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    LGBT Employees and Workplace Discrimination

    Government officials and activists discussed the scope of federal protection against workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Officials…

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    Future of Community Policing

    Criminology scholars, former justice department officials, and current law officials examined ways to foster greater trust between local law enforcement and the communities they serve and…

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    President's Task Force on Policing, Part 4

    Panelists discussed police department processes and procedures. “Labor & Management Relations” was the fourth panel of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s sixth…

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    President's Task Force on Policing, Part 5

    Two parents who lost children in police-involved shootings told their stories. These public comments and closing remarks concluded the Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s sixth…

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    President's Task Force on Policing, Part 3

    Law enforcement officers talked about their concerns with safety and wellness. Topics including the use by the public of telephone apps that track officers whereabouts and…

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    President's Task Force on Policing, Part 2

    Panelists talked about factors that effect the safety of police officers, including obstacles raised by the police culture. Topics included the need to have officers wear seat belts,…

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    President's Task Force on Policing, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the stress factors with which police officers operate and the incidences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for which they rarely reach out for help due to the…

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    Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention

    Panelists discussed the legal challenges made to immigration detention facilities and made policy recommendations. “Legal Challenges Associated with Immigration Detention…

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    Private Immigration Detention Facilities

    Panelist discussed the work of private contractors in providing detention facilities for immigrants and the work of charitable groups for detainees. “Private Detention Facilities and…

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    Civil Rights Concerns at Immigration Detention Facilities

    Representatives from human rights and civil liberties advocacy groups discussed the nation’s immigration detention facilities. Topics included the conditions in the facilities,…

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    Immigration Detention Facilities Management

    Officials from several federal agencies discussed how immigration detention facilities are created, operated, and maintained. Chair Castro made introductory remarks. Federal Agency…

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    Defining Privacy

    “Defining Privacy Interests” was the first session of the public meeting on “Defining Privacy” held at the Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel. The Privacy and…

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    Counterterrorism Privacy Issues and Technology

    Panelists talked about the oversight role of Congress at the intersection of privacy and technology. Annie Anton said that as terrorists and criminals were getting smarter than ever,…

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    Private Sector Privacy Experts

    Private sector privacy experts talked about enhancing privacy oversight and technology for companies and the federal government. John Grant talked about the impact of technology on…

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    Government Privacy Officials

    Government privacy officials talked about privacy and civil liberties oversight. Alex Joel spoke about the challenges for the intelligence community in balancing national security…

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    Clean Power Plan, Afternoon Session

    The Environmental Protection Agency held the first in a series of public hearings on its proposed Clean Power Plan. The plan would cut carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel power…

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    Clean Power Plan, Morning Session

    The Environmental Protection Agency held the first in a series of public hearings on its proposed Clean Power Plan. The plan would cut carbon pollution from existing fossil-fuel power…

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    Broadband in Libraries

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) held a public hearing to examine the need for high-speed broadband in the nation’s libraries. Former FCC Chair Reed Hundt told…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about…

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    Military Response to Sexual Assaults, Day 2, Part 3

    The Defense Department’s independent review panel investigating the military’s handling of sexual assault heard testimony on recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the…

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