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  • Meanwhile in ... Jinan, China, local authorities are using a point system to encourage better supervision of dogs by their owners.

    In Jinan, a city in China’s Shandong province, local authorities have created a point system to encourage better supervision of dogs by their owners. Infractions, including letting dogs off leash in public or not picking up after them, can result in a deduction of points. If owners accumulate enough infractions they may be fined.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:06:11 -0500
  • Behind the surprising surge of hope for US criminal justice reform

    Two years ago it looked like criminal justice reform was doomed. For years a glimmer of bipartisan hope amid congressional gridlock, lawmakers from both parties worked on legislation to reform a justice system riven with issues that can begin at the moment of arrest and can continue through the moment a former prisoner re-enters society. Yesterday, President Trump threw his support behind a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:51:42 -0500
  • The FDA shields youths from vaping

    One of the great reliefs of the past half-century is that cigarette smoking in adults dropped by 67 percent. The use of electronic cigarettes (“vaping”) among high school students rose an alarming 78 percent from 2017 to 2018. Among middle-schoolers, the jump was 48 percent.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:33:57 -0500
  • Watch out, 2020: Young voters are on the rise

    Vikianna Petit-Homme tried to get the Boston University student to look her in the eye. “I can’t vote,” implored Vikianna, the youth leader of March For Our Lives Boston, on the eve of the election. The BU student insisted he just didn’t have the time.

    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:53:57 -0500
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