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Article #22: "Firearms and accidental deaths: Evidence from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting," by P.B. Levine; R. McKnight at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA; P.B. Levine; R. McKnight at National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.

Contact: Phillip Levine at +1-781-283-2162 (phone), or (email). Robin McKnight at +1-781-283-2153 (phone), or (email).

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Article #5: "Saving lives by regulating guns: Evidence for policy," by P.J. Cook at Duke University in Durham, NC; J.J. Donohue at Stanford Law School in Stanford, CA.

Contact: Philip J. Cook at +1-919-613-7360 (office), +1-919-260-4338 (phone on 7 December), or (email). John J. Donohue at (email).

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