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Drop in foreign applicants worries U.S. engineering schools

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4 mentions1 week ago
Amid the uncertainty over U.S. immigration policy, one fact is sending a chill through U.S. higher education: Some U.S. graduate programs in engineering, Science has learned, are seeing a sharp ...

Can Gentrification Make People Sick?

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2 mentions2 days ago
The impact of gentrification—especially the displacement of lower-income residents—remains a topic of enormous debate in urbanism circles. Most research on the subject finds the extent of displacement to be statistically ...

How Trump’s campaign staffers tried to keep him off Twitter

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12 mentions2 hours ago
President Donald Trump’s former campaign staffers claim they cracked the code for tamping down his most inflammatory tweets, and they say the current West Wing staff would do well to ...

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

8 mentions1 week ago
WASHINGTON — Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the communications around the same time that they were discovering evidence that ...

Valentines for Urban Planning Nerds

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6 mentions1 week ago
An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart. Commercial Valentine's Day cards leave a lot to be desired. The sickly sweet sentiments and ubiquitous ...

Here's why Donald Trump can't come clean on Russia

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8 mentions1 week ago
There is an old chestnut that gets tossed out whenever a scandal hits: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. The saying traces back to Watergate. Sen. Howard Baker, the ...

A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone

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56 mentions1 week ago
Two weeks ago, Sidd Bikkannavar flew back into the United States after spending a few weeks abroad in South America. An employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Bikkannavar had ...

Gallup Daily: Trump Job Approval

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Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 ...

In Expensive Cities, Even Renters Obstruct New Housing

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Where new housing gets built—or, more likely, doesn’t get built—is often driven by the obstructionist tendencies of existing residents. NIMBYism is rooted in the fear that an increase in the ...