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“We have to consider that more likely than not [Díaz-Canel] was chosen as the next leader because he’s like-minded” with the Castro generation, says Gustavo Flores-Macías, an associate professor at Cornell University who specializes in Latin American politics.

A feature on ornithologist, Edwin Scholes’s new species discovery: the Vogelkop superb bird-of-paradise.

Removing the ownership cap for automakers "represents a significant policy shift for both Chinese and international automakers," says Shanjun Li, associate professor of environmental and energy economics. The Verge and The Detroit News also featured comments by Li.

Op-ed by Dhruv Khullar, an instructor of medicine, healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medicine, that looks at if doctors should be doing more to help patients with decision-making when medical science doesn’t offer a clear answer.

Law professor and former executive director of the South Carolina Death Penalty Resource Center, John Blume, comments on the proliferation of contraband cellphones in jails across South Carolina.

Carl Sagan Institute director, Lisa Kaltenegger, who is member of the TESS science team, comments on the upcoming NASA TESS satellite launch. Additional comments by Kaltenegger, are included in Christian Science Monitor and Popular Science.

“AI is Zuckerberg's MacGuffin,” said James Grimmelmann, a law professor at Cornell Tech, using the film term for a mostly insignificant plot device that comes out of nowhere to move the story along. “It won't solve Facebook's problems, but it will solve Zuckerberg's: getting someone else to take responsibility.”

Story about how the approaching midterm elections could impair Senate Republicans’ efforts to get several of President Donald Trump’s nominees, including labor candidates. David Bateman, professor of government at Cornell University weighs in.

Story about drug convictions in Thailand which mentions work by  Princess Bajrakitiyabha, a Cornell Law School graduate seeking to reduce the plight of female prisoners. Bajrakitiyabha founded an initiative to uplift female prisoners called Project Inspire.

James Grimmelmann, a professor at Cornell Law School weighs in the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case and repercussions for Chinese surveillance.

"Mr. Trump is upping the ante, but the lack of a clear game plan and an incoherent messaging strategy from the administration is setting this up for an all-out trade war rather than a fruitful negotiation," says Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell University.

Companies in contract talks are obliged to turn over relevant information to unions, but the question of what meets that test "is an age-old debate," says Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell University.