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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Policing and Wrongful Convictions

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Source: National Institute of Justice This new memo from the National Institute of Justice outlines what the experts have learned from exonerations of wrongfully convicted defendants, including the psychology behind cognitive biases and their relationship to wrongful convictions. The authors offer their analysis of the leading factors that contribute to wrongful convictions and provide a […] [Read More]
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Washington State: More Than 40,000 Gun Sales Blocked, Including 24,000 Sales to Felons and More Than 6,000 Sales to Domestic Abusers

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Source: Everytown for Gun Safety Everytown for Gun Safety released a new analysis of FBI data showing that the federal background check system is working in Washington State, blocking more than 40,000 gun sales to prohibited purchasers since 1998 including at least 24,000 gun sales to felons and more than 6,000 gun sales to domestic […] [Read More]
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Daughters provide as much elderly parent care as they can, sons do as little as possible

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Source: American Sociological Association Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible. “Whereas the amount of elderly parent care daughters […] [Read More]
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Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage

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Source: Penn State Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans — except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers’ religious beliefs — to provide women with access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without […] [Read More]
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Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury

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Source: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant. Fishery stock “substitutions”—which falsely present a fish of the same species, but from a different geographic origin—are the […] [Read More]
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Antibacterial soap exposes health workers to high triclosan levels

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Source:University of California – San Francisco Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco. Triclosan, a synthetic antibacterial agent, is found in thousands of […] [Read More]
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Study Finds Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People

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Source: Baylor University People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study. “The effect of state intervention into the economy equals or exceeds marriage or employment status — two traditional predictors of happiness — when it comes to satisfaction,” said Patrick Flavin, […] [Read More]
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Wage Gap Widens From Recession As Income Inequality Grows

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Source: The U.S. Conference of Mayors On-Going Trend Gives Top 5% Nearly Half-Trillion Dollars In Added Annual Income In 2012 Jobs gained during the economic recovery from the Great Recession pay an average 23% less than the jobs lost during the recession according to a new report released today by The U.S. Conference of Mayors […] [Read More]
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Citizen Audit Seeks Connecticut Voters to Observe Post-Election Audits

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Source: The Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Volunteer One Day for Democracy The Connecticut Citizen Election Audit announces the opening of signup to participate in the independent observation of audits following the August primary election. Connecticut voters committed to trustworthy and credible elections are invited to signup now to volunteer one day between August 27th and […] [Read More]
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