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Senators Call On GM Ceo To Fire Top Lawyer

Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Hill

Overnight Tech: Lawmakers want to Google that for you

Is Washington effectively enabling innovation? How can policy makers keep pace with rapid developments in technology? Tune in tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. as we discuss these questions and more at the intersection of tech policy and innovation.

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Related Topix: Search Engines, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, The National, Entertainment, Television, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Tom Coburn, US Politics, Electronics

US News & World Report

Research, Discuss Sexual Violence on College Campuses as a Family

As sexual assaults on college campuses make headlines, many parents of prospective college students struggle to address the issue with their families and universities.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Hill

Blunt, McCaskill slam 'shameful' VA crisis response

Missouri's bipartisan senators on Monday chided the Veterans Affairs Department for the "shameful" handling of its healthcare crisis and the agency's treatment of whistleblowers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Medicine

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Detroit News

Feds want faster pace for auto recalls

The Obama administration and some members of Congress want to give the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sweeping new authority to get unsafe cars off the road quickly.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Automotive News

Top lawyer keeps pall over GM

GM CEO Mary Barra's allegiance to chief counsel Michael Millikin, left, and other controversial personnel moves could impede her ability to fully clear the cloud hanging over the company.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Autos

Boston.com

More funds urged to stop sexual assaults

While an increasing number of colleges are taking steps to overhaul how they combat sexual assaults, many are still failing to commit adequate financial resources toward addressing the problem, according to national experts.

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Related Topix: Dartmouth College, UMass Boston, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Virginia

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Independent.ie

We may not be in Nato, but O'Malley spoke up for us

The proposed US Ambassador to a Ireland will need his lawyer's nous to navigate the Irish 'illegals' issue, says Colum Kenny Do some US senators think that Ireland is in Nato? At a US Senate hearing last Tuesday, called to consider US President Barack Obama 's long-overdue nomination of an Ambassador to Ireland, Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ireland, Europe, World News, Immigration Reform, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Barack Obama, Democrat

CBS Local

Senators Call On GM Ceo To Fire Top Lawyer

Executive vice president and general counsel at the General Motors Company Michael Millikin , and CEO of the General Motors Company Mary Barra testify during a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee July 17, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Automakers, General Motors, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Examiner.com

Senators call to have GM legal counsel Michael Milliken fired

Executive vice president and general counsel at the General Motors Company Michael Millikin testifies during a hearing before the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Although she praised GM CEO Mary Barra for the way in which she has handled the company's ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Economics News, Bankruptcy

JD Supra

House Tries One More Time: Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014

U.S. Representative Lee Terry opened a recent subcommittee meeting by quoting Thomas Edison: "The most certain way to succeed is to try one more time."

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Chronicle.com

5 Plaintiffs Reach Agreement With UConn in Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

The University of Connecticut announced on Friday that it would pay nearly $1.3-million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five current and former female undergraduates who claimed that it had mishandled heir complaints of sexual assault.

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The Detroit News

In today's e-Edition of The Detroit News

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian plane with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis.

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JD Supra

Report Shows Colleges Don't Do Enough to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Violence

On July 9, a U.S. congressional subcommittee issued a report that assessed how colleges and universities are doing in reporting, investigating and responding to sexual violence.

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Pulaski County Daily

McCaskill's final campus sexual assault roundtable focuses on prosecutions, administrative processes

Convening stakeholders from across the country, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill today hosted the last in a series of public roundtable discussions aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college campuses - in which participants heard about current obstacles in protecting and empowering survivors, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of survivors pursuing ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Boulder County, CO, Cornell University

Minyanville

Pre-Market: GE Posts Earnings In Line With Estimates; FedEx Faces...

Stock futures pointed toward a higher open for the week's final session. Before the opening bell, Dow Jones futures rose 0.05% to 16,950.

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Related Topix: Honeywell International, Aerospace-Defense, Honeywell, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Live Nation Entertainment, Live Nation, Ticketmaster

Pulaski County Daily

McCaskill issues new statement on Veterans Administration whistleblower retaliation

Sen. Claire McCaskill, chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, today issued the following statement after the Office of Special Counsel's announcement of whistleblower reports of abuses of patient care at 10 Veterans Affairs facilities that were allegedly covered up by VA officials.

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MotherJones

64 Percent of Women Scientists Say They've Been Sexually Harassed Doing Field Work

Most women working in the sciences face sexual assault and harassment while conducting field work, according to a study released Wednesday that is the first to investigate the subject.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Seattle Times

Senator: Why hasn’t GM’s top lawyer been fired?

GM's general counsel Michael Millikin repeatedly stated that he first learned of the deadly ignition-switch defect the first week of February.

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Related Topix: US News, Tax, Automakers, General Motors, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

SFGate

Senators call on GM Ceo to fire top lawyer

GM CEO Mary Barra pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014, before a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing examining accountability and corporate culture in wake of the GM recalls.

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