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Experts Comment on Afghanistan in Advance of President's Address

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marijuana legalization, marijuana law, adolescents and young adults, Cannabis

Marijuana Legalization Health Effects on Teens and Young Adults

A Rutgers psychiatrist discusses how states can minimize the health risks to young people when considering marijuana legalization

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Sanctuary cities, Trump Administration, Immigration, Climate Change, Paris Climate Accord

Law School Podcast: Cities, States and the Trump Administration

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In the 13th episode of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, host Dean Daniel Rodriguez discusses these hot-button topics with Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law David Dana and Associate Professor of Law Nadav Shoked.

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Minimum Wage, Poverty, child neglect

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Reduce Child Neglect Cases

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Raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.

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Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue allowing tobacco companies to do so, says Eric Lindblom, former director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office of Policy.

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For Better or Worse, Trump Is Being Honest According to Virginia Tech Political Expert

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Johns Hopkins Experts Can Discuss Race, Political Movements, Inequality

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Coastal Flooding, FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program, Climate Change

Florida Flood Risk Study Identifies Priorities for Property Buyouts

A study of flood damage in Florida by scientists at UC Santa Cruz and the Nature Conservancy proposes prioritizing property buyouts based on flood risk, ecological value, and socioeconomic conditions.

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WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag

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In the wake of the Aug. 12 confrontations between protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, some progressives are calling for legal restrictions on the display of the Nazi flag. These arguments are entirely understandable, but they often misapply existing First Amendment law, and they suppress free speech values that progressives — more than anyone else — should want to defend, says a Constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.

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Increasing Health Care Access for Active-Duty Military

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