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Five Questions About the Senate Impeachment Trial Answered

The impeachment trial will likely dominate the news for the rest of the month, if not longer. In doing so, it could potentially affect the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and the rhythms of the Democratic presidential campaign. So here are answers to ...

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

James M. Lindsay, "Five Questions About the Senate Impeachment Trial", The Water's Edge,, January 16, 2020.

Deeply divided nation watches as impeachment trial begins; Virginia Tech political expert available to provide context

– Virginia Tech

ADVISORY: Expert Available to Discuss Roots of Trump Impeachment

– Johns Hopkins University

Domestic U.S. Policy

Exclusive Polling: Iowa Youth Poised for Historic Caucus Turnout

Young people are poised for a potentially historic turnout in the upcoming Iowa caucuses, and young Democrats prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to an exclusive CIRCLE-Tisch College/Suffolk University Iowa youth poll released today by Tufts Univer...

– Tufts University

CIRCLE-Tisch College/Suffolk University Iowa youth poll

Keeping guns away from potential mass shooters

The United States currently averages 20 mass shootings per year. Researchers from Michigan State University measured the extent to which mass shootings are committed by domestic violence perpetrators, suggesting how firearm restrictions may prevent t...

– Michigan State University

Criminology & Public Policy

Decline in Late Stage Cancer Diagnoses After Health Reform Law

Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new research.

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Medical Care; RSG-16-017-01-CPHPS; P30 CA047904 ; Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation

Stepping Up and Standing Out

Women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016, according to a new online survey released by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Polit...

– American University

Gender on the Ballot

Launch of Think Global Health

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) introduces Think Global Health, a multi-contributor website that examines how changes in health are reshaping economies, societies, and the everyday lives of people around the world.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Think Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, January 21, 2020.

Election 2020 Series: A Conversation With Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick discusses his foreign policy views and priorities.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Deval L. Patrick, Election 2020 Series, Council on Foreign Relations, January 21, 2020.

Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works

Kristy Roschke is the managing director of News Co/Lab, and she offers remedies for readers who want to stay media literate.

Expert Available

– Arizona State University (ASU)

AP news poll

Iowa's caucus history

– Iowa State University

No major breakthroughs in Democratic field

– Iowa State University

"It has been nearly 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the vote nationwide, yet women continue to face barriers to full equality," says University of Redlands professor, on the eve of women's march

– University of Redlands

International Relations

Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea

Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities.

– University of California San Diego

Post-Soviet Affairs

Why Experts Are Worried About a New Virus in China

The virus appears to be less dangerous than SARS, but there are still concerns of a wider outbreak in Asia.

– Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Yanzhong Huang, "Why Experts Are Worried About a New Virus in China", In Brief, Council on Foreign Relations, January 15, 2020





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