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Interior Department Issues Final Determination for Two Federal Acknowledgment Petitioners

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Native Americans,Virginia Issues

http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-030832.pdf

Press release on federal recognition for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe of Southeastern Virginia.  From the Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Wiretap Report 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.uscourts.gov/statistics-reports/wiretap-report-2014

The number of federal and state wiretaps authorized in 2014 decreased by 1 % from 2013.  This report provides information on the number and nature of federal and state applications for orders authorizing/approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.  From the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

 

Crime in Virginia 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD1432015/$file/RD143.pdf

Annual compilation of crime statistics for Virginia.  Includes law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, value of property loss, and arrest data.  From the Virginia State Police

 

An Earthquake History: Finding Faults in Virginia

Categories: Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202015%20Vol.%2091%20No%202.pdf

Examines the history of earthquakes in Virginia and describes a project which attempts to map the state’s seismic zones.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade, 2014

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/trade_shifts_2014/index.htm

A.K.A. 2014 Trade Shifts.  Focuses on industry developments and the principal drivers influencing  trends in U.S. trade.  Also covers bilateral trade flows between the U.S. and four key trading partners/regions and methods of measuring trade flows.  From the United States International Trade Commission

 

Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15326/pdf/nsf15326.pdf

Statistical tables on science and engineering degrees earned at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels by field of study and by sex.   Also covers psychology and social sciences.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR376-Ashraf-Ghani-Pakistan-Outreach-Fighting-against-the-Odds.pdf

Analyzes Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s decision to embark on a policy of conciliation with Pakistan to secure greater cooperation in fighting Taliban militants on Afghan soil.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Presidential Policy Directive: Hostage Recovery Activities

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/24/presidential-policy-directive-hostage-recovery-activities

Redefines U.S. government policy relating to recovery of hostages held abroad.  From the White House.

 

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