design

This post is brought to you by General Assembly, we turn thinkers into creators through education in technology, business, and design.   The term “user experience,” abbreviated UX, is an often misunderstood and confusing concept for many in the design, development and marketing world. Show More Summary

Human Rights Day 2014

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Today is Human Rights Day—an observance first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to recognize the fundamental rights of every individual—so we thought this would be an appropriate time to highlight our work as the lead agency for enforcing federal civil rights laws in the U.S.

MISSOURI: Court Denies GOP Attempt To Stop Out-Of-State Marriage Recognition

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Via the Kansas City Star: A Jackson County judge has denied the Missouri General Assembly’s attempt to stop Kansas City from recognizing same-sex marriages from other states. Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs on Tuesday denied the state legislators’ motion to challenge an earlier ruling in a Jackson County case. Show More Summary

KNOW YOUR PLACE, PEASANTS! Illinois General Assembly Wants To Revive Ban On Recording Police. ” Th…

KNOW YOUR PLACE, PEASANTS! Illinois General Assembly Wants To Revive Ban On Recording Police. ” The bill not only passed, but did so overwhelmingly with votes of 106-7 in the House on and 46-4-1 in the Senate.” It’s unconstitutional of course. Not only on First Amendment grounds, but also because you have a due process […]

Liveblogging the American Revolution: December 10, 1776: Particularly to the People of Pennsylvania...

[The representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, to the people in general, and particularly to the inhabitants of Pennsylvania, and the adjacent states]( More Summary

UAW, Detroit Prep for Talks

By John Stoll, The Wall Street Journal Workers at U.S. assembly plants for General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. are likely to get 2014 bonuses exceeding $6,000 each, capping a four-year labor contract under which profit-sharing checks have gone to factory employees in record amounts. Show More Summary

Australian thought leaders give advice on how to survive the Future of Digital

Mashable Australia and General Assembly presented the Future of Digital: A Festival of Learning on Nov. 26 in Sydney. The sold-out event saw thought leaders from innovative industries share their views on the way technology is helping...Show More Summary

Illinois General Assembly Revives Recording Ban

Illinois Policy: Earlier this year, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a state eavesdropping law that made it a crime for citizens to record conversations with police or anyone else without the other person’s permission. The court held that the old law “criminalize[d] a wide range of innocent conduct” and violated free-speech rights. In particular, […]

Report: GM lays off 450 at Lansing Grand River Assembly

General Motors will lay off 450 employees at its Lansing Grand River factory, The Detroit News reports, which is 100 more than the company said it'd be letting go last month. Lansing Grand River Assembly currently builds the Cadillac...Show More Summary

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