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Newswise: Forces Behind Growing Political Polarization in Congress Revealed in New Model

Article ID: 715936

Forces Behind Growing Political Polarization in Congress Revealed in New Model

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

For much of the 20th century, political polarization within the United States House of Representatives tended to decrease over the course of a two-year term. But starting in the mid-1980s, that trend reversed, and in recent decades, polarization has been more likely to grow.

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17-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 715616

First Ever State Sepsis Regulation in U.S. Tied to Lower Death Rates

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected – and faster than in peer states – following the introduction of the nation’s first state-mandated sepsis regulation.

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11-Jul-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: ATS Celebrates Court-Established Deadlines for E-cigarettes and Cigars Regulation

Article ID: 715817

ATS Celebrates Court-Established Deadlines for E-cigarettes and Cigars Regulation

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Last Friday afternoon, July 12, 2019, a federal court decision established deadlines for e-cigarette manufacturers and makers of candy-flavored cigars to submit their products for FDA review. The Court took this action after medical and public health groups sued the Food and Drug Administration for the agency’s failure to appropriately regulate e-cigarettes and cigars in a timely and effective manner.

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15-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    15-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715727

'Racist Police Officer' Stereotype May Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

American Psychological Association (APA)

Belief in the “racist police officer” stereotype may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for law enforcement officers and lead to increased support for forceful or threatening policing tactics, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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12-Jul-2019 12:35 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes
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    15-Jul-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715596

New E-Cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users to Smoke More Cigarettes

Duke Health

Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health.

Released:
11-Jul-2019 8:30 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 715772

Sociology and Social Justice

American Sociological Association (ASA)

On August 10-13, thousands of sociologists from around the nation and the world will meet in New York at the association’s 114th Annual Meeting. At a time when issues ranging from the U.S. census to the racial wealth gap dominate public discourse, more than 600 sessions involving 4,600 presenters and 3,000 research papers will deepen understanding of the interrelationship of societal structures and policy issues, as well as their impact on ordinary people and communities.

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12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Can Illinois help its municipalities pay their pension bills – and is it?

Article ID: 715669

Can Illinois help its municipalities pay their pension bills – and is it?

University of Illinois at Chicago

A new report from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago examines state intervention in municipal pension funding in Illinois

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11-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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