TimesLIVE

The existence of the Boy Scout files – known as the "perversion files," listing scoutmasters or troop leaders accused of sexual abuse – has been known since a 2012 court case in the state of Oregon. But Anderson said a court case this year in Minnesota had revealed numbers of victims and perpetrators that were higher than previously known. He said the new figures came from an audit performed by Janet Warren of the University of Virginia, who has been working with the Boy Scouts of America. "She says there are over 12,000 victims identified in those files," Anderson said.

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New York Times

Contrary to those who argue that Sanders creates fissures in Democratic ranks, UVA politics professor Larry Sabato argued that such divisions are unlikely to occur.

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U.S. News & World Report

Almost 8,000 leaders in the Boy Scouts of America have been accused of sexually abusing children going back decades, according to records the organization has maintained. Janet Warren, a UVA professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences, reviewed the records and testified in January about her findings in a trial involving allegations of child sexual abuse in a separate case, Jeff Anderson, a lawyer who works with sexual abuse victims, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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WOSU Public Media (Columbus, Ohio)

In early 2016, Kyle Kondik, an Ohio-born political analyst at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and the managing editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball, a closely read newsletter on national politics, published a book called “The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President.” It was a dead-on, 100% correct examination of the many social, historical, demographic and ideological reasons why Ohio had been a bellwether state in presidential elections for such a long time.

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Daily Beast

Over 12,000 Boy Scout members were allegedly sexually abused by troop leaders and volunteers, according to an expert who has been investigating the alleged abuse over the past five years. Dr. Janet Warren, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia’s medical school, testified as part of a January trial about child sex abuse at a Minnesota children's theater company.

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The Root

Kyle Dargan is the author of “Anagnorisis” (TriQuarterly/Northwestern UP). Four previous poetry collections were published by the University of Georgia Press. Kyle has received the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. His books have also been finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Eric Hoffer Awards Grand Prize. He is currently an associate professor of literature and assistant director of creative writing at American University. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Indiana University.

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The Daily Northwestern

At the University of Virginia, a student-led campaign of petitions and contacting donors, state legislators and local school districts successfully led administrators in Charlottesville to heighten their commitment to financial aid. Dannenberg said the UVA model could be applied at Northwestern.

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Washington Post

The wording of the statute does not appear to offer discretion to the commissioner of the IRS to refuse Neal’s request. However, the situation amounts to “uncharted territory” given that there has not previously been an occasion where a request for tax returns under the little-used statute has been refused, according to George K. Yin, a UVA law professor who has testified on the topic before the Ways and Means Committee.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

People in Charlottesville will soon say goodbye to the former home of the UVA basketball team. However, its history and architecture are being preserved for generations to come.

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NBC New York

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found. These deaths "are entirely preventable. That's the most important point," said Dr. Fern Hauck, a co-author and University of Virginia expert in infant deaths.

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CBS19 News (Charlottesville)

U-Hall on the University of Virginia Grounds is being torn down, but you can still visit it and see how it looked online. The 50-year-old sports arena which opened in 1965 and closed in 2015, has been preserved through 3-D images. 

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Newsweek

Bill Ruddiman, an environmental scientist at the University of Virginia, believes the Anthropocene began thousands of years ago, when humans first cleared land for agriculture. This, he argues, reduced the extent of ice cover globally by increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, thereby warming the planet.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

On Monday, Democrats Kathy Galvin and Sally Hudson squared off in a debate at the University of Virginia. These two women are hoping to win the 57th District seat that’s currently held by outgoing Del. David Toscano. Among the people represented in that district are UVA students, so Hudson and Galvin attempted to show these young voters why they are the best choice for the job Monday night.

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Curbed

“Between 2010 and 2040, we predict the nation’s 65-plus population will grow by roughly 90 percent,” Hamilton Lombard, a UVA demographics researcher, said. “In some areas of the country, most of the population growth will come from retirees.”

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Fast Company

The inventor of the “front page of the internet” and Initialized Capital cofounder (and Mr. Serena Williams) takes our career questionnaire.

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New Jersey Globe

If Murphy decides to appoint a black woman, the list of candidates might include Norrinda Hayat, 41, is a Rutgers-Newark law professor and director of the Civil Justice Clinic.  She is a former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, during the administration of President Barack Obama.  Graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia Law School. 

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Australian Financial Review

(Commentary by Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik of UVA’s Center for Politics) President Donald Trump thrives on chaos, much of it his own creation. But it would be a mistake to assume that the re-election campaign of this most un-traditional president will mirror the tumult of his 2016 effort.

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USA Today

The University of Virginia is reversing course on a planned increase in in-state tuition for undergraduates. The University’s Board of Visitors said Friday that it would roll back the previously approved 2.9% increase for 2019-20 and hold base tuition for all in-state undergraduate students at the 2018-19 level for another year.

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SemiEngineering

The concept of the fully autonomous vehicle is enticing – a place where you could catch up on email, check the news of the day, or even play in augmented-reality games while commuting to work, as the vehicle does all the driving. Nicola Bezzo works at the intersection of the physical and cyberworlds. An assistant professor in UVA’s Department of Systems and Information Engineering with a dual appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he researches autonomous systems and assesses the threats to them.

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WVIR-NBC-29 (Charlottesville)

A report from UVA researchers at says soft bedding caused nearly 70% of sleeping-related suffocation deaths. They say unintentional suffocation is the No. 1 cause of death in babies less than a year old.

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