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University of Utah Researcher: Consumer Protection From Predatory Lending at-Risk if Financial Choice Act of 2017 Becomes Law

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New analysis by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson paints bleak picture of consumer protection options if Financial Choice Act of 2017 becomes law

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Guantanamo Was a Huge Mistake, Says ASU Law Professor and Former Homeland Security Counsel

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American University Experts Available to Discuss Tax Reform Legislation

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The Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for a Universal Ban on Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has joined with a coalition of associations in an appeal to the Massachusetts legislature to request their support of An Act Making Discrimination Based on Height and Weight Unlawful (Massachusetts H.952).

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New Research: Americans Overwhelmingly Want Foreign Policy Supporting Gender Equality

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Most Americans strongly support a U.S. foreign policy that promotes global gender equality, according to a new survey by researchers at Tufts University. The survey also found that Americans’ support for the advancement of women and girls remains high even when those goals conflict with priorities, such as international trade or relations with friends and allies.

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American University Experts Available to Discuss Situation in Zimbabwe

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ATS Spreads Message about the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco in New Video

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Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is debuting a new video in which children help to highlight the dangers associated with candy-flavored tobacco, which experts fear will induce kids to use tobacco, leading to a lifetime of addiction.

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Colombian Peace Agreement Progressing Steadily, Says Kroc Institute Report

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The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies report highlights significant progress in achieving short-term goals of a bilateral ceasefire, surrender of weapons and creation of institutional and legal mechanisms for verification.

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Political Reform Unlikely in Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

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Additive manufacturing research, Advanced Manufacturing, digitalisation, 3D printing materials, 3D printing, Switzerland, industry partnerships, federal governement research

Strategic Focus Area "Advanced Manufacturing" Launched

Industry and science are searching for answers to the challenges of digitization – including in production. In order to supply Switzerland with the necessary expertise for the future, the ETH Domain initiated the Strategic Focus Area (SFA) Advanced Manufacturing. The launch took place in Bern on Monday 13 November 2017 in the presence of Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann.







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