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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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Death Penalty Opponents Finding Unexpected Allies In Elimination of Executions, Even In Conservative States

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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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Exposed: Extreme Use of Assault on Officer Charge in Washington, D.C.

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A five-month investigation by Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and WAMU 88.5 News, co-produced by Reveal, found DC Police over use the assaulting a police officer charge.

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WVU Expert Available to Discuss Policing Concerns and Community Unrest

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Study Finds Those Who Believe in Pure Evil Support More Harsh Criminal Punishments

A psychology study finds that people who believe in pure evil are more likely support sentences such as life in prison without parole and the death penalty for criminals.

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New Research Finds “Coolness” Motivates Young Suburban Drug Dealers Who Quit to Avoid Problems

Young, white suburban drug dealers and stereotypical urban dealers are motivated to sell drugs for the same reason – to be “cool,” but when suburban dealers are exposed to extreme violence or serious legal consequences they are more likely to quit, according to a new book by criminologists at Georgia State University.

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Johns Hopkins Expert Available to Discuss New Programs Aimed at Enrolling in Medicaid Individuals in Criminal Justice Settings

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Death of Freddie Gray: GW Experts Available

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Why do people #riot? David Derezotes of @uutah's @USocialWork available for media interviews on topic. #freddiegray #baltimore

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