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Byline: Jim Hanchett

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Student team will seek public’s views on planetary defense

The researchers will conduct public opinion surveys on how governments respond when asteroids and comets threaten cities, countries, or at the extreme, even the entire earth.
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Teachers critical to detecting and reporting child maltreatment

Time spent in school and the resulting contact with teachers and other school staff leads to increases in reports of child maltreatment – cases that would not have been discovered otherwise.
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Interns experience a memorable Washington summer

Students completing internships in Washington, D.C. through the Cornell in Washington program are experiencing an in-person summer.
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Where red and blue meet: cancel culture, fair elections

A new survey of American voters finds glimmers of hope that Democrats and Republicans can agree on steps needed to shore up an increasingly shaky democracy.
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Bipartisan Policy Review spotlights U.S. foreign policy options

The annual publication, now in its third edition, is produced by the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy to "give voice to policy insights that are often drowned out in the partisan echo chamber.”
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International OK shapes public perceptions of drone warfare

Government department researchers find that armed drone strikes earn more public support and legitimacy when they have international approval from organizations such as the UN.
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Panel: Drone warfare is increasingly sophisticated, deadly

Policymakers, legislators and military strategists must prepare for the consequences of other countries and actors such as the Islamic State using drones, according to panelists in a Cornell discussion March 14.
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Ex-Ukraine ambassador offers gloomy view, sliver of hope

At a Cornell event on Feb. 22, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor said Russian President Vladimir Putin appears intent on provoking a “horrific conflict,” but that he holds out hope for a diplomatic path that would avert all-out war.
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Fact checks effectively counter COVID misinformation

Journalistic fact checks are a more effective counter to COVID-19 misinformation than the false news tags commonly used by social media outlets, according to new Cornell research.