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    15-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 571773

Report Finds Dramatic Crime Reduction in East Palo Alto, CA

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

An independent analysis of data in East Palo Alto, CA shows a dramatic drop in crime over the past two decades. Once known as the U.S. per capita “murder capital,” the city’s crime rate dropped 62% between 1986 and 2008.

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14-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 571809

Tax Renewals: Buying Time Or a ‘Permanently Temporary’ Fix?

Washington University in St. Louis

Cheryl Block, JD, federal budget and tax expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, weighs in on tax cut extensions. “Finger pointing aside, both parties have been at the helm at various times since 2001,” Block says, “both standing watch over the growing imbalance between revenues and spending and both aware of threats to the nation’s future fiscal health in light of the aging population, escalating health care costs, and growing government commitments under entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicaid.”

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Article ID: 571704

First Amendment Does Not Cover Protest at Elizabeth Edwards’ Funeral

Cornell University

Steven H. Shiffrin, First Amendment expert and Professor of Law at Cornell University, comments on the Westoboro Baptist Church protest at the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards.

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10-Dec-2010 1:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 571691

Experts Available to Discuss New Federal Legislation Aimed at Protecting College Students Against Sexual Assault

University of New Hampshire

Researchers with the University of New Hampshire’s nationally and internationally recognized sexual and intimate partner violence prevention program, Bringing in the Bystander, are available to discuss new federal legislation that recommends universities implement bystander programs to help protect college students from sexual assault.

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10-Dec-2010 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 571627

ATS President Criticizes EPA on Ozone Delay

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The president of the American Thoracic Society today criticized the Environmental Protection Agency for seeking a six-month delay in issuing a final rule for ozone pollution.

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9-Dec-2010 9:20 AM EST
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Article ID: 571615

Professors and Students at Case Western Reserve University School of Law Provide Assistance to Kenya Piracy Court

Case Western Reserve University

This week, Professor Michael Scharf traveled 30 hours to Mombasa, Kenya to personally deliver his team’s legal research to the Chief Judge of the Kenya Piracy Court.

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8-Dec-2010 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571495

Vanderbilt Expert Able to Comment on DREAM Act; Found Texas Dream Act Led More Undocumented Hispanic Students to College

Vanderbilt University

As members of Congress spar over whether or not to provide tuition benefits and a path to legalization to undocumented students through the DREAM Act, an examination of the nation’s first state-level “dream act” indicates such policy effectively boosts college enrollment by these students.

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6-Dec-2010 3:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 571370

Tax Expert Says Tax "Cuts" Were Simply a Deferral

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University professor Robert Ricketts, Frank M. Burke Chair in Taxation in the Rawls College of Business, says that taxes do not discourage job creation or investment in the economy, and that tax cuts do not increase revenues.

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2-Dec-2010 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571199

Senate Backing of New FDA Powers a Step in Right Direction

Cornell University

Craig Altier, associate professor of population medicine and diagnostic science at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, comments on U.S. Senate approval today of a long-stalled food safety bill that was partially inspired by last summer’s Salmonella contamination of eggs.

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30-Nov-2010 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 571130

Economics Professor’s Research Helps Change D.C. Adoption Law

American University

American University's Mary Hansen helped pass a subsidy extension for adopted children that matches the level for foster children in Washington, D.C.

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24-Nov-2010 3:45 PM EST
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