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A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott
Social Justice Solutions invites activits, thought leaders, and the community, to explore action-oriented strategies to affect social change. 
September 06, 2018

Dr. Samira Ali: UH to host panel discussion on HIV/AIDS cases in Texas, US
The University of Houston is taking part in the ongoing fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
February 06, 2018

Dr. Samira Ali: It's Going To Get Worse
Gilead taps UH to help fight rising HIV/AIDS rates in the South.
January 31, 2018

Dr. Chiara Acquati: Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Leaves Young Adults Vulnerable to Sexual Dysfunction
Interview with: Chiara Acquati, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston - Houston, TX
January 22, 2018

Dr. Samira Ali: The Battle Rejoined
On World AIDS Day, two nonprofits announce a bold new partnership with a UH scholar to help render the still-epidemic virus 'undetectable' in Houston once and for all.
November 17, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Mental Illness: The Last Acceptable Stereotype?
By Michelle R. Munson, Shelly Ben-David, Andrea R. Cole and Sarah C. Narendorf
October 20, 2016

Dr. McClain Sampson: Addressing Shortage of Behavioral Health Workers
GLOBE-Team Training to Help Fill Gap in Workforce
November 9, 2017

Dr. Mickey Washburn: Opioid An American Epidemic (50:19)
HOUSTON - Opioid abuse is a growing crisis in America and KPRC Channel 2 is doing its part to raise awareness with our special, "Opioid Nation: An American Epidemic."
October 06, 2017

MaConda Brown O'Connor: Hosts "Evicted" Author, Matthew Desmond
A sociologist by training, Desmond shared about the research methodology that became the basis for the book.
OCTOBER 9, 2017

Dr. Samira Ali: Project CORE Tackles HIV Treatment & Prevention r. EXAMPLE: Headline
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October 13, 2017

Professor Aabha Brown: Social justice concerns following Hurricane Harvey
In this segment of Viva Houston, Aabha Brown, a professor at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, explains how low-income communities were particularly hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
October 10, 2017

Dr. Luis Torres: Houstonians Stepping Up To Help Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico
Just weeks before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, there was Harvey here in Houston. Is this a two-fold crisis for family and friends, dealing with both Harvey and Maria? We talk with Houstonians who say they’re worried about their family and friends there as the island begins to recover.
September 26, 2017

Professor Emerita Jean Latting: UH Magazine Profile 
Jean Kantambu Latting seldom shied away from speaking about issues that are dear to her, such as social justice, peace-building and empowerment, during her 37 years at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW).
May 22, 2017

Message From the Dean: Standing Together in the Face of Uncertainty
In these times, we must lean even more on the value of our profession, They serve as a guide and a constant reminder to respect the inherent human difnity and worth of all people.
February 06, 2017

Professor Donna Amtsberg: The Pros & Cons of Corporal Punishment 
A state lawmaker explains why he’s in favor of corporal punishment, and a sociologist explains why she’s against it.
August 1, 2017

MSW Student Justin Anderson wins a prestigious 2017 Ima Hogg Scholarship
Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement and their commitment to providing mental health services after graduation.
July 19, 2017

Dr. Patrick Leung: Asian Advisory Committee annual celebration
The Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration featured performances, awards, and the traditional dragon dance.
May 05, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: The Surprising Issue Uniting Left and Right in Texas
Because mental health affects so many segments of our daily lives … it is absolutely one of the most critical areas of concern facing Texas today.
April 18, 2017

Student LGBT Activists Rally at UH to Condemn Host of "Religious Freedom" Bills
LGBT students and allies held rallies across Texas asking conservative lawmakers to stop pushing laws that give Texans the right to discriminate, in the name of religion, against a whole group of already-vulnerable people.
April 26, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Leads Research on Youth Homelessness
Social work team leads research on youth homelessness
April 11, 2017

Alumna Dr. Melissa Torres Pens Powerful Op-Ed on Human Trafficking
We have ourselves to blame for labor exploitation and trafficking
February 2017

Professor Jody Williams: Nobel Laureate Speaks at Peacemaker Awards
April 3, 2017

Professor Jody Williams: Urging Detroit Crowd to ‘Never Give Up’
April 2, 2017

Dr. Sheara Williams Jennings: HYPE 2.0 Engages Students in Sexual Health Education & More

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: UH Moment – Youth Homelessness:
Study on Youth Homelessness for Texas Legislators
March 8, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Pritzker: UH Turned Blue in 2016 Election
April 5, 2017

Alum Dawn McCarty Featured in the Houston Chronicle
Professor's dedication extends to living with the poor and homeless
February 5, 2017

Dr. McClain Sampson: Intervention Helping New Moms Battle Postpartum Depression
February 28, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: More than a Runaway Problem: UH Researcher Tackles Youth Homelessness
Graduate College of Social Work Offers Solutions to Growing Texas Concern
February 20, 2017

Message from the Dean 
Standing Together in the Face of Uncertainty 
January 2017

Dean Dettlaff: Honored at UHD Social Work Awards Ceremony along with Mayor Turner
January 26, 2017

Dr. Patrick Leung: Caring for elders at home
Emotional costs, balance of support, and other tips from an expert
January 25, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Pritzker: Political Social Work-History, Forms, and Opportunities for Innovation
December 23, 2016

Dr. Luis Torres & Dr. Sheara Jennings: Lead evaluation of community program
November 28, 2016

Message from the Dean:
Post Election Thoughts 
November 2016

Dr. Brene Brown: Featured in Wall Street Journal Article
You Took an Emotional Risk, Now What?
November 7, 2016

GCSW Event: Social Justice Solutions 
Forum devises remedies for police, African-American community divide
October 24, 2016

PhD Student Becca Keo-Meier Gender Infinity Conference
Fostering safe spaces for transgender people and their families 
October 26, 2016

GCSW Sponsored Event: LGBT Panel Discussion Urges Allies to Vote
Discussion urges allies to vote
October 5, 2016

PhD Student Ann Webb's OpEd: Asylum realities are stark against harsh political rhetoric
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Dr. Amber Mollhagen: Federal Grant to Graduate College of Social Work Helps Students 'SHINE'
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Dean Alan J. Detlaff: New Book Examines Culturally Responsive Ways to Support Immigrants, Refugees
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Dr. McClain Sampson: Latina Moms, Families at the Core of Grant to Graduate College of Social Work
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Dean Alan J. Detlaff: Staff Among 49 Houstonians Selected to Serve on City’s LGBT Advisory Board
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Message from the Dean: Statement on Mass Shooting in Orlando
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Dr. Susan Robbins: Awarded 2016 Sol Gothard Award at the NOFSW Conference
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Students Travel to Havana to Study Public Health
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Student Maia McCoy Op-Ed: Immigrant Children Need a Fair Day in Court
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UH Students Part of National Program to Train in Interprofessional Collaborative
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Dr. Isabel Torres: How Long Have I Got? Influencing Quality Care at End of Life
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Student Holly Heil Op-Ed: A World Without Recycling
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Gift of $1Million to UH College of Social Work
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Texas Rep. Garnet Coleman Honored for Longtime Support of Legislative Internship Program 
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Global 'calligraffiti' star creates a Houston mural
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eL Seed crafts mural on UH campus
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Houston couple supports social workers with $1 million donation to the University of Houston
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SMART Cougars Helping More Youth
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Students Jessica and Martha Medrano honored by The George Foundation
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Dr. Susan Robbins: Editorial in the Journal for Social Work Education
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Nobel laureate & Professor Jody Williams: SepurZarco Reflections
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Professor Donna Amtsberg: Houston Chronicle Interview on State Mental Health Resources
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Public Policy, Social Work Programs Come Together in New Dual Degree
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Dr. Luis Torres: Named New Associate Dean for Research, Strategic Partnerships
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Professor Steven Applewhite: Featured in WalletHub study
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: VR work on USA Today
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Dr. Brené Brown: Huffington Foundation Endows Chair
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: CW39 Interview on Virtual Reality Becoming Mainstream
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Dr. Luis Torres: Discussing border surge on Houston Matters
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Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Discussing YouthCount 2.0 on podcasts
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Students participate in Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects Day
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Ann Liberman: Houston Chronicle Profiles Social Work and the GCSW
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Professor Donna Amtsberg: Interviewed by Houston Public Media
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Dean Alan J. Dettlaff: OutSmart Magazine Profile
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Professor Donna Amtsberg: Creating Social Media Campaign for Domestic Violence Victims
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Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Comments on Local Homeless Numbers in the Houston Chronicle
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Brene Brown: Interview by UK's The Guardian
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Dr. McClain Sampson: Discussing Postpartum Depression in the Houston Chronicle
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Professor Donna Amtsberg: Discusses Trauma on Houston Matters
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Inviting Awareness In Style with OUT in Drag
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SMART Cougars Hosts an HIV Awareness Event featured on Univision (coverage begins at 11:31:09)
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GCSW Launches SMART Cougars Plus 
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: TEDxHouston
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UH Moment: Virtual Reality Cave Aids in Addiction Recovery
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Dr. Luis Torres: Part of UH Team to Lead National Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration
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SMART Cougars Plus Expands HIV, HCV Testing for Students
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Featured Speaker at TEDxHouston Event in October
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Alumna Natalie Powell Awarded Presidential Management Fellowship
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Veteran and Alumna Holly Horan's Work with Lone Star Vets Profiled in the Houston Chronicle
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Alumna Carmen Brown Named Director of Early Head Start Program
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Dr. Luis Torres & SMART Cougars: Profiled in the UH Research and Innovation Magazine
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Latest Research on Addiction, Stigma & Treatment Featured in the UH Research and Innovation Magazine
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MSW Student Claire Crawford Named 2015 Schweitzer Fellow
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Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Discusses Homeless Youth Count Results on ABC 13’s City View
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New Option for Social Work Studies Takes Students Completely Online
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Dr. Beverly McPhail: Pens Article Challenging Long Held Notions About Rape
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Longtime GCSW Supporter, Jim McIngvale to Receive Honorary Degree
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Dean Alan J. Detlaff: UH Magazine Introduces NEW GCSW Dean
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GCSW Alum and Presidential Management Fellow, Tory Powell Featured in the University of Houston Magazine
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Doctoral Student Melissa Torres Addresses Conference at The Hague
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PhD Student Becca Keo-Meier Featured in OutSmart Magazine
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GCSW Alum Receives Inaugural “Keep Hope Alive” Award
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Dr. Isabel Torres: Researches Cancer Care with Zeal, Empathy
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GCSW GLOBE Pogram Featured on NPR
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MSW Student Leads Healthy Cooking Classes Featuring African Diaspora Inspired Recipes
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PhD Student Micki Washburn Discusses Mental Health for the Transgender Community
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Discusses Virtual Reality Lab in Cancer Research UK Science Blog
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Office of Field Education Recognized in the UH President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
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Dean Alan J. Detlaff: Aims to Enhance College's National Reputation
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Dual Degree Student Becca Keo Meier Named a Texas "Change Maker" by The Texas Observer
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PhD Alumna Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale Talks about OCD in the Houstonia
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Students Head to Austin for Legislative Internships
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Dr. Jodi Berger Cardoso: Op-Ed for the Houston Chronicle
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Victim of Home Invasion Offers College Education to Attackers
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Interview for Virtual Reality Lab on KPRC Houston News
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Dr. Luis Torres: Quoted in EDGE about SMARTCougars HIV/AIDS Prevention Project
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Virtual Reality Lab featured in Psychology Today
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Discusses the Virtual Reality Clinical Lab in the UH Magazine
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Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Work for Accurate Count of Homeless Youth
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Dr. Sarah Narendorf: YouthCount 2.0! Featured in the Daily Cougar
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Dr. Luis Torres: El VIH y Los Latinos (In Spanish)
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'SMART Cougars' Project Addresses Alarming Rise in Minority Youth HIV Diagnoses
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GCSW student and president of GCSW Hispanic Student Association featured in the Houston Chronicle
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Professor Donna Amtsberg: Corporal Punishment, Cybersecurity and Turning Recycling Trucks into Art
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Dr. Jodi Berger Cardoso and Dr. McClain Sampson: Hogg Foundation Grants
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Dr. Allen Rubin: Featured in Advances in Social Work Special Issue
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Dr. Jodi Beger Cardoso: Appearance on Viva Houston Segment
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Alumna Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski: Featured on ABC News
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GCSW Alumni and Current Student Featured in OutSmart Magazine
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$2 Million Gift Establishes Maconda Brown O'Connor Endowed Dean's Chair
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Dr. Brene Brown: Receives UH Social Work Award
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UH Senate Passes Josephine Tittsworth Act
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Professor Jody Williams: Discusses Memoir
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GCSW Awarded for International Social Work Efforts
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Professor Dr. Andrew Achenbaum: Quoted in the Houston Business Journal
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Dr. Suzanne Pritzker: Selected as One of the “10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers” 
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Dr. Brené Brown: Featured on the Today Show
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Dr. Danielle Parrish's: Research gets a Spotlight on UH Moment
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GCSW Alum, Dawn McCarthy Highlighted in UH Downtown Magazine
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Dr. Monit Cheung: Quoted in USA Today
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Dr. Patrick Leung: Appears on Fox News Segment
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Dr. Monit Cheung: Discussion on Recently Published Book
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Addresses Returning Veterans’ Alcohol Abuse in Virtual Reality Study
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Dr. Patrick Bordnick: Featured on Houston PBS’s UH Moment
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2011 Commencement Speaker, Human Rights Advocate, Sissy Farenthold
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Dr. Andrew Achenbaum: Offers Insight in Houston Chronicle Article on Social Security
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