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  • BYU Religious Freedom Conference to promote 'Fairness For All'

    From state houses and houses of worship to social media and the United States Supreme Court, discussions surrounding religious freedom are popping up everywhere. In an effort to continue a productive dialogue on this topic, the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies is inviting the public to a conference next week focused on the current state of religious freedom and what can be done to ensure fairness for all. 

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  • Most of America’s poor have jobs, study finds

    'Science' magazine asserts new study’s importance in presidential election

    The majority of the United States’ poor aren’t sitting on street corners. They’re employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family. 

    Sociology professor Scott Sanders co-authored a study that compared more than 100 ways of measuring "working poor." The most useful definition produces an estimate that 10 percent of all working households are poor. 

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  • Small dams: Look harmless, can be fatal

    Resulting upstream current can easily capsize boats, rafts, kayaks and canoes

    According to professor Rollin Hotchkiss, small dams and other low-lying drop-offs like the one on the Jordan River have accounted for more than 440 deaths in the United States since the 1950s. He's committed to increasing public awareness about the issue.

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