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Listen to black holes collide

LIGO and Virgo detectors were able to “hear” in gravitational-waves the collisions of neutron stars and black holes – confirming Einstein’s predictions from a century ago. The ability to listen to gravitational waves opens up an entirely new and exciting…

Governor’s lawyer leaving

Matthew J. Platkin, Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, will join as partner in Lowenstein Sandler’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Business Litigation groups at the conclusion of his state service in October. As Chief Counsel, Platkin managed…

Judge says Trump sabotaged USPS

President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are “involved in a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” that could disrupt the 2020 election according to a federal judge in Washington State. Stanley A. Bastian, chief…

Trump disputes CDC Director on masks, vaccine

President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against one of his administration’s public health officials has shined a spotlight on his distrust of experts and placed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield in a potentially untenable position. Redfield…

Former Pence aide picks Biden

People who know Donald Trump and have seen the president in action are increasingly joining the ranks of those who want new leadership in the White House. Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security, counterterrorism and coronavirus adviser to Vice…

School leaders endorse Biden

Today, the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) today endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States. The group is the exclusive national labor union for administrators, professionals and supervisors advocating for excellence…