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Vital Signs: Seat Belt Use Among Long-Haul Truck Drivers — United States, 2010

Vital Signs: Seat Belt Use Among Long-Haul Truck Drivers — United States, 2010
Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC)

Background:
Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the United States in 2012, accounting for 25% of deaths.

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Legal And Law Enforcement

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations-Movie Theaters; Movie Captioning and Audio Description
Source: Mercatus Center (George Mason University)

With this Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) the DOJ proposes amendments to Title III of the ADA concerning captioning and audio description services at movie theaters.1 Title III of the ADA applies to places of “public accommodation,” such as movie theaters, restaurants, schools, and doctors’ offices.2 These covered entities are prohibited from discriminating against any individual “on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation.”3…

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Business And Economics

Colorado Department of Revenue -- Marijuana Annual Update 2014

Marijuana Annual Update 2014
Source: Colorado Department of Revenue

• 833 Retail Establishment Licenses and 1,416 Medical Business Licenses as of December 2014
• Approximately 110% increase in Retail Business Licenses and 6% increase in Medical Business Licenses…

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Business And Economics

New Guidance to Help Protect Student Privacy in Educational Sites and Apps

New Guidance to Help Protect Student Privacy in Educational Sites and Apps
Source: U.S. Department of Education

When signing up for a new technology, digital service, or app, there’s a simple little check box near the end that most of us don’t give much thought.

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Why Patent Reforms Are Needed: Intellectual Property Abuses Threaten Innovation and Cost Consumers Billions

Why Patent Reforms Are Needed: Intellectual Property Abuses Threaten Innovation and Cost Consumers Billions (PDF)
Source: Heartland Institute

The past several years have given rise to an industry of patent stockpiling – often referred to as “aggregation” – and patent assertion, filing either frivolous or mostly baseless lawsuits.

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