A bicameral, bipartisan bill called the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 could enhance penalties for assaulting police officers. The Washington Post describes the legislation,...

Cybercrime is a problem with which we are all too familiar in our modern world. Because we are increasingly reliant on the Internet and computers to perform online shopping, do business and, well, function, there is a huge amount of data there which cybercriminals want to steal. Cybercrimes are a huge issue and are the single biggest threat facing our Internet usage today.
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In a recent agreement to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area “and an affiliate have agreed to pay $850,000 to eight current and former employees,” according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit was originally filed by the EEOC against Goodwill and Calidad Industries Inc., after “six female janitors assigned to work the night shift at the federal building in Oakland alleged they faced routine sexual harassment by their direct supervisor.”
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