Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for stricter sentencing in criminal cases.
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Jeff Sessions wants prosecutors to 'charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.' That's a step back to our failed experiment in mass incarceration.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, sitting at the president’s right, announced the China trade deal.
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The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.
A lot is riding on the first head-to-head meeting between Trump and Xi.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.
Cancer precision targeting at the Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory. Credit: Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory.
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A field called epigenomics looks at chemical modifications that do not change our DNA sequence but can affect gene activity. What are the limitations, and can biomedicine use this to our advantage?
Marlene Mosqueda’s father was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in February.
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Three stories show how today's deportations are reminiscent of what immigrants experienced during immigration raids under President Obama.
Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017, as VP Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.
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Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
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Get a taste of a drone-enabled future by looking at innovations and explorations from researchers, students and employees at one of the nation's largest university systems.
How can students think critically about information in today’s age?
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Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
Students gather to participate in the #SanctuaryCampus protest in New York.
Twenty states not only accept undocumented students in higher education institutions, but also provide them with financial support.
Should the public pay to read research?
The public pays for academic research and then again to read the published results of that research. A new initiative proposes a radical Open Access model. Can it work?
Rachel Dolezal isn't the only one who experiences a transition in racial categories, but what are the implications of inconsistent racial identifications on mental health?
Experiment design affects the quality of the results.
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Embracing more rigorous scientific methods would mean getting science right more often than we currently do. But the way we value and reward scientists makes this a challenge.
Doctors are turning to digital devices for medical records, but Latinos lag in use of portals to access them.
Patient portals are fast becoming a way of health care life in the U.S., but they are leaving an important group behind. Latinos are much less likely to use portals than non-Latinos.
Trump talks trade and U.S. economic independence in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Trump's claims about free trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership generally don't hold water.
Intense: driven by drier conditions and earlier spring melts, wildfires are getting more potent.
A review of more than 40 years of wildfire activity in the western U.S. demonstrates the potent effect drier, warming spring seasons, due to climate change, is having on wildfires.
Bibliothèque de l’université de l'Etat de Pennsylvanie, Etats-Unis.
Aux Etats-Unis, les bibliothèques se développent et leur fréquentation est à la hausse. Malgré la masse d'informations disponible sur Internet.
Library space is changing.
The popularity of libraries has not diminished. Numbers show more people are going to libraries than ever before. Here's why.
When should a work go into public doman?
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A copyright law that has frozen the entry of many works into public domain is approaching its end. Will a further extension of its term be detrimental to the common good?
Low food miles: a farmers market in Pennsylvania.
Food is a big part of everyone's carbon footprint – about the same as electricity use. How can our diet make farming more planet-friendly?
Numbered days of the print form of scholar’s book?
Sales of scholarly books are dropping, even as their prices are rising. Will academia give up its resistance to an open-access digital model?