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Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan: After a Decade of Reconstruction …

Categories: Afghanistan,Drug Trafficking,Maps/Geography

http://www.sigar.mil/pdf/special%20projects/SIGAR-15-10-SP.pdf

Finds that after the spending of $7 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, opium poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

 

Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems?

Categories: China,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2014/538955/EPRS_ATA%282014%29538955_REV1_EN.pdf

Brief summary of the controversy surrounding the election in Hong Kong.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

State of the Nation 2014 Report

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Income/Poverty

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-of-the-nation-2014-report

Report on child poverty and social mobility in the countries of the United Kingdom.  Includes summary report, and State of the Nation Indicators 2014.  From the Social Mobility and  Child Poverty Commission of the Cabinet Office

 

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Women

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

Describes which screening tests are needed, when to get them, which medicines may prevent disease, and other steps women can take for good health.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666566.pdf

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-final-rule-help-colleges-keep-campuses-safe

Agency press release about implementation of final regulation relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The rule is based on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and is designed reduce the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Annual Report of the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201410_cfpb_report_annual-report-of-the-student-loan-ombudsman.pdf

Analyzes complaints submitted by consumers with student loan complaints from October 2013 through September 2014.  Largest set of complaints relates to lack of repayment options and flexibility in times of distress.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

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