Washington Post

The University of Virginia's Miller Center, a nonpartisan center for presidential scholarship, points out that Roosevelt was hard to pin down on the political spectrum. “Upon entering the Oval Office, FDR was neither a die-hard liberal nor a conservative, and the policies he enacted during his first term sometimes reflected contradictory ideological sources,” they wrote.

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Bacon's Rebellion

Whites will comprise less than a majority of Virginia’s population by 2040 – 47.4 percent – according to recent projections by the Demographics Research Group at the University of Virginia. That’s down from a forecast 58.6 percent in 2020.

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Medscape

Using email and text messages to remind new mothers of the importance of safe sleep practices for infants improves adherence to those practices, a study has shown. Dr. Rachel Y. Moon of the University of Virginia and colleagues report their findings in an article published online July 25 in JAMA.

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Washington Post

(Co-written by Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics) Later this year – unless President Donald Trump intervenes – the American people will get access to the last of thousands of secret government files about a turning point in the nation’s history: the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 

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The Star Online

Portfolio inflows in emerging markets in Asia are expected to rebound after falling sharply to well below benchmark level, said Frank Warnock, a UVA professor of business administration. He said in Indonesia, equity inflows were well below benchmark level while bond inflows were above it.

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Daily Mail (U.K.)

Joseph Hart, an associate professor at the University of Virginia, said: “In the past, osteoarthritis was considered a disease that affects only the elderly. We are seeing increasing evidence that young and middle-aged adults are suffering from osteoarthritis as well, and it is often attributable to a history of acute traumatic joint injury.”

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Charlottesville Daily Progress

A public hearing for the proposed University of Virginia indoor golf practice facility was postponed Tuesday night after Albemarle County staff discovered issues with the legal notice for the hearing. In a portion of the meeting separate from the scheduled hearing, county staff and planning commissioners also said they are concerned about location of the parking lot at the proposed facility.

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International Business Times

A series of educational videos sent via text might help encourage new mothers to ensure their infants are sleeping properly,a ccording to research done jointly by the UVA schools of Medicine and Nursing, Yale University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine.

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Time

(Commnetary by Chris Lu, senior fellow at UVA’s Miller Center) It’s been eight years since the federal minimum wage was last raised. Since then, the economy has rebounded with the longest streak of job growth in history. Yet millions of people continue to work for the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour, without a pay raise in sight.

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WINA-AM-1070 (Charlottesville)

A community health fair will happen Saturday as a part of the 28th annual Chihambra African American Cultural Arts Festival. UVA’s Dr. Marcus Martin says the event at Washington Park will include many health screenings. 

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A recent study out of the University of Virginia, Yale University, and Boston University finds mobile technology can help parents protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome and other sleep-related deaths.

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Inc.com

Voracious readers, grammarians, wordsmiths, and trivia masters may have an advantage when it comes to staying mentally young, at least if they do something with their skill every day. "[It] does not tell us if people who do crosswords have less cognitive decline because of that or if people who have less cognitive decline are more likely to enjoy doing crosswords," he says, pointing to a different study conducted by researchers at University of Virginia.

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“The Opening Bell,” WGN Radio (Chicago)

Whether people are aware of it or not, America is in the middle of an opioid crisis. The numbers are on the rise, but where does the country stand in the fight? Richard Bonnie (director of UVA’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy) discusses how these numbers are impacting the economy.

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Charlottesville Newsplex

The UVA Medical Center is launching a new educational group care program for pregnant women. During the group classes and checkups, women will be able to receive both prenatal care and educational resources.

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The Australian

(By W. Bradford Wilcox, professor of sociology) The ABC report by Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson on religion and domestic violence has come under heavy fire, and for good reason. It is illogical, unfair and quite possibly inaccurate.

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New York Post

Democratic leaders traveled to rural Virginia to tell working-class Americans President Trump doesn’t have their back – but they do. “It’s hard to see how Republicans lose the Senate,” said Larry Sabato, director of UVA’s Center for Politics. But a health care disaster or failures to pass priorities like tax reform could limit or eliminate their gains. “At one time, Republicans thought they might get to 60 or close to it. Now, that seems like a pipe dream.”

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New York Post

Government experts said Trump wants Sessions gone – but doesn’t want to fire him and face the repercussions. Trump wants to “try to persuade him to step down rather than trying to take action himself. He wants the investigation to end so is trying to move out players causing problems . . . without doing the firing,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of public affairs at Princeton. “Trump is trying to intimidate his own AG,” added University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

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Quartz

UVA economist Jennifer Doleac, who studies crime and discrimination, thinks the problem with ban-the-box policies is that they are a quick fix to a complex problem. She believes taking away information from employers is exactly the wrong idea. Rather, policies intended to help the formerly incarcerated find jobs should offer employers more information about why a person with a criminal record is worth hiring.

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New York Post

Government experts said Trump wants Sessions gone – but doesn’t want to fire him and face the repercussions. Trump wants to “try to persuade him to step down rather than trying to take action himself. He wants the investigation to end so is trying to move out players causing problems . . . without doing the firing,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of public affairs at Princeton. “Trump is trying to intimidate his own AG,” added University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato.

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Financial Times (U.K.)

In an interview with the New York Times last week, Trump said he would never have hired Sessions had he known that he would recuse himself. “We all know Trump has little self-control of his emotions. And loyalty is a one-way street for Trump,” said Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia. “He is extremely angry about the Russia probe, and he’s concluded that Sessions could have protected the president and didn’t [and] doesn’t care that it would have been unethical for Sessions not to recuse himself.”

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