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Illinois locks down on social media

By Dixie Limbachia

September 30, 2015

Illinois schools can no longer claim access to their students’ social media accounts, according to a new Illinois law that will go into effect on Sept. 15, 2016.Previously, Illinois elementary and secondary schools could force students to give administrators access to accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and ...

Senate passes workplace protections for gay, transgender Americans

By Michael A. Memoli

November 7, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that would offer historic new protections to gay and transgender individuals in the workplace, shifting the fight now to the Republican-led House. Ten Republicans joined with all Democrats in a 64-32 vote to pass the proposed Employ...