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Media Mention June 1, 2019

A European doctor prescribes abortion pills to U.S. women over the internet — but the FDA is watching

Aid Access, an organization started by a Dutch doctor to offer abortion pills to women in the U.S., is defying an FDA warning by continuing to operate. In its first year, Aid Access received approximately 21,000 requests for abortion medication, according to

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Media Mention June 1, 2019

At the Helm: Varun Rai examines the social, institutional, economic and technological components of energy systems

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, talks with Span Magazine about his work at the Energy Institute and his interdisciplinary approach to research. 

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Adm. McRaven talks life, Saddam Hussein and millennials

Chance Seales from The Why sits down with retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven to talk about his life, the capture of Saddam Hussein and millennials.

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Deaths continue at Hampton Roads Regional Jail; critics say leaders lack urgency

At least 22 people have died at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail since 2015, and officials have been slow to act and transparent when they do. Institutional reform doesn’t come easily, said Michele Deitch, a jail oversight expert and senior lecturer at the LBJ School and the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Quit dissing millennials, says retired admiral who led U.S. special operations forces

William McRaven has seen some of the darkest aspects of humanity but remains optimistic about the future and especially about the much-maligned millennial generation. "The good I have seen far outweighs the evil. So if you have any worries, if you have any worries about the current state of affairs, if you worry about where we're going as a nation, if you worry about what's going to happen as a world, we have great men and women who are coming up behind us," McRaven said Friday. 

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Adm. William H. McRaven speaks on Iran and foreign policy

Chance Seales from "The Why" on Newsy sits down with retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven to talk about Iran and foreign policy.

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Media Mention May 30, 2019

A new age of conflict between Washington and the states

Kamala Harris wants to use federal oversight as a check on local anti-abortion laws — the latest example in a bipartisan pattern. LBJ Professor Don Kettl weighs in. 

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Media Mention May 30, 2019

Adm. William McRaven has more to talk about than killing bin Laden

The Houston Chronicle's Chris Gray takes a deep dive into Sea Stories, the memoir of Adm. William McRaven — and finds him to be a fantastic storyteller. 

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Media Mention May 28, 2019

The military is locked in a power struggle with wind farms

Pentagon officials don't see wind power as an obstacle to military readiness, but in the past two years, a growing number of state lawmakers are citing national security to block wind farms.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

Video: Adm. McRaven speaks about leadership and threats facing U.S.

Reuters interviews Adm. William H. McRaven, who was involved in some of the U.S. military's most delicate missions, from the daring rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips in the pirate-infested waters of Somalia to the midnight raid that killed Osama bin Laden, an operation he led while running the U.S. Special Operations Command. McRaven retired in 2014.

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