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Creighton Communication Prof Available to Comment on TSA

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TSA Snarls May Boil Down to Ineffective Communication

Up front for Guy McHendry, Ph.D., is the TSA’s lack of communication for novice airline passengers who, when confronted with security procedures, might not have the firmest grasp of what’s expected.

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Study Shows Tax on Plug-in Vehicles Is Not Answer to Road-Funding Woes

Given declining revenues from gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and the need for new ways of funding road infrastructure, state and federal policymakers are considering or have enacted annual registration fees for plug-in vehicles. In a paper to be published in the August issue of Energy Policy, researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say that approach is misguided.

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New Intellectual Property Law Certificate Program Announced by Georgia State College of Law

Georgia State University College of Law is adding a certificate in intellectual property (IP) to its specialty academic programs.

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Study Dispels Myth About Propensity of U.S. Millionaires to Move From High to Low Tax States

The view that the rich are highly mobile has gained much political traction in recent years and has become a central argument in debates about whether there should be “millionaire taxes” on top-income earners. But a new study dispels the common myth about the propensity of millionaires in the United States to move from high to low tax states.

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American Chiropractic Association Lauds Opioid Legislation

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) applauds the recent passage of several bills by Congress as a major first step in combating the nation's opioid epidemic. An important next step, according to the association, is expanding access to conservative treatments for pain in the country's health care system.

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IFT Recommends Two Potential Options for the Term Natural

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) recently submitted written comments on the use of the term natural in the labeling of human food products. The current policy for the term “natural” on food labels is vague and leads to misinterpretation, confusion, and misuse of the term. In order to prevent and reduce consumer confusion, IFT is recommending that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consider either prohibiting the term entirely or clearly defining the term.

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Society of Toxicology (SOT) Commends US Congress on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

For the last several years, an SOT Task Force has been serving as a resource to members of Congress working on a bill for chemical safety reform. The compromise bill being voted on this week by the US Congress "will protect public health for years to come," says SOT leadership.

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A Final Statement on Nuclear Weapons and a Frightening Future for Foreign Affairs

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An Iowa State University political scientist says President Obama’s trip to Hiroshima is significant for the point it makes about the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Richard Mansbach also explains why this presidential election has him frightened about future U.S. foreign affairs.

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The UC Nutrition Policy Institute Drives a Drinking Water Movement

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The Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) in Oakland has been funded to serve as the hub of a new national alliance that works on issues in drinking water safety, access and consumption.

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FDA Finalizes New Food Nutrition Labels

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The FDA recently unveiled the new required nutritional information label for packaged foods, the first significantly refreshed design in more than 20 years. Experts believe the new label will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about their health and the foods they eat.

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Texas A&M Researchers Examine Effectiveness Of State’s Franchise Tax

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US-Vietnam Arms Deal Normalizes Relations, Counters China

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Foster v. Chatman: Expert Explains the Good, the Bad and the Predictable

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Women’s Group Urges Illinois Lawmakers Not to Cut Breast Cancer Screening Program

On May 12th, the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force traveled to Springfield, Illinois to lobby lawmakers to fully fund the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, which provides free screenings for uninsured women.

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New Pay Rule Boon for Workers, Better Pay Far Outweighs ‘Prestige Loss’

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In the Face Of Continuing Legal Challenges and the Impending November Elections, What Does The Future Hold For Obamacare?

Attorney Daniel E. Dawes, author of the new book, 150 Years of ObamaCare (May 15, 2016, from Johns Hopkins University Press), is available to offer an authoritative, behind-the-scenes account of the passing of ObamaCare–the greatest and most sweeping equalizer in the history of American health care.

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GW Experts for President’s Vietnam-Japan Trip

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University of Utah Law and Philosophy Professor Leslie Francis Makes a Mark in the Field of Applied Ethics

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University of Utah law and philosophy professor Leslie Francis makes a mark in the field of applied ethics