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5/22/2017

A Federal Aviation Administration rule that requires model aircraft owners to register their drone planes violates a 2012 law, according to a panel from the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The FAA believes that 13 million additional drones will be sold for recreational or commercial purposes by the end of 2020.

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5/22/2017

A group of sex offenders is challenging a Minnesota program that requires some sex offenders to remain in prison-like settings after their criminal sentences expire. The US Supreme Court is asked to examine whether the Minnesota Sex Offender Program infringes on due process rights and effectively becomes a "life sentence" for some offenders.

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5/19/2017

The Trump administration has no plans to break up big banks, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the Senate banking committee Thursday. Breaking up Wall Street's biggest banks would negatively affect liquidity and the economy, he said.

5/19/2017

In the early years of the fidget spinner, the toy was actually used as a therapeutic aid for children with autism, anxiety or stress, writes Alex Williams. Now they have become a social media phenomenon and the whirring, spinning bane of every teacher's existence.

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5/19/2017

Teams are most successful when people feel safe, which means making sure everyone gets an equal opportunity to voice what they're thinking and be heard, writes Kris Boesch. Leaders need to consider what might be inhibiting this process and should facilitate more equal "air time."

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5/19/2017

Leaders need to be mindful that who they are outside of work inevitably affects the person they are while at work, writes Mary Jo Asmus. This affects everyone on the team, so making sure that personal relationships, health and values are all taken care of outside of work will help to improve working life as well.

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5/19/2017

"CEO disease" refers to the trend wherein the higher people climb on the corporate ladder, the less self-awareness they tend to have, explains Tasha Eurich. To avoid this, she suggests fostering a safe working environment in which people have the freedom to speak the truth about any problems, and also for leaders to find one person they trust has their best interests at heart who will give them the "good, the bad, and the ugly" about their performance.

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5/19/2017

If you're going to pick anyone's speeches to try and emulate, it should be Abe Lincoln, writes Dr. Jim Anderson. His speeches were short, included points that everyone could agree on, and identified important words that he'd say in sequence to support points he was trying to make.

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5/19/2017

The findings of a recent study suggest thinking about happy times of the past can help to calm people down after a confrontation and to curb stress, writes Emma Young.

5/19/2017

A former University of Minnesota student who claimed that a professor sexually harassed her on two research trips has been awarded $1 by a federal jury. The student did not report either alleged incident until the university assigned her to work with the alleged harasser.

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