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You've checked out books from the library. But what about a bike? Here's how some libraries are evolving to help create a #CultureOfHealth.
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In developing its military aerospace power, China sometimes copies other foreign powers. Other times, it innovates its own solutions to various challenges. According to this new RAND report, these are both valid pathways in China's quest to be able to defeat — not merely compete with — the United States.
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In recent years, the VA has tried to make it easier for veterans to get health care from private-sector providers closer to home. But veterans are a medically complex population, and doctors need to know what to look for. Are these providers ready?
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Women in the military face a much higher risk of suicide than civilian women. What might explain this? The latest episode in our new limited-series podcast series, Veterans in America, explores. #VeteransDay
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"One of the brightest post-Cold War stars in the Western firmament" has begun to dim. What might happen now that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek re-election? RAND's James Dobbins explains.
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About one-third of U.S. military service members experience a permanent change of station move every year. What types of disruptions do military families face when going through these moves? And what programs and policies are in place to address those disruptions?
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The Trump administration's strategy in Syria has shifted from countering ISIS to containing Iran. According to National Security Advisor John Bolton, America will remain in Syria as long as Iran does. But an unending timetable for the withdrawal of troops is far more problematic for Washington than it is for Tehran, say experts.
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In the wake of the shooting at #TreeofLife synagogue in Pittsburgh, what can research tell us about the effects of gun laws?

We recently released findings from one of the largest studies ever conducted on U.S. gun policy.
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Recent reports of a "Big Hack" that allegedly affected the components of tech devices worldwide have fueled discussion about whether businesses should make cybersecurity more of a priority throughout their supply chains. RAND's Lillian Ablon explains why that's difficult — and why oversight might help.
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The rise of the "Internet of Bodies" — connected devices that are implanted, ingested, or affixed to the human body — raises serious concerns about cybersecurity, privacy, and sensitive data protection. Before these types of devices become ubiquitous, society should consider putting regulations in place that protect consumer safety and privacy, says RAND's Mary Lee.
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