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Newswise: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Emerging S&T Tech to Ensure the Security of Our Nation’s Borders

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Emerging S&T Tech to Ensure the Security of Our Nation’s Borders

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T recently collaborated with the USBP and FLETC to deliver a multi-part solution by implementing innovative tools and capabilities that enable USBP agents to leverage the knowledge, skills, and abilities of expert trackers (professionals trained to detect, track, follow and apprehend potential adversaries) and use emerging technologies to maximize their tracking performance.

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8-Nov-2019 12:55 PM EST
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Health Care, Mass Shootings, 2020 Presidential Election Causing Americans Significant Stress, New Stress in America™ Survey Finds

American Psychological Association (APA)

A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year’s Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). More than half of U.S. adults (56%) identify the 2020 presidential election as a significant stressor, an increase from the 52% of adults who reported the presidential election as a significant source of stress when asked in the months leading up to the 2016 contest.

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5-Nov-2019 12:05 AM EST
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New study advocates a positive approach to school safety

Washington University in St. Louis

Policy responses to school shootings have not prevented them from happening more frequently, but restorative justice has the potential to avert bad behavior and school shootings, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.The study, “Disparate Impacts: Balancing the Need for Safe Schools With Racial Equity in Discipline,” published in the journal Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, finds that crisis prevention policies enacted following school shootings tend to exacerbate racial and ethnic discipline disparities in several different ways.

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29-Oct-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Newswise: New study identifies risk factors for head and neck cancer among 9/11 responders

New study identifies risk factors for head and neck cancer among 9/11 responders

Rutgers School of Public Health

A recent Rutgers study identified factors that may put people who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) at increased risk for cancers of the head and neck, such as oral cavity, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal cancers.

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23-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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The Amazon and You

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

What happens within a country can no longer be considered its concern alone in a global age? Article by Richard N. Haass. Originally published at Project Syndicate September 13, 2019.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Terrorism, U.S. Politics, Natural Disasters, U.S. Foreign Relations,

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17-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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