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NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories today announced that Dr. Christopher J. Cramer has been selected as the organization's senior vice president and chief research officer. An accomplished academic leader and longstanding faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Cramer currently serves as vice president for research. He is a Distinguished McKnight and University Teaching Professor and was appointed associate dean for Academic Affairs, and later for Research and Planning, for the College of Science and Engineering beginning in 2013.

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(The Center Square) – A Morgantown, West Virginia proposal to establish a civilian review board will likely face a legal challenge if enacted after West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a formal opinion that said he believes such a board would violate state law.

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(The Center Square) – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined 11 other state attorneys general on Monday in filing a lawsuit in an attempt to block the Biden administration from unilaterally implementing parts of the so-called “Green New Deal” without Congressional approval.

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Participating in the American Bar Association's annual Free Legal Answers Pro Bono program, Katten attorneys fielded more than 100 questions asked by seniors, veterans and other income-eligible individuals pertaining to a range of issues, from unemployment and disability to housing and homelessness, and was named an ABA 2020 Pro Bono Leader.

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(The Center Square) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined 11 other state attorneys general on Monday in filing a lawsuit in an attempt to block the Biden administration from unilaterally implementing parts of the so-called “Green New Deal” without Congressional approval.

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(The Center Square) – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen joined 11 other state attorneys general on Monday in filing a lawsuit in an attempt to block the Biden administration from unilaterally implementing parts of the so-called “Green New Deal” without Congressional approval.

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(The Center Square) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined 11 other state attorneys general on Monday in filing a lawsuit in an attempt to block the Biden administration from unilaterally implementing parts of the so-called “Green New Deal” without Congressional approval.

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(The Center Square) – As legitimate and fraudulent unemployment claims rose over the past year, and with additional federal jobless assistance most likely on the way, Ohio lawmakers have introduced legislation they hope cracks down on system abuse.

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PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wanted to create a worry-free way to ensure that fish are fed the proper amount of food at the appropriate times," said an inventor, from Chicago, Ill., "so I invented the READY SET GO FEEDER. My design eliminates the need to manually feed fish or have a friend stop by to feed them when you're away."

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South Dakota voters will decide June 7, 2022, on a constitutional amendment that would require three-fifths (60%) voter approval for any future ballot measures that would increase taxes or fees or that would require the state to appropriate $10 million or more in the first five fiscal years. The requirement would apply to constitutional amendments and state statutes that are placed on the ballot through citizen initiative petition drives or by a vote of the state legislature. Currently, all ballot measures in South Dakota required a simple majority vote (50%+1) to be adopted.

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that Micro E-mini Equity Index futures reached record trading volume of 5.1 million contracts on March 4 across all four indexes – the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 2000 and Dow Jones Industrial Average Indexes. These new highs surpassed the prior record of 4.4 million contracts set on February 26, 2021.

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Easterseals Ambassador Stephanie Thomas, a disability fashion stylist and creative director in Los Angeles, is leading an initiative to change how the world defines and views women with disabilities during Women's History Month in March. With a group of disabled women and photographer Brad Swonetz, Thomas is recreating magazine covers of iconic women of color like, Naomi Sims, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Quintanilla, Lena Horne and more. The campaign launches on March 8th, recognized as International Women's Day, to celebrate these BIPOC female trailblazers with disabilities as iconic game-changers and history makers.

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DES PLAINES, Ill., March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI), the largest independent, physician-owned orthopedic practice in Illinois, welcomes two new physicians to the OrthoHealth (Medical Wellness) Program. Dr. InbarKirson, certified weight management physician and Dr. Lynn Gettleman Chehab, pediatrician, will enhance the program by bringing a medically supervised approach to weight management along with supporting overall health and medical wellness.

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PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- "I wore a custom tuxedo for my daughter's wedding and needed an attractive way to secure my pants and shirt," said an inventor, from Plainfield, Ill., "so I invented the CUMMERBUND BELT. My design eliminates the embarrassment of a cummerbund slipping or riding upward and it offers an alternative to using suspenders."

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Major League Baseball, like many aspects of life in America, was brought to a halt by the Covid-19 pandemic that spread through the country beginning in early 2020. And when a shortened 60-game season began in late July, it played out as a season unlike any that fans of the game had ever seen.

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Moon LightSky today announced the launch of its "Lighten Up" campaign in partnership with Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer, founders of organization company The Home Edit, challenging consumers to bring brightness into their space by donating six items they no longer need or use in exchange for a six pack of LightSky. One lucky participant will even win a virtual one-on-one organization session with Teplin and Shearer themselves!

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Miller Lite is announcing the launch of the Miller Lite Level Up Fund, a $100,000 grant program that aims to provide financial support to uncelebrated communities in the gaming world. Coinciding with International Women's Day on Monday, March 8, the Fund will raise awareness for the inspiring female streamers that deserve greater recognition and access to resources, compared to what their male counterparts receive. For example, the top 100 male players have earned $192.4 million, whereas the top 100 females account for only $2.8 million, a disparity of 6,863%*. Additionally, only 18% of games shown at 2020's E3 conference featured female protagonists**.

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CHICAGO, March 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 360 deals done across the year, McDermott Will & Emery is among the top three PE law firms in the US. The nation's leading health law firm, McDermott also continued to dominate the healthcare PE rankings, taking the top spot for the fourth consecutive years in PitchBook's 2020 Annual Global League Tables.

WASHINGTON — As part of the review of Capitol security after the Jan. 6 attack, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré and his task force are recommending a boost to the Capitol Police chief’s authority in times of crisis, the deployment of a mobile fencing option and an upgrade in member security, along with changes to how law enforcement in the region interact. In January, Speaker Nancy ...

The National Water Trails System, a network of 22 river, lake and other waterway trails, designated as such by the U.S. Department of Interior, offers families recreational opportunities paired with history lessons in scenic regions of the U.S. Here are five hydro trails that provide access to the natural world: 1. The Missouri National Recreational River Water Trail , Iowa and South Dakota ...

ATLANTA — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal in a lawsuit that sought to stop the January runoff election that flipped control of the U.S. Senate to the Democrats. The lawsuit, filed in December by attorney L. Lin Wood, said Georgia's processes for handling absentee ballots for the runoff violated state law. Wood also objected to the state's process for verifying signatures on ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a reputation for boldly addressing issues that other members of her party deem too controversial, whether it’s proposing a Green New Deal to combat climate change or advocating for housing as a human right. In February, she again waded into contentious territory by announcing, via a series of tweets, that she was going vegetarian for Lent. In renouncing meat for ...