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Los Angeles Times, Oct. 8, 2016
Is there any practical way for Republicans to replace Trump at this point? Not really
Under one scenario explained by UC Irvine law Professor Rick Hasen, the Republican Party could urge electors won by Trump to give their electoral votes to an alternate candidate such as Pence. Hasen called such a move “an electoral college Hail Mary.”

Slate, Oct. 8, 2016
What happens if Donald Trump withdraws?
Richard L. Hasen, professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, [writes]: By all accounts, Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign is imploding …. But if Trump withdraws, and in fact even if he doesn’t, there is one other possible way out: the Electoral College.

PBS Newshour, Oct. 7, 2016
Clinton holds a lead among Asian Americans, new survey says
“While Asian Americans evince progressive views on a wide range of social issues, Asian American millennials (age 18-34) and U.S.-born Asians are leading the charge,” [UCI Chancellor’s Fellow and Professor] Jennifer Lee, the principal investigator of the survey, said in a statement.

Fox News, Oct. 10, 2016
Astronauts going to Mars could face brain damage, study says
“This is not positive news for astronauts deployed on a two-to-three-year round trip to Mars,” Charles Limoli, a professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, said in a statement. “The space environment poses unique hazards to astronauts. Exposure to these particles can lead to a range of potential central nervous system complications …. ”

The Boston Globe, Oct. 10, 2016
Parents are spending way more time with kids, study finds
“Not just moms but also dads are getting into the act spending more time with their children,” says Judith Treas, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine, and co-author of the paper, published recently in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

 TakePart, Oct. 6, 2016
How the power of prosecutors drives mass incarceration
In her new book, [UC Irvine] social psychologist Mona Lynch takes an in-depth look at federal prosecutors and the drug laws they enforce, pointing to their largely unmitigated power as a primary driver of mass incarceration in the U.S. … TakePart spoke to Lynch about Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court.

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