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U. of I. News: Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?

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What's in a name? How Taking a spouse's surname can define power in marriage

5:05 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'read more »

E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults

11 Dec 11:10 | U.S. News

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. read more »

Could death rates have swung the 2016 election?

8 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

Significant increases in the death rates of white, middle-aged people over the last 15 years appear to be tied to increases in Republican voting that helped lead to Donald Trump's election in 2016, according to a new study led by a Drexel University researcher.read more »

New Stanford study analyzes recent research on causes of gun violence

8 Dec 12:00 | U.S. News

Researchers fr­­om Stanford and Duke University examined recent studies on the causes of gun violence in the United States in an effort to find consensus in a body of research that often covers different states or different time periods, making conclusions difficult to draw.read more »

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows

7 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.read more »

Retail Drug Prices Increase More Than 50X Faster Than Inflation Rate

7 Dec 12:32 | U.S. News

Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. read more »

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

6 Dec 14:28 | U.S. News

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health risks.read more »

Poll: At least one-fourth of Asian Americans report workplace, housing discrimination

6 Dec 12:13 | U.S. News

A quarter or more of Asian Americans report personally experiencing anti-Asian discrimination in employment and when seeking housing read more »

Goldwater Rule 'gagging' psychiatrists no longer relevant, analysis finds

5 Dec 17:21 | U.S. News

The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold up to current scientific scrutiny, a new analysis finds.read more »

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

5 Dec 12:14 | U.S. News

Transportation and water infrastructure funding and finance in the United States are not nearly as dire as some believe, but a national consensus on infrastructure priorities, accompanied by targeted spending and selected policy changes, is needed, according to a new RAND Corporation study. read more »

Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

4 Dec 17:06 | U.S. News

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).read more »

Kids and screen time: Signs your child might be addicted

4 Dec 10:31 | U.S. News

It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world. Many parents worry, how much screen time is too much?read more »

Researchers find link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

1 Dec 17:33 | U.S. News

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. read more »

Is underground transit worse for your health?

1 Dec 08:07 | U.S. News

When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found some unexpected results: certain SoCal public transit routes that were entirely underground exposed passengers to greater concentrations of carcinogens in the air. read more »

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations

30 Nov 17:04 | U.S. News

People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively.read more »

New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes

30 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

In the science-fiction movie Gattaca, visitors only clear security if a blood test and readout of their genetic profile matches the sample on file. Now, cheap DNA sequencers and custom software could make real-time DNA-authentication a reality.read more »

Research shows North Texas earthquakes occurring on 'dead' faults

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Recent earthquakes in the Fort Worth Basin - in the rural community of Venus and the Dallas suburb of Irving - occurred on faults that had not been active for at least 300 million years, according to research led by SMU seismologist Beatrice Magnani.read more »

Sea-level rise predicted to threaten 13,000 archaeological sites in southeastern US

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Sea-level rise may impact vast numbers of archaeological and historic sites, cemeteries, and landscapes on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the southeastern United States, according to a study by David Anderson from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, and colleagues.read more »

Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests

29 Nov 2017 | SciTech

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Three Individuals Charged in Florida-based Investment Fraud Scheme that Defrauded Over 150 Investors

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Miami News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/miami/news/press-releases/three-individuals-charged-in-florida-based-investment-fraud-scheme-that-defrauded-over-150-investors

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CEO of Suburban Pharmaceutical Company Arrested on Federal Fraud Charge for Allegedly Misappropriating at Least $1.5 Million from Investors

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Chicago News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/chicago/news/press-releases/ceo-of-suburban-pharmaceutical-company-arrested-on-federal-fraud-charge-for-allegedly-misappropriating-at-least-15-million-from-investors

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Florida Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Hate Crime for Conspiring to Attack Florida Synagogue

29 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Miami News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/miami/news/press-releases/florida-man-sentenced-to-25-years-in-prison-for-hate-crime-for-conspiring-to-attack-florida-synagogue

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Critical link between obesity and diabetes has been identified

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

UT Southwestern researchers have identified a major mechanism by which obesity causes type 2 diabetes, which is a common complication of being overweight that afflicts more than 30 million Americans and over 400 million people worldwide. read more »

Canadian man arrested in Orlando, Florida, after attempting to meet Ohio child for sex

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Cleveland News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/cleveland/news/press-releases/canadian-man-arrested-in-orlando-florida-after-attempting-to-meet-ohio-child-for-sex

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US companies are investing less in science

28 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

A new article reveals that large corporations are investing less in science. From 1980 to 2006, publications by company scientists have declined in a range of industries. The result holds across a range of industries.read more »

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Post Strong E-Commerce Growth

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

comScore today reported U.S. desktop retail e-commerce spending for Thanksgiving Day saw a 22-percent gain to $1.57 billion in spending to surpass the billion-dollar threshold for the fourth consecutive year. read more »

Price changes for seven foods could save thousands of lives per year, study says

27 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address health disparities in the United States, finds a study led by researchers from Tufts University.read more »

Climate changes triggered immigration to America in the 19th century

22 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

In the 19th century, over 5 million Germans moved to North America. It was not only a century of poverty, war and revolutions in what is now Germany, but also of variable climate. read more »

What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

21 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

When a woman chooses not to take her husband's surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. read more »

Previous evidence of water on Mars now identified as grainflows

21 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.read more »

Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality, thanks to UCLA invention

20 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-friendly cars.read more »

Study says homeowners shouldn't count on property appreciation creating wealth

20 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.read more »

Study shows all daily activity can prolong life

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

That "to do" list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. read more »

Only 1 in 10 Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Just 1 in 10 adults meet the federal fruit or vegetable recommendations, according to a new study.read more »

BTS Statistics Release: September 2017 Passenger Airline Employment Data - CORRECTION

17 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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BTS Statistics Release: September 2017 Passenger Airline Employment Data

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S.Res.279

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

A resolution reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Cambodia. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN781

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Joseph Kernan, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, vice Marcel John Lettre II. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN782

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Guy B. Roberts, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Andrew Charles Weber. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

PN1008

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, vice Sean Joseph Stackley. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

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16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice David J. Berteau, resigned. (11/16/2017 legislative day)read more »

Why do employees cheat? Too much pressure

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Workplace cheating is a real and troublesome phenomenon, and new research from the University of Georgia explains how it starts--and how employers can help prevent it.read more »

Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according to new findings.read more »

Airline Bumping Continues to Decline and Mishandled Baggage Rate Lowest in Decades

16 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

15 Nov 2017 | US Politics and Govt

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Johnny Collett of Kentucky, to be the Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. Mr. Collett is the Director of Special Education Outcomes at the Council of Chief State School Officers. In this role, he supports states in their work to raise expectations and improve outcomes for children and youth with disabilities. He previously served as Director of the Division of Learning Services and State Director of Special Education at the Kentucky Department of Education. In this role, he provided oversight to a division that included special education, as well as other program areas such as English Learners, gifted and talented, response to intervention, the Kentucky School for the Blind, and the Kentucky School for the Deaf. He also served on the board of directors of the National Aread more »

What counts as 'nature'? It all depends

15 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Think, for a moment, about the last time you were out in nature. Were you in a city park? At a campground? On the beach? In the mountains? Now consider: What was this place like in your parents' time? read more »

H.R.3821

15 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the "Zachary Addington Post Office". (11/15/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.1207

15 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office". (11/15/2017 legislative day)read more »

H.R.4174

15 Nov 2017 | U.S. News

Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017 (11/15/2017 legislative day)read more »

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