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Obama Reassures Panicked Conservatives: We'll SWAT the Next Victim

Obama Reassures Panicked Conservatives: We'll SWAT the Next Victim
"The dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low," said Obama, "but we are taking this very seriously." Also discussed: An actual plan to literally SWAT anyone diagnosed with Ebola.
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Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going

Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going
Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades. President Obama urged Congress to allocate $10 million for new research after the Newtown school shooting. But House Republicans say they won't approve it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's budget still lists zero dollars for research on gun violence prevention. One of the researchers who lost funding in the political battle over studying firearms was Dr. Garen Wintemute, one of only a dozen researchers across the country who have continued to focus full-time on firearms violence.
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Lois Beckett
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Refusal to Learn: Republicans Won't Allow CDC to Research Gun Violence

Refusal to Learn: Republicans Won't Allow CDC to Research Gun Violence
For nearly 20 years, Congress has pushed the CDC to steer clear of firearms violence research. As chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that traditionally sets CDC funding, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) has been in a position to change that. Soon after Sandy Hook, Kingston said he had spoken to the head of the agency. "I think we can find some common ground," Kingston said. More than a year later, as Kingston competes in a crowded Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, the congressman is no longer talking about common ground.
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Lois Beckett
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Four States with HIV-Specific Criminal Statutes That Fly in the Face of Science

Four States with HIV-Specific Criminal Statutes That Fly in the Face of Science
States began adopting laws criminalizing certain conduct of people living with HIV back in the late 1980s. Now, more than 30 states carry HIV-specific criminal statutes, laws that were passed in response to fear harvested in the early years of the epidemic.
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What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding
ProPublica interviews Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who led the CDC's gun violence research in the '90s when he was the director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
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CDC: LGB Population Suffers from Intimate Violence, Stalking

CDC: LGB Population Suffers from Intimate Violence, Stalking
The majority of women who reported experiencing sexual violence, regardless of their sexual orientation, reported that they were victimized by male perpetrators. Nearly half of female bisexual victims (48.2 percent) and more than one-quarter of female heterosexual victims (28.3 percent) experienced their first rape between the ages of 11 and 17 years.
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