Politics & public policy

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Political hashtags like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter make people less likely to believe the news

When news stories include a catchy hashtag, readers perceived the topic to be less socially important and more partisan.

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As Supreme Court takes up DACA, UC students rally in support

Students braved poor weather to boost the spirits of those with fates in the balance as UC defended DACA recipients inside the court.

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UC takes DACA fight to the Supreme Court

The University of California will appear before the Supreme Court on Tuesday (Nov. 12), to fight for the future of nearly 700,000 young people who came to the U.S. as children.

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UCSF banned sugar-sweetened drink sales. Here's what happened

Nearly 70 percent of participants saw a decrease in waist size, among other positive health effects, in under a year.

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Widely used health care prediction algorithm biased against black people

A new study reveals significant racial bias in a software program that affects access to care for millions of Americans.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visits campus, inaugurates new lecture series

The iconic justice paid tribute to her late colleague Herma Hill Kay and reflected on the emergence of women in law.

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Human Rights Lab trains students to investigate wrongdoing

This fall, 19 students will begin investigating alleged human rights abuses with their new high-tech sleuthing skills.

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A wealth of knowledge about debt

UCLA's Hannah Appel wants to unlock the potential collective power of America's $13.5 trillion in household debt.

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What’s in a name? How the concepts of Hispanic and Latino identity emerged

UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora explains the origins of the identity we celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Meng L. So, second from left, director of the UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program, is working with his team to meet exceptional demand for services on campus.

UC stands with DACA recipients

The University of California will fight for DACA before the Supreme Court in November.

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