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Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

E-discovery firm opens access to fully searchable database of JFK assassination records collection

ABA Journal: “The legal review software company iCONECT has digitized some JFK assassination records and is offering free access for 60 days. Launched Oct. 30, the company imported 6,701 public documents from the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection to its Xera platform, including audio files. A user can now search various fields to find relevant information. This is an improvement over the National Archives’ repository of these documents, which are in PDF format and non-searchable, according to a press release. iCONECT also “built a search index, charts, graphs, quick-search folders and word-highlight reports for all the records,” according to the release. A user can even auto-mark CIA cryptonyms found throughout the document set.”

Library of Congress digitized collection of Alexander Hamilton papers

“The papers of Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1757-1804), first treasury secretary of the United States, consist of his personal and public correspondence, drafts of his writings (although not his Federalist essays), and correspondence among members of the Hamilton and Schuyler families. The collection, consisting of approximately 12,000 items dating from 1708 to 1917, documents Hamilton’s impoverished… Continue Reading

Massive Government Report Says Climate Change Caused by Humans

NPR: “It is “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers. The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are “the warmest in the history of modern civilization.” The global average temperature has… Continue Reading

One-Stop Environmentalism: Plant a Native Tree

Plant Nova Natives: “If you only have time to do one thing to support wildlife in your yard, let it be to plant a native tree. The benefits of trees in general are obvious: in addition to providing shade and year-round beauty, they cool the environment, soak up greenhouse gases, and provide fruits and shelter… Continue Reading

HR 1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017

115th Congress 1st Session, H.R. 1 [released on November 2, 2017] PDF 429 pages Section-by-section summary House GOP outline JCX-46-17 (November 02, 2017) Estimated Revenue Effects Of H.R. 1, The “Tax Cuts And Jobs Act,” Scheduled For Markup By The Committee On Ways And Means On November 6, 2017 Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget… Continue Reading

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

The World Economic Forum – “Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 benchmarks 144… Continue Reading