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Modern American gun ownership values can be linked to slavery

American gun ownership trends in the present day can be historically tied to the number of people who were enslaved in U.S. counties in 1860 Researchers have found a correlation between US locations with higher percentages of enslaved people in 1860 and the more guns its residents in those areas...
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The importance of contraception in a post-Roe v. Wade world

With reproductive rights under attack in the USA and possibly UK, gaining control of one's menstrual cycle and sexual activities is more important than ever before.
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Abortion bans are not pro-life, they are anti-woman

The recent upturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. raises concerns for women’s reproductive safety and rights, as abortion bans make the procedure illegal in more states.
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People in Republican counties more likely to die from COVID-19

The partisan divide across the United States found that Republican counties suffer from higher mortality rates from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Advanced recycling” not the answer to plastic pollution crisis

Advanced or chemical recycling, has been incentivised by State laws in the US - but environmental advocates suggest it will only further plastic pollution.
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24 million US women will travel 150 miles for access to abortion

State legislation, aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade access to abortion care, puts millions of women into “abortion care deserts” – forcing them to travel hundreds of miles.
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Firearms are the main cause of death for children in the US

Firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents, predominantly from homicide – surpassing motor vehicle death rates.
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Black Lives Matter protests have lasting impact on racial discourse

Black Lives Matter protests bring public attention to incidents of police brutality, and also have shifted racial discourse, increasing interest in anti-racist ideas.
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How do our attitudes to work reflect our trust in government?

It seems that having higher levels of trust in the government leads people to feel more secure in their jobs, producing better standards of work.
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Historic timeline of Russia and Ukraine conflict

Russia has launched an attack on the former Soviet republic, as President Putin stands against Ukraine from joining the NATO military alliance – he claims he is defending the people from Ukraine’s ‘militarisation’.
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Higher infection rates amongst politically authoritarian countries

The politics of COVID-19 is intertwined with infection rates, where researchers highlight the linear transmission rate in more authoritarian areas.
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Child marriage: The legal loophole which violates statutory rape laws

Child marriages devise loopholes for sexual abuse against children – with a study showing that child marriages violate statutory rape laws in 14 states.
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Can the White House successfully spearhead zero-trust?

Jason Soroko, CTO of PKI, Sectigo, discusses the role of PKI in securing digital identity and implementing zero-trust architectures within the Governmental and public sector arena.
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Economic inequality in the US: Building back better for whom?

Jeronim Capaldo and Richard Kozul-Wright, from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), examine economic inequality in the United States.
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How state laws drive the future of national privacy legislation

Rob Shavell, Co-Founder and CEO of Abine/DeleteMe, discusses how “local & limited” privacy laws will shape the future of national privacy legislation.
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55% of deaths from police violence erased from official statistics

The Lancet found that over 55% of deaths via police violence were either misclassified or unreported in official statistics reports - a critical erasure of information between 1980 to 2018.
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The argument for a national US data privacy framework

Adam Strange, Global Marketing Director at Titus by HelpSystems, explains the argument for a national US data privacy framework.
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US Government inflexible on Afghanistan exit deadline

As reports of an explosion outside Kabul airport roll in, the US Government remains adamant that Tuesday (31 August) will remain the deadline for evacuation.
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FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine - meaning that it is now permanently approved for use in those aged 16 and over.
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FDA approves third Pfizer dose for people with weak immune systems

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved a third Pfizer dose for people who are immunocompromised - despite the WHO asking countries to wait until 20% were double-vaccinated, globally.

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