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American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Journalists and Academics Explore the Communication of Science
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Dec. 9 -- The American Academy of Arts and Sciences issued the following news release dated Dec. 6:

The amount of trust people place in different professions has ebbed and flowed over the years, though in recent years faith in most categories has plummeted, with Congress and the press among the least-trusted groups, surveys have shown. Trust in scientists, by contrast, has remained remarkably steady, at a level that's comparatively high but still only around 40 percent.

The ways that information about science gets out to the public have changed significantly in recent ... Show Full Article

Sesame Workshop: Remembering Legendary Puppeteer Caroll Spinney
NEW YORK, Dec. 8 -- The Sesame Workshop issued the following news release:

Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died today, December 8th 2019, at age 85 at his home in Connecticut, after living with Dystonia for some time.

Caroll was an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969 through five decades, and his legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending. His enormous talent and outsized heart were perfectly ... Show Full Article

NOW, RAICES Demand Humane Treatment of Women in Immigration Prisons
PHOENIX, Arizona, Dec. 8 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following news release:

Gathering in a city that houses some of the worst immigration detention centers in the country, activists are rallying today with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to Unlock the Future for immigrant women and girls.

Fifteen people have died at the Eloy Detention Center in Phoenix, including a woman who was denied prompt medical treatment for a leg injury, causing a fatal blood clot. The center has also seen widespread ... Show Full Article

Save the Children: Yemen - 33 Children Killed or Injured Every Month in Deadliest Towns
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Dec. 7 -- Save the Children issued the following news release:

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- One year after the Stockholm agreement, which should have brought stability to Hodeidah and Taiz in Yemen, children there are still victims of conflict

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Hodeidah and Taiz are the two deadliest areas for children in Yemen, Save the Children said today, one year after the signing of the Stockholm agreement, which should have brought stability to these hotspots.

Between January and October 2019, 33 children have been killed or injured/1 every month in the western port city of Hodeidah and Taiz ... Show Full Article

Lambda Legal Issues Joint Statement Opposing Fairness for All Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- Lambda Legal issued the following joint statement:

Today, national advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American Progress (CAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), GLAAD, Lambda Legal, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Black Justice Coalition (BJC), National Fair Housing Alliance, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Queer Asian ... Show Full Article

Cancer Researchers Training at Roswell Park Stand Out on National Stage
BUFFALO, New York, Dec. 7 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release:

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- Three postdoctoral fellows/researchers to be recognized at major research meetings

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Three Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers who are already highly accomplished early in their careers will be honored during three major research meetings -- the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 61st annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 7-10, the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 10-14, and the ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology ... Show Full Article

Advancement Project Issues Statement on Passage of Voting Rights Advancement Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 -- The Advancement Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns, issued the following statement:

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. The legislation restores key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and helps prevent racial discrimination in voting. Advancement Project National Office, a national racial justice and civil rights organization, released the following statement:

"We are encouraged by the House's ... Show Full Article