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Election 2016 Experts From the ‘Most Politically Active’ University in U.S.

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The Occupy Movement: A History of Protests

Despite recent media attention on worldwide uprisings and protests, such as the Arab uprisings and the Occupy movement, the phenomenon of protest camps is not new. Throughout human history and across multiple locations, when faced with significant societal challenges, people often gather to protest against the problems they face. Dr Anna Feigenbaum, leader of the politics programme at Bournemouth University (BU), has been examining the phenomenon of protest camps, looking at what makes them unique, what draws people to them and what it says about human behaviour and social change.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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Gun Violence Restraining Orders: A Promising Strategy to Reduce Gun Violence in the U.S.

Gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) are a promising strategy for reducing firearm homicide and suicide in the United States, and should be considered by states seeking to address gun violence, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California, Davis, argue in a new report.

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Smokers Don’t Vote: 11,626-Person Study Shows Marginalization of Tobacco Users

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Study of 11,626 people shows that, all else equal, smokers are 60 percent less likely to vote than nonsmokers.

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American Electorate Skeptical of Every 2016 Candidate, New GW Battleground Poll Shows

Americans’ pessimism about the current state of the country extends to the field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, according to a new George Washington University Battleground Poll.

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Professors Available to Comment on President Obama’s South Dakota Visit

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Politics Professor Available to Comment on Expanding Republican Presidential Primary Field

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Study: Polarization in Congress Is Worsening, and It Stifles Policy Innovation

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A new study from the Santa Fe Institute confirms quantitatively that partisan disagreements in the U.S. Congress are worsening and that polarization is harmful to policy innovation.

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Human Trafficking Expert Can Talk About What's Right and Wrong in Bipartisan U.S. Senate Bill