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Ferguson, Mo.: Research on “reasonable force”

As unrest breaks out after a grand jury brings no charges in the death of Michael Brown, we look at studies on the use of force by authorities.

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Ten insightful studies on immigration issues

From the demographics of unauthorized immigrants to the effect of exclusionary attitudes, research offers new perspectives for journalists.

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Digital research: From net neutrality to ad targeting

Recent academic studies shed light on Web trends, including advertising, behavioral targeting and online journalism practices.

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Americans' loss of trust in each other, institutions

With levels of trust across the United States falling, a new study examines the role of income inequality, unemployment and other factors.

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